UNDERSTANDING THE PANAMA PAPERS "The data provides rare insights into a world that can only exist in the shadows. It proves how a global industry led by major banks, legal firms, and asset management companies secretly manages the estates of the world’s rich and famous: from politicians, Fifa officials, fraudsters and drug smugglers, to celebrities and professional athletes." Here's everything you need to know, as well as why Vladimir Putin and the prime minister of Iceland are implicated. [Suddeutsche Zeitung]
ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER AIRLINE MERGER Alaska Air is buying Virgin America for $2.6 billion. [Reuters]
TWO DEAD, 35 INJURED IN AMTRAK DERAILMENT An Amtrack train south of Philadelphia derailed after hitting a backhoe Sunday. [Reuters]
'INVESTIGATORS HONE IN ON SCOPE OF TERROR NETWORKS' "At least 22 radical Islamists from Europe linked to the terror network behind the Brussels and Paris attacks are suspected to be still at large, putting security services on high alert as they rush to prevent the Islamic State from striking again in the region." And here's a look at how they infiltrated Europe. [WSJ | Paywall]
YOU WOULD THINK THE SURVIVORS OF THE BOKO HARAM RAPE CAMPS WOULD BE WELCOMED BACK The truth is a bit more complex than that. [WaPo]
LET'S CONSIDER THE HYPOTHETICAL What if Donald Trump doesn't actually want to win the nomination? [Howard Fineman, Jason Linkins and Lauren Weber]
ELITE FORCES ARE USING WEAPONS WITH 'FAULTY SIGHTS' "U.S. Special Operations forces are using rifle sights that are supposed to help shooters accurately hit their targets but instead have a defect, acknowledged by the manufacturer, that potentially endangers the lives of service members in combat, according to court records and military officials." [WaPo]
UNC'S PLAN TO WIN A NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP TONIGHT Two post players are their key to cutting down the nets. [ESPN]
WHEN YOU GIVE THE FEDS STUFF FOR THEIR FRAUD CASE With your own Instas. [The Guardian]
THE COUNTRY THE WORLD IS AFTER "Thirty per cent of all shipping in the world passes this point on the north-east edge of Africa, where the water narrows to a few kilometres opposite Yemen. A former French colony that became independent only in 1977, Djibouti sits at the southern entrance to the Red Sea, en route to the Suez Canal." [Financial Times]
HOW THE SUPERHERO PHYSIQUE HAS CHANGED From Michael Keaton to Ben Affleck. [The Atlantic]
IMAGINE YOU'RE SO EXCITED FOR SPRING BREAK And then the beach you were on is blue -- because of all the jellyfish washed ashore. [HuffPost]
WHY YOU AREN'T GETTING THE PROMOTION YOU WANT How to make that money rain. [HuffPost]
CIVIL ASSET FORFEITURE JUST GOT HARDER IN FLORIDA "Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) on Friday signed a bill into law enacting major reforms of a practice that has allowed police to permanently seize people’s property without a conviction or even charging the owner with a crime." [HuffPost]
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BEFORE YOU GO
~ Donald Trump reportedly has major dirt on Fox News.
~ Surprise, surprise: Between Zika and infrastructure issues, the tickets to the 2016 Rio Olympics are not selling.
~ Refugees in Greece are starting to be deported to Turkey.
~ Retired U.S. soccer star Amy Wambach was charged with a DUI this weekend.
~ How to make the soda tax appealing.
~ You can blame your commute for your waistline.
~ Drew Barrymore and her husband Will Kopelman are calling it quits after four years of marriage.
~ Ever wonder what a dust devil on Mars looks like?
~ A fungal disease responsible for the death of over 6 million bats in the U.S. is spreading.
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