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10 Things You Need to Know for Monday, May 9

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Wildfires sweep across Canada and approach Fort McMurray, Alberta.

Wildfires sweep across Canada and approach Fort McMurray, Alberta.

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Wildfires sweep across Canada and approach Fort McMurray, Alberta.

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1. CRUZ, KASICH PAVE WAY FOR TRUMP

Former Republican nominee hopefuls Ted Cruz and John Kasich both dropped out of the race for president last week after suffering losses in Indiana. Cruz announced that former opponent Carly Fiorina would be his running mate just the week before. Donald Trump is now the sole remaining candidate for the Republican nomination.

2. MASSIVE FIRE SWEEPS ACROSS CANADA

A wildfire spread through Alberta and has been destroying the town of Fort McMurray since last Tuesday. More than 88,000 people have been evacuated, and only 2 were killed in the process. The fire may continue for months and cause billions of dollars of damage.

3. FIRST WEEK OF AP TESTS COMES TO A CLOSE

Last week’s tests included sciences, maths and languages. Students taking the AP Biology exam this Monday should note that the test begins at 8 am, before buses will arrive to the school.

4. NYQUIST WINS KENTUCKY DERBY

The horse has yet to lose in his eight race career, including the Kentucky Derby last Saturday. Nyquist will look to continue his undefeated streak and chase for the Triple Crown at the Preakness Stakes on May 21.

5. MUSICIANS HOLD FINAL PERFORMANCES OF YEAR

The bands and orchestras held their spring concert on Tuesday, which featured two hours of music and awards to outgoing seniors. The choirs held their spring concert on Thursday. The band plays their final performance at graduation.

6. NORTH KOREA HOLDS RARE CONGRESS

The first congress in 36 years included more than 3,400 members of the Workers Party, the sole political party of North Korea. Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un gave a three hour speech on Sunday, announcing a five-year plan to revitalize his country’s struggling economy.

7. CAPTAIN AMERICA PULLS GOOD RATINGS, $182 MILLION

The third installment in Marvel’s “Captain America” films added this weekend’s debut to its global sum and has earned nearly $700 million worldwide. The film’s debut falls in fifth on the all-time opening weekend list, and it’s scored widely positive reviews from critics and fans alike.

8. STUDENTS RUN FOR COUNCILS; ELECTIONS BEGIN MONDAY

The newly-revamped Student Council includes a council representing each class. Prospective council members have been campaigning through the week, with the most dedicated handing out stickers and water bottles. Online voting begins this Monday and runs through the week.

9. REPUBLICANS DIVIDED AS TRUMP EMERGES AS NOMINEE

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan announced that he was “just not ready” to support presumptive nominee Donald Trump. Trump and supporter Sarah Palin have both fired back in recent days, threatening to remove Ryan as the chairman of the Republican convention in July. Trump has come at odds with the party, who want him to display a more unifying tone in hopes of winning the November election.

10. SCIENTISTS DISCOVER THREE EARTH-LIKE PLANETS

The planets are the same size and temperature as Earth, which may allow them to foster life. They are about 40 light years from earth, which is somewhat close in space terms. Not all signs are positive  the planets may have more radiation than Earth and do not spin like Earth does.

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