BRUSSELS ATTACKERS HAD PARIS FIRST
The group of terrorists who struck Brussels on March 22 had allegedly planned to mount an attack in Paris, according to Belgium’s Federal Prosecution Office. The suspects were reportedly “surprised” by the speed of the investigation into the attack and went after Brussels instead. The attacks in Brussels happened days after various raids and the arrest of Salah Abdeslam, which likely pushed the attackers into action.
*Former NFL Player Shot and Killed
Former New Orleans Saints defensive end Will Smith was shot and killed in the Lower Garden District of the city on Saturday night after a car crash. He was shot after exchanging words with an individual in a Hummer who rear-ended his car, leading it to strike another vehicle. Smith, 34, was shot a number of times and his wife Racquel was shot twice in the leg, according to police. Smith was pronounced dead on the scene and his wife was taken to the hospital. The 30-year-old driver, and the alleged shooter, is in custody and being interviewed.
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*FOR THE FIRST TIME – Kerry Takes Historic Hiroshima Trip
Secretary of State of John Kerry became the first person who holds the government position to visit Hiroshima, Japan. A group of G7 foreign ministers are in the city to begin two-day talks about foreign policy agendas for the nations involved. President Obama is set to visit Japan for the Group of Seven summit next month, and could come to Hiroshima, following Kerry’s lead. Kerry is set to visit the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park on Monday which is home to the ruins of the domed building destroyed by the nuclear blast.
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*Mexico Arrests FBI ‘Most Wanted’ Woman
Brenda Delgado, 33, has been detained by Mexican authorities in the city of Torreon. Delgado was on the FBI’s Most Wanted list for fugitives for allegedly killing her ex-boyfriend’s new girlfriend in Texas. She is being held in Mexico City awaiting extradition. The victim was Dr. Kendra Hatcher, a dentist. As a result of extradition terms between the U.S. and Mexico, the death penalty will not be allowed.
*LBN-SEE IT: Sheldon Adelson
, the billionaire casino mogul who hosted the Republican Jewish Coalition’s spring meeting at his Venetian hotel this weekend, is one donor sitting out this primary season.
, an experimental filmmaker, avant-garde musician and university educator who in the 1960s was a central figure in a flowering Lower Manhattan art movement, died on Saturday at a hospice in Cheektowaga, N.Y., near Buffalo. He was 76. Mr. Conrad’s gallerist, Carol Greene of the Greene Naftali gallery in Manhattan, confirmed his death. She said he had been treated for prostate cancer.
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*LBN-OVERHEARD: ***Ted Cruz, eat your heart out.Donald Trump has inspired a porn parody produced by Larry Flynt, who brought us “Who’s Nailin’ Paylin” eight years ago. This one, “The Donald,” stars Evan Stone (in a hideous blond wig) with a bevy of buxom co-stars in a fantasy of how the Republican Party front-runner might select his vice presidential running mate. Hustler founder and chairman Larry Flynt will announce on Monday that he will be sending a free copy of “The Donald” to every Republican member of Congress. ***Megyn Kelly admitted, “I’m tough, but I cry,” while discussing her feud with Donald Trump. The Fox News superstar gave a speech to women including Anna Wintour, Mariska Hargitay, Lupita Nyong’o and Misty Copeland at Variety’s Power of Women Luncheon. “In the wake of the dust-up between yours truly and [Trump], some have used that word ‘fearless’ about me and it’s wrong,” Kelly said Friday. “I am not fearless nor do I know any fearless people . . . I’m scared about a lot. Fear is normal. The goal is not to get rid of it, the goal is to walk through it.”
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