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Wednesday's Morning Email: Germanwings Co-Pilot Practiced Crash

05/06/2015 07:39 am ET | Updated May 06, 2015

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GERMANWINGS CO-PILOT PRACTICED CRASH "The co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 4525 appeared to practice a controlled descent on his previous flight, two hours before he crashed the A320 jet into a mountainside in March, French air accident investigators said Wednesday. Co-pilot Andreas Lubitz set the plane into descent mode five times in a four and a half-minute period during a flight from Duesseldorf to Barcelona, then brought it back up again on a flight, the BEA investigation agency said in an interim report on the crash." [AP]

HILLARY CLINTON DOUBLES DOWN ON IMMIGRATION The Democratic 2016 frontrunner said she would expand Obama's immigration reform policies if elected. [Elise Foley, HuffPost]

SOCIAL MEDIA AND THE TEXAS SHOOTING How ISIS can get in touch through social media, and the Twitter history one of the suspects left behind. [NYT]

CLINTON'S CAMPAIGN CHAIRMAN WISHES THE TRADE DEAL WOULD 'GO AWAY' "[John] Podesta's lament is born of a simple political calculation: Any benefits that might come from the vast trade deal, if they do, won't appear for years, while the down payment on the political price will be due upfront." For more campaign news from Washington Bureau Chief Ryan Grim, get his newsletter here. [Ryan Grim and Amanda Terkel, HuffPost]

AUTHORITIES CATCH FELON ON THE RUN … 56 YEARS LATER The 79-year-old surrendered when showed a picture of his old mugshot. [WaPo]

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GET READY TO TAKE THE FERRY TO CUBA The White House just approved licenses for two ferry companies to renew trips that were canceled in the 1960s. [Reuters]

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MANNY PACQUIAO BEING SUED FOR FAILING TO DISCLOSE SHOULDER INJURIES Rough week for the guy. [Time]

WE HAVE A RELEASE DATE FOR MINDY KALING'S NEXT BOOK And a title for the follow-up to her best-selling autobiography, "Why Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me (And Other Concerns)." [HuffPost]

THIS WEBSITE MADE ALL YOUR FAVORITE HOTTIES GINGERS You've been warned. [New Now Next]

THE RISE OF LUXURY 'ATHLEISURE' Some people pay $400 for workout leggings. [WSJ]

FOR THOSE OF YOU THAT MISS WILL GARDNER Josh Charles is headed to "Masters of Sex" for a major arc. [Entertainment Weekly]

IF YOU'RE MIDDLE-AGED, EAT THIS Really, if you're any age, you should be eating these foods. [HuffPost]

WHAT'S WORKING

CHRYSLER TO OFFER COLLEGE TUITION "Yet another major company wants to send its workers to school. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said Monday that it plans to offer free college tuition to the 118,000 workers at its Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram and Fiat dealerships across the United States." [HuffPost]

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SEN. DIANNE FEINSTEIN: WHY I OPPOSE THE GOP BUDGET "The federal budget is as much about our national priorities as it is about numbers and data. Unfortunately, the Republican budget resolution sets all the wrong priorities and casts a particularly grim vision for the future. In my view, this budget marks a major step backward for the country. It is one of the worst budgets I have seen in my 22 years in the Senate, and I intend to oppose it." [HuffPost]

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