1. A U.S. drone strike has reportedly killed the senior Al Qaeda figure who claimed responsibility for the Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris. 17 people were killed over three days of violence in Paris, including journalists and police. Read more here.
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2. More tornadoes and severe weather are on the way for areas of the country that are still reeling from the storms that spawned 51 tornadoes late Wednesday night. Read more here.
3. Mars, the company that makes sweet favorites like M&Ms, Snickers and Twix has warned against eating too much candy, in support of government recommendations to limit sugar intake. They also plan to clearly label the amount of sugar in their candies in a bold move for a sweets maker. Read more here. (Fortune)
4. Jimmy Kimmel has announced that he will not air a new episode opposite of David Letterman's final broadcast on May 20th. "I have too much respect for Dave to do anything that would distract viewers from watching his final show." Read more here.
5. British Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservative party is victorious in the U.K., winning by a surprising majority in what was initially believed would be a tight race. Cameron went to Buckingham Palace today to speak with the Queen about his plans. Read more about the election here.
6. Doctors have discovered that a man who was cured of Ebola actually still has the virus -- in his eye. Read the shocking story here.
7. Have you ever imagined what your favorite Hollywood star would look like with red hair? No? Well you have to see it anyway! Click here for more.
8. In a world where everyone is constantly looking to multi-task, we rejoice whenever we come across a cool product like this -- a non-toxic fragrance that doubles as a bug spray (and actually smells really good!). Find out more here.