News on the go: April 29, 2014

Taylor Williams

Arkansas residents piled into underground shelters Sunday night during a powerful storm that killed at least 14 people. Little Rock suburbs were destroyed after a tornado carved an 80-mile path, flattening rows of homes and steamrolling a new school. (Read full story here)

Nearly 700 people, along with the Muslim Brotherhood’s spiritual leader were sentenced to death Monday for their participation in last year’s post-coup violence, the mass trial intended to send a message from Egypt’s leadership that opposition will not be tolerated.

U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm was charged Monday with evading taxes by hiding $1 million in sales and wages at his Manhattan restaurant. Grimm surrendered to FBI agents following a two-year investigation. (Read full story here)

The Obama administration is taking steps to measure the magnitude of sexual assaults in college campuses. A White House task force will release a report Tuesday that recommends schools identify “trained, confidential victim’s advocates” and conduct surveys to better estimate the frequency of campus assaults.

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