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FILE - In this March 24, 2014, file photo President Barack Obama, left, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, smile during a meeting with other G7 world leaders in The Hague, Netherlands. Obama and Merkel are putting on a display of trans-Atlantic unity against an assertive Russia, even as sanctions imposed by Western allies seem to be doing little to change Russian President Vladimir Putin's reasoning on Ukraine. (AP Photo/Jerry Lampen, Pool, File)

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People gather at the site of a car bomb explosion in Abuja, Nigeria, Thursday, May 1, 2014. A car bomb exploded on a busy road in Nigeria's capital late Thursday, killing at least nine people days before the city is to host a major international economic forum. (AP Photo/Gbemiga Olamikan)
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In this photo taken April 28, 2014, Leon Jenkins, president of the Los Angeles chapter of the NAACP, announces that Los Angeles Clippers basketball team owner Donald Sterling will not be receiving his lifetime achievement award, at a news conference in Culver City, Calif. Jenkins has his own legal problems, which are coming into focus now that the NBA has banned Sterling for racist comments. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
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FILE - This June 29, 2011 file photo provided by the Oklahoma Department of Corrections shows Clayton Lockett. Oklahoma prison officials halted the execution of Lockett Tuesday, April 29, 2014, after the delivery of a new three-drug combination failed to go as planned.. (AP Photo/Oklahoma Department of Corrections, File)
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In this Monday, Jan. 13, 2014 photo, shoppers check out the sale at an ALDO store in the Mall at Robinson, in Robinson Township, Pa. The commerce department on Thursday, May 1, 2014 said U.S. consumers ramped up their spending in March at the fastest pace in 4½ years, a sign that the economy is gaining momentum after its winter slowdown. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
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In this April 29, 2014 photo, University of South Florida graduating seniors Kyra Ciotti, 22, of Tampa, Fla., left, and Rita Sibaja, 24, of Winter Haven, Fla., look at photos that Rita took of Kyra in her cap and gown Tuesday, April 29, 2014, in Tampa, Fla. The university has banned all self portraits, also known as "selfies," during their 2014 graduation exercises. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
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This photo taken Thursday, April 24, 2014 in Los Angles, shows a tablet computer displaying a web site for LEEDIR or the Large Emergency Event Digital Information Repository that aims to make use of a document-everything culture evident on Instagram, Facebook and other social media to benefit law enforcement nationwide. In the days after the Boston Marathon bombings, authorities were overwhelmed with video and pictures after calling on a public eager to help provide investigators with potential evidence. Los Angeles sheriff’s Cmdr. Scott Edson approached two companies with a novel idea, a cloud-based repository for crowd-sourced videos and photos that could be flipped on in an emergency. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
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In this July 13, 2008 photo cars move near the Anheuser-Busch St. Louis brewery. August Busch III was CEO of Anheuser-Busch Companies for nearly three decades before his 2002 retirement, remaining as board chairman until 2006. The St. Louis brewer is being sued for gender discrimination by Francine Katz, who was the company’s highest ranking female executive before her 2008 resignation. Katz says she was grossly underpaid compared to her male predecessor and other top male executives at the company. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, David Carson)
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Jockey Rosie Napravnik pleads her case with race stewards by telephone after her mount, Bayern, interfered in the stretch with Embellishing Bob in the Derby Trial horse race at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., Saturday, April 26, 2014. Bayern won the race but was disqualified and placed second behind Embellishing Bob. (AP Photo/Garry Jones)

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

1. RUSSIA TO BE A KEY TOPIC AS OBAMA, MERKEL MEET IN WASHINGTON

The U.S. sees the German chancellor as a critical channel of communication with Putin.

2. DEATH TOLL IN NIGERIA CAR BOMB NOW AT 19

The blast in the capital city came just days before world leaders gather there to discuss Africa’s economic growth prospects.

3. TWO ALASKA STATE TROOPERS SHOT TO DEATH

It happened in the isolated village of Tanana, where residents live a largely subsistence lifestyle. The motive isn’t known yet.

4. LOS ANGELES NAACP CHAPTER HEAD STEPS DOWN

Leon Jenkins is resigning following outrage over his decision – later reversed – to honor Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling.

5. MORE DETAILS ABOUT THE BOTCHED OKLAHOMA EXECUTION

Medical officials tried for nearly an hour to find a vein in Clayton Lockett’s arms, legs and neck before finally inserting an IV into his groin. But then that vein collapsed.

6. HOPING FOR A GOOD APRIL JOBS REPORT

If economists’ forecasts are accurate, last month will have produced the largest burst of hiring since November.

7. HOW TWO UNIVERSITIES’ BANS ON GRADUATION SELFIES MIGHT BACKFIRE

“I wouldn’t have thought of it until they said don’t do it,” said one graduating senior at the University of South Florida.

8. CROWDSOURCING EVIDENCE: A NEW TOOL TO SOLVE CRIME

Southern California authorities are using an app that lets people send photos and videos to investigators, but privacy advocates have some concerns.

9. WHY ANHEUSER-BUSCH IS BEING SUED BY ITS FORMER TOP FEMALE EXECUTIVE

Francine Katz accuses the brewer of a boys’ club culture that deprived her of millions in salary and bonuses.

10. WHO’S HOPING TO MAKE HISTORY THIS WEEKEND

Jockey Anna Rose Napravnik, a rising star, is vying to become the first woman to ride a Kentucky Derby winner.

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