From the freak appearance of Tupac at Coachella to the final hours before Tax Day arrives, here is what you missed on Monday:
(1) Notorious rapper Tupac Shakur made a magical appearance at the Coachella music festival on Sunday in California, performing alongside Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre. Of course, Tupac was killed in September 1996, but he appeared in hologram along side the rap stars. The spectacle has created such a stir, that this new Tupac may go on tour soon. According to a Wall Street Journal interview with Ed Ulbrich of Digital Domain Media Group Inc., the visual-effects house responsible for making the rapper's image there are plans to take the 2-D image on tour.
(2) Monday was the 116th Boston Marathon, and Kenyan Wesley Korir won in thrilling fashion, which may have won him a ticket to the London Games. On Heartbreak Hill, Korir developed leg cramps and got passed by Levy Matebo. "It's hot out there, in case you didn't know," he told reporters. "I guess my biology degree kicked in a little bit." But singing religious songs, Korir retook the lead in the final mile to cross the finish line with a final time of 2:12 and 40 seconds. This was 10 minutes slower than the record established last year by Geoffrey Mutai and the second-slowest Boston victory since 1985.
(3) Columbia's Journalism School announced the Pulitzer Prize winners for journalism today, and here are the winners:
Public Service - The Philadelphia Inquirer
Breaking News Reporting - The Tuscaloosa (Ala.) News Staff
Investigative Reporting - Matt Apuzzo, Adam Goldman, Eileen Sullivan and Chris Hawley of the Associated Press, and Michael J. Berens and Ken Armstrong of The Seattle Times
Explanatory Reporting - David Kocieniewski of The New York Times
Local Reporting - Sara Ganim and members of The Patriot-News Staff, Harrisburg, Penn
National Reporting - David Wood of The Huffington Post
International Reporting - Jeffrey Gettleman of The New York Times
Feature Writing - Eli Sanders of The Stranger, a Seattle (Wash.) weekly
Commentary - Mary Schmich of the Chicago Tribune
Criticism -Wesley Morris of The Boston Globe
Editorial Writing - No award
Editorial Cartooning - Matt Wuerker of POLITICO
Breaking News Photography - Massoud Hossaini of Agence France-Presse
Feature Photography - Craig F. Walker of The Denver Post
(4) Senate Republicans blocked a move to open debate on Buffett Rule, ensuring that a measure to force the superrich to pay a tax rate of at least 30 percent will not come to a decisive vote. In the 51-45 vote, the Democrats were nine votes short of the 60 they needed to open debate on the bill. Senate Democrats intend to return repeatedly to the legislation this year.
(5) In just 24 hours, Americans will be forced to mail-in their taxes for Tax Day (here are 7 reasons we procrastinate and why it hurts us). Most post offices will not remain open late this year, according to the U.S. Postal Service website and news reports. Post offices have tended to extend their hours on Tax Day, but this year USPS officials say that staying open late is too expensive. No post offices in New York City, Los Angeles, or Houston will be staying open later than usual on Tax Day.