Friday's Morning Email: Two Americans Killed In Brussels Attack

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AMERICANS CONFIRMED DEAD IN BRUSSELS ATTACK Secretary of State John Kerry confirmed that two Americans were killed in the terrorist attack Tuesday. And in France, police arrested a man who was in the "advanced stages" of a terrorist plot. [Lesley Wroughton, HuffPost]

ISIS ON THE RETREAT "As European governments scramble to contain the expanding terrorist threat posed by the Islamic State, on the battlefield in Iraq and Syria the group is a rapidly diminishing force. In the latest setbacks for the militants on Thursday, Syrian government troops entered the outskirts of the historic town of Palmyra after a weeks-old offensive aided by Russian airstrikes, and U.S. airstrikes helped Iraqi forces overrun a string of Islamic State villages in northern Iraq that had been threatening a U.S. base nearby." [WaPo]

SANDERS LAYS OUT WHAT IT WOULD TAKE TO ENDORSE CLINTON Somewhere, Hillary is taking notes. [Marina Fang, HuffPost]

'I LOST TWO YEARS OF MY LIFE' What it's like to live with tuberculosis in the United States. [Lauren Weber, HuffPost]

NETFLIX SLOWED DOWN YOUR VIEWING SPEED "Netflix Inc said it had been lowering the quality of its video for customers watching its service on wireless networks such as AT&T and Verizon Communications for more than five years." [Reuters]

TRIBUTES POUR IN FOR COMIC GARRY SHANDLING Conan O'Brien and the comedic community are stunned after the 66-year-old comedy legend died suddenly of a heart attack. [Carly Ledbetter, HuffPost]

WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT THE ARIZONA PRIMARY Long lines weren't the only problems Tuesday. [Samantha Lachman, HuffPost]


NATE SILVER: TRUMP IS A 'BLACK SWAN' EVENT How the Donald managed to throw the stats master off his prediction game. [Vanity Fair]

WELCOME TO DOUBLE SOLITARY "While there are no national statistics on the number of people confined in double-cell 'solitary,' at least 18 states double-up a portion of their restrictive housing, and over 80 percent of the 10,747 federal prisoners in solitary have a cellmate." [The Marshall Project]

THIS WOMAN WORKS AVOCADO MAGIC We have no idea how she achieves such food perfection. [HuffPost]

IKEA DESTROYS ALL RELATIONSHIPS Don't even try to assemble together, unless you want to be single. [HuffPost]

DON'T BE CHEATED How to make sure the bottle of Chianti you're buying isn't a Two Buck Chuck in disguise. [HuffPost]

'HANNAH MONTANA' IS OFFICIALLY 10 And Miley Cyrus is oh so happy that is behind her. [HuffPost]

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THE MAN WITH 111 POSSESSIONS "He has listed down every item he owns in different categories such as backpacks, clothing, food and cooking, water, hygiene, sleeping gear, technology and others." [HuffPost]

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