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April 15, 2019

TRUMP CAMPAIGN TO REPORT $30 MILLION HAUL IN 1ST QUARTER

(AP) – U.S. President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign raised more than $30 million in the first quarter of 2019, his campaign said on Sunday, far outpacing the total raised by individual Democratic candidates during that period.

Trump’s first-quarter haul, leaving his 2020 re-election effort with $40.8 million in cash, showed Republican donors were willing to invest in him as he girds for what is likely to be a difficult bid for a second term.

Senators Bernie Sanders and Kamala Harris have led the field of Democratic contenders in fundraising so far in 2019, raising $18.2 million and $12 million respectively in the first quarter. Sanders’ campaign said it received an average donation of $20 during the first quarter.

Tiger Woods Wins Masters to End 11-Year Major Drought

(Reuters) – Tiger Woods won the Masters on Sunday, capturing his fifth green jacket and 15th major title — his first in more than a decade — in one of the most stunning turnarounds in sports history.

A gritty two-under 70 clinched a one-shot victory over Dustin Johnson, Brooks Keopka and Xander Schauffele earning the 43-year-old a 15th major title that many thought would never come and instantly renewed talk of a run at Jack Nicklaus’s record of 18.

It was the first major title since 2008 for Woods, once golf’s most dominant figure until a high-profile sex scandal, divorce and multiple injuries led to a very public fall from grace. There were occasional doubts about whether he’d even continue to play professionally, let alone win another title at one of the most iconic events in world sports.

Pot Sales Expected to Double on ‘Stoners’ Fourth of July:’ 4/20

(Bloomberg) – Cannabis retailers should prepare themselves for a minimum doubling of sales on April 20, the stoner’s Fourth of July, according to new data.

The origins of 4/20 are obscure, but the most common story is about a group of 1970s high-school students who’d meet outside their school at 4:20 p.m. to search for a legendary abandoned marijuana crop (which, needless to say, they never found). Whatever its source, 4/20 has become the busiest cannabis sales day of the year, according to data provider Headset Inc.

Police Dept. Faces Backlash for American Flag Graphic

The Laguna Beach Police Department is facing backlash for painting a portion of its fleet of 11 squad cars with American flag graphics and is now reconsidering the decision, the Los Angeles Times reports.

The city council will take up the issue in its April 16 meeting.

“We have such an amazing community of artists here, and I thought the aesthetic didn’t really represent our community,” artist Carrie Woodburn said during a March hearing. “It feels very aggressive.”

‘Trivago Guy’ Busted Passed Out in Moving Car

Trivago pitchman Timothy Williams was arrested for allegedly driving while intoxicated, CNN reports.

Police say Williams, 52, was found passed out at the wheel of a car with his foot on the brake in moving traffic in Houston on Wednesday at around 3:15 p.m. CT.

The Houston native reportedly failed a field sobriety test and was charged with driving while intoxicated. He was released on bond and is set to appear in court April 17.

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