Good morning. Here are some of the headlines we're following this morning:
1. Beyond Trump: Where Will the GOP Go After 2016?
Whether or not Donald Trump prevails in November, the GOP is set for a rebuilding process. If he wins, he’ll face a Congress whose leaders have largely distanced themselves from his brand. If he loses, his candidacy offers each faction of the party an argument that its approach would have carried the election instead. Read more in POLITICS.
2. Trump Openly Weighs Reversal on Immigration
In what would be a stunning reversal on an issue central to his candidacy, Trump floated a possible process to allow undocumented immigrants to remain in America in a town hall that aired Wednesday. Read more in POLITICS.
3. Rescuers Dig With Bare Hands as Quake Toll Rises
Rescue teams aided by sniffer dogs searched for survivors Thursday, more than 24 hours after a powerful earthquake reduced several central Italian towns to rubble and killed at least 247 people. Read more in NEWS.
4. Indiana Town Hit Again by Devastating Twister
A series of tornadoes swept through parts of Indiana on Wednesday, collapsing a coffee shop and damaging a Kokomo neighborhood that was severely damaged by a twister just two years ago. Read more in NEWS.
5. Thirteen Killed in 10-Hour Attack on Kabul School
Militants armed with a car bomb, grenades and automatic weapons killed at least 13 people during the 10-hour attack on the American University of Afghanistan, police said Thursday. Read more in NEWS.
6. Grinning North Korean Dictator Offers Hugs After Missile Test
North Korea marked its "Military First" holiday on Thursday with mass dancing, outdoor concerts and boasts of a successful submarine-launched ballistic missile test. Leader Kim Jong Un was shown smiling and hugging officials after watching the test from an observation deck. Read more in NEWS.
7. Boston Terror Suspect’s Death Justified: DA
The Boston police officer and FBI agent who shot and killed a man suspected in a terror plot last year have been found justified in using deadly force and no charges will be filed. Read more at NEW ENGLAND CABLE NEWS.
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