4.17.2019

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Need To Know.
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Denver School Threats.
A massive manhunt is underway for a Florida woman who forced dozens of Denver area schools to go on lockout yesterday, with classes continuing but entrances and exits locked down, after she made "credible threats" of violence. Schools will remain closed today as officials search for 18-year-old Sol Pais, who they said is infatuated with the Columbine High School massacre, in which two shooters killed 13 people and injured 24 others. The threats come just days before the 20th anniversary of the shooting, which was the deadliest school shooting in US history at the time it occurred in 1999. Officials did not disclose how Pais made the threats, but said that she purchased a pump-action shotgun and ammo in the Denver area after arriving from Miami, Florida - she was last seen in the foothills on the west side of the city on Monday night. In the two decades since the shooting, the shooters have developed a small-but-disturbing cult following, particularly among young women. 
France Vows Ambitious Rebuild. 
French President Emmanuel Macron committed to an ambitious plan to rebuild the Notre Dame Cathedral within 5 years. The announcement came during a national address one day after a devastating fire broke out in the iconic building, collapsing the main spire and destroying much of the interior wooden structure (before/after photos). Though officials originally thought the entire 800-year-old cathedral would be destroyed, it appears that two towers and the primary structure survived, along with its immense stained glass Rose windows and its Great Organ. A number of priceless artifacts - including what some believe was the crown of thorns worn by Jesus - were saved by a chaplain who scrambled into action as the fire broke out. Within 24 hours, over $700M had been raised for the rebuild, led by three of France's richest families.  

The effort will be aided by these digital maps, taken in painstaking detail using laser scans in 2015.  
Apple, Qualcomm Bury the Hatchet.
After being locked in a years-long and worldwide patent battle, tech giant Apple and computer chip maker Qualcomm agreed to settle their dispute after a single day in a San Diego courtroom. Qualcomm makes a number of components in Apple's iPhones, but has often required companies that purchase chips to license technology from its portfolio of over 130,000 patents - allowing Qualcomm to bring in royalties after the initial sale. Most notably, its cellular modems, a critical component that allows the phones to send and receive data wirelessly - Qualcomm has charged a royalty of up to 5% of the average price of every phone sold, a practice Apple called "extortionary". Under the agreement, Apple will pay unspecified royalties to Qualcomm for 6 years, while Qualcomm continues to provide chips - Qualcomm's stock bounced up 20% on the news. 

Here's a fascinating deep dive on the backstory of the fight (paywall).
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In The Know.
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Sports, Entertainment & Culture.
> Season 8 premiere of Game of Thrones breaks all-time HBO record with 17.4M viewers; most-watched scripted entertainment program of 2019 to date (More)
> Seattle Seahawks and quarterback Russell Wilson agree to 4-year, $140M deal making him the highest-paid player in the NFL (More)
> Angelina Jolie officially drops Brad Pitt's last name as the formerly married couple become legally single (More)
Science & Technology.
> Scientists make first working, 3-D printed heart using patient's own tissue (More)
> Following successful landing, SpaceX loses the core of its Falcon Heavy rocket after choppy seas knock it into the ocean (More)
> New experiment may determine how long a neutron, a subatomic particle with no electrical charge, can live on its own; studies have measured anywhere from 8 seconds to 14 minutes, with no explanation for the discrepancy (More)
Business & Markets.
> Reports say Sprint/T-Mobile $26B merger is in jeopardy of being blocked by Justice Department, Sprint shares fall 8% in after-hours trading (More)
> China’s GDP grows 6.4% in Q1, slightly beating economist expectations of 6.3% (More)
> Netflix beats Q1 expectations, but provides weak guidance driving shares down slightly; Chief Marketing Officer to retire this year (More)

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Politics & World Affairs.
> Election filings show Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) leading Democratic presidential candidates with $18M collected in Q1, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) second with $12M; President Trump took in $30M for reelection campaign (More)
> Indonesia holds presidential elections, results due around 7am ET; analysts say the race between incumbent Joko Widodo and former general Prabowo Subianto has been a fight to prove religious credentials (More)
> Trump makes second veto of administration, rejecting a resolution that would end US support for the Saudi-backed war in Yemen (More)
Etcetera.
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Study says the biggest change in US cities isn't gentrification, but poverty concentration
Report finds hundreds of people have died while taking selfies
Architects unveil a self-sustaining floating city
YouTube's algorithm mistook the fire at Notre Dame cathedral for the 9/11 attacks in New York City
Check out the first-ever AI-generated sport, with six players and three goals
...and this bot will do your homework, but won't get you an A
Oil rig workers rescue dog found swimming 135 miles offshore
Research says we do actually shoot the messenger
Clickbait: You'll never believe what this Ohio man hurled at a restaurant manager
Historybook: RIP Benjamin Franklin (1790); Bay of Pigs Invasion begins in Cuba (1961); Apollo 13 returns safely to Earth (1970); HBD Victoria Beckham (1974); RIP Barbara Bush (2018).
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