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5 things to know for April 24: Sri Lanka, politics, UN, malaria vaccine, sitting

• President Trump says he doesn't want his current or past AIDS to tell democratically-controlled Congress Committees after the release of Mueller -rapporten. He says it's not necessary; Democrats say the White House is stonewalling. CNN's Stephen Collinson calls the president's refusal to cooperate with an assault on accountability.• The Ministry of Finance missed yesterday's last day to reverse Trump's return. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says his department will make a final decision on the issue by May 6.• Joe Biden is expected tomorrow to officially join other Democrats in charge of the president. He shuts off his bid with an online video and since Monday's first campaign rally in Pittsburgh.• Can you have a White House correspondent association's dinner without the White House? We're about to find out. The president skips it for the third straight year (no surprise there), but he's also ordered administrative officials not to attend the Saturday night's gala. Trump will be holding a rally in Wisconsin instead.• In Iowa, the state legislature's longest serving republic said he joined the Democratic Party because he thinks Trump is "a bad example for the nation and especially for our children". [1 9659003] 3. United Nations The UN Security Council yesterday responded to a resolution on sexual violence, but not without any controversy. The language of action, which speaks against rape used as a weapon of war, was changed due to pressure from the United States. References to "sexual and reproductive health" and "health services" were removed, a…

• President Trump says he doesn’t want his current or past AIDS to tell democratically-controlled Congress Committees after the release of Mueller -rapporten. He says it’s not necessary; Democrats say the White House is stonewalling. CNN’s Stephen Collinson calls the president’s refusal to cooperate with an assault on accountability.

• The Ministry of Finance missed yesterday’s last day to reverse Trump’s return. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says his department will make a final decision on the issue by May 6.

• Joe Biden is expected tomorrow to officially join other Democrats in charge of the president. He shuts off his bid with an online video and since Monday’s first campaign rally in Pittsburgh.

• Can you have a White House correspondent association’s dinner without the White House? We’re about to find out. The president skips it for the third straight year (no surprise there), but he’s also ordered administrative officials not to attend the Saturday night’s gala. Trump will be holding a rally in Wisconsin instead.

• In Iowa, the state legislature’s longest serving republic said he joined the Democratic Party because he thinks Trump is “a bad example for the nation and especially for our children“. [1

9659003] 3. United Nations

The UN Security Council yesterday responded to a resolution on sexual violence, but not without any controversy. The language of action, which speaks against rape used as a weapon of war, was changed due to pressure from the United States. References to “sexual and reproductive health” and “health services” were removed, a CNN review of early and final drafts revealed. One source said that the changes were made to satisfy the Trump administration, which has taken steps to avoid supporting efforts and organizations providing abortion services to women, including victims of rape.

4th Malaria vaccine

Children in three African countries will receive the world’s first malaria vaccine. About 360,000 children will receive the vaccine, said the World Health Organization. Children younger than 2 are already vaccinated in Malawi, while Kenya and Ghana are starting to use the vaccine in the next few weeks. The vaccine offers partial protection against the disease, killing about 435,000 people each year. WHO said that clinical trials showed that the vaccine prevented about 4 out of 10 malaria cases.

5th Sitting

You may be reading this newsletter while sitting in front of a computer screen. While we appreciate it, it also highlights a growing problem. We spend more and more time sitting and staring at computers during our time and it damages our health. The use of leisure products jumped between 4.8% and 38% for different age groups between 2001 and 2016, says a new study. The amount of time we spent in front of the TV was stable during this time, so it means that computers should blame for increased seating time. The more sedentary we are, the greater the risk of developing conditions such as diabetes, obesity, cancer and heart disease.

BREAKFAST BROWSE

The $ 768.4 million man

Manuel Franco is getting a lot of friends. The 24-year-old Wisconsin man won the third largest lottery in US history.

Battle royale

The video game Fortnite and Avengers (here is a spoiler-free “Endgame” review, BTW) mounted for a crossover event for the ages.

Power of a pro

Watch out Ken Jennings. Professional sports player James Holzhauer, who only won more than $ 1 million on “Jeopardy”, comes for your record.

You go, girl

Meet Sara. She is 10 years old and was born without hands. She also won a national writing competition.

BFFs

Who is the best friend of this 4-year-old boy? The caretaker who cleans his hospital room.

On the toilet

Who is up for a trip to Japan’s newest museum, which is dedicated to everything … poop?

DAYS QUOTE

“One of the wonderful things about shareholder democracy in our country is that we have meetings like this.”

Wells Fargo interim CEO Allen Parker who kicked angry shareholders out of a sudden shareholder meeting after their repeated outburst

TODAY’S WEATHER

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Taco Time

Welcome to Taco Tuesday! What is it? It’s not Tuesday? (Bummer.) Oh yes, check out these kids, try tacos from all over the world anyway. (Click to view.)

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