Daily Edition Top 10 (Week of April 4, 2016)

Gabriella Schwarz / April 9, 2016

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton rides the New York City Subway on April 7, 2016. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton rides the New York City Subway on April 7, 2016. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

The news this week largely surrounded the Panama Papers, the leaked documents that have caused ripple effects across the world, and the U.S. presidential election, which is now focused on the upcoming contest in New York. Read about these some of the other top stories that appeared in this week’s Daily Edition.  

1. The Panama Papers: what’s been revealed so far?—The Guardian

Top line: “The $2bn offshore trail that leads to Vladimir Putin…Iceland’s PM faces calls for snap election after offshore revelations…Ukraine’s leader set up secret offshore firm as battle raged with Russia…How law firm helped hide millions from the Brink’s-Mat robbery…Fund run by David Cameron’s father avoided paying UK tax…David Cameron’s father sought legal advice on best tax havens…The Cameron network: inherited wealth and family companies…Fifa president Gianni Infantino pulled into corruption scandal…Pakistani PM’s children raised £7m against UK flats owned offshore…The tycoons and world leaders who built secret property empires…From Kubrick to Cowell: Panama Papers expose offshore dealings of the stars…Mossack Fonseca worked with oil firms owned by Iran despite sanctions…Alleged Mugabe cronies kept offshore firms years after UN alert raised…Panama Papers reveal offshore secrets of China’s red nobility…The French villa at the heart of a Chinese scandal…How Mossack Fonseca worked with Australian clients linked to tax investigations…Samoan diplomat was used to help Mossack Fonseca create shell companies.”

Topic to follow: Panama Papers

2. Wisconsin primary: 5 takeaways—CNN, Eric Bradner

Top line: “A contested convention is more likely…Trump has to regroup…Bern-ing hot headed into New York…Clinton waiting for Sanders…The GOP’s battleground woes”

Topic to follow: 2016 U.S. Presidential Election

3. Greece Resumes Migrant Deportations to Turkey Amid Protests—Associated Press, Dominique Soguel and Petros Giannakouris

Top line: “Greece on Friday resumed deportations of migrants to Turkey after a four-day pause, despite mounting desperation among refugees and attempts by activists to stop the two boats from leaving Lesbos with 124 people onboard.”

Topic to follow: Migration

4. Francis’ Message Calls on Church to Be Inclusive—The New York Times, Jim Yardley and Laurie Goodstein

Top line: “In a broad proclamation on family life, Pope Francis on Friday called for the Roman Catholic Church to be more welcoming and less judgmental, and he seemingly signaled a pastoral path for divorced and remarried Catholics to receive holy communion. The 256-page document — known as an apostolic exhortation and titled ‘Amoris Laetitia,’ Latin for ‘The Joy of Love’ — calls for priests to welcome single parents, gay people and unmarried straight couples who are living together.”

Topic to follow: Pope Francis

5. Villanova’s Coronation Fueled by Unforgettable Finish to 2016 NCAA Title Game—Bleacher Report, C.J. Moore

Top line: “After North Carolina’s Marcus Paige made what could have gone down as one of the most famous shots in NCAA tournament history with 4.7 seconds remaining in Monday’s national championship game, Wright called timeout. The Villanova players all knew the play and who would have the ball in his hands: senior guard Ryan Arcidiacono. ‘I looked at Arch [in the huddle], and I just mouthed: ‘Shoot it,” fellow senior Daniel Ochefu said.”

Topic to follow: March Madness

6. Clinton, Sanders turn spiky ahead of New York primary—Reuters, Amanda Becker

Top line: “The escalating tension between the two candidates, who for months refrained from criticizing one another outright, comes after Sanders took Wisconsin on Tuesday to notch six of the last seven contests for the Democratic nomination. Sanders continues to trail Clinton in the pledged delegates they need to win the nomination ahead of the party’s July convention in Philadelphia.

Clinton sees New York, a state that she represented as a U.S. senator for eight years, as home turf. Sanders, now a U.S. senator from Vermont, has reminded voters he was born and raised in New York.”

Topics to follow: Hillary Clinton & Bernie Sanders

7. Belgian security official: Key Paris attack suspect arrested—The Washington Post, Souad Mekhennet, James McAuley and Brian Murphy

Top line: “Belgian officials have arrested a key suspect from last year’s terrorist attacks in Paris, a senior official said Friday, and investigators also explored possible links to the deadly bombings in Brussels last month.”

Topic to follow: Terrorism

8. Syria releases U.S. freelance photographer Kevin Patrick Dawes—The Washington Post, Adam Goldman

Top line: “The Syrian government has freed an American freelance photographer who was abducted after traveling to the country in 2012, according to two U.S. officials.”

Topic to follow: Syria

9. Mississippi law opens a new front in the battle over gay rights—Los Angeles Times, Jenny Jarvie

Top line: “The Mississippi law, signed Tuesday by Gov. Phil Bryant, allows government employees to refuse to issue marriage licenses or perform marriage ceremonies and permits businesses and faith-based groups to deny housing, jobs and adoption and foster-care services to people based on their sexual orientation.”

Topic to follow: Mississippi

10. Merle Haggard Dies at Age 79—The Wall Street Journal, Richard Turner

Top line: “Haggard released more than 200 albums including live, studio and compilations. He wrote about time-honored themes like cheating spouses and whiskey and Mom, but many of his most memorable songs were about hoboes, factory workers and people down on their luck. Such songs included ‘Sing Me Back Home,’ ‘I Take A Lot of Pride in What I Am’ ‘Big City,’ ‘Working Man’s Blues,’ and ‘If We Make it Through December.’ One song, ‘Today I Started Loving You Again,’ written with his third wife, Bonnie Owens, has been covered innumerable times by other artists. Other hits included ‘Silver Wings’ and ‘That’s the Way Love Goes.'”

Topic to follow: Tributes & Obituaries

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