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Still searching: The hunt for a motive continues in last week’s shootings at two military centers in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Investigators are still digging into the past of gunman Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez, who killed four Marines and a member of the Navy. The gunman’s family spoke out publicly for the first time and has told investigators he was depressed and abused drugs.
Today could be the most important day of the primary season. Ok, that’s been said about a billion times before, but this time we really mean it. The Donald holds a double-digit lead over The Ted as voting starts in Indiana. A Trump win here would almost certainly mean the end of the road for Cruz, Kasich and the conglomerate known as Stop Trump. And oh yeah, the Dems are voting today as well, with Hillz holding a narrow lead over Bernie.
2. Justin Ross Harris
Media coverage of the Justin Ross Harris case has been so intense that a judge decided the trial has to move from Cobb County. Georgia, to find impartial jurors. Harris is accused of leaving his 22-month-old son in the sweltering back seat of his car. His lawyers say Harris was a loving father who had a tragic breach of memory. The prosecution says Harris knew his son was in the car, and may have had some sick personal reasons for wanting the boy out of his life. Here’s a quick summary.
3. Detroit schools
If you have a child that goes to public school in Detroit, you probably need to make alternate arrangements – again. That’s because teachers have planned another sickout today. The school system is seriously in the red and might not have any cash to pay the teachers after next month. More than 1,500 teachers called out sick yesterday, forcing all but three of Detroit’s 97 schools to close. BTW, this week is National Teacher Appreciation Week.
4. Talcum powder lawsuit
A St, Louis jury has awarded $55 million to a woman who said Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder caused her ovarian cancer. It’s the second big case the company lost this year. And many, many more cases are looming. The American Cancer Society says it’s unclear if products with talcum powder increase cancer risk. The WHO says they might.
5. Premier League
Even non-soccer fans are taking notice of Leicester City’s improbable nabbing of its first English Premier League title yesterday. The Foxes had never won a top-flight title in their 132-year history, and their odds this time were 5,000 to 1. It’s enough to give the Chicago Cubs some serious hope.
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Quote of the day:
“You have distracted from my creative process… I am your OG and I will be respected as such… Maybe I couldn’t be skinny and tall but I’ll settle for being the greatest artist of all time as a consolation”
A new poll says half of all teens feel addicted to their smartphones. Didn’t need a poll to know that was true. We’re just surprised it’s only half.
Blame the 1%
Be careful walking through first class when boarding a plane, a new study says, because doing so could trigger bouts of “air rage.”
Just here for the pics
This year’s Met Gala played with the idea of “Manus x Machina.” But you’re probably only interested in who wore what on the red carpet, so here you go.
Raw food diet
Who hasn’t eaten in the nude at one time or another at home (wait, you haven’t?). Now a London restaurant offers the same experience in public.
Letting truth get in the way of …
Turns out that report about a 72-year-old man pulled from quake rubble after two weeks in Ecuador wasn’t true. He wasn’t even 72. (Making a frowny face)