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INTERNATIONAL: French Presidential Campaign
President of French Republic, Nicolas Sarkozy, delivered a speech to the people of France regarding his run for president. According to BBC News (www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-17807153), Sarkozy's speech focused on telling his people that a 'crucial time has come' for the people of France to act in order to 'preserve their way of life'. According to Bloomberg (http://www.bloomberg.com/video/91172860/), Sarkozy's rival, Francois Hollande has won the first round of the French presidential race.


NATIONAL: Missing six-year-old girl in Arizona
Isabel, a six-year-old girl has gone missing in Tucson, Arizona last Friday night. According to CNN, police are still investigating whether the girl ran off or was abducted (http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/us/2012/04/23/bts-missing-girl-presser-arizona.kold). According to ABC (http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/searchers-scour-tucson-missing-year-girl-16189251#.T5TOgUqGvLY), the 6-year-old was last seen when her parents put her to bed on Friday night. There are no current suspects as to who may have kidnapped Isabel.


LOCAL: Jack Jablonski Leaves Hospital
High school hockey player, Jack Jablonski, who was injured in a hockey game this year left Allina Sister Kenny Rehabilitation Institute on April 18, where he was recovering from his severe hockey injuries for almost four months. According to the Star Tribune (http://www.startribune.com/video/?channel=local#), hospital staff had a hard time saying goodbye to Jablonski and credited his surprise, speedy recovering to his amazing spirit. According to Fox News (http://www.myfoxtwincities.com/dpp/sports/jack-jablonski-leaves-sister-kenny-rehabilitation-institute-apr-18-2012), Jablonski is nervous but excited to leave, after having six days of rehab each week. Jablonski will continue with his recovery by doing out-patient rehabilitation.


LOCAL: Terrell Mayes Mother Speaks Out
Marsha Mayes spoke out about the murder of her three-year-old son, Terrell Mayes, this week. The three-year-old was shot in the head by a bullet that pierced through the side of his house last Christmas Eve. According to the Star Tribune (http://www.startribune.com/video/#), Mayes said that bullets were found everywhere the night that her son was killed. She feels that her son is in a better place, but that his soul has "not yet rested". According to Kare 11 (http://www.kare11.com/news/article/957942/391/Mpls-mothers-seek-justice-for-murdered-sons), Mayes is asking her community for help to stop the violence and killing going on in her communities.


POTLUCK: Obama and Congress
Much criticism has spread insisting that Obama has been "ignoring" Congress. According to Fox News (http://video.foxnews.com/v/1576838678001/is-obama-ignoring-congress/?playlist_id=87485), a Democratic congressman, said that Obama is "out of touch" with the Republicans and with his own party. Much of Obama's time has been spent working on his campaign for reelection. However, according to Real Clear Politics (http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2012/04/17/obama_to_congress_fund_regulators_to_watch_manipulation_of_oil_markets.html), Obama recently delivered a speech with some advice for Congress, hoping to work together with them.

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INTERNATIONAL: INS CHAKRA RELEASED
A nuclear-powered attack submarine, INS Chakra, was leased from Russia to India on Wednesday.
According to The Times of India, the nuclear-powered attack submarine weights in at a hefty 8,140 tons and sits tied to a structure. However, soon the machine will be submerged underwater in order to perform the job that it was built to do.
According to Business standard, Russia has leased this machine to India for a period of 10 years for $900 million.


NATIONAL: DALLAS TORNADO DAMAGE
After the violent tornado that went through Dallas, the damage is being looked over currently to determine how large of a devastation this natural disaster has caused.
According to CNN, about 200 homes were destroyed and 650 homes were damaged in northern Texas.
According to the Washington Post, no fatalities have been reported thus far.
Looking through the wreckage is the current task of the Red Cross and survivors, as they have to endure going through the wreckage that now decorates many of their small towns. Clean up of these areas will take a lot of time, but luckily clear weather ahead in the next weeks indicates a sufficient time period to go through the devastation left behind by the storm.

LOCAL: LORING PARK REDEVELOPMENT
The old Loring Park Office Building is being renovated and turned into apartments by its original owner.
According to the Star Tribune, the "1920's-era" building will be converted in 75 new apartments after undergoing $20 million in renovation costs.
The new renovation should attract a lot of consumers looking for apartments in the Minneapolis area.
According to About.com, the Loring Park area is considered to be one of the best places to live in Minneapolis.
However, the renovation may take away from the history of the old, limestone building, which will detract from the history of the old office building.

LOCAL: BLOWOUTS IN HAIR SALONS
According to the Star Tribune, the trend of getting a blowout is trending in the Twin Cities.
Women are spending hours in a salon to transform their coarse, dry hair into silky, soft hair that barely resembles their original hair style. According to MSP Mag, women are paying up to $200 on these blowouts in order to transform their.
Women feel that getting blowout helps with their professional life, and is worth the money. Women have been waiting in long lines in salons, in order to get the hair care service that they desire in hopes of transforming their hair from dull to silky smooth.

POTLUCK: TRAYVON MARTIN MURDER
The 17-year-old boy from Florida was shot dead Feb. 26.
There has been much speculation on why the boy was shot. Some believe Martin was shot due to the fact that he was walking down the street with a hoodie on, with the hood up. Many argue that George Zimmerman, the man that shot and killed Martin, shot Martin due to racial discrimination.
Others argue that 28-year-old Zimmerman shot Martin after being attacked by the boy.
According to CNN, Martin was described as a "shy" and "average" boy, indicating that attacking Zimmerman would be completely out of character for Martin.
However, according to ABC, a recent video may show an injury on the back of Zimmerman's head, possibly indicating that an attack did occur between Martin and Zimmerman.
Zimmerman has been found not guilty (as it was seen as self defense) and protests have been taking place all over the country promoting awareness for Martin's death and promoting racial equality.

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