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News of the Day

These are the top news stories of the day, according to The Reid Report team.
News of the Day

These are some of the top stories The Reid Report team is following:

Ft. Hood shooting: Gunman's 'unstable' mental condition scrutinized - "Officials investigating the Ft. Hood shooting that left four dead and 16 wounded Wednesday said they believed the gunman’s 'unstable psychiatric and psychological condition' was the 'fundamental underlying factor' behind the attack and were looking into whether an argument preceded the shooting, the base commander said Thursday." [Los Angeles Times]

Cancer Disparity Among Black Women Unresolved - "Why are African-American women so much more likely to die of cancer than white women? Former cancer surgeon Dr. Harold P. Freeman took on the issue for the New York Times. He shares his observations." [NPR]

Wild weather hits central USA - "A new wave of severe weather rolled through eastern Missouri Thursday night with scattered reports of tornado sightings." [USA Today]

Payrolls in U.S. Rose 192,000 in March, Unemployment at 6.7% - "Employers in the U.S. boosted payrolls and the unemployment rate held at 6.7 percent even as more Americans entered the labor force, showing steady progress that will prompt Federal Reserve policy makers to continue reducing stimulus while keeping interest rates low." [Bloomberg News]

Inside David Letterman's Retirement Announcement Show: 'It's a Madhouse' - "News of Late Show host David Letterman's retirement was met with mixed emotions at the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City on Thursday." [The Hollywood Reporter]

MH370 black box search begins as detection window gets smaller - "The underwater search for the black boxes of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has begun as the window for detecting the locator beacon’s transmission grows closer to expiring, according to the head of Australia’s search co-ordination centre." [The Guardian]

Detroit man brutally beaten after stopping to check on boy he hit with truck - "A Detroit man was in grave condition after a group of people pummeled him when he pulled over to check on a 11-year-old boy he hit with his truck." [New York Daily News]

Kerry: It's time for a reality check - "US Secretary of State John Kerry said the United States was evaluating whether to continue its role in Middle East peace talks after both Israeli and Palestinian sides had taken steps that were not helpful to the negotiations." [The Jerusalem Post]

McDonald's Closes Crimea Branches Due to 'Reasons Beyond Our Control' - "McDonald's has closed its restaurants in Crimea, the fast food giant said on Friday, the latest international company to scale back operations in the peninsula recently annexed by Russia." []