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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. 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 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 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 […]

China’s fentanyl crackdown could curb overdoses here

China’s fentanyl crackdown could curb overdoses here

A crackdown on production of the dangerous synthetic opioid fentanyl half a world away could be good news for drug enforcement officers on the streets of Navarre. Chinese President Xi Jinping announced in a press conference April 1 that the country would be outlawing the production of all types of fentanyl. Read the full article […]

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 […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. TRUMP’S VICTORY LAP MAY BE PREMATURE The scramble to frame the Russia investigation’s findings in the best political light is sure to be renewed in coming days when Mueller’s report is expected to be released in redacted form. 2. 12 DAYS OF TURMOIL SHOOK HOMELAND SECURITY Trump’s anger over the situation on the U.S.-Mexico […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. NIELSEN OUT AS HOMELAND SECURITY SECRETARY Trump names Kevin McAleenan, the well-respected U.S. Customs and Border Protection commissioner, to take over as acting head. 2. TRUMP TAKES UNPRECEDENTED STEP AGAINST IRAN Washington is planning to designate Iran’s Revolutionary Guard a “foreign terrorist organization,” the first such designation by any White House of an entire […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. WHO’S BACKING OFF BORDER SHUTDOWN President Donald Trump backed off his threat to seal the southern border and warned instead to slap Mexico with auto tariffs. 2. BIDEN TO MAKE 1ST APPEARANCE SINCE COMPLAINTS ABOUT HIS BEHAVIOR Former Vice President Joe Biden is set to make his first public appearance since a handful of […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. TRUMP EXPLORES ART OF THE CLIMB-DOWN The president pivots on two big policy fronts, easing up on threats to close the U.S. border with Mexico and delaying any changes to “Obamacare” until after the 2020 election. 2. ‘A CITY REBORN’ Lori Lightfoot will be Chicago’s next mayor, a historic repudiation of the old-style, insider […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. TRUMP REVELS IN RETELLING EARLY RESULTS OF MUELLER PROBE A fired-up President Donald Trump turned the findings of the Russia investigation into a political weapon at a Michigan rally. 2. WHO’S TURNING UP THE PRESSURE FOR MUELLER REPORT Democrats intensified their demands for Robert Mueller’s full report after learning the special counsel’s findings from […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. TRUMP’S 2020 MACHINE A FAR CRY FROM FLY-BY-NIGHT 2016 EFFORT The president is assembling an army of operatives to fight for re-election in what stands to be a legacy-defining political battle. 2. FAA PLANNING REVAMP OF AIRCRAFT OVERSIGHT While the agency has made improvements to its oversight of airplane manufacturers, it plans by July […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. HOUSE VOTE TO STOP TRUMP’S BORDER PLAN UNLIKELY TO SUCCEED The vote to override the president’s first veto seems certain to fail, which means his declaration of a national emergency at the Mexican border would stand. 2. HOUSE COMMITTEES PRESS FOR MUELLER REPORT Trump says the release of Russia investigation findings “wouldn’t bother me […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. MUELLER’S REPORT COMPLETED, DEBATE CONTINUES The stage is set for new rounds of political and legal fighting after the special counsel did not find evidence that Trump’s campaign “conspired or coordinated” with Russia to influence the 2016 presidential election. 2. TRUMP’S LEGAL WOES MAY BE FAR FROM OVER Federal and state investigators in New […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. NEW ZEALANDERS OBSERVE MUSLIM CALL TO PRAYER New Zealanders observed the Muslim call to prayer in reflecting on the moment one week ago when 50 worshippers at two Christchurch mosques were slain. 2. SYRIA SLAMS TRUMP ON GOLAN HEIGHTS Damascus said Trump’s abrupt declaration that the U.S. will recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the annexed […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. NEW ZEALAND HOLDS FIRST FUNERALS FOR MOSQUE SHOOTING VICTIMS A father and son who fled the civil war in Syria for “the safest country in the world” are buried before hundreds of mourners. 2. DISNEY CLOSES $71 BILLION DEAL FOR FOX’S ENTERTAINMENT ASSETS The deal paves the way for Disney to launch its streaming […]

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