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Sri Lanka on edge after local Islamic militant group blamed for Easter Sunday attacks: report – Fox News

Monday, April 22, 2019

Video Does wave of bombings in Sri Lanka signal new terror threat? : Churches and hotels in Sri Lanka were targeted in eight coordinated blasts on Easter Sunday; reaction and analysis from former U.S. intelligence officer Don Bramer. Sri Lanka took drastic steps Monday to crack down on new potential terror threats by blocking social media and arresting more than a dozen after a series of suicide bombings allegedly carried…

Sri Lankan government blocks social media and imposes curfew following deadly blasts – The Washington Post

Monday, April 22, 2019

Jennifer Hassan Niha Masih Tony Romm April 22 at 12:02 AM The Sri Lankan government blocked access to Facebook and other social-networking sites Sunday after suicide attacks killed more than 290 people, a move meant to stop misinformation from inciting further violence in a country where online mistruths have fomented deadly ethnic unrest. But the blackout also had the effect of eliminating a key means of communication during a major…

Elizabeth Warren wants to use her wealth tax to wipe out Americans’ college debt and pay for tuition – CNBC

Monday, April 22, 2019

<!– –> × SEARCH QUOTES Politics Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has identified something else to finance with her proposed wealth tax: wiping out student debt and tuition at public colleges. The Massachusetts senator, who has raced ahead of her 2020 rivals with detailed plans to rearrange America’s economic priorities, unveiled on Monday her proposal for easing access to higher education. It would: Spend $1.25 trillion over 10 years to…

Seth Moulton on the Issues: A Marine Veteran Eyes Foreign Policy – The New York Times

Monday, April 22, 2019

In an announcement video on Monday, Mr. Moulton pledged to cut “massive weapons programs we don’t need so that we have the money to invest in the future.” Electoral changes Mr. Moulton cited his experience as a Marine in Iraq when discussing the need for changing the country’s electoral system. “Amid the tragedies of the Iraq War, one bright spot always stuck with me: seeing Iraqis vote,” he wrote in…

Washington Post: State Department to announce all countries importing Iranian oil will be subject to US sanctions – CNN

Monday, April 22, 2019

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Sri Lanka bombings death toll rises to 290 in ‘brand-new type of terrorism’ – CNN

Monday, April 22, 2019

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Sri Lanka reportedly had warning before Easter church bombings – ABC News

Monday, April 22, 2019

At least 290 people were killed and hundreds more injured on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka when attackers unleashed an apparently coordinated series of suicide bombings that simultaneously targeted Christian churches and luxury hotels, sending a wave a terror across the globe. Eight explosions took place miles apart, three at Christian churches holding Easter services and three at hotels, some commonly used by Western tourists. In addition to those who…

Oil prices spike more than 3% on reports that US will end waivers for Iran sanctions – CNBC

Monday, April 22, 2019

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Elijah Cummings begs whistleblowers to ‘call us’ after Mueller report release – Washington Examiner

Monday, April 22, 2019

House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings begged for the “help” of whistleblowers in the government to spill information on President Trump and his team. “I want to say to everybody, all of my whistleblowers, we need your help, because the president and his lawyers are blocking all, every bit of information that we need to do our investigation, he has been trying to block us,” Cummings, D-Md., said on CBS’s…

Sri Lanka church, hotel massacre victims include TV chef, mother and son, Americans – Fox News

Monday, April 22, 2019

Video More than 200 killed in Sri Lanka bombings The identities of some victims of the Easter massacres in Sri Lanka emerged Sunday evening — including a British mother and her 11-year-old son, along with a TV chef and her daughter. Over the course of the day, a series of bombs exploded, including at churches and luxury hotels, killing more than 200 people. It was the deadliest series of attacks the…

Where are the noncitizens? Trump administration wants to know down to the block level – USA TODAY

Monday, April 22, 2019

CLOSE The chairman of a House oversight panel questioned whether Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross was “truthful” when testifying last year about his decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. (March 14) AP DORAL, Fla. – In the heart of this South Florida city, you can choose between a Cuban restaurant, a Mexican coffee shop and a Peruvian gastrobar. But the driving force behind this ever-expanding suburb crammed between…

Pompeo privately said Trump administration will not pursue military intervention in Iran: report | TheHill – The Hill

Monday, April 22, 2019

Secretary of State Mike PompeoMichael (Mike) Richard PompeoUS downplays North Korea’s saber rattling Overnight Defense: Pompeo rejects North Korean call for him to leave negotiations | Trump talk with rebel Libyan general raises eyebrows | New setback to Taliban talks The Hill’s 12:30 Report: Dems face tricky balancing act after Mueller report MORE reportedly told a group of Iranian American community leaders the U.S. is not seeking a regime change…

Michael Avenatti accused of stealing almost $2M from girlfriend of NBA player – Washington Examiner

Monday, April 22, 2019

Embattled celebrity lawyer Michael Avenatti has been accused of embezzling almost $2 million after he struck a lucrative settlement for the former girlfriend of NBA player Hassan Whiteside. Avenatti, as the attorney for Alexis Gardner, 27, negotiated a $3 million deal for the actress and barista, $2.75 million of which Miami Heat player Whiteside, 29, wired to a trust account set up by Avenatti in January 2017, according to bank…

Sri Lanka, citing ‘false news reports,’ blocks social media after attacks – CNN

Sunday, April 21, 2019

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‘Nothing wrong’ with campaign accepting information from Russians, Giuliani says – The Washington Post

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Michelle Ye Hee Lee Felicia Sonmez April 21 at 3:53 PM Rudolph W. Giuliani, President Trump’s personal attorney, said Sunday that there is “nothing wrong” with a campaign accepting information from Russians, defending the Trump team’s efforts to obtain damaging material about Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton during the 2016 race. “There’s nothing wrong with taking information from Russians,” Giuliani said in an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “It…

Comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy wins Ukrainian presidential election – ABC News

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Volodymyr Zelenskiy, a comedian with no political experience who plays the country’s president on a TV show, has won Ukraine’s presidential election in a landslide, according to a national exit poll. The poll showed Zelenskiy receiving 73 percent of the vote, sweeping away Ukraine’s incumbent president, Petro Poroshenko, who conceded defeat. At a campaign party in a bar in Kiev, packed with hundreds of journalists, Zelenskiy declared victory. As the…

Sudan’s military leader vows to hand ‘power to people’ – Al Jazeera English

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Khartoum, Sudan – Sudan’s interim leader said the transitional military council that has run the country since the overthrow of longtime leader Omar al-Bashir is committed to handing power to a civilian authority. But opposition leaders said on Sunday they suspended talking with the military rulers because they didn’t believe their pledge to transfer control of the North African country. “The transitional military council is complementary to the…

Avenatti accused of embezzling nearly $2 million that NBA player paid ex-girlfriend – Los Angeles Times

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Whiteside wired the $2.75 million on Jan. 25, 2017, to a client trust account at Eagan Avenatti. Rather than taking his fee of about $1 million, plus expenses, Avenatti kept all the money and misrepresented the settlement’s terms to Gardner, according to the indictment.

For Sri Lanka, a Long History of Violence – The New York Times

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Fighting at the very top The country has also faced political tensions at the top. An attempt to topple the prime minister last year resulted in a protracted constitutional crisis that threatened to break into violence. For a brief period, the country had two declared prime ministers at the same time. President Maithripala Sirisena fired the prime minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe, last October. In his stead, he appointed the former president…

Nadler says there is ‘plenty of evidence of obstruction’ in Mueller report, believes Don Jr. should have be… – Fox News

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Video Jerry Nadler issues subpoena for unredacted Mueller report Democratic chairman of the House Judiciary Committee seeks the full special counsel report with all underlying records and grand jury material by May 1; chief intelligence correspondent Catherine Herridge reports from Washington. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-NY, argued on Sunday that, despite Special Counsel Robert Mueller deciding not to charge President Trump with obstruction of justice, he believes there…