'Several' Americans among 207 killed in Sri Lanka bombings
A string of bombings at churches, luxury hotels and other sites on Easter Sunday killed at least 207 people, including "several" Americans, in a suspected act of terror on the South Asian island of Sri Lanka. Six nearly simultaneous explosions hit hotels and churches as worshippers gathered for Easter services in three cities, according to the Associated Press. Hours later, a blast at a guesthouse killed two people. An eighth explosion rocked an overpass outside the capital of Colombo, according to police. Three officers were also killed during a search when suspects apparently detonated explosives to prevent arrest. Thirteen suspects have been arrested, officials said. In a tweet, President Donald Trump claimed incorrectly that millions died in Sunday's attacks. He later removed the tweet and added a corrected version.
A hunt for noncitizens, down to the block level
Noncitizens – and finding where they live – have been very much on the mind of the Trump administration. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross wants to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census to prosecute Voting Rights Act violations. Ross wants noncitizen information down to the census block, which can contain a handful to several hundred people. Critics call the citizenship question a political move to dissuade those in minority communities – especially ones where undocumented immigrants live – from participating in the census. Different groups have challenged the administration's plan, and they've won in three U.S. district courts. The Supreme Court will hear arguments in the case Tuesday.
Democrats 'may' pursue Trump impeachment after report
Top House Democrats said Sunday they will soon decide whether to pursue impeachment against the president in the wake of the Mueller report's release. The report found President Donald Trump welcomed help from Russians who sought to influence the 2016 election, though it found no evidence of coordination between Russians and Trump's campaign. Then, on Sunday, Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani claimed it would have been OK for Trump to have taken Russia's help. While Democrats weigh impeachment, Republicans, who control the Senate, have remained adamantly opposed. GOP Sen. Mitt Romney said he was "sickened" by Trump's conduct in the report, however, marking one of the first Republicans to criticize the president in the report's aftermath.
Outrage over deputy punching black teen's head in video
A Florida sheriff’s deputy has been placed on "restricted administrative assignment” after a video of him punching a black teenager in the head during an arrest prompted outrage over the weekend in Tamarac, Florida, just west of Fort Lauderdale. The video shows a Broward County Sheriff’s deputy push the teen, who has not been identified, to the ground before another deputy pins him down, slams his head into the ground repeatedly, and then punches him in the head. Deputy Christopher Krickovich was ordered to surrender his gun and badge while the Division of Internal Affairs investigates the incident.
Yes, queen: Elizabeth turns 93
The royal family on Sunday celebrated both Easter and the queen's 93rd birthday. Queen Elizabeth II is Britain's longest-reigning monarch. The queen attended an Easter Sunday service at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle. Sunday is the first of two birthday celebrations each year for the queen, a tradition that dates back more than 250 years to King George II. She marks her official birthday in June with the Trooping the Color parade.
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