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04/19/2017 07:11 am ET

Wednesday's Morning Email: What The Georgia Special Election Results Mean For The GOP

The runoff is set for June 20.
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DEMOCRAT IN GEORGIA RACE SEEN AS A REFERENDUM ON TRUMP’S PRESIDENCY FALLS JUST SHORT OF WINNING OUTRIGHT Democrat Jon Ossoff will finish just short of the 50 percent of the vote needed in the special election to fill HHS Secretary Tom Price’s vacated seat. He will face a runoff June 20 against Karen Handel. [HuffPost]

NORTH KOREA POSTURING CONTINUES The country releasedsimulations of missile strikes on U.S. cities for its founder’s birthday. U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said North Korea’s latest missile test was “meant to provoke.” He also stressed that the U.S. is working closely with China to monitor the region, while Vice President Mike Pence reiterated the U.S.-Japan alliance. Take a look at how North Korea’s effectively positioned artillery helps hold the U.S. and South Korea hostage. And then there’s the curious case of the U.S. armada that went the wrong way ― away from North Korea ― after the president ordered it to sail toward the country. [HuffPost]

IVANKA TRUMP REPORTEDLY WON CHINA TRADEMARKS DAY SHE DINED WITH CHINA’S PRESIDENT After sitting next to him at dinner at Mar-a-Lago. And this graph shows how much that Kellyanne Conway callout has boosted Ivanka Trump’s sales. [HuffPost]

BILL O’REILLY REPORTEDLY ON THE CHOPPING BLOCK Multiple outlets are reporting that the Murdoch family is leaning toward axing O’Reilly. The reports follow a new claim by attorney Lisa Bloom, who said the TV host used to call a black woman “hot chocolate.” [HuffPost]

AARON HERNANDEZ, FORMER PATRIOTS STAR CONVICTED OF MURDER, DIES OF APPARENT SUICIDE He was discovered hanged in his cell. [HuffPost]

PROSECUTORS MOVE TO DISMISS LARGEST NUMBER OF WRONGFUL CONVICTION CASES IN U.S. HISTORY After this rogue state chemist was discovered to have fabricated evidence in over 20,000 cases. [HuffPost]

CALIFORNIA MAN KILLS 3 IN WHAT AUTHORITIES ARE LABELING A HATE CRIME He had shot and killed a security guard the week before. [HuffPost]

CLEVELAND MAN SUSPECTED IN FACEBOOK MURDER VIDEO REPORTEDLY KILLS HIMSELF FOLLOWING POLICE CHASE Steve Stephens was found with a self-inflicted gunshot wound after a two-day national manhunt. [HuffPost]

WHAT’S BREWING

EXAMINING THE IT HAIRCUT It’s a bit more severe than the lob. [HuffPost]

HARRY STYLES OPENS UP ABOUT DATING TAYLOR SWIFT “You’re celebrating the fact it was powerful and made you feel something, rather than ‘This didn’t work out, and that’s bad.’” [HuffPost]

PEOPLE HAVE SPENT 500 MILLION HOURS WATCHING ADAM SANDLER MOVIES ON NETFLIX So. Many. Hours. [HuffPost]

HATS OFF TO THIS BROADWAY STAR Who performed and let the show go on after tearing his ACL. [NYT]

DID ADIDAS HIRE THE UNITED PR TEAM? Because this email congratulating Boston Marathon runners on “surviving” the marathon is unacceptable. [HuffPost]

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