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A large boat that sank in the Mediterranean Sea between Libya and Italy may have been carrying as many as 500 people who lost their lives, according to a U.N. Refugee Agency team that spoke to survivors of the sinking.

It would be one of the worst catastrophes suffered by refugees and migrants in the past year, if officials are able to confirm details provided by the 41 survivors.

At the New York primary elections on Tuesday night, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton won big. Ted Cruz, who was lambasted by Brooklynites for his campaign comments about "New York values," was crushed.

Meanwhile, Brooklyn was plagued by polling issues — from long lines to voters dropped from the rolls. Bernie Sanders supporters were outraged, and Mayor Bill de Blasio, a Clinton supporter, also expressed concern.

Here are five headlines that break down the night's biggest stories:

What to Watch for in New York’s Primary

Apr 19, 2016

This has been an unusually big week for New York politics. The Empire State is holding its first competitive presidential primaries in decades — and three of the five remaining candidates have legitimate New York roots. 

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are poised to win their home state by solid margins. But while the final results may not be that close — especially on the Republican side — there are still some interesting twists to follow as voters head to the polls today.

Trump’s 50 percent problem

'TED Talks: Science & Wonder' Gets a Full House

Apr 18, 2016

KTTZ and the Texas Tech Honors College would like to thank everyone who attended last night's FREE screening of TED Talks: Science & Wonder in the Media and Communications building on Texas Tech campus.  

For more info on upcoming events and free screenings, follow KTTZ's Facebook Page

KTTZ Producer, Emily de Santos, swept the pool from the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association 2016 Awards by winning first place in "Best News Photo," "Best Sports Feature Photo," and "Best Photo Illustrations," which she shares with Duncan Stanley and Kirby Crumpler.  

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