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Joe Biden has pulled off the flex he needed vs. the huge Democratic field, but it's clear the major questions plaguing his campaign are going nowhere.
Why it matters: The Democratic field has multiple campaigns with track records of raising huge sums online, so Biden needed a hot start.
Biden also ventured to "The View" for his first big interview, as recapped by the NYT:
The bottom line, per the Times' Alex Burns: "This was about as unchallenging an interview as Biden could expect and he could have prepared and delivered clear, definitive answers that didn’t involve litigating Senate procedure. And that’s just not what he did."
The bomb-damaged interior of St Anthony's Shrine in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
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“Avengers: Endgame” is a suitably epic sendoff for the last of 22 films in Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU)’s Infinity Saga, writes Flipboard's Mia Quagliarello.
The scene: In "Endgame," the surviving members of the Avengers get the band back together to battle Thanos and reverse his destruction from “Avengers: Infinity War,” when he killed half of the population of the universe.
Between the lines: "What comes across most strongly, oddly enough for an effects-driven comic-book-derived film, is the character acting," writes The Hollywood Reporter.
What to watch:
What’s next: Definitely not goodbye for MCU. "Endgame" tees up a new era, including solo films for Black Panther and Valkyrie. Expect three movies for 2020, three for 2021 and three movies for 2022, says TIME.