News of the Day


Here are the top news stories The Reid Report team is discussing right now:

‘I know they’re in heaven together’: Kansas City mourns shooting victims - “ ‘I knew immediately they were in heaven,’ Mindy Corporon told the crowd of hundreds who had gathered at an interfaith service after the shooting earlier Sunday at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City.” [The Washington Post]

Militants Defy Deadline Set by Ukraine to Stop Occupying Sites - “A deadline set by the Ukrainian government for pro-Russian militants in the country’s east to vacate occupied buildings passed on Monday without signs of an effort to enforce it.” [The New York Times]

Missing Malaysia plane search heads deep underwater in new phase - “A U.S. Navy underwater drone will be deployed to scour the floor of the Indian Ocean for a missing Malaysia Airlines plane, search officials said Monday, launching a new phase of the operation after nearly six weeks of fruitless searching.” [Chicago Tribune]

Utah woman arrested after 7 dead babies found - “A Utah woman accused of killing several babies she gave birth to over 10 years was arrested Sunday after police discovered seven tiny bodies stuffed in separate cardboard boxes in the garage of her former home.” [The Seattle Times]

Pelosi arms Dems against Ryan budget - “House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is arming Democrats in their fight against the Republicans’ latest budget proposal as Congress heads into the long, spring recess.” [The Hill]

How A Medical Marijuana Measure Could Boost Florida Democrats - “Democrats in the nation’s largest swing-state see the question of whether to legalize medical marijuana as a rare source of hope and high voter turnout in this year’s midterm elections.” [Associated Press via The Huffington Post]

Heartbleed Sheds Light on NSA’s Use of Bugs - “The National Security Agency has compiled a list of software bugs and holes known as ‘zero days,’ which the agency has exploited to gain access to secure networks before they can be fixed.” [The Wall Street Journal]

Bill defining ‘medically necessary’ abortion clears Alaska House - “A measure that aims to restrict state funding for abortions sought by poor and low-income women cleared the Alaska House on Sunday night on a 23-17 vote without a provision that some said could prevent abortions by ensuring access to birth control.” [Anchorage Daily News]

Teachers, Students to Return to High School After Mass Stabbing - “Teachers are set to return to a Pennsylvania High School on Monday less than a week after a 16-year-old boy allegedly stabbed and slashed 22 people at the school.” [NBC News Philadelphia]

Sylvia Mathews Burwell pick complicates Democrats’ plans - “Republicans hope to turn Sylvia Mathews Burwell’s nomination to run the Department of Health and Human Services — announced by President Barack Obama on Friday — into a proxy war over Obamacare.” [POLITICO]

BLM halts seizure of Nevada rancher’s cattle, citing safety concerns - “Fearing for their safety as armed protesters gathered in the Nevada back country, federal officials on Saturday suddenly ended a controversial effort to seize hundreds of cattle that a rancher has kept illegally on public land.” [Los Angeles Times]

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