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10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. PM MAY TO LEAVE DOWNING STREET Theresa May announces she will step down as U.K. Conservative Party leader on June 7, sparking a contest to become Britain’s next prime minister. 2. WHO IS ESCALATING PROBE OF INTEL AGENCIES Trump has directed the U.S. intelligence community to “quickly and fully cooperate” with Barr’s investigation of […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. ‘VIOLENT TORNADO’ TOUCHES DOWN IN MISSOURI CAPITAL The twister wreaks heavy damage in Jefferson City as severe weather sweeps across the state, causing three deaths and leaving many people trapped in the wreckage of their homes. 2. WHAT TRUMP TOLD TOP DEMOCRATS The president bristles over accusations of a cover-up and says he won’t […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. IMPEACHMENT CALLS GROW IN HOUSE More Democrats are calling for action against Trump after his latest defiance of Congress by blocking his former White House lawyer from testifying. 2. NORTH KOREA HURLS INSULTS AT BIDEN Pyongyang labels the presidential candidate a “fool of low IQ” and an “imbecile bereft of elementary quality as a […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. CAPITOL HILL TO HEAR DUAL HEARINGS ON IRAN POLICY Tehran and tensions in the Persian Gulf as well as Trump’s varying comments are the subject of competing meetings in the House and Senate. 2. YEMEN REBELS ATTACK SAUDI ARMS DEPOT Houthi rebels say they launched a bomb-laden drone into Saudi Arabia, targeting an airport […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. TRUMP WARNS IRAN NOT TO THREATEN AMERICA The president tweets about Iran’s “official end” hours after a rocket landed near the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad. 2. WHAT GOOGLE IS SAYING ABOUT HUAWEI The tech giant is assuring users of the Chinese company’s smartphones that Google’s basic services will work on them following U.S. government […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. WHO IS PLAYING DOWN THREAT OF WAR WITH IRAN President Donald Trump says he hopes the U.S. is not on a path to war with Iran amid fears his two most hawkish advisers could be angling for such a conflict. 2. IRAN’S REGIONAL PROXIES ENSURE IT WILL NEVER FIGHT ALONE From Lebanon and Syria […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. IRAN BLASTS US SANCTIONS AS TENSIONS MOUNT Iran’s foreign minister slams mounting U.S. sanctions as “unacceptable,” even as he insists Tehran is committed to an international nuclear deal. 2. MISSOURI PASSES STRICT ABORTION BILL Just hours after Alabama’s governor signed a near-total abortion ban into law, Missouri’s Republican-led Senate passes legislation to ban abortions […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. ALABAMA BANS NEARLY ALL ABORTIONS The state’s Republican-dominated Senate voted to make performing an abortion at any stage of pregnancy a felony punishable by up to 99 years or life in prison for the abortion provider. 2. IRAN’S SUPREME LEADER MAKES VEILED THREAT Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says it wouldn’t be difficult for the Islamic […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. WHAT TANKER SATELLITE IMAGES SHOW The pictures obtained by the AP show no major visible damage to the four oil tankers anchored off the United Arab Emirates that were damaged by what Gulf officials described as “sabotage.” 2. US TARGETS MORE CHINESE GOODS FOR NEW TARIFF HIKES Washington issues a $300 billion target list […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. US HIKES TARIFFS ON CHINESE GOODS Trump’s latest tariff hike on Chinese goods took effect Friday and Beijing said it would retaliate, escalating a battle over China’s technology ambitions and other trade tensions. 2. CRISIS POINT? HIGH STAKES IN TRUMP’S SHOWDOWN WITH CONGRESS Democrats warn that the Trump administration is shattering historic norms and […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. US-CHINA TRADE TALKS IN 11TH HOUR An increase in American tariffs on Chinese imports looms as the U.S. and China — the world’s two biggest economies — continue sparring over trade. 2. POPE ISSUES A GROUNDBREAKING LAW Francis will require all Catholic priests and nuns around the world to report clergy sexual abuse and […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. BARR BESIEGED BY ALLEGATIONS OF BEING TRUMP’S PROTECTOR Attorney General William Barr has emerged as arguably the most divisive figure in Donald Trump’s administration. 2. 2020 CAMPAIGNS GRAPPLE WITH HOW TO MANANGE CYBERSECURITY Whether presidential campaigns have learned from the cyberattacks in the 2016 election is a critical question ahead as the 2020 election […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. HOUSE PANEL TO FACE EMPTY CHAIR INSTEAD OF BARR The attorney general is skipping a House Judiciary Committee hearing, evading another round of scathing questions by Democratic lawmakers. 2. ‘RILEY HOWELL IS A HERO’ Howell died in his classroom at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, charging and tackling a gunman who would kill him […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. SENATE PANEL TO GRILL BARR A dramatic showdown is expected as the attorney general will defend his actions before Democrats who accuse him of spinning the Mueller report findings in Trump’s favor. 2. WHAT CONCERNED TRUMP ABOUT RUSSIA PROBE As the special counsel’s investigation threatened to shadow his presidency, he became increasingly concerned he […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. VENEZUELA’S GUAIDO LEADS MILITARY UPRISING Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido takes to the streets with detained activist Leopoldo Lopez and a small contingent of soldiers in a military uprising; the government says it is confronting a small “coup attempt” led by military “traitors.” 2. TRUMP SUES BANKS The president and his family file suit […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. ‘I WAS SCARED, REALLY, REALLY SCARED’ Noya Dahan, 8, had finished praying and gone to play with other children at her Southern California synagogue when she was wounded by a gunman. 2. SOCIALISTS SET TO REIGN IN SPAIN The center-left Socialist party wins re-election and will try to form a government, but it will […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. JOE BIDEN FORMALLY JOINS DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CONTEST The former vice president’s announcement marks the unofficial end of the chaotic early phase of the 2020 presidential season. 2. PUTIN, KIM DISCUSS HOW TO BREAK N. KOREA NUCLEAR STANDOFF Putin and Kim say they had good talks about their joint efforts to resolve a standoff over […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. SRI LANKA EASTER BOMBINGS DEATH TOLL RISES TO 359 The country’s leaders vowed to overhaul the security apparatus amid a series of intelligence lapses before the attacks. 2. CRUCIAL SUMMIT IN FAR-EASTERN RUSSIA North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is in Vladivostok for a much-anticipated meeting with President Vladimir Putin amid deadlocked diplomacy on […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. SRI LANKA SAYS BOMBINGS RETALIATION FOR NEW ZEALAND ATTACK The toll from coordinated bombings at churches, luxury hotels and other sites now stands at more than 320 people dead and 500 injured; Security chiefs were warned of impending attacks. 2. MILITANTS HAD MADE INCENDIARY THREATS The purported leader of an Islamic extremist group blamed […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. LOCAL GROUP SUSPECTED IN SRI LANKA BOMBINGS ON EASTER The coordinated bombings that ripped through churches and luxury hotels, killing more than 200 people, were carried out by seven suicide bombers from a domestic militant group. 2. WITNESS DESCRIBES ‘PANIC MODE’ FOLLOWING BOMBINGS People were being evacuated, others were being dragged. Blood and ambulances […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. CONGRESS MULLS NEXT STEPS AFTER RELEASE OF MUELLER REPORT It’s now up to Congress to decide what to do with special counsel Robert Mueller’s findings about President Donald Trump. 2. ANALYSIS: MUELLER PAINTS A DAMNING PORTRAIT OF THE PRESIDENT Robert Mueller’s investigation revealed a commander in chief consumed by self-interest and intent on having […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. A DAY 2 YEARS IN THE MAKING The Justice Department prepares to release a redacted version of the special counsel’s report on Russian election interference and Trump’s presidential campaign. 2. NORTH KOREA SAYS IT TESTED NEW WEAPON Pyongyang says that it has test-fired a “tactical guided weapon,” its first such test in nearly half […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. DONATIONS POUR IN FOR NOTRE DAME CATHEDRAL Nearly $1 billion in global contributions have been made to restore the fire-ravaged, 12th century landmark in Paris, and France’s president wants the work completed in five years. 2. COLUMBINE THREAT BY WOMAN WITH GUN SHUTS DENVER-AREA SCHOOLS Authorities are searching for 18-year-old Sol Pais, who they […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. FIRE OUT BUT MUCH WORK AHEAD FOR DAMAGED NOTRE DAME Experts are assessing the blackened shell of Paris’ iconic cathedral to establish next steps to save what remains after a devastating fire destroyed much of the almost 900-year-old building. 2. REDACTED SPECIAL COUNSEL REPORT COMING THIS WEEK Trump is stepping up his attacks in […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. ‘IT HAS TO STOP’ Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota says she’s faced increased death threats since Trump spread around a video that purports to show her being dismissive of the 2001 terrorist attacks. 2. ORGANIZED LABOR NOT THRILLED WITH 2020 HOPEFULS Unions say candidates have debated the Senate filibuster, the size of the Supreme […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. WHO’S CHANGING HIS TUNE ON WIKILEAKS President Donald Trump declares “I know nothing about WikiLeaks” after its founder Julian Assange was hauled out of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London to face charges, a stark contrast to how candidate Trump showered praise on the hacking organization during his 2016 presidential campaign. 2. WIKILEAKS’ STATUS IN […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. ASSANGE ARRESTED IN LONDON Police say they’ve arrested the WikiLeaks founder at the Ecuadorian embassy on a court warrant dating to 2012. 2. MAY FACES PARLIAMENT AFTER BREXIT EXTENSION A clearly frustrated European Union gives Britain until Halloween to find a way out of its Brexit quagmire, but the path toward divorce from the […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. NETANYAHU APPEARS HEADED TO RE-ELECTION It would be a historic fifth term as prime minister, which this summer would make him Israel’s longest-serving leader ever, surpassing founding father David Ben-Gurion. 2. MAY TO ASK EU FOR BREXIT DELAY Just days away from a potentially calamitous no-deal Brexit, EU leaders will meet to discuss granting […]

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