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

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kerry brussels © Provided by The Huffington Post kerry brussels TOP STORIESAMERICANS 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 SHANDLINGConan 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]

WHAT’S BREWINGNATE 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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