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Sri Lanka Bombings Claimed by ISIS, and President Vows ShakeupIf the link to ISIS proves substantial, it would reinforce worries by Western security officials and others that the group remains a potent threat.On a Day of Mourning in Sri Lanka, Religious Tension BuildsAmid mass burials for the more than 300 victims of Sunday’s suicide attacks in Sri Lanka, grief began to harden into anger.What We Know and Don’t Know About the Sri Lanka AttacksTuesday was a day of fast-moving events. While new information continues to emerge about the bombings, some basic questions remain unanswered.Is Obstruction an Impeachable Offense? History Says YesIn 1974 and 1998, articles of impeachment against Presidents Richard M. Nixon and Bill Clinton focused on the corrupt use of power to frustrate lawful investigations.Did Trump Obstruct Justice? Mueller Didn’t Say, but Left a Trail to the AnswerThe special counsel stopped short of declaring whether acts by the president were illegal attempts to impede the investigation. But his report is a detailed map to conclusions.Democrats Ask and Trump Says No, Signaling a Bitter Fight AheadThe administration’s refusals to provide documents and testimony to Democrats could lead to clashes in court as the president seeks to stave off inquiries into his personal and political matters.Navy SEALs Were Warned Against Reporting Their Chief for War CrimesThe Navy investigation of a highly decorated platoon leader who now faces court-martial found a subculture that prized aggression and protected wrongdoers.Stephen Moore’s Columns Deriding Women Raise New Questions for Trump Fed PickMr. Moore’s past columns and appearances contain potential roadblocks to confirmation — including a history of writing about women in unflattering terms.
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Scarlett Johansson, Brie Larson Wore The Infinity Stones To ‘Endgame’ PremierePeople loved the actresses’ nods to such a significant part of the Avengers films.Here’s The First Look At The Ali Wong, Randall Park Rom-ComThe Netflix movie, "Always Be My Maybe," boasts a stacked cast including Daniel Dae Kim and Keanu Reeves.Maisie Williams Reveals Most Embarrassing Thing About That Arya And Gendry SceneWilliams' character Arya had a memorable scene with a character she met all the way back in Season 1.Trump Had Closed-Door Meeting With Twitter’s Jack Dorsey, White House ConfirmsMotherboard reported the news on Tuesday.White House Orders Official Not To Comply With House Security Clearance ProbeCarl Kline, the man at the center of the security clearance scandal, may now be held in contempt of court.U.S. Files 1st Criminal Charges Against Major Drug Distributor For Opioid CrisisRochester Drug Co-operative Inc agreed to pay a $20 million fine and enter a five-year deferred prosecution agreement.Hillary Clinton Agrees With Nancy Pelosi On Potential Trump ImpeachmentClinton added that the Mueller report "could not be more explicit" in showing Trump obstructed justice.Sri Lanka’s Christians Devastated After Easter Sunday BombingsAlthough Christians are currently a minority in Sri Lanka, Christianity has a long history in the island nation.
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A father grieves: 'Maybe I should have stayed and covered them with my body'Matt Linsey's face is peppered with minute scars from the shrapnel and debris that hit him, as he recalls the split-second decision he and his two children made to run, rather than hide, just after the first of two bombs went off.Video of alleged suspect before blastSurveillance video provided to CNN shows the alleged suspect in one of the Sri Lanka church bombings entering a church with a backpack during a crowded Easter service moments before the blast, according to church officials. Sri Lankan police said they would not comment on the video until the conclusion of the investigation.Treasury misses deadline to turn over Trump tax returns, says decision coming May 6The US Treasury blew past a Tuesday evening deadline to turn over President Donald Trump's tax returns to House Democrats, with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin saying his department will "take final action on the Committee's request by May 6."Israeli soldiers shoot blindfolded, handcuffed Palestinian as he tried to fleeIsraeli soldiers shot a blindfolded, handcuffed Palestinian teenager who had been arrested on suspicion of taking part in disturbances as he tried to flee.Death toll rises after 6.1-magnitude quake in PhilippinesAt least 16 people have died after the Philippines was rattled by two major earthquakes, authorities in the country said on Tuesday.Bernie Sanders just gave the best answer on impeachmentBernie Sanders didn't build his political career on pragmatism. But on Monday night at a CNN-sponsored town hall, he showed that his presidential candidacy will be about more than simply tilting at windmills -- delivering a practical (and nuanced) response to whether his party should push to impeach President Donald Trump in the wake of the release of the Mueller report.
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Michigan man who stabbed dog gets sentence tripled by judgeA Michigan man was sentenced to triple the amount of recommended prison time on Tuesday for brutally stabbing a dog he adopted from a shelter.Dems pushing to impeach Trump may be trying to delegitimize his election, Mike Lee saysUtah Republican Sen. Mike Lee said Tuesday that top Democrats were pushing to impeach President Trump in order to delegitimize his election.Georgia mother pleads guilty to killing husband, 4 childrenA suburban Atlanta woman has pleaded guilty to fatally stabbing her husband and four children and seriously injuring another daughter.Squirrel caught red-handed on video stealing biscuitA squirrel was caught red-handed as he tried to steal a snack from a home in New Jersey.Rush Limbaugh: Joe Biden is Democrats' best chance in 2020 but has no chance in primaryConservative talk radio show host Rush Limbaugh said Monday that former Vice President Joseph Biden is the Democrats' best chance to defeat President Trump in 2020 but has no chance to win the primary.Court: Chalking parked car tires violates Fourth AmendmentShould require a search warrant.Washington state bill limits measles vaccine exemptionsWashington state lawmakers voted Tuesday to removes parents' ability to claim a personal or philosophical exemption from vaccinating their children for measles, although medical and religious exemptions will remain.CNN's Brian Stelter: Trump admin skipping White House Correspondents' Dinner is 'attack' against mediaCNN chief media correspondent Brian Stelter slammed the Trump administration for skipping this year’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner (WHCD), calling it an “attack against the media.”
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Supreme Court looks likely to back Trump administration on adding citizenship question to 2020 censusA closely divided Supreme Court appeared almost certain to allow the Trump administration to ask about citizenship in the 2020 census.Chalking tires to enforce parking rules is unconstitutional, court saysAn appeals court ruled in favor of Michigan woman Alison Taylor against the City of Saginaw regarding the chalk left on car tires for parking tickets.38 dogs found in home of woman accused of dumping puppies in trash binSeven puppies were found in a plastic bag outside Napa Auto Parts store in 90 degree heat.Inspired by Tiger Woods, ex-Notre Dame player eyes NFL future after making headlines with porn starA dalliance with a porn star captured the headlines, but former Notre Dame player Justin Brent eyes an NFL future with the support of his family.Review: Satisfying 'Avengers: Endgame' is Marvel's glorious greatest-hits package'Avengers: Endgame' is the glorious, satisfying culmination of all the Marvel superhero movies so far that tests the wills of its good-guy bunch.17 students from one Ohio high school earn a perfect score on ACT"I have never heard of so many students in one school earning a perfect score," Ed Curry, spokesperson for ACT told the district'Jeopardy!' champion James Holzhauer becomes only the second player to cross $1M markJames Holzhauer became only the second contestant in "Jeopardy!" history to win $1 million in non-tournament competition, all in just 14 appearances on the long-running game show.Women seeking discount plastic surgery paid with their lives at clinics opened by felonsFlorida legislators failed to act as the high-volume businesses left 13 dead, a dozen injured, according to a USA TODAY investigation.
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Bodycams were improperly used in Conn. police shooting"This is unheard of that we're putting it out so quickly. What's important is transparency and trust," State Police Commissioner James Rovella said.Border Patrol finds abandoned toddler with phone number on his shoes at borderAgents have taken the three-year-old boy to a U.S. border station and are trying to find his parents using the number written on his shoes, officials said.What Arya's sex scene in 'Game of Thrones' got right about young women and sexSeeing sexual agency modeled on a show set in a world where so few women have it is incredibly important for the young people watching.Armed group that detained migrants in New Mexico vacated campThe United Constitutional Patriots had been detaining migrants against the wishes of the police chief, the mayor and other officials and advocates.Hillary Clinton: Anyone but Trump would have been indictedClinton also said if Trump was a private citizen and had acted as Mueller described, he would have been indicted.Supreme Court appears likely to allow citizenship question in 2020 censusBoth the government and the challengers agree that adding the question would reduce the census response rate, especially in immigrant communities.USC soccer coach, another parent to plead guilty in college admissions scandalAssistant soccer coach Laura Janke and former insurance title executive Toby MacFarlane will cooperate with the investigation, prosecutors said.After Mueller report, Twitter bots pushed 'Russiagate hoax' narrativeAs social media platforms continue to prepare for the 2020 election, efforts to spread disinformation and sow discord remain an ongoing issue.
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Arrest of Senior Huawei Executive Steps Up U.S.-China ConfrontationThe arrest of a senior executive of networking-gear maker Huawei Technologies Co. intensifies the confrontation in the already divisive China-U.S. negotiations on trade, striking at Chinese President Xi Jinping’s ambitions to make the country a tech superpower.Oil Slides After OPEC Delays Decision on Level of Output CutsOPEC members on agreed to production curbs but will wait to hear from Russia before making a final decision on the exact amount the cartel would cut to address falling oil prices.North Korea Expands Long-Range Missile BaseNorth Korea is expanding military facilities thought to house long-range missiles that can hit the U.S., according to a think-tank report that revives doubts about the regime’s sincerity in disarmament negotiations.Talks to End War in Yemen Begin Under U.S. PressureYemen’s government and Houthi rebels begin U.S.-backed talks Thursday to end a nearly four-year war that has left thousands dead and pushed millions to the brink of starvation.In Tanzania, a Crackdown Sends LGBT People Into HidingA crackdown on LGBT rights in Tanzania has forced people into hiding and sparked an international backlash.Two American Military Aircraft Collide off Japanese CoastTwo Marines were rescued, and a joint Japanese-U.S. search-and-rescue operation continued for the other five Marines.Pope to Continue Muslim Outreach With U.A.E. VisitPope Francis will visit Abu Dhabi in early February, continuing the outreach to the Muslim world that has been a signature theme of his pontificate.Putin Threatens Arms Race as U.S. Prepares to Exit Nuclear TreatyRussian President Vladimir Putin raised the prospect of an arms race with the U.S. in response to Washington’s announcement that it could withdraw from a nuclear pact.
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More than 12,000 Boy Scout members were victims of sexual abuse, expert saysThe scope of sexual abuse reports within the Boy Scouts of America was exposed in court testimony about another situation of child sex abuse.First criminal charges for a pharma distributor and CEOWhite collar execs are being treated like street dealers.Brothers file defamation suit against Jussie Smollett's lawyersOla and Abel Osundairo claim the actor paid them to help stage a street attack.Former Vice President Joe Biden to announce he’s entering the 2020 race ThursdayABC News has confirmed that former Vice President Joe Biden will announce he’s entering the 2020 race Thursday morning in a video.Trump lawyer, Supreme Court justices clash over citizenship question on 2020 censusPresident Trump’s top administration lawyer clashed with liberal justices of the Supreme Court over the government’s plan to add a citizenship question to the 2020 censusDems clash with Trump officials on subpoenas, tax returnsThe struggle between House Democrats and the Trump administration over investigations has intensifiedMan who killed New York City jogger sentenced to life in prisonKarina Vetrano was murdered nearby her Howard Beach, New York, home on Aug. 2, 2016 as she went on an evening jog.Winner of $768 million Powerball jackpot comes forwardThe winning ticket was sold in March at a Speedway in New Berlin, Wisconsin.
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Federal government hiring “wizardry positions” to staff “Dumbledore’s army”The federal government is currently hiring for “Various Administrative Wizardry Positions” in an active job posting that’s been live since the end of March. The Harry Potter-themed inventory positions at the Treasury Board Secretariat of Canada raised a number of eyebrows online as observers tried to figure out whether the jobs were real or an […]Raptors get big win to tie a bow on series with MagicSomewhere between the naming of Nick Nurse as new head coach, the acquisition of Kawhi Leonard and the deal that brought Marc Gasol to Toronto, the Raptors solved their closeout problems. With a well-earned 3-1 lead under their belts, the Raptors came out and closed out the series, much like you would expect a team […]Leafs doomed in Boston again, eliminated in Game 7BOSTON — The Maple Leafs route to seventh heaven has once more been diverted through the hell of TD Garden. Despite the spate of first-round upsets around the NHL, the Boston hex continues, three Game 7 wins over Toronto in this building, Tuesday’s 4-1 loss denying them a trip to Columbus in round two, the […]WARMINGTON: Honour van attack victims with markerTen white roses for 10 murder victims. Beutis Renuka Amarasinghe, 45, Andrea Bradden, 33, Geraldine Brady, 83, So He Chung, 22, Anne Marie D’Amico, 30, Mary Elizabeth Forsyth, 94, Chul Min “Eddie” Kang, 45, Ji Hun Kim, 22, Munir Najjar, 85, and Dorothy Sewell, 80. They were all alive on April 23, 2018. Their lives […]When the Blue Jays’ window slammed shut, Pillar could sense the endThere are memories of his time in Toronto that still come close to bringing centre fielder Kevin Pillar to tears. The opportunity to go from long-shot prospect to big-league ball player and begin his career here. Back-to-back trips to the post-season where the World Series were very much a part of the conversation. And of […]‘Avengers: Endgame’ review: Marvel saves the best for lastRATING: **** (out of four) Directors: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo Cast: Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd, Brie Larson, Karen Gillan, Josh Brolin, Chris Pratt, Tom Holland, Benedict Cumberbatch, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Gwyneth Paltrow, Sebastian Stan, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Mackie, Evangeline Lilly, Danai […]Toronto hate crimes drop in 2018: policeThe Jewish community, followed by the Muslim, Black and LGBTQ communities continue to be the most targeted groups in Toronto victimized by hate crime in 2018, according to police. The good news is that last year these occurrences decreased 26% from 2017. The highest percentage of the 137 reported hate crimes were motivated by religion […]Loonie commemorating gay rights sparks backlashThere are LGTBQ2 activists who say the new one dollar coin commemorates a myth that gay rights have reached equality in Canadian society. Released by the Royal Canadian Mint on Tuesday, the Loonie shows two overlapping faces and the dates 1969 and 2019 — meant to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the decriminalization of homosexuality. […]
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TIME 100 Gala: Taylor Swift looks every inch the pop princess in a fairy-tale pink and yellow gownThe 15th annual TIME 100 gala celebrating TIME's list of the world's most influential people took place on Tuesday at Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City.Tory grandee Widdecombe defects to Farage's Brexit PartyAnne Widdecombe has been a member of the Tory party for 55 years, but has been put her retirement on hold to 'campaign vigorously' for Farage's party in the upcoming European elections in May.Sri Lanka suicide bomber FAMILY: Two brothers blew themselves up in terror attackThe men, whose names haven't been revealed, blew themselves up at the Shangri-La and Cinnamon Grand hotels. Pictured: The suspected suicide bombers. It is unclear which are the brothers.Aerial pictures show Disney World's $1 BILLION Star Wars land nearing completionStar Wars: Galaxy's Edge is set to open at Disney World's Hollywood Studios in Orlando, Florida on August 29.HENRY DEEDES sees Greta Thunberg in action as the pig-tailed wunderkind addresses the CommonsSwedish environmental campaigner Greta Thunberg today addressed politicians, media and guests at the Houses of Parliament, coinciding with the ongoing 'Extinction Rebellion' protests.Southampton's Shane Long scores fastest goal in Premier League history as he nets in seven secondsSouthampton striker Shane Long scored the fastest goal in Premier League history on Tuesday night as he found the net after just seven seconds against Watford.Shocking moment a cyclist is mown down by an angry driverThe driver of a silver Ford Focus shouts out to the cyclist to 'keep to the side of the road' during the altercation at a set of traffic lights in Greenwich, London.Singer Neneh Cherry wins slice of £220,000 pot to boost careerNeneh Cherry (pictured in London this month), 55, known for her 1988 track Buffalo Stance, has won a slice of a £220,000 pot under the Music Export Growth Scheme.
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