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Weekend Express with Lynn Berry

Fast-paced look at the day's essential news and buzz-worthy stories

'Insurgent' game: What's your faction?

'Insurgent' game: What's your faction?

HLN put actor Mekhi Phifer, who plays Max in "Insurgent," to the test recently. We asked him what faction his former co-stars Eminem, Angelina Jolie, Beyonce and his friend Kevin Hart would join.

"Insurgent" star: the action is between the factions

"Insurgent" star: the action is between the factions

Fans of  "Divergent" are packing the theaters to see the sequel, "Insurgent". We're talking with one of the stars, actor Mekhi Phifer. He tells us why his character, Dauntless fighter "Max" is not really a bad guy. 

donut dogs

What do YOU call it? Devouring the donut dog

When the Weekend Express team saw pictures of the Wilmington Blue Rocks' new ballpark food item, we knew we had to try it. They put a hot dog on a Krispy Kreme donut, then covered it with bacon and raspberry jam. The minor league team is offering free tickets to the fan who comes up with the best name for it.

Some of the finalists are:

Mayoral candidate performs in black face

Mayoral candidate performs in black face

A white mayoral candidate in Oklahoma is apologizing to voters after an online video surfaced of him performing in black face . He says it was all in fun.   But some don't see the humor.  Bill Helton, a hair stylist, says the character was based on a client who came into his shop regularly.  He performed as the character — wearing a flamboyant hat and a set of joke teeth — to raise money for charities, from 2005 to 2013.
 
Tax Tips

Don't stress over your date with the taxman!

April 15, otherwise known as Tax Day, will be here before you know it. If you haven't filed yet and you're looking for help, you've come to the right place.

Ted Jenkin from oXYGen Financial stopped by Weekend Express to share some simple steps to save you money.
Contest tasks kids to solve community issues

Contest tasks kids to solve community issues

Samsung asked students all around the country to solve big issues in their communities using science and technology.  As part of Samsung's "Solve for Tomorrow" contest students all over the nation participated by launching unique community projects.  The students at Frankie Woods McCullough Academy in Gary, Indiana came up with the idea to bring fresh fruits and vegetables to their neighborhood by creating community gardens. They talked about their project with Weekend Express – and were given a big surprise.

Watch: School's Full Video Submission

Machete Attack in New Orleans airport

Police: Suspect in machete attack dead

The suspect in a brazen machete attack in a New Orleans airport has died, the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office said Saturday.

Police said the suspect, 62-year-old Richard White, brought a bag into Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport that contained several items, including insecticide and six Molotov cocktails. Crowds of frightened travelers were sent scrambling through the airport Friday night. The suspect stormed through a security checkpoint, and doused TSA agents with wasp spray. The sheriff's office says he then began threatening people with a machete. One TSA agent fought back with a piece of luggage. 

Bessie Coleman and Lily Bushelle

Family's unique tribute to African-American heroines

When 5-year-old Lily Bushelle's kindergarten class began learning about Bessie Coleman, the first African-American woman pilot in the U.S., it gave her mom and dad an idea. To honor inspiring African-American heroines, the family had weekly photo shoots where Lily recreated the historic poses. The side-by-side photos on Marc Bushelle Photography's Facebook page have received hundreds of likes, and positive comments. The whole family talked about the experience on Weekend Express.

No more text regret, thanks to new app

No more text regret, thanks to new app

Are you constantly humiliated by auto correct blunders? Or maybe you can't seem to text straight after a fun-filled night. How many times have you sent a text only to instantly regret it? There's an app for that!

HLN spoke with Maci Peterson about “On Second Thought.”  It's an app she created after some autocorrect and texting nightmares. She tells you how to get it and how it works.

A St. Paddy's Day pie you need to try

A St. Paddy's Day pie you need to try

Lynn's back in the kitchen and for St.Paddy's day she's cooking up Shepherd's Pie with a twist.  She came across the Mama Eats Clean Pinterest page and tried her version of this recipe.

Ingredients 

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