April 25, 2019: What to Know 

BINGO BARNES
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  • Former Vice President Joe Biden announced this morning that he will seek the presidency next year, becoming one of the early front-runners in a race already packed with 19 other Democratic candidates. The New York Times reports that the Democratic Party has grown increasingly progressive and diverse since Biden, now 76, first ran for the U.S. Senate in 1972.

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    • Spc. Michael Orsario
    The U.S. Department of Defense has confirmed that 20-year-old Specialist Michael Osorio, of Horseshoe Bend, died April 23 following a noncombat-related incident in Iraq. Osorio had been deployed to Iraq in February of this year as part of Operation Inherent Resolve. He was an intelligence analyst and was part of an armored combat team stationed out of Fort Carson, Colorado. ABC News says the incident is under investigation and the Army did not provide any details regarding the incident. Osorio joined the Army in July, 2017.
  • Broadway is mourning the loss of Tony-winning playwright Mark Medoff, who died April 23 at the age of 79. Medoff wrote 30 plays, but is best known for his groundbreaking Children of a Lesser God, a love story between a young deaf woman and her speech teacher. The play was later made into a 1986 film starring Oscar-winners William Hurt and Marlee Matlin.
  • True, we're in the throes of spring, but tonight is one of the biggest nights in pro football: the NFL Draft. Oklahoma Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Kyler Murray is expected to be picked early in the evening. One Idahoan expected to be in the mix is Porter Gustin, who went to high school in Emmett and was a star linebacker at the University of Southern California.

  • If you're a regular viewer of Jeopardy, you may already know that James Holzhauer has now won more than $1 million in just 15 games, putting him second on the all-time earnings list.
  • Marvel fans have been eagerly awaiting this day—it's time for Avengers: Endgame to hit the big screen in cinemas all over the world. But Variety reports that a pirated copy of the film is already circulating online. Studio executives think the video-cammed copy of the movie was recorded in a Chinese movie theater. They said the quality is "particularly bad."
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