4.26.2019

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Murray Goes Number One.
Reigning Heisman winner Kyler Murray was selected as the top pick in the 2019 NFL draft last night, heading to the Arizona Cardinals. Murray, a two-sport star who was also drafted as the 9th pick in the 2018 Major League Baseball draft, becomes the second-consecutive Oklahoma quarterback to go number one, following Baker Mayfield in 2018. Arizona will likely shuffle current starting QB Josh Rosen, who they selected as the 10th overall pick in last year's draft - the team reportedly tried to trade Rosen just minutes before the draft began for an additional first round pick, but found no takers. The rest of the first round was dominated by defensive players, with defensive lineman Nick Bosa (Ohio State, drafted by San Francisco 49ers), Quinnen Williams (Alabama, New York Jets), and Clelin Ferrell (Clemson, Oakland Raiders), and linebacker Devin White (LSU, Tampa Bay Bucs) rounding out the top 5. In a minor surprise, the New York Giants took Duke quarterback Daniel Jones at #6 as an heir apparent to Eli Manning. 

See all first-round picks here - rounds 2 and 3 will be held tonight (7pm ET, ESPN). 
Biden Enters 2020 Race.
Former Vice President Joe Biden officially entered the 2020 presidential race, ending months of speculation with a video posted to Twitter early yesterday morning. The 76-year-old, who cited the 2017 white nationalist protests in Charlottesville as motivation, quickly becomes the biggest name in a crowded field of Democratic candidates (see all 20). His supporters say he will run as a center-left, blue-collar candidate - though he will have to contend with a spate of accusations that he inappropriately touched a number of women at political events across the years. It will be Biden’s third time vying for the Democratic nomination - he dropped out of the 1988 and 2008 races, and declined to run in 2016 following the death of his son Beau from brain cancer. Biden fended off additional criticism yesterday as Anita Hill, who accused Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment in 1991, said she rebuffed his apology - many say Biden, who was Judiciary Chair at the time, treated Hill unfairly. 

President Trump quickly welcomed the former Vice President to the race.
France Tries To Quell Yellow Vests.
French President Emmanuel Macron gave a long-awaited national address yesterday, meant to address the grievances of the so-called Yellow Vest protests which have gripped the country since last November. The speech was the result of months of town hall meetings by Macron and followed the 23rd straight weekend in which demonstrators organized around the country to protest high cost-of-living, high taxes, and other economic injustices (deep dive here). Macron’s proposals include cutting taxes, supporting rural schools and hospitals, and closing the École Nationale d'Administration - a renowned civil service academy that reformers view as the breeding ground for the political elite.

Yellow vests have now destroyed 75% of the speed cameras in France, which have become revenue-generating symbols of the government.
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Sports, Entertainment & Culture.
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Science & Technology.
> Scientists demonstrate a robotic catheter that autonomously winds its way into a live pig heart (More)
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> Hubble Telescope data concludes the universe is expanding 9% faster than previously thought (More)
Business & Markets.
> Earnings Season: Amazon destroys earnings expectations with record $3.6B quarterly profit (More) | Chipmaker giant Intel misses expectations, shares slide 7% (More) | Congolmerate 3M misses expectations, announces layoffs, share fall 13% (More)
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> Ford to invest $500M in electric vehicle maker Rivian (More)
Politics & World Affairs.
> Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan cleared in ethics violation, opening door to potential nomination as Secretary (More)
> Reports say North Korea demanded $2M from the US before releasing student Otto Warmbier, who was comatose after being imprisoned for 17 months (More)
> Public defenders of Parkland shooter Nikolas Cruz ask to withdraw from case after learning of $864,000 insurance payout; Cruz became eligible for the life insurance payment Tuesday after the 2017 death of his adoptive mother (More)
Weekend Reads.
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The Rise of Kidfluencers.
The Guardian | Julia Carrie Wong. With the rise of YouTube and Instagram, child stars are no longer confined to Hollywood - where strict child labor laws have protected young talent for years. (Read)
Christ on the Comal.
Eater | Angelica Rubio. Here's what happens when your mother is one of the first people to see the face of Jesus in a tortilla. (Read)
 
The Company That Sells Love to America Had a Dark Secret.
NYT Magazine | Taffy Brodesser-Akner. Sterling Jewelers Inc. - the owner of Zales, Kay, and Jared - has sold the idea of love to millions of Americans. But for thousands of women, working for Sterling meant unequal pay and harassment. (Read, paywall)
Best of Etcetera - April '19. 
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Editor's Note: Today we're bringing a roundup of our most clicked stories in April. Enjoy!

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(4/10) 17 ideas that could change the world in 2019.

(4/24) The best and worst states to raise a family.

(4/2) The best of vanity license plates rejected by California's DMV.

(4/18) Study debunks the 10 most harmful myths about sleep.

(4/22) Study confirms the one predator feared by great white sharks.

(4/3) Millennials' next victim may be the booze industry.

(4/2) 10 stories that looked like April Fool's pranks, but definitely weren't.

(4/8) A great visualization of millennials' wage gap by age and occupation.

(4/4) The data behind what makes a happy marriage.

(4/5) Badass mom fights off cougar with bare hands to save son.

(4/11) Science explains why men look angry all the time.

(4/16) Why the taste of food changes as we age.

(4/19) Why you should take all your first dates to Olive Garden.

(4/23) Visualizing the leading cause of death in every US county.

(4/25) The best photos from Coachella 2019.

(4/15) Clickbait: Dying nurse claims she switched 5,000+ babies at birth.
Historybook: John Wilkes Booth killed 12 days after assassinating President Lincoln (1865); HBD Melania Trump (1970); RIP Lucille Ball (1989); Deadliest tornado in history kills 1,300 in Bangladesh (1989).
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