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Boston prepared marathon security, while Israel formed a new government. European leaders discussed how to prevent more migrant boat tragedies while Baltimore asked why a black man died from arrest injuries. 

Taylor Swift's mom presented her with an award. 

Boston stepped up marathon security

It's been two years since the deadly bombing at the Boston Marathon and halfway through the trial of the bomber. The city is on high alert for the race today.

READ MORE: Boston Marathon security to be high during pause of bomber trial

Europe held migrant talks

As the bodies of migrants who drowned off the coast of Libya when their ship capsized arrived in Malta, EU ministers tried to work out how to deal with the wave of migrant deaths in the Mediterranean Sea. 

READ MORE: E.U. ministers hold crisis talks after 700 migrants drown in boat disaster

Baltimore was outraged by a custody death

Freddie Gray died in hospital yesterday, a week after his neck was broken as he was arrested by white Baltimore police a week ago. The black 27-year-old's family wants an independent investigation.

READ MORE: Inquiry as black Baltimore man dies in custody after brutal arrest

Israel's PM formed a government

Benjamin Netanyahu asked president Reuven Rivlen an additional fortnight to set up his government. He's busy negotiating with ultra-right-wing and orthodox parties to create what will be the country's most right-wing coalition ever.

READ MORE: Israel PM buys more time to form ultra-right-wing government

Taylor Swift said thanks to mom

There was a tearjerking moment at the Country Music Awards when Taylor Swift was given a Milestone Award by her mom, who was recently diagnosed with cancer and has been one of the star's biggest champions. 

READ MORE: Taylor Swift's mom presents her with Country Music Milestone Award