2019-04-21

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Walcott scores Everton’s fourth against woeful Man Utd – (BBC News)
Manchester United face Everton, Arsenal host Crystal palace and Liverpool travel to Cardiff City in the Premier League – follow live text commentary.

Outrage after some French protesters urge police suicides – (Associated Press)
PARIS (AP) — With French police suicides on the rise, Paris authorities are investigating yellow vest protesters who encouraged police to kill themselves.Radical protesters have clashed…

House Judiciary Chair Nadler says obstruction by Trump, if proven, is “impeachable” offense – (Reuters)
U.S. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler said on Sunday that if the evidence shows that President Donald Trump obstructed justice in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, then it could be an “impeachable” offense.

Bombs kill more than 200 in Sri Lankan churches, hotels on Easter Sunday – (Reuters)
Over 200 people were killed and at least 450 injured in bomb blasts that ripped through churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, the first major attack on the Indian Ocean island since the end of a civil war 10 years ago.

Ukraine’s presidential vote pits comedian against incumbent – (Associated Press)
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainians cast ballots Sunday in a presidential runoff which had the incumbent struggling to fend off a strong challenge by a comedian who denounces corruption and plays the…

Explosions kill at least 207 in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday – (Associated Press)
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — At least 207 people were killed and hundreds more injured in eight blasts that rocked churches and hotels in and just outside Sri Lanka’s capital on Easter Sunday,…

How 2020 Democrats Are Gaming Out Trump Impeachment Quandary – (The New York Times)
Most candidates feel no pressure to demand President Trump’s impeachment because they do not hear a clamoring for it on the campaign trail.

Silicon Valley Came to Kansas Schools. That Started a Rebellion. – (The New York Times)
Public schools in Kansas rolled out a web-based learning platform backed by Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg. Now students have staged walkouts and sit-ins. Their parents have organized.

Seven arrested as Sri Lanka bombings death toll passes 200 – (Reuters)
Seven people were arrested and three police officers were killed during a raid on a house in Colombo on Sunday as the death toll from a rash of bombings at churches and hotels in Sri Lanka rose past 200, police and local media said.

One Dutch person among dead in Sri Lanka attacks: foreign minister – (Reuters)
One Dutch person was among those killed in the bomb attacks that struck Sri Lanka on Sunday, Dutch foreign minister Stef Blok said in a statement.

Sri Lanka Bombings Live Updates: Deadly Carnage at Churches and Hotels – (The New York Times)
Several explosions were said to have killed more than 200 people. It was not immediately clear who was responsible.

Happy birthday: Queen Elizabeth II turns 93 on Easter Sunday – (Associated Press)
LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II is celebrating her 93rd birthday, which this year coincides with Easter Sunday.The queen is marking Easter by attending a service with other senior royals…

Hungry for change, Ukrainians tipped to elect comedian as president – (Reuters)
Ukrainians voted on Sunday in an election expected to thrust a comedian with no prior political experience and few detailed policies into the presidency of a nation at war and hungry for change.

Paris Easter Mass honors firefighters who saved Notre Dame – (Associated Press)
PARIS (AP) — The archbishop of Paris and Catholics from around France and the world honored the firefighters who saved Notre Dame Cathedral, praying Sunday at a special Easter Mass for a swift…

As Russia probe began, Trump called on spy chiefs for help – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two months before special counsel Robert Mueller was appointed in the spring of 2017, President Donald Trump picked up the phone and called the head of the largest U.S….

Chinese national killed in Sri Lanka attacks on Sunday – Chinese state media – (Reuters)
One Chinese national was killed during the attacks on Sri Lankan churches and hotels on Sunday, Chinese state newspaper People’s Daily said.

Accuracy at core of Supreme Court case over census question – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Elena Kagan’s father was 3 years old when the census taker came to the family’s apartment on Ocean Parkway in Brooklyn, New York, on April 10, 1930.Robert Kagan…

Pope denounces ‘cruel violence’ of Sri Lanka Easter attack – (Associated Press)
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis denounced the “cruel violence” of the Easter Sunday slaughter of Christians and foreigners in Sri Lanka as he celebrated the most joyful moment on the Christian…

Explosions in Tripoli suburb after air strike as death toll rises – (Al Jazeera English)
Officials say at least 227 people have been killed and 1,125 wounded in the weeks-long violence in Libya.

Pope condemns Sri Lanka Easter attacks as ‘such cruel violence’ – (Reuters)
Pope Francis on Sunday condemned attacks that killed at least 138 people in three churches and four hotels in Sri Lanka as “such cruel violence” and said he was close to the Christian community, hit while celebrating Easter.

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From various sources

UNDOF Commander dies unexpectedly in Israel – (The Jerusalem Post)
Maj.-Gen. Francis Vib-Sanziri reportedly died from a heart attack in Eilat.

Lapid slams ‘Polish hatred of Jews’ as Jewish effigy burns – (The Jerusalem Post)
The town of Pruchnik in south-east Poland decided to keep the Easter practice of judging Judas Iscariot by beating and burning an effigy made to look like a haredi Jew.

Erdogan wishes happy Passover to the Jewish community in Turkey – (The Jerusalem Post)
“During the holidays, I would like to congratulate all the Jews, especially the Jewish citizens of Turkey, with whom we live in peace from the bottom of our hearts.”

Gaza border high school student will light independence day torch – (The Jerusalem Post)
Gil Shlomo, having lived all her life under the constant threat of rockets from the Gaza Strip that left its mark, is an outstanding student who has devoted her time to fighting for social justice.

Israel ranked as 8th most influential country in the world -annual report – (The Jerusalem Post)
Annual report ranks Israel as 8th most influential country in the world

Netanyahu offers aid to Sri Lanka after terror outrage – (The Jerusalem Post)
President Reuven Rivlin said in a Twitter post that the attacks, including against worshipers on Easter Sunday, “are a despicable crime.”

Royals need to brace for Capitals’ spin choke – (ESPN Cric Info)

CSK opt to bowl; Dhoni, Bravo and de Villiers return – (ESPN Cric Info)

‘Third time lucky?’ – Anthony McGill finally makes shot with help from fans – BBC Sport – (BBC Sport)
Anthony McGill jokingly asks for help as he attempts a difficult shot during his Snooker World Championship match with Ding Junhui at the Crucible, the Scotsman eventually lost the match 10-7.

Sixers and Nets Fight – (Bleacher Report)
Get the latest Sixers and Nets Fight news, photos, rankings, lists and more on Bleacher Report

Recent Match Report – Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight Riders, Indian Premier League, 38th Match | ESPNcricinfo.com – (ESPN Cric Info)
Read the detailed Reports & Articles of Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight Riders, Indian Premier League, 38th Match only on ESPNcricinfo.com

Euro election campaign begins, Sajid Javid makes his leadership pitch – (Financial Times)

Easter Sunday Explosions In Sri Lanka Have Killed More Than 200 People And Injured Hundreds More – (Buzzfeed)
Six of the blasts simultaneously targeted churches and five-star hotels.

Covert channel attacks in pervasive computing – (Hacker News)

Walcott scores Everton’s fourth against woeful Man Utd – (BBC News)
Manchester United face Everton, Arsenal host Crystal palace and Liverpool travel to Cardiff City in the Premier League – follow live text commentary.

Wedding Photographers Are Sharing The Signs A Couple Will Get Divorced And These Will Seriously Make You Think – (Buzzfeed)
“I can tell how in love a couple is by whether they’re paying attention to each other during the shoot or me.”

Manchester United Fans In Disbelief As They Get Thrashed 4-0 By Everton – (The Sport Bible)
Top four hopes are slipping away…

Couple Born In Same Hospital On Same Day Are Now Getting Married – (The Lad Bible)
The happy couple were born just hours apart 26 years ago

Outrage after some French protesters urge police suicides – (Associated Press)
PARIS (AP) — With French police suicides on the rise, Paris authorities are investigating yellow vest protesters who encouraged police to kill themselves.Radical protesters have clashed…

Live: Indian Premier League 2019 | RCB vs CSK scorecard – (The Hindu)
The defending champion arrives in the city fresh off a rare defeat — only the campaign’s second — in Hyderabad.

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All about Trump

Schiff: Trump’s obstruction was far worse than anything Nixon did – (Axios)
“I would say in every way this is more significant than Watergate.”

Schiff: Democrats ‘may’ take up impeachment proceedings – (The Hill)
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) said Sunday that Democrats “may” take up impeachment proceedings against President Trump.

House Judiciary Chairman Nadler says obstruction evidence against Trump ‘impeachable’ if proven – (CNBC)

House Judiciary Chair Nadler says obstruction by Trump, if proven, is “impeachable” offense – (Reuters)
U.S. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler said on Sunday that if the evidence shows that President Donald Trump obstructed justice in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, then it could be an “impeachable” offense.

Giuliani: ‘There’s nothing wrong with taking information from Russians’ – (CNN)
President Donald Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani said while he would have advised the Trump campaign to avoid Russian help, he thought there was nothing wrong with a campaign taking information from Russia.

The Mueller Report: Road map to … where? – (CBS News)
With the release of a redacted version of the Special Counsel’s probe into Russia’s election interference and President Trump’s efforts to obstruct investigations, what’s next?

Here are 20 of the highest paid world leaders – Trump makes the list, who else? – (USA Today)
The men and women who are among the top paid world leaders earn from just over $200,000 to more than $1.6 million. How does President Trump compare?

Giuliani: ‘Nothing wrong’ with campaign taking information from Russians – (The Hill)
President Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani said Sunday that there was “nothing wrong” with a campaign accepting help from Russia.

Mueller report is quite the page-turner – (CNN)
There was ammunition for Trump critics and defenders in the 448-page report. Republicans want to turn the page, saying the report clears Trump of collusion allegations. Democrats are turning its pages to unearth evidence for further investigation of the Presi…

Trump continues attacks on Mueller report days after declaring victory – (The Hill)
President Trump on Sunday continued to wage an attack against special counsel Robert Mueller, calling his investigation’s report a “hit job” and claiming it was written by “The Trump Haters and Angry Democrats.”

How 2020 Democrats Are Gaming Out Trump Impeachment Quandary – (The New York Times)
Most candidates feel no pressure to demand President Trump’s impeachment because they do not hear a clamoring for it on the campaign trail.

In high-stakes census case, Supreme Court will dissect Trump’s effort to catalogue noncitizens – (The Washington Post)
The administration’s controversial plan to include a citizenship question on the 2020 form has brought intense scrutiny on Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross.

Trump mistakenly tweets millions dead in Sri Lanka explosions on Easter Sunday – (USA Today)
In expressing his condolences, Trump incorrectly said millions more had died in a deadly series of explosions in Sri Lanka

As Russia probe began, Trump called on spy chiefs for help – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two months before special counsel Robert Mueller was appointed in the spring of 2017, President Donald Trump picked up the phone and called the head of the largest U.S….

Trump offers condolences after worshippers targeted in Sri Lanka explosions on Easter Sunday – (The Hill)
President Trump on Sunday offered condolences from the White House after a series of explosions at churches and hotels in Sri Lanka left hundreds of people dead.

Tom Perez: No one – not even President Trump – is above the law following Mueller report revelations – (Fox News)
The report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller paints a stunning picture of bottomless corruption in the Trump White House. The report makes it crystal clear that Donald Trump has spent his entire presidency engaged in a nonstop campaign of obstruction, intimid…

Donald Trump makes catastrophic gaffe in tweet mourning Sri Lanka’s dead – (Mirror)
The US President inflated the death toll by a factor of more than one million

Mueller report revives Trump impeachment talk, even as Democratic leaders try to tamp it down – (Google News)
“Damning” details found in Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election have sparked impeachment talk again.

Wage growth shaping up as key 2020 factor for Trump – (The Hill)
President Trump’s re-election prospects may turn on one key economic indicator: wages.

US downplays North Korea’s saber rattling – (The Hill)
North Korea has been steadily increasing its saber rattling as more and more time passes without progress on nuclear talks with President Trump.

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