4.29.2019

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San Diego Synagogue Shooting.
One person is dead and three others injured after a gunman stormed a synagogue in Poway, California. Officials are investigating the attack as a hate crime - the shooter, who was taken into custody, reportedly yelled anti-Semitic slurs and screamed that Jews were "running the world" before opening fire with a semi-automatic rifle. The victim who was killed, 60-year-old Lori Kaye, was shot as she reportedly jumped in between the shooter and Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein. The shooting is the latest in a string of attacks on houses of worship around the globe, including the devastating Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka that killed 253 people, a March rampage at two mosques in New Zealand that killed 50, and a shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue last October that killed 11, among other attacks. 

According to Goldstein, who wrapped his hands in a prayer shawl and addressed his congregation as the shooter fled, said the gun miraculously jammed seconds after the shooting started. 
New York Church Names Abusers.
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York identified 115 clergy that had been accused of sexual abuse over the weekend. It was one of the largest releases of its kind by the Church, and comes as the attorneys general in New York and New Jersey have initiated inquiries into clergy sex abuse. The list includes 53 men deemed to have been credibly accused and 58 others whose cases the Church said did not meet the bar of "credible accusation" (paywall), but whose victims were entitled to compensation (none are still active in the church). The New York diocese, one of the most prominent in the US, had been criticized for remaining silent as churches around the country released similar lists. The move is part of an effort by the Church to reconcile with its members and the public after a damning grand jury report last August found that nearly 300 priests had abused over 1,000 children over decades in Pennsylvania. 

Read the letter to the public from Cardinal Timothy Dolan here
Endgame Smashes Records.
Disney announced yesterday that global box office sales for Avengers: Endgame passed $1.2B, making it the biggest worldwide opening for a film of all-time. The haul nearly doubled the previous record - set last year by its predecessor, Avengers: Infinity War - of $640M, and the film also broke the domestic opening weekend box office record, with $350M. The movie, the fourth Avengers film, is part of the so-called Marvel Cinematic Universe, a meta-franchise that explored an interconnected storyline known as the "Infinity Saga" through 22 films released over the past decade. Endgame's stellar opening weekend puts the total gross of the for the Infinity Saga to just under $20B (see ticket sales by film). The Disney-owned Marvel Studios announced the launch of a new story line that will play out over a 5-year slate of films, ditching iconic characters like Iron Man and Captain America in favor of newer heroes from the Doctor Strange, Captain Marvel, and heavily-acclaimed Black Panther films. 

Not sure what the MCU is all about? Check out this handy guide
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Sports, Entertainment & Culture.
> Kevin Durant leads Golden State Warriors to Game 1 win over Houston Rockets in NBA Western Conference Semifinals (More) |  Full rundown of Round 1 of the NBA Playoffs (More)
> 2019 NFL Draft wraps up; see expert grades from each NFL team (More) | Full NFL Draft results (More)
> Kim Foxx, top prosecutor in Jussie Smollett case, is subpoenaed over her handling of the case and its 16 dropped charges against Smollett (More)

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Science & Technology.
> New comprehensive study reveals the world's oceans harbor over 200,000 species of viruses, over 100x more than previously thought; vast majority are harmless to humans (More)
> MIT researchers design nano-robots that can travel through veins and push drugs from bloodstream into tumors with a boost from magnetic fields (More)
> Web hosting provider and domain registrar GoDaddy takes down 15,000 subdomains nested in legitimate websites used to sell customers fake goods (More)
Business & Markets.
> US Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grows at 3.2% in Q1, faster than expectations of 2.5% & best start of year since 2015 (More)
> Workplace communication platform Slack files for IPO via direct listing with 10M daily active users; $400M+ revenues (More)
> Big Oil companies (Chevron, Exxon) report underwhelming Q1 profits as lower oil prices hamstring results (More)
Politics & World Affairs.
> Spain's socialist party wins reelection, but falls far short of number of seats in Parliament needed to form a majority; far-right party captures 24 seats in first return to Parliament since 1970s (More)
> Oliver North pushed out as National Rifle Association President after leadership dispute with CEO Wayne LaPierre (More)
> Historian Ron Chernow hosts White House Correspondents Dinner, first non-comedian in 20 years; Trump skips, hosts rally in Wisconsin (More)
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