Top US News: ‘Deadpool’ Passes $700M, John Boehner Endorses John Kasich, Scott Kelly To Leave NASA After 340-Day Stay In Space, & More

Top US News: ‘Deadpool’ Passes $700M, John Boehner Endorses John Kasich, Scott Kelly To Leave NASA After 340-Day Stay In Space, & More
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At least 4 dead as storms strike Louisiana, Mississippi


Powerful storms moving through Louisiana and Mississippi have killed several people, Reuters reports. The severe weather also caused flooding across the lower Mississippi valley. The flooding in Louisiana was declared a major disaster by President Barack Obama. Three people were killed in Louisiana, as well as one in Oklahoma, due to heavy rains that reached two feet.

John Boehner endorses John Kasich

On Tuesday, former speaker of the House John Boehner endorsed Governor John Kasich in Ohio’s Republican primary, the New York Times reports. In his speech, Boehner said that he voted for Kasich based on their years of friendship, including the years they were in Congress. However, Boehner did not mention Republican front runner Donald Trump in his speech.

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After 340 days in space, Scott Kelly will leave NASA

Astronaut Scott Kelly, who returned after spending 340 days aboard the International Space Station, said that he will be leaving NASA at the end of the month, reports. He added that he will be involved in an ongoing research about long-duration spaceflight. His plans after he leaves NASA are not known yet, but he said, “I’ll never be done with space.”

Breitbart reporter, editor resign over alleged assault by Trump’s campaign manager

Reporter Michelle Fields and editor Ben Shapiro, of Breitbart News, announced they will step down from their respective positions over the site’s response to an alleged assault on the reporter by the campaign manager of Republican front runner Donald Trump, Corey Lewandowski, FOX News reports. Fields and Shapiro confirmed their announcements on social media.

Maryland police officer killed in shooting outside police station

Jacai Colson, of the Prince George’s County police force, was killed in a shooting incident outside a police station in a Maryland suburb of Washington, the New York Times reports. Two suspects in connection with the shooting have been taken into custody by the police.

Deadpool crosses $700 million in gross sales

Deadpool currently stands at a whopping $708 million in its gross sales. With this, it comes closer to the highest gross for an R-rated movie, a record of $724 million set by The Matrix Reloaded in 2003. The Ryan Reynolds-starrer also surged past Iron Man for gross domestic sales this weekend, Inquisitr reports.

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