Thing you should know today: 3/14/19

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Colorado’s ‘bomb cyclone’ storm barrels toward Midwest

Traffic stops in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 70 near Tower Road as a late winter storm packing hurricane-force winds and snow sweeps over the intermountain West Wednesday, March 13, 2019, in Auora, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

A massive storm caused power outages and hundreds of flight cancellations and stranded drivers in Colorado on Wednesday. More than 25 states experienced blizzards, floods and tornadoes as this extreme “bomb cyclone” ripped through Colorado. Heavy rain and snow is expected to continue through Thursday in parts of the Midwest.

Charity masked web of fraudulent college donations, feds say

William “Rick” Singer, front, founder of the Edge College & Career Network, exits federal court in Boston on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, after he pleaded guilty to charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

The leader of a massive school admissions scandal was using a charity to mask bribes to school officials and coaches to help students get into elite universities. William “Rick” Singer plead guilty to fraud and conspiracy charges Tuesday. The FBI, jointly with the IRS, continues to investigate the issue and has currently identified 50 other people involved in the scheme, including actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman.

Poland’s Catholic Church set to release sex abuse statistics

Workers dismantling a statue of the late Solidarity-era priest, Henryk Jankowski, following a decision by city councilors remove it, amid allegations Jankowski sexually abused minors, in Gdansk, Poland, on Friday, March 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Wojciech Strozyk)

The Catholic Church plans to publish statistics on abuse of minors by Polish priests during a news conference Thursday in Warsaw. The statistics will include all recorded cases since 1990. Though the church has admitted to cases of abuse, they have never released the exact count. Church officials continue to meet and discuss ways to protect children from this abuse.

Viral content of the day

Marvel released a new trailer for the fourth installment of the “Avengers” series, “Avengers 4: Endgame.” The movie will feature returning heroes like Captain America, Iron Man and Black Widdow joined by new hero, Captain Marvel. “Endgame” will premier in theaters April 26.

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