Cancer Patient Wins Lottery. Again., Plus More

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Today we've got: a cancer patient who wins millions twice in three months, Paul Ryan in denial and North Carolina on blast

1. Breast Cancer Patient Wins Lottery Twice in Three Months

The Short of It

Sometimes lucky things happen to people who really deserve it. Gina Short, who has been undergoing breast cancer treatment for the past six years, got lucky twice with big lotto wins.

The Longer Version of It

On intuition, Short hiked over to a Publix grocery store in Cornelius, N.C. with her husband Len and purchased an All or Nothing ticket worth $250,000. On April 29th they discovered the ticket they bought had beaten 1 in 2.7 million odds with winning numbers. But get this: just this past February the two won the Ultimate Millions second-chance drawing in their town and took home $1 million.

After her first lottery win in February, Short expressed her disbelief and gratitude, "I have a second chance. That's what my whole life is about, second chances."

Short continues to undergo chemotherapy treatment and said the money would go towards payments for her treatments.

2. Paul Ryan Not Ready for Trump “Right Now”

The Short of It

Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan, hasn't quite come to terms with Donald Trump becoming the presumptive Republican presidential nominee.

The Longer Version of It

In an interview with CNN Wednesday, Ryan said that he had not entirely ruled out endorsing Trump but he wasn't quite "there right now.”

After Trump's big win in the Indiana primary this week, presidential contenders Ted Cruz and John Kasich suspended their campaigns thus making Trump the presumptive nominee of the Republican party.

Ryan noted that despite his reluctance to join the Trump train the presidential candidate had clearly “tapped into something in this country that was very powerful.” He also made note of the long road Trump has ahead of him in uniting the party.

Trump, never one to miss a chance to put in a few words, stated Thursday “I am not ready to support Speaker Ryan’s agenda.”

3. North Carolina's Bathroom Bill is a No No

The Short of It

The U.S. Department of Justice announced that the controversial "bathroom bill" in North Carolina violates Civil Rights legislation.

The Longer Version of It

The Department of Justice notified N.C. Governor, Pat McCrory, of the violations Wednesday, warning him that the law leaves the state vulnerable to lawsuits. House Bill 2, the state legislation also known as HB2, was signed into law this past March and has caught a firestorm of criticism for its infringement on LGBT rights. The law states that the bathroom a person uses must coincide with the gender of a person assigned at birth.

The law quickly received attention and protests in March from members and supporters of the LGBT community with celebrities such as Demi Lovato and Bruce Springsteen boycotting the state and canceling their concerts in its towns.

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