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5:05 PM ET, April 22, 2016

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Harper Neidig / The Hill:
Priebus slams ‘Never Trump’ movement, calls for GOP unity  —  Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus on Friday called for Republicans to unite ahead of the general election, striking back against the “Never Trump” movement.  —  “It is essential to victory in November …
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Kyle Cheney / Politico:
Delegates face death threats from Trump supporters  —  First it was an email warning Steve House, the Colorado GOP chairman, to hide his family members and “pray you make it to Cleveland.”  Then there was the angry man who called his cell phone and told him to put a gun down his throat.
Nick Gass / Politico:
Cruz on Trump: ‘This has become the Washington campaign’
Associated Press:
Trump team tells GOP he has been ‘projecting an image’
Tierney Sneed / Talking Points Memo:   GOPers Worry About Bringing Families To Convention After Pro-Trump Threats
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WCMH-TV:
At least 8 dead in “execution-style killings” at 4 locations in Pike County; no arrests made  —  PIKE COUNTY, OH (WCMH) — Eight people were found dead Friday at four crime scenes in rural Ohio, and at least most of them were shot to death, authorities said.
Discussion: WATE-TV and WPRI-TV
WCPO:
Pastor: 2 adults, 5 children shot to death at multiple Pike County locations  —  PEEBLES, Ohio — Multiple people are dead after shootings at multiple locations on Union Hill Road in Pike County just northeast of Peebles, according to the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation.
Fox News:
Shooter reportedly on the loose after 7 killed in southern Ohio
Discussion: Vox
WALV-TV:
EXCLUSIVE WTHR/HPI Poll: Trump, Clinton have small leads in Indiana, overall tight race  —  INDIANAPOLIS -  —  The results of the first statewide poll for Indiana's upcoming primary show a small lead for party front runners Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, with a tight race on both sides of the aisle.
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Hillary Clinton / Salon:
Hillary's primary success is a sham: Bernie Sanders will remain the true Democratic front-runner until the FBI finishes its Investigation  —  It's not over until the FBI clears Hillary Clinton— which it absolutely shouldn't  —  Bernie Sanders is the only Democratic candidate for president not linked to an FBI investigation.
Discussion: JustOneMinute and RedState
Jon Favreau / The Daily Beast:
Hey, Berniacs: I Learned to Love Hillary and So Can You
Discussion: Salon, Shadowproof and New York Times
Sheryl Gay Stolberg / New York Times:
Virginia Governor Restoring Voting Rights to Felons  —  WASHINGTON — Gov. Terry McAuliffe of Virginia will use his executive power on Friday to restore voting rights to more than 200,000 convicted felons, circumventing his Republican-run legislature.  The action will overturn a Civil War-era provision …
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Nate Cohn / New York Times:   The Voting Effect of Virginia's Move on Felons? Small but Potentially Decisive
Kyle Blaine / BuzzFeed:   Virginia Governor Restores Voting Rights To More Than 200,000 Felons
Megan Apper / BuzzFeed:
Prince Once Wrote A Donald Trump Song And It Is Spectacular  —  It is a ‘90s romantic ballad and it is called “Donald Trump (Black Version).”  —  Outside of his own hits, the late Prince was famous for having writing, instrumental, or production credits on other artists’ albums.  —  Mike Blake / Reuters
The Daily Beast:
Trump Backtracks on Pro-LGBT View  —  Less than 24 hours after saying transgender individuals should be able to “use the bathroom they feel is appropriate,” Donald Trump backtracked from that pro-LGBT position.  Speaking with Sean Hannity on Fox News Thursday evening, the Republican presidential …
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The Independent:
Boris Johnson has criticised the US president Barack Obama and suggested his attitude to Britain might be based on his “part-Kenyan” heritage and “ancestral dislike of the British empire”.  —  Writing a column for The Sun newspaper the outgoing Mayor of London recounted a story about a bust …
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Travis / Uber Global:
Growing and growing up  —  Today we announced a settlement in two important class-action lawsuits: O'Connor (California) and Yucesoy (Massachusetts).  The key issue at stake in both cases is whether drivers using the Uber app should be classified as independent contractors or employees.
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Michael Harrington / RedState:
Ted Cruz has won the nomination *Detailed Analysis*  —  An Update to New York Never Mattered  —  I have been called upon to demonstrate how I get that there is a less than 1% chance of Trump winning the nomination.  Steve Deace said I was either “Mad Smart or just Mad”.
Discussion: Freedom's Lighthouse
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Washington Post:
GOP veepstakes begin: Candidates start building lists and vetting prospects
Sabrina Tavernise / New York Times:
U.S. Suicide Rate Surges to a 30-Year High  —  WASHINGTON — Suicide in the United States has surged to the highest levels in nearly 30 years, a federal data analysis has found, with increases in every age group except older adults.  The rise was particularly steep for women.
John Wagner / Washington Post:
Sanders says Clinton's platform could determine how much he would campaign for her  —  What is the GOP establishment? … State of the race 2016  —  Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders said in an interview broadcast Friday that he would wait to see what Hillary Clinton includes …
Discussion: Politicus USA and The Week
Tim Mak / The Daily Beast:
Trump Vets Chair: Charity Money?  Not My Problem  —  Three months ago Donald Trump held a fundraiser for wounded veterans and apparently raised $6 million.  But most of that money has yet to be distributed and Trump's chairman for veterans issues couldn't care less.
TMZ.com:
Prince — Treated for Drug Overdose Days Before Death  —  TREATED FOR DRUG OVERDOSE DAYS BEFORE DEATH  —  EXCLUSIVE  —  Prince was treated for a drug overdose 6 days before his death ... multiple sources tell TMZ.  —  We broke the story ... Prince's private jet made an emergency landing in Moline …
Rory Carroll / Guardian:
Secretive group of Hollywood conservatives suddenly dissolves  —  The announcement by the Friends of Abe fueled speculation that infighting over Donald Trump's candidacy had drained commitment  —  The Friends of Abe has acted as a clandestine club for Hollywood conservatives for more than a decade …
Heide Brandes / Reuters:
Oklahoma lawmakers approve bill to revoke licenses of abortion doctors  —  An Oklahoma bill that could revoke the license of any doctor who performs an abortion has headed to the governor, with opponents saying the measure in unconstitutional and promising a legal battle against the cash-strapped state if it is approved.
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Daily Kos
Scott Waldman / Politico:
Sources: Cuomo administration planning to deny Constitution pipeline  —  ALBANY — The Cuomo administration is preparing to deny the water-quality permits for a controversial pipeline in what has been shaping up to be a primary test of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's environmental legacy, multiple sources confirmed Friday.
Discussion: NY State of Politics
John Koblin / New York Times:
Al Jazeera Executive Files Bias Suit  —  Al Jazeera America may have shut down last week but that has not protected the network from further unwelcome news.  —  The network's executive vice president of finance, Anand Gupta, filed a lawsuit on Thursday in Federal District Court …
Discussion: Mediaite and TVNewser
 
 
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Fortune:
Donald Trump In His Own Words: Atlantic City to the White House
Discussion: Hot Air and RedState
Stephen Dinan / Washington Times:
Illegal immigrant families crossing border at record pace in 2016
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Daily Mail:
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Discussion: Infowars
Mario Trujillo / The Hill:
Zuckerberg, Facebook increasingly in political spotlight
Discussion: Infowars
David Dayen / The Intercept:
Google's Remarkably Close Relationship With the Obama White House, in Two Charts
Discussion: The Hill, Vox and CNNMoney
Jay Solomon / Wall Street Journal:
U.S. to Buy Material Used in Iran Nuclear Program
David Giambusso / Politico:
De Blasio to mandate energy retrofits for privately owned buildings
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 Earlier Items: 
Nikkei:
Obama to make historic Hiroshima visit after G-7 summit
Discussion: Politico
Jonathan Bernstein / Bloomberg View:
Politicians' Promises and #NeverTrump's Evolution
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Drake Bennett / Bloomberg:
How GPS Came to Be—and How It May Be Altering Our Brains
Brian X. Chen / New York Times:
Choosing to Skip the Upgrade and Care for the Gadget You've Got
Discussion: Canada Blog …
Maggie Haberman / New York Times:
Donald Trump's More Accepting Views on Gay Issues Set Him Apart in G.O.P.
Discussion: Washington Post and Mediaite