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Editor Notes

Contact the National Desk at national@lakana.com.

Aaron T. Rose is lead News and Content editor:
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National News Promotables

Special Keywords

News and Content: Wednesday's promotables; News preview

 

Check out the LAKANA News and Content page to find the current National News Top Story, National News Headlines, Daily Promotable Features and vertical content, as well as media galleries and interactives.

 

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WEDNESDAY'S PROMOTABLE FEATURES:

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Daily Quiz: Word Geek's word quiz II

ON-AIR TEASE: CAN YOU KEEP UP WITH THE GEEK'S MAD WORD SKILLS?

HTML code for quiz:

<iframe id="quizWidget-205575" width="100%" height="700px" frameborder="0" border="none" src="https://www.qzzr.com/widget/quiz/fi9xdWl6emVzLzIwNTU3NQ">

<script src="//dcc4iyjchzom0.cloudfront.net/widget/loader.js" async></script>

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Birthday Quiz: You talkin' to him?

ON-AIR TEASE: MIND YOUR MANNERS AT TODAY'S PARTY.

HTML code for quiz:

<iframe id="quizWidget-209930" width="100%" height="700px" frameborder="0" border="none" src="https://www.boombox.com/widget/quiz/fi9xdWl6emVzLzIwOTkzMA">

<script src="//dcc4iyjchzom0.cloudfront.net/widget/loader.js" async></script>

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History Quiz: Communications everywhere

ON-AIR TEASE: WHAT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY? TAKE THE QUIZ!

HTML code for quiz:

<iframe id="quizWidget-209931" width="100%" height="700px" frameborder="0" border="none" src="https://www.boombox.com/widget/quiz/fi9xdWl6emVzLzIwOTkzMQ">

<script src="//dcc4iyjchzom0.cloudfront.net/widget/loader.js" async></script>

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Celeb Slideshow: Can you guess the celebrity tattoo?

ON-AIR TEASE: WE'VE ALL SEEN CELEBRITIES WHO FLASH THEIR TATTOOS, BUT HOW CLOSELY WERE YOU PAYING ATTENTION TO THEIR CELEB INK? CAN YOU GUESS WHICH CELEBRITY BELONGS TO WHICH TATTOO? WITH WEDNESDAY LAUNCHING NATIONAL TATTOO WEEK, HEAD TO _____ DOT COM TO TEST YOUR SKILLS.

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Daily List: 20 ultimate travel destinations

ON-AIR TEASE: IF YOU REMAIN UNDECIDED ON YOUR NEXT TRAVEL DESTINATION, LONELY PLANET HAS SOME SUGGESTIONS. THE TRAVEL GUIDE BOOK PUBLISHER HAS SELECTED ITS CHOICES FOR THE FIVE-HUNDRED ULTIMATE TOURISM ATTRACTIONS. VISIT ____ DOT COM FOR A LOOK AT WHICH TWENTY DESTINATIONS TOPPED THE LIST.

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On This Day: April 25

ON-AIR TEASE: THE GUILLOTINE IS FIRST USED, AMERICAN AND SOVIET TROOPS CUT NAZI GERMANY IN TWO, A U-S NAVY SUBMARINE COMPLETES THE FIRST SUBMERGED CIRCUMNAVIGATION OF THE GLOBE, AND THE HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE IS LAUNCHED, ALL ON THIS DAY.

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LOOK AHEAD APRIL 25:

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Sean Spicer launches Melania Trump installation at Madame Tussauds in New York.

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Denim Day, encouraging people to wear denim to raise awareness and educate the public about rape and sexual assault.

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Meghan Markle's final episode of 'Suits' airs on USA Network.

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“The Handmaid's Tale” season two becomes available on Hulu.

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Facebook and Twitter report Q1 earnings.

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Midday Talkers: April 24,  2018

NOTE: If you make copies of content, please remember that you will not get the updated version(s) if that content updates.

Also please note the difference between odd news and talkers:

  • Odd news includes stories that may be weird, strange or bizarre. (E.g. Man named Bacon arrested in sausage dispute.)
  • Talkers include stories that may be trending or causing buzz, but may not be strange. Talkers also may contain sensitive topics that may be inappropriate under odd news. (E.g. Dad punishes son by making him carry rock for miles.)

TODAY'S TALKERS:

Uber faces new threat in Mexico

Uber CEO on diversity report: We need to improve 'across the board'

Can wine help save Greece's Santorini from too much tourism?

Family of Avicii grateful for 'loving words' about late musician

Former US rugby captain turns to WWE

Amy Schumer explains how 'I Feel Pretty' led to love

Spotify revamps app for non-paying users

Monkey does not own selfie copyright, appeals court rules

'Re-gifted' kidney giving new life to 70-year-old woman

Video shows guide dog being very sneaky pupper

TODAY'S MUST-SEE VIDEOS:

Grandmother of suspected Waffle House shooter talks

President Trump brushes 'dandruff' off President Macron's suit

TODAY'S MEDIA GALLERIES:

Vehicles used as weapons of terror (update)

7:30 a.m., News and Content: April 24, 2018

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NATIONAL NEWS PROMOTABLES

Check out the LAKANA News and Content page to find the current National News Top Story, National News Headlines, Daily Promotable Features and vertical content, as well as media galleries and interactives.

The preview URLs provided in this content note do not point to your local site, but to our LAKANA preview servers. Please do NOT post these links on your site or on social media. Locate the promotable in your system using the title provided and then search out the URL for your site.

NOTE: We recommend you populate our content dynamically. If you choose to copy content into your local folder, you will not get the updated version(s) if that content updates.

 

TUESDAY'S PROMOTABLE FEATURES:

Daily Quiz: Word Geek's word quiz I

ON-AIR TEASE: EXPAND YOUR VOCABULARY WITH THE WORD GEEK THIS WEEK!

HTML code for quiz:

<iframe id="quizWidget-205576" width="100%" height="700px" frameborder="0" border="none" src="https://www.qzzr.com/widget/quiz/fi9xdWl6emVzLzIwNTU3Ng">

<script src="//dcc4iyjchzom0.cloudfront.net/widget/loader.js" async></script>

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Birthday Quiz: Babs' big bash

ON-AIR TEASE: ONE OF OUR GREATEST SONGBIRDS CELEBRATES TODAY.

HTML code for quiz:

<iframe id="quizWidget-209929" width="100%" height="700px" frameborder="0" border="none" src="https://www.boombox.com/widget/quiz/fi9xdWl6emVzLzIwOTkyOQ">

<script src="//dcc4iyjchzom0.cloudfront.net/widget/loader.js" async></script>

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History Quiz: Read all about it

ON-AIR TEASE: WHAT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY? TAKE THE QUIZ!

HTML code for quiz:

<iframe id="quizWidget-209932" width="100%" height="700px" frameborder="0" border="none" src="https://www.boombox.com/widget/quiz/fi9xdWl6emVzLzIwOTkzMg">

<script src="//dcc4iyjchzom0.cloudfront.net/widget/loader.js" async></script>

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Celeb Slideshow: Secret celebrity weddings

ON-AIR TEASE: WHILE SOME CELEBRITIES GO ALL OUT OF THEIR WEDDINGS, OTHERS SLIP AWAY TO TIE THE KNOW IN A MORE PRIVATE SETTING. JOIN US AT _____ DOT COM FOR A LOOK AT JUST SOME OF THE CELEBRITY WEDDINGS THAT TOOK PLACE IN SECRET.  

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Daily List: States with the lowest vaccination rates

ON-AIR TEASE: THIS WEEK MARKS WORLD IMMUNIZATION MONTH, AIMED AT HIGHLIGHTING GAINS IN IMMUNIZATION COVERAGE AND PUSHING COUNTRIES TO MEET GLOBAL VACCINATION TARGETS. WITH THAT IN MIND, VISIT ___ DOT COM FOR A LOOK AT WHICH U-S STATES HAVE THE LOWEST VACCINATION RATES.

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On This Day: April 24

ON-AIR TEASE: THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS IS ESTABLISHED, SPACEFLIGHT CLAIMS ITS FIRST HUMAN CASUALTY, THE UNABOMBER KILLS HIS LAST VICTIM, AND SOUTH KOREA CLONES A PUPPY, ALL ON THIS DAY.

LIVESTREAMS:

8:15 a.m. ET: Canadian PM Trudeau speaks at news conference on van strike

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks at a news conference as investigators piece together information about the man accused of driving a van into multiple pedestrians in Toronto, killing 10 people.

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9 a.m. ET: President Trump, first lady welcome President Macron, wife

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania participate in the arrival ceremony of French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife, Brigitte.

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11:45 a.m. ET: Trump, Macron hold joint news conference

President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron participate in a joint news conference.

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7 p.m. ET: Trumps host Macrons for state dinner

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania participate in the arrival of French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte to the state dinner.

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TODAY'S TOP STORIES:

Macron faces uphill struggle to save Iran deal

Supreme Court hears from all corners ahead of travel ban case

Waffle House shooting suspect asks for lawyer as he's arrested

Motive still unknown after 10 killed when driver rams pedestrians in Toronto

Suspect in Toronto van carnage due in court

Witnesses recount horror as van plowed into Toronto pedestrians

Video appears to show man pointing object at Toronto officer

Supreme Court looks at Texas district maps

Voters head to the polls in Arizona special election

Libby lawyer: Trump got 'a thrill' from pardoning Scooter Libby

Disparities in how black, white men die in gun violence, state by state

TODAY'S TALKERS:

How much exercise your kid needs

No touchdown at Kentucky Derby for Gronkowski...the horse

Facebook to reveal rules for removing controversial posts

Caffeine in pregnancy linked to childhood weight gain in new study

YouTube took down more than 8 million videos in 3 months

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson is now a dad of 3 girls

Vegetarian company wants to disrupt China's pork industry

Artificial sweeteners: Where do we stand?

TODAY'S VIDEOS:

Pompeo one step closer to vote

Can a monkey sue over a selfie?

Witness describes carnage in Toronto

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

TOP NEWS STORIES
Accused Toronto van driver appears to praise US mass killer
Motive still unknown after 10 killed when driver rams pedestrians in Toronto
Suspect in Toronto van carnage due in court
Witnesses recount horror as van plowed into Toronto pedestrians
Video appears to show man pointing object at Toronto officer
Waffle House shooting suspect asks for lawyer as he's arrested
Macron faces uphill struggle to save Iran deal
Supreme Court hears from all corners ahead of travel ban case 
Voters head to the polls in Arizona special election
Disparities in how black, white men die in gun violence, state by state 

SPORTS POSSIBILITIES
Romney heckles Russell Westbrook at NBA playoffs
Seattle Seahawks' coach says team open to signing Colin Kaepernick
Boston Red Sox, Nationals only teams on track to pay luxury tax
Horse named after Rob Gronkowski will not run in Kentucky Derby

SLIDESHOW POSSIBILITIES
Macron visit 
Update: Vehicles used as weapons of terror
Update: Cosby trial 
Update: Prince 

CLICKER POSSIBILITIES
Texas man sentenced to 50 years for $1.2M theft of fajitas
Dream job: Harley-Davidson paid interns get a motorcycle too
Admiring teen's courage, Dwayne Johnson declines prom invite 
Elderly man calls police for ride to visit wife in hospital
Airline passenger fined after keeping free airline apple
Dad helps son remove loose tooth with crossbow 
Man bit by shark after surviving bear, rattlesnake attacks
Movie theater bans patrons from wearing pajamas, onesies 
Jeopardy contestant says he'd spend winnings on lifetime supply of Taco Bell
Court file: Man hit people with his car to get out of work
Firefighter catches baby girl tossed from second-floor balcony

APRIL 24, 2018

8:15 a.m. ET: Canadian PM Trudeau speaks at news conference on van strike -- OVER

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks at a news conference as investigators piece together information about the man accused of driving a van into multiple pedestrians in Toronto, killing 10 people.

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9 a.m. ET: President Trump, first lady welcome President Macron, wife -- OVER

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania participate in the arrival ceremony of French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife, Brigitte.

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11:45 a.m. ET: Trump, Macron hold joint news conference -- OVER

President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron participate in a joint news conference.

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7 p.m. ET: Trumps host Macrons for state dinner -- OVER

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania participate in the arrival of French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte to the state dinner.

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Editor Notes

Contact the National Desk at national@lakana.com

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Special Keywords

Winter Olympics 2018 

The Olympics are officially underway in PyeongChang and will run through the closing ceremony on Sunday, Feb. 25.

Reminder that all Olympic content will be published not only with the Olympics publishing category, but also with the keyword #olympics2018 attached.

Event schedule (all times CT):

Friday, Feb. 23:

Cross-country skiing, men's 50km mass start classic (11 p.m.-2:05 a.m.)
USA not expected to medal

Snowboard, women/men's parallel giant slalom finals (11:30-11:45 p.m.)
U.S. did not have any entrants in women's event and the only two competitors in men's event did not qualify for the final.


Saturday, Feb. 24:

Curling, men's gold medal (12:35-3:55 a.m.)
USA vs. Sweden

Speed skating, women/men's mass start (5-7:40 a.m.)
Heather Bergsma (USA) won bronze at 2017 worlds and Joey Mantia is current world champion for the men. Mia Manganello and Brian Hansen also competing for U.S.

Curling, women's bronze medal (5:05-8 a.m.)
Great Britain vs. Japan

Men's hockey bronze medal game (6:10-9 a.m.)
Czech Republic vs. Canada

Curling, women's gold medal match (6:05-9:25 p.m.)
Sweden vs. South Korea

Bobsleigh, 4-man heat 3 & 4 (6:30-9:30 p.m.)
U.S. teams are in ninth, 20th and 21st position after first two heats, so most likely out of medal contention.

Figure skating gala exhibition (6:30-9 p.m.)

Men's hockey gold medal game (10:10 p.m.-1 a.m.)
OAR vs. Germany

Sunday, Feb. 25:

Cross-country skiing, women's 30km mass start classic (12:15-2:20 a.m.)
USA not expected to medal, more likely Norway sweep

Closing ceremony (5-7 a.m.)

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