Morning Must Reads: May 11

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Texas Storm Wreaks Havoc

About two dozen people were injured and some homes were destroyed after a severe storm struck the small town of Van in northeast Texas, an emergency management official said. The storm was part of severe weather that stretched across north Texas on Sunday

Conservative Battle on the Horizon

Despite winning a majority in the British election, Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservatives aren’t guaranteed smooth sailing

Castro Thanks Pope Francis

Cuba’s President received a warm Vatican welcome on Sunday from the Pope, who played a key role in the breakthrough between Havana and Washington

Suspects Charged in Cop Killings

Two Mississippi police officers were shot to death during an evening traffic stop that turned violent on Saturday night, marking the first deaths in the line of duty in Hattiesburg in three decades. Two of three suspects in custody are charged with capital murder

Swedish Court Rejects Assange Appeal

Sweden’s Supreme Court rejected an appeal on Monday by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to revoke an arrest warrant over sexual assault. The order was brought by Swedish prosecutors in 2010 following a set of allegations against Assange

South African Opposition Party Elects First Black Leader

South Africa’s main opposition group on Sunday chose its first black leader at a party congress, seeking to expand its appeal in a country whose ruling party has dominated since the first all-race elections in 1994

Saudi King to Miss Gulf Nation Summit in U.S.

Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister says that King Salman will not attend an upcoming summit of heads of Gulf Cooperation Council countries at Camp David. The White House had previously said Obama would meet one-on-one with Salman before Thursday’s summit

Rickie Fowler Wins Players Championship

Rickie Fowler, facing a five-shot deficit with six holes to play, produced the greatest finish in the 34-year history of the TPC Sawgrass. In a three-man playoff on three of the most visually intimidating holes in golf, he never backed down

Benedict Cumberbatch Passed Over for BAFTA Award Again

Actor Benedict Cumberbatch failed to grab a British Academy of Film and Television Arts award on Sunday for another year in a row. Cumberbatch, who did not attend the ceremony, has had his name thrown into the ring three times for Sherlock

Elizabeth Wilson, of The Graduateand Quiz Show, Dies at 94

Elizabeth Wilson, who played Dustin Hoffman’s mother in The Graduate, has died at 94. Wilson’s first role was an uncredited appearance in Alfred Hitchcock’s Notorious. She would later receive a proper credit for Hitchcock as Helen Carter in the 1963 thriller The Birds

Ebola Survivor Gives Powerful Commencement Speech

Dr. Kent Brantly, who contracted Ebola while treating patients in Liberia, told graduates of the Indiana University School of Medicine on Saturday that failure isn’t the focus of being a physician: “The most important thing we do is enter into the suffering of others”

Avengers: Age of Ultron Dominates Weekend Box Office

Disney and Marvel’s film soared ahead of the pack, taking in $77 million from North American theaters, and well ahead of the debut of the Reese Witherspoon-Sofia Vergara cop comedy Hot Pursuit, which scored just $13 million

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