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On this day in 1865, actor John Wilkes Booth sneaked into the presidential box at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C. He placed a gun behind the head of Abraham Lincoln and pulled the trigger.

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TV Channel In China Fails With Good News

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The United Nations Secretary-General has called a refugee camp in Syria the deepest circle of hell. Ban Ki-moon spoke after the group that calls itself the Islamic State seized that camp.

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And as the Summit of the Americas gets underway, tensions are high between people who support and those who oppose the Castro government in Cuba. The tension has spilled into the streets, as we learn from NPR's Carrie Kahn in Panama City.

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The online furniture company Wayfair is now one of the most shorted stocks. Our Planet Money team talks to its CEO about what it's like to be running a company when some investors are betting on your fall.

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DON MCLEAN: (Singing) Bye, bye, Miss American Pie.

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Before the next election brings his term to an end, President Obama is working to re-establish ties with Cuba.

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Welcome to the 2016 presidential campaign. Republican Rand Paul officially entered the race Tuesday, and was greeted with a TV ad calling him "wrong and dangerous" on Iran. The money behind the ad is secret.

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