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Today we are hearts and prays are with the people of Japan as they recover from the devastating 8.9 magnitude eartquake that struck Friday morning.
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What: A powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 8.9 rocked northeastern Japan on Friday, measuring the highest level intensity of 7 on the Japanese seismic scale.
Hero of the day
Who: Rep. Keith Ellison
What: Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), the first Muslim-American elected to Congress, broke into tears Thursday during a hearing investigating possible radicalization of Muslim-Americans, telling the House Homeland Security Committee the inquiry was “the very heart of scapegoating.”
Take It In The Ring
Contenders: Larry King vs. Anderson Cooper
Match: At the Comedy Central roast of Donald Trump, the audience was shocked when CNN icon Larry King made fun of his former co-worker Anderson Cooper’s sexuality. King said to he packed house “Anderson Cooper is coming up next. Let’s see what SHE’S up to.”
Better Than Fiction
Character: Gabrielle Giffords
Plot Line: Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is going to attend the launch of the space shuttle mission commanded by her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly, this month.
Money On Your Mind
Weight: $42 Million
Who’s Wallet: “Angry Birds”
How they hustled: The company behind mobile gaming sensation Angry Birds said Thursday it has raised $42 million from investors to facilitate a strategic expansion that could include a cartoon version broadcast on TV or online.
Number: $6 billion
What: House Republicans on Friday will release a three-week measure to keep the government operating that would cut another $6 billion in spending this year. The House proposal should come to a vote Tuesday, and could target additional earmarked funds.
Shame on You
Who: Zhanna Smsarian
What: A teenage Brooklyn girl is under arrest for an acid attack on a friend during chemistry class at Fort Hamilton High School, admitting to cops that she wanted to burn the victim’s eyes out and saying she got what she deserved.
This Day In History
What: On this day in 2004, 191 people are killed and nearly 2,000 are injured when 10 bombs explode on four trains in three Madrid-area train stations during a busy morning rush hour.