In world news, the United Nations says that at least 500 migrants may have drowned in the Mediterranean last week; and Ecuador’s president tries to help his people after two devastating earthquakes over the past few days.

In national news, the Supreme Court unanimously upholds the map of a congressional district drawn by an independent redistricting commission in Arizona; and the Senate has passed a comprehensive energy bill by a vote of 85-12.

In local news, the New York attorney general opens an investigation into voting irregularities in the state’s presidential primary two days ago; and the MTA fully approves a modified capital plan, which includes funding for Phase 2 of the new Second Avenue Subway.

And finally, Spring Break is finally here at Brooklyn College, which will last from tomorrow until Saturday, April 30.

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