Peter Liang Sentenced. A judge ruled that Peter Liang, the former New York Police Department officer convicted of manslaughter for fatally shooting 28-year-old Akai Gurley in the stairwell of a housing project in 2014, will not be serving jail time. Liang will serve five years of probation and 800 hours of community service after Judge Danny Chun reduced Liang’s second-degree manslaughter charge to criminally negligent homicide. (Chris Fuchs, NBC News)
Bipartisan Energy Bill. The Senate revived a comprehensive energy reform bill that, if passed later this week, will be the first of its kind in nearly a decade. The bipartisan measure aims to upgrade the nation’s aging infrastructure and increase energy efficiency in federal buildings, among other things. (Catherine Traywick, Bloomberg)
Taliban Militants Strike Kabul. At least 28 people were killed and more than 300 were wounded in a suicide bombing in Afghanistan's capital, authorities said. The attack targeted the headquarters of an elite military unit, according to an Afghan interior ministry spokesman. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack. (The Guardian)
Tomorrow in One Paragraph. Hillary Clinton and Ted Cruz will be campaigning in Pennsylvania, and Donald Trump will be in Maryland and Indiana. President Obama will arrive in Saudi Arabia to meet with King Salman and other policy makers.
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The Trump Shake-Up. To maintain his lead, Donald Trump is revamping his campaign strategy in two ways: transferring power among his campaign managers and aiming to woo as many delegates as possible before the Republican convention. (Tina Ngyuen, Vanity Fair)
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