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1 big thing ... A win for Trump: North Korean bellyflop
2. Bite of the day
N.Y. Times' Jonathan Martin to John King on CNN's "Inside Politics""
Trump is all for the sort of "big stick" part of it. But he's also walking loudly here. So he's not really a Teddy Roosevelt type. He's doing his own thing here with the presidency.
3. Pence lands on Korean Peninsula
"Pence: North Korea 'provocation' shows the risk to military," by AP's Ken Thomas in Seoul: "Pence landed in South Korea at the start of a 10-day trip to Asia ... While Pence was aboard Air Force Two flying over the Bering Sea, a North Korean missile exploded during launch."
During a fellowship meal with military personnel after an Easter service, Pence said: "This morning's provocation from the North is just the latest reminder of the risks each one of you face every day in the defense of the freedom of the people of South Korea and the defense of America in this part of the world."
4. Trending in business: Favoring millennials
"Older Workers Challenge Firms' Aggressive Pursuit of the Young: In one class action against PricewaterhouseCoopers, two men say they were rejected because they lacked the youthful profile possessed by many PwC recruits," by Wall Street Journal's Jacob Gorshman:
"[F]avoritism toward millennials, the suit alleges, violates the federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act, or ADEA."
- The trigger: "[T]he percentage of new hires who are recent college graduates is up by more than 40% from a decade ago."
- A sad stat: "Unemployed workers between 45 and 54 have been unemployed for an average of 10 weeks longer than jobless Americans between 25 and 34."
- The legal backdrop: "[T]he idea that company recruitment efforts aimed at students and recent graduates can be unlawful is a controversial premise that no federal appeals court has ever endorsed."
- Why it matters: "Courts have looked at the question more closely in the aftermath of a recession that saw many seasoned workers lose their jobs and toil to find new ones. Advocates for older Americans say age discrimination in hiring is driven by a common misperception that younger workers are more productive, creative, trainable and cheaper."
5. 1 fun thing: "Elimination Night" on "SNL"
"A Bannon-Kushner Showdown and Spicer as the Easter Bunny on 'Saturday Night Live,'" by N.Y. Times' Dave Itzkoff:
Alec Baldwin returned to play President Trump in the show's cold open, working from the Oval Office with Vice President Mike Pence (played by the cast member Beck Bennett [who also plays Tapper]). ... Trump asked Mr. Pence to read from his list of accomplishments from his first 100 days ... Pence opened a folder, read a single item — "nominated Neil Gorsuch" — and closed the folder. ...
Baldwin lamented, "I'm so sad my presidency is finally coming to an end." Mr. Bennett, as Mr. Pence, corrected him, "No, sir, you still have over 1,300 days left." Mr. Baldwin said: "I don't know. Have you seen my tweets about North Korea? This could all be over by Monday." ...
Baldwin then summoned Mr. Bannon ... (depicted, as is "S.N.L." tradition, as the Grim Reaper), and Mr. Kushner ... (played by Mr. Fallon, who was attired as the real Mr. Kushner was on a recent visit to Iraq) to inform them that only one of them would be allowed to continue working with him. Against dramatic music and lighting that evoked ... "The Apprentice," Mr. Baldwin evaluated the two candidates.
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