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ONE DEAD, SIX INJURED AFTER CRANE COLLAPSES INTO PARKING GARAGE AT APARTMENT BUILDING IN DALLAS

 crane collapsed on an apartment building and parking garage in Dallas on Sunday, killing one person and injuring six, authorities said. A spokesman with Dallas Fire-Rescue Department said five of the wounded were in serious and critical condition. A sixth person was hospitalized and released, he said.

The crane tore through four floors of the apartment building in Dallas’ downtown city center district, though it wasn’t immediately clear how many floors in the garage collapsed.

Severe storms were moving through the area at the time, but officials could not yet confirm that the heavy winds were responsible for the collapse.

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ELLEN DEGENERES REVEALS SHE WAS SEXUALLY ASSAULTED AS A TEENAGER

Ellen DeGeneres is discussing her experience with sexual assault in the hopes of helping fellow survivors. During an interview on season two of “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman,” DeGeneres mentioned that her mother, Betty DeGeneres, had married “a very bad man” when the talk show host was a teen. When Betty was subsequently diagnosed with breast cancer, DeGeneres’ stepfather abused Betty’s condition in targeting the younger DeGeneres. DeGeneres said the assault took place more than once and is “angry” about her response to the incident, “I was too weak to stand up – I was 15 or 16. It’s a really horrible, horrible story and the only reason I’m actually going to go into detail about it is because I want other girls to not ever let someone do that.”

DeGeneres is hopeful that speaking out will encourage others to do the same: “It is just time for us to have a voice,” she added. “It’s time for us to have power.”

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ADAM SANDLER TO HOST ‘SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE’ FOR THE FIRST TIME ON MAY 4

Adam Sandler, who got his start on “Saturday Night Live” as a writer and cast member, is returning to the show to host it for the first time. NBC announced Friday that Sandler is schedule to host on May 4 and will be accompanied by musical guest Shawn Mendes. “We are happy to welcome Adam back to ‘SNL’ in what is sure to be a special night,” executive producer Lorne Michaels said in a statement Friday.

Sandler joined “SNL” as a writer in 1990 and he was a cast member from 1991 to 1995. Sandler has since had a couple of uncredited appearances on the show and took part in “SNL’s” 40th anniversary special in 2015.

Sandler’s episode will also mark Mendes’ sophomore appearance on “SNL.” The singer made his debut on a 2016 episode hosted by Emma Stone and performed “Mercy” and “Treat You Better.”