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Inside Daily Brief (Apr 15th, 2019)

1. A major fire destroyed much of the Notre-Dame Cathedral on Monday. The spire and the whole roof collapsed during the fire, forcing firefighters to evacuate buildings near the cathedral in Paris. The fire has been linked to renovation work at the cathedral, which was surrounded with scaffolding. "Like all our compatriots, I am sad this evening to see this part of all of us burn," President Emmanuel Macron tweeted. Built in the 12th century, the cathedral attracts millions of visitors a year. – REUTERS

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2. The Attorney General's office will release a redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on the Russia investigation on Thursday morning. According to a four-page summary released by Attorney General William Barr, Mueller's team did not find sufficient evidence to establish that Trump’s campaign colluded with Russian operatives or that Trump committed obstruction of justice. The Democratic leadership in the House has made arrangements to subpoena the full report without redactions. – CNBC

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3. Ecuador's President Lenin Moreno said that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was spying while holed up in the country's embassy in London. "We cannot allow our house, the house that opened its doors, to become a center for spying," Moreno told The Guardian. He said the British government offered written guarantees to Ecuador that Assange won't be extradited to any country where he could suffer "torture, ill-treatment or the death penalty." Assange was arrested by British police last week after spending seven years in the embassy to avoid being extradited to Sweden, where he was investigated for sexual assault. – THE GUARDIAN

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4. Vermont Senator and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is teaming up with Fox News to hold a town hall meeting in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, a state President Trump won by less than 1 percent. "When I go on Fox, what I will say is: Look, many of you voted for Donald Trump, but he lied to you," Sanders recently told the Huffington Post. In an opinion piece for Fox News, Sanders said that income inequality has increased under Trump and that the tax reform has mainly benefitted large corporations. Fox News will broadcast the event at 6:30 p.m. EDT. – FOX

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5. President Trump suggested that to overcome negative publicity Boeing should install some "additional great features" on the Boeing 737 Max and rebrand the plane. "What the hell do I know about branding, maybe nothing (but I did become President!)" Trump tweeted. Airlines across the world have grounded the jet after it was involved in two deadly crashes. – VOX

6. Hollywood actress Lori Loughlin and her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, have pled not guilty to charges related to the college admissions scandal. Prosecutors say the couple paid $500,000 in bribes to get their daughters admitted to  the University of Southern California. They are part of the 50 people charged in the investigation. – PEOPLE

7. In a bit to compensate for falling revenue in the first quarter, Morgan Sachs has reduced the amount of money it sets aside for its employees by 20 percent. The bank made $8.81 billion in revenue in the first three months of 2019, 13 percent less than in the same period last year. – CNBC

8. The number of measles cases reported worldwide tripled in the first three months of 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday. The agency estimates that only one in ten cases gets reported. The heads of WHO and UNICEF said that "the proliferation of confusing and contradictory information" about vaccines is partly to blame for the outbreak. – BBC

9. The South Florida Sun-Sentinel won the Pulitzer Prize for public service for its coverage of the Parkland massacre. Staff at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette won in the breaking news category "for immersive, compassionate coverage of the massacre at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue." – AXIOS

10. Lawrence Cherono won the Boston Marathon in 2 hours, 7 minutes 57 seconds. He beat two-time Boston Marathon champion Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia by two seconds in the closest finish in the man's race since 1988. Ethiopia's Worknesh Degefa won the women's race in 2:23:31. – AP

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Written and curated by Eduardo Garcia in New York. Eduardo is a former foreign correspondent who spent 10 years in Latin America. He has reported on topics such as economics, political unrest, commodities and the environment. He writes regularly for the New York Times Climate Fwd: newsletter.

Editing team: Kim Lyons (Pittsburgh-based journalist and managing editor at Inside); Susmita Baral (senior editor at Inside, who runs the biggest mac and cheese account on Instagram); and David Stegon (senior editor at Inside, whose reporting experience includes cryptocurrency and technology).

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