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Happy first Thursday of May! Today will be much like yesterday, but a few degrees warmer.

Getting ready, Bloomies? Sunday’s forecast looks to be sunny and 72! More like mid- to high- 60s when you’re at the starting line.

Barr is saying ‘thanks, but no thanks,’ to the House Judiciary Committee today. The Attorney General plans to pass on a second day of hearings in front of congressional panels because he and his staff object to the hearing format insisted on by House Democrats. They want their own lawyers to be given time to question Barr after lawmakers do so. A statement from the Department of Justice called the committee’s conditions “unprecedented and unnecessary.”

While the outbreak in southwestern Washington is now over, measles continue to cause problems across the country. People who were seeing the new “Avengers” movie in a theater in Fullerton, California may have been exposed to the disease by a woman who was considered infectious who was in the theater. Meanwhile, an entire cruise ship is in quarantine on the island of St. Lucia because omeone onboard the ship might have the disease. The ship, which is reportedly owned by the Church of Scientology, has been ordered to stay in port and no one is allowed to get off.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is facing a court hearing in the UK today over a request he be extradited to the U.S. for to face conspiracy charges. A federal indictment alleges Assange of conspiring to hack a Pentagon computer. Yesterday, he was sentenced to 50 weeks in UK prison for jumping bail.

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