Things you should know today: 4/16/18

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Comey speculates Russians may have damaging info on Trump

Carolyn Kaster
FILE – In this May 3, 2017, file photo, then-FBI Director James Comey testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. Comey is blasting President Donald Trump as unethical and “untethered to truth” and his leadership of the country as “ego driven and about personal loyalty.” Comey’s comments come in a new book in which he casts Trump as a mafia boss-like figure who sought to blur the line between law enforcement and politics and tried to pressure him regarding the investigation into Russian election interference. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

In his scathing appraisal of the man who fired him as FBI chief, James Comey cited “some evidence of obstruction of justice” in President Donald Trump’s actions and speculated that Russians might have dirt on the president. Trump struck back, branding Comey a criminal.

Granddaughter: Barbara Bush is ‘a fighter,’ in good spirits

FILE – In this March 29, 2015, file photo, former President George H.W. Bush and his wife Barbara Bush, left, speak before a college basketball regional final game between Gonzaga and Duke, in the NCAA basketball tournament in Houston. A family spokesman said Sunday, April 15, 2018, that the former first lady Barbara Bush is in “failing health” and won’t seek additional medical treatment. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

Former first lady Barbara Bush, who was reported in “failing health” over the weekend, is in “great spirits” and the family is grateful for “everybody’s prayers and thoughts,” her granddaughter said Monday.

‘Full Metal Jacket’ actor R. Lee Ermey dies at 74

Jack Hanrahan
FILE – In this June 15, 2014, file photo, actor and former Marine Corps drill instructor R. Lee Ermey meets with fans during an appearance at the new Field & Stream store in Millcreek Township, west of Erie, Pa. Ermey, a former marine who made a career in Hollywood playing hard-nosed military men like Gunnery Sgt. Hartman in Stanley Kubrick’s “Full Metal Jacket,” has died. His longtime manager Bill Rogin says he died Sunday morning, April 15, 2018, from pneumonia-related complications. He was 74. (Jack Hanrahan/Erie Times-News via AP, File)

R. Lee Ermey, a former Marine who made a career in Hollywood playing hard-nosed military men like Gunnery Sgt. Hartman in Stanley Kubrick’s “Full Metal Jacket,” has died.

Yodeling Kid Mason Ramsey Performs at Coachella

Yodeling kid Mason Ramsey just did the unimaginable: he went from playing the Walmart aisle to performing for thousands — including Justin Bieber — at Coachella in less than a month.

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