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Business: Musk nearing $1.4B windfall as Tesla achieves milestones

Source: Bloomberg

Only six remaining milestones stand between Tesla Inc.’s Elon Musk and an estimated $1.4 billion windfall for the carmaker’s billionaire...

Nation: New Orleans begins removing Confederate monuments

Source: USA Today

NEW ORLEANS — New Orleans began the process of taking down Confederate statutes early Monday with the removal of the monument to the Battle of...

World: Newcomer Macron closer to French presidency

Source: BBC News

Centrist Emmanuel Macron has gone through to the second round of the French election, where he will face far-right leader Marine Le Pen.

Out of the ordinary: Woman, 63, rescued after trying to rappel to her apartment window

Source: UPI

April 21 (UPI) -- A 63-year-old woman in China needed to be rescued by firefighters when locking herself out of her apartment led to an ill-fated...

Business: Dow Chemical urges Trump Administration to kill risk study

Source: The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Dow Chemical is pushing a Trump administration that's open to scrapping regulations to ignore the findings of federal scientists...

Nation: Convicted murderer put to death in Arkansas; first execution since 2005

Source: USA Today

Convicted murderer Ledell Lee was put to death after a flurry of last-minute court rulings Thursday that had left the latest of eight planned...

World: Paris gunman was on police terror radar

Source: BBC News

The gunman who shot dead a policeman in Paris on Thursday has been identified from papers left in his car, but French officials are yet to release...

Out of the ordinary: After three weeks, French artist succeeds in hatching eggs

Source: Reuters

PARIS (Reuters) - French artist Abraham Poincheval, who famously spent a week inside a rock and two weeks inside a bear sculpture, has succeeded in...

Business: General Motors says it's stopped business in Venezuela

Source: The Associated Press

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- General Motors announced Thursday amid Venezuela's ongoing protests that it was no longer doing business in the country...

Nation: Police chief says Fresno killings a hate crime

Source: CNN

(CNN) A man fatally shot three people in less than two minutes in what police in Fresno, California, are calling a hate crime.