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A relative of a passenger on EgyptAir Flight MS 804 makes an emotional phone call at Charles de Gaulle Airport outside of Paris on Thursday.

Wreckage From Missing EgyptAir Flight Found In Mediterranean Sea

Updated 1:25 p.m. ET

Wreckage from a missing EgyptAir flight has been found in the Mediterranean Sea, the Egyptian Ministry of Civil Aviation says.

Flight MS 804 disappeared during the flight from Paris to Cairo early Thursday morning with 66 people on board.

The debris, near the island of Karpathos, included life jackets and plastic items, Egyptian officials say. The cause of the incident has not yet been determined.

Here's what we know about what happened:

Likely Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks during a rally in Eugene, Ore.

Trump's Supreme Court List Might Reassure Conservatives, But Leaves Off Big Names

Donald Trump released a list of 11 judges Wednesday he said he would consider for nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court if elected president. The move was seen as an effort to assuage Republican suspicions that he would not choose genuine conservatives to fill Supreme Court vacancies, one of which exists right now.

President Enrique Peña Nieto said he wants to legalize same-sex marriage in Mexico.

Mexico's President Calls For Enshrining Same-Sex Marriage In The Constitution

A day after Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto proposed enshrining same-sex marriage in the traditionally conservative country's constitution, Mexico's Catholic Church said it opposes the move.

NPR's Carrie Kahn reports on All Things Considered that the Church said same-sex marriage "cannot be equated with the marriage of a man and a woman." The country's bishops are calling for lawmakers to "study carefully the effects of same-sex unions on society."

Two versions of a letter from Christopher Columbus about his discovery of the New World are displayed in Rome. The book on the bottom, produced centuries ago, has just been returned after having been stolen and replaced with a forgery (top).

Stolen Letter From Columbus Found In The Library Of Congress And Returned To Italy

The heist of a major historical document apparently went undiscovered for more than 20 years. Now, a stolen letter from Christopher Columbus spreading the news that the world isn't flat has been returned from the U.S. to Italy.

Google Vice President Mario Queiroz talks about the uses of the new Google Home device during the keynote address of the Google I/O conference in Mountain View, Calif.

With New Products, Google Flexes Muscles To Competitors, Regulators

The message from Google's developers' conference is clear: The company is prepared to take on competitors as well as regulators.

CEO Sundar Pichai and his team were flexing. Big time.

Through a litany of product announcements at the so-called I/O annual conference in Mountain View, Calif. — messaging apps, a personal virtual assistant and a voice-controlled speaker that connects you with it -- the company basically said:

A view of buildings ravaged by fighting in Sirte, Libya, in 2011.

New Report Details The Horrors Of Life Under ISIS In Sirte, Libya

Crucifixions, executions, food shortages, forced prayer: These are features of life in the ISIS stronghold of Sirte, Libya, according to a new Human Rights Watch report.

Donald Trump arrives at the Republican National Committee headquarters on Capitol Hill last week to meet with House Speaker Paul Ryan and other GOP leaders.

'Highly Sophisticated Killers' No More. Trump Embraces Big Donors

After months of bashing the Republican National Committee and big fundraisers, Donald Trump is getting on board.

"These are highly sophisticated killers, and when they give $5 million, or $2 million or $1 million to Jeb [Bush], they have him just like a puppet," Trump said at the Iowa State Fair last year. "He'll do whatever they want. He is their puppet."

But now the de facto GOP nominee has inked two joint fundraising agreements with the RNC and 11 state parties on Tuesday to start taking in enormous checks from big donors.

The early morning sun rises behind the U.S. Supreme Court building on May 15.

Trump's List Of Possible Supreme Court Nominees Includes A Judge Who Mocked Trump

De facto Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has released the names of 11 people he would consider nominating to the Supreme Court should he be elected president.

Only one of them, as far as we know, has publicly called the candidate "Darth Trump."

The list includes conservative federal and state judges, all "representative of the kind of constitutional principles I value," Trump said in a statement.

Israeli-American violinist Itzhak Perlman playing in New York in 2009.

Itzhak Perlman On Canceling In North Carolina: 'I Had To'

One of the world's best-known and best-loved classical musicians has joined the ranks of artists refusing to perform in North Carolina. Violinist Itzhak Perlman canceled an appearance scheduled for Wednesday with the North Carolina Symphony in Raleigh to protest HB2, the controversial North Carolina law limiting civil rights protections for LGBT people.

An aerial photo from March 5, 2015, shows the burned-out school in Chibok, Nigeria, where Boko Haram militants seized 276 teenage schoolgirls on April 14, 2014.

First Of 219 Missing Nigerian Schoolgirls Has Reportedly Been Found

For the first time, one of the missing Chibok schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram has been found and reunited with her family, according to news reports.

More than 270 girls were abducted in Nigeria in April 2014, sparking worldwide outrage. During and immediately after the abduction, some girls escaped — including one who spoke to NPR's All Things Considered last month about her journey from captive to U.S. college student.

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