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The Broadsheet: April 27th

Good morning, Broadsheet readers! Mormon women are hacking into cybersecurity, we meet the 10 richest women in the U.K., and Hillary Clinton shifts her attention to Trump after last night’s primaries. Enjoy your Wednesday.

EVERYONE’S TALKING

And so it begins. After winning four out of fives states up for grabs in yesterday’s Democratic primaries, Hillary Clinton is shifting her attention away from Bernie Sanders and towards the man she believes she will most likely face come November: Donald Trump. In the closing remarks of her victory speech, she played on her opponent’s name, saying, “Imagine a tomorrow where hard work is honored, families are supported, streets are safe, and communities are strong, and where love trumps hate.” Trump dished it back (and then some), calling Clinton “crooked,” saying she would make a “horrible” president, and doubling down on his charge that the former First Lady is playing the “woman card.”

ALSO IN THE HEADLINES

LDS plays defense. Cybersecurity, an industry that remains 90% male, is successfully recruiting a surprising segment of the female population: Mormon women, who made up more than half of all female participants in the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Championships this year. While the LDS community embraces traditional gender roles, careers in IT are desirable for women due to flexible hours and opportunity to work remotely. Fortune

• Afghani sports TKO’d. Despite the $1.5 million per year that the U.S. spends on coed sports in Afghanistan, women’s sports programs in the country have all but collapsed. Some of Afghanistan’s strongest female athletes, such taekwondo star Somaya Ghulami, have had to move to other nations in order to compete. New York Times

• Sobering stats. An experiment run by researchers from the University of Colorado’s Leeds School of Business found that when only one woman or minority candidate is included in a pool of four finalists for a job, his or her odds of being hired were statistically zero. Harvard Business Review

 Donald detente? Megyn Kelly has landed an interview with Donald Trump, scheduled to air on May 17.  Fortune

• Mother-daughter dialogue. In an endearing interview series for The Huffington Post, Laura Bush answered questions from her daughter, Barbara. The former First Lady says she had “huge advantage” when she came to the White House because her mother-in-law (another Barbara) had held the position previously, and discusses how she heard about 9/11. Huffington Post

MOVERS AND SHAKERS: The Senate Armed Services Committee has approved the nomination of Air Force Gen. Lori Robinson to be head U.S. Northern Command, making her the first female officer to lead a warfighting commands. Former MSNBC anchor Alex Wagner is leaving the network to join The Atlantic as a senior editor. Pamela Wasserstein has been named CEO of New York Media, parent company of New York Magazine, which is owned by her family trust.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

Ripa returns. Kelly Ripa returned to Live yesterday morning, quipping, “Our long national nightmare is over.” She addressed the Michael Strahan controversy head on, saying she’d been “blindsided” by the news of his departure to Good Morning America.   EW

• Pretty posh. Meet the 10 richest women in Britain—and find out how they made their money. Fortune

• Finders keepers. Michelle Gomez is one of the best “skip tracers” in the world. A combination bill collector, bounty hunter, and private investigator, her job is to find people and things that have disappeared on purpose. Wired

Meet the Princess. Prince’s sister, Tyka Nelson, is the most likely inheritor of his estate. Here’s everything you need to know about the Purple One’s potential heir. Fortune

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ON MY RADAR

Why one woman entrepreneur wants to kill the phrase ‘women entrepreneurs’ Entrepreneur

A UN climate change advocate shares her negotiating secret  Time

Watch Stephen Colbert ‘white-mansplain’ Beyonce’s Lemonade  Fortune

What online harassment sounds like when spoken out loud  Washington Post

QUOTE

Kind of like a Trump with better hair.

<em>Full Frontal</em> host Samantha Bee on Andrew Jackson, who will be replaced on the $20 bill by Harriet Tubman