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Trump-Russia report handed in, U.S. lawmakers seek rapid release

Reuters · 2h ago · The top U.S. law enforcement official could release as early as Saturday the main findings in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's confidential report on his 22-month-long inquiry into Russia's role in the 2016 presidential election and any potential wrongdoing by President Donald Trump.

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Trump-Russia report handed in, U.S. lawmakers seek rapid release

Reuters · 2h ago · The top U.S. law enforcement official could release as early as Saturday the main findings in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's confidential report on his 22-month-long inquiry into Russia's role in the 2016 presidential election and any potential wrongdoing by President Donald Trump.

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Announcement of the end of the Mueller probe, annotated

Politico · 4h ago · On Friday evening Attorney General William Barr delivered a letter to congressional leaders announcing that special counsel Robert Mueller had finished his investigation. We’ve annotated the full text of the letter:

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Robert Mueller submits long-awaited report to attorney general

· CBS News · 7h ago · Special counsel Robert Mueller has delivered his findings to the attorney general. Mueller was appointed nearly two years ago to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, and whether President Trump or his campaign was involved.

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Confusion after Trump tweet on North Korea

CNN · 5h ago · President Donald Trump triggered rampant confusion among his own aides and administration officials when he said Friday he is withdrawing new sanctions aimed at North Korea that were just issued by his own administration.

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Trump Readies for Aftermath of Still-Secret Mueller Probe Report

Bloomberg · 6h ago · President Donald Trump was on the phone with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida as the moment he’d been awaiting 22 months for arrived: Robert Mueller had closed his Russia investigation and was planning no further indictments.

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Manafort, Cohen, Stone: The Mueller Indictments

New York Times · 7h ago · The special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, has already secured several convictions or guilty pleas as a result of his inquiry. Here are some of his most prominent targets.

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Bump-Stock Proponents Seek to BlockU.S. Ban That Begins Tuesday

· Bloomberg · 13h ago · Proponents of bump stocks, the aftermarket attachments that can make a semiautomatic rifle behave like a machine gun, asked a U.S. appeals court to block a federal rule that will make ownership of such devices illegal on March 26.

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Q&A: Golan Heights an area of beauty, strategic value

Fox News · 11h ago · President Donald Trump's move to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights turns the tables on decades of U.S. diplomacy and international law and threatens to further inflame regional tensions.

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Floods expose national security concerns over climate change

Christian Science Monitor · 13h ago · Last week’s unrelenting storms spawned floods that caused widespread damage across the Midwest, including a military base. The destruction has exposed a divide between the Trump administration and the armed forces over how serious a threat climate change poses.

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Daily Crunch: Facebook admits password security lapse

TechCrunch · 13h ago · The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here.

Brussels Edition: Two More Weeks

· Bloomberg · Mar 22, 2019 · Welcome to the Brussels Edition, Bloomberg’s daily briefing on what matters most in the heart of the European Union. Sign up here to get it in your inbox every weekday morning.

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Viral Internet Search Challenge Involves 'Florida Man'

· NPR · 20h ago · The words Florida man often appear in headlines for strange crimes committed in the state. A game encourages users to google Florida man followed by their birthday to see a crime committed that day.

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At least 44 dead in China chemical plant blast

· Fox News · Mar 21, 2019 · The local government reports the death toll in an explosion at a chemical plant in eastern China has risen to 44, with another 90 people seriously injured.

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Wall Street falls at open on global growth worries

· Reuters · 16h ago · U.S. stocks opened lower on Friday after downbeat data from Europe fueled fears of a slowing global economy following an abrupt dovish turn by the Federal Reserve earlier this week.

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MSNBC

Prosecutor who led Cohen case stepping down

MSNBC · 15h ago · Deputy US Attorney for Southern District of NY Robert Khuzami will leave the office April 12. Khuzami had overseen the Michael Cohen investigation and is expected to return to DC to be closer to family. NBC's Tom Winter reports.

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Trump: 'No idea' about the Mueller report timing

· MSNBC · 16h ago · On his way to Mar-a-Lago for the weekend and to meet with Caribbean leaders, President Trump answered reporters' questions about the Mueller report. President Trump repeated that he believes the report is a witchhunt and a hoax.

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Trump's new order on campus speech does...

· MSNBC · 17h ago · With his new executive order addressing free speech on college campuses, Trump said he took "historic action." That's really not what happened.

Trump threatens funding for colleges 'hostile to free speech'

· The Guardian · Mar 21, 2019 · New executive order comes as conservatives say they’re being stifled on college campuses across the USDonald Trump signed an executive order Thursday requiring US colleges to protect free speech on their campuses or risk losing federal research fun

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Jared, Ivanka using personal accounts for official duties: House

· MSNBC · Mar 21, 2019 · Joy Reid reports on a letter from House Oversight Chairman Elijah Cummings that says Jared Kushner is conducting official U.S. government business on WhatsApp, and Ivanka Trump continues to receive official business e-mails to her personal e-mail account.

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Bloomberg

Trump Says He ‘Wouldn’t Mind’Running Against Beto O’Rourke

Bloomberg · 18h ago · President Donald Trump says he would relish a re-election campaign against three of the top Democratic contenders, highlighting former Representative Beto O’Rourke, Senator Bernie Sanders and former Vice President Joseph Biden as favorable opponents.

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Bloomberg

The Brexit ending: deal, no deal, or no divorce?

Reuters · 20h ago · Just days before the United Kingdom was due to leave the European Union, the March 29 cliff edge was moved by two weeks to April 12 but it is still uncertain how, when or if Brexit will happen.


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Blind dog gets "seeing eye" dog

· CBS News · 14h ago · 11-year-old Charlie had both of his eyes removed, but 4-month-old Maverick is now acting as his sight

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Kayle Neis / The Canadian Press, via Associated Press

UCLA head soccer coach charged in admissions fraud scandal resigns

· Reuters · 19h ago · University of Southern California Los Angeles' head men's soccer coach, Jorge Salcedo, who is among those charged in the biggest admissions fraud scheme uncovered in the United States, resigned his post Thursday, school officials told several media outlets including the New York Post.

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Can Shaquille O’Neal help Papa John’s revive its image?

Los Angeles Times · 10h ago · Papa John’s International Inc. — briefly embraced by neo-Nazis as their pizza chain of choice after its then-chief executive blamed disappointing sales on NFL protests against police brutality and later used a racial epithet during a marketing ca

NBA star Shaquille O'Neal joins Papa John's board

· Reuters · 16h ago · Pizza chain Papa John's, trying to bounce back from a series of high-profile PR blunders, on Friday named basketball star Shaquille O'Neal as its newest board member and announced an $8.25 million three-year endorsement deal with the four-time NBA champion.

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New Jersey sues California company over 'ghost guns'

Fox Business · 11h ago · New Jersey's attorney general announced a lawsuit Friday against a California company that sells mail-order firearms parts that can be turned into working weapons, the first such action the state has taken since it banned so-called "ghost guns" last year.

New Jersey sues company over illegal 'ghost gun' sales

· Reuters · 11h ago · New Jersey's attorney general on Friday sued a California company, accusing it of conducting illegal "ghost gun" sales, in what he said was the first lawsuit by a U.S. state against a distributor of the firearms.

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Tyson recalls chicken strips due to metal fears

· Fox Business · 19h ago · Arkansas-based Tyson Foods is recalling more than 69,000 pounds (31,297 kilograms) of frozen, ready-to-eat chicken strips because they may be contaminated with pieces of metal.

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Stocks Fall as Bond Market Flashes a Recession Warning

· New York Times · 11h ago · When short-term interest rates rise above long-term interest rates, it’s called a yield curve inversion. It’s one of the best predictors of a recession, and it happened on Friday.

Elon Musk defends tweets in SEC’s contempt proceedings

TechCrunch · 5h ago · Tesla CEO Elon Musk argued Friday that his Twitter use did not violate a settlement agreement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and that the agency’s request to have him held in contempt is based on a “radical interpretation” of

Musk's lawyers call tweet in SEC's contempt bid 'not material'

· Reuters · 7h ago · Elon Musk's lawyers said that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission failed to satisfy its heavy burden of showing that the Tesla Inc chief executive should be held in contempt, and the tweet prompting its contempt motion was both proper and "not material."

What We Know About The Mueller Report So Far

NPR · 6h ago · The White House is saying little about special counsel Robert Mueller submitting his report to the attorney general, ending his probe. President Trump has previously called it a witch hunt.

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Image sharing website Pinterest files for IPO

Reuters · 7h ago · Pinterest Inc, the owner of the image search website known for the food and fashion photos that its users post, filed for an initial public offering with U.S. regulators on Friday, looking to tap into a red-hot market for new stock offerings.

Pinterest files for IPO

· Venture Beat · 7h ago · Pinterest, the owner of the image search website known for the food and fashion photos that its users post, filed for an initial public offering.

Pinterest files to go public

· Fox Business · 9h ago · Pinterest said it had more than 250 million monthly active users as of December 2018

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Deadline Hollywood
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Washington Post

EU to drop threat of Huawei ban despite US pressure

CNBC · 9h ago · The European Commission will next week urge EU countries to share more data to tackle cybersecurity risks related to 5G networks but will ignore U.S. calls to ban Huawei Technologies, four people familiar with the matter said on Friday.

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Stocks slide as economic growth worries spread

Los Angeles Times · 13h ago · Stocks are sliding on Wall Street on Friday and bond yields are falling sharply as investors worry that global economic growth is slowing. Banks and technology companies led stocks’ declines, which wiped out the market’s gains for the week.

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Bloomberg

Nokia shares dive on potential Alcatel-Lucent compliance issues

CNBC · 13h ago · Finnish network equipment maker Nokia said on Friday it was looking into transactions at its former French rival Alcatel-Lucent which it acquired in 2016, after reporting possible compliance issues at the unit to U.S. authorities.

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Wall Street Journal

Why Aren’t the Who Playing Woodstock 50?

· Variety · Mar 21, 2019 · Whither the Who? That’s a big question for anyone perusing the Woodstock 50 lineup and noticing that the biggest act from the original 1969 lineup that is still around and active is not on the bill.

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Tesla’s customer referral program is back weeks after it was killed off

· TechCrunch · 23h ago · Tesla killed off its customer referral program way back on Feb. 1, 2019 because the popular program was getting too costly to maintain. But now, less than two months later, Tesla is bringing it back with new incentives aimed at rewarding its customers, and bringing in new ones.

China's leader visits Italy with eye on infrastructure deal

· Fox Business · 22h ago · Chinese President Xi Jinping is launching a two-day official visit aimed at deepening economic and cultural ties with Italy through an ambitious infrastructure building program that has raised suspicions among Italy's U.S. and European allies.

Chinese visit to Italy seeks closer ties, stirs suspicions

· Fox News · Mar 21, 2019 · At the heart of Chinese Premier Xi Jingping's visit to Rome beginning Thursday is a key prize: A deal to make Italy the first major democracy to join China's ambitious Belt and Road infrastructure project that has raised concerns about Beijing's growing economic clout.


Technology

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Deadline Hollywood

‘Supernatural’ Fans And Industry Salute Its Record Run In Online Tributes

Deadline Hollywood · 2h ago · Fans and Hollywood industryites took to the online world today to mourn the end of Supernatural, wrapping its run after its upcoming 15th season, which will consist of 20 episodes.Stars Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, and Misha Collins made the announcement in a video posted on Instagram Friday.

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Crunchyroll Raises Subscription Price to $7.99

Variety · 11h ago · AT&T-owned anime subscription video service Crunchyroll is raising its monthly subscription price from $6.95 to $7.99 a month, it announced in an email to members Friday.

Crunchyroll raises its monthly subscription price to $7.99

· TechCrunch · 13h ago · Crunchyroll is announcing its first major price increase since the anime streaming service launched in 2006. Prices for its premium subscription will go up in the United States, Great Britain, Australia and the Nordics — in the U.S.

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CNET

Get more from your appliances with a smart plug video

CNET · 13h ago · Make your smart home even smarter by plugging in a smart plug. Pair it with a digital assistant like Google Home or Amazon’s Alexa and there are endless ways to make your appliances -- and your house -- do more work for you.

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Entertainment

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Film Review: ‘The Dirt’

Variety · 57m ago · A long time ago, the words sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll carried a hint of danger. The lifestyle did, too, but I’m talking about the phrase. It used to sound cool (back around the time the word “cool” sounded cool).

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Deadline Hollywood

Gayle King Poised To Remain At ‘CBS This Morning’ With New Contract

Deadline Hollywood · 1h ago · Gayle King has emerged as CBS News’ biggest star, and the network is doing everything it can to keep her. King had been in negotiations about continuing as host of CBS This Morning with a new contract that would give her a major salary increase.As of tonight, no formal new deal has been inked yet.

CBS News, Gayle King Close to Terms for New ‘CBS This Morning’ Contract

· Variety · 10h ago · Gayle King is likely to stay a morning person. The popular anchor, who has enjoyed a steady stream of big-interview “gets” in recent weeks, is moving closer to signing a new deal to stay at CBS News and “CBS This Morning,” according to two people familiar with the matter.

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Deadline Hollywood

Wow, Captain Marvel 2 Looks Great

· Gizmodo · 12h ago · Obviously this isn’t really a trailer for Captain Marvel 2—that’s rather far off—but rather for the whimsical-looking Unicorn Store, the feature directorial debut of Brie Larson.

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Los Angeles Times

Cardi B moves to trademark 'Okurrr'

Los Angeles Times · 14h ago · “Okurrr,” Cardi B’s signature trill, is indeed being trademarked by the rapper. The newly minted Grammy winner filed the application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office earlier this month to reserve the catchphrase for use on “


Sports

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Iowa rallies past Cincinnati 79-72

USA Today · 1h ago · Luka Garza scored 20 points, Jordan Bohannon made a three-point play during Iowa's closing surge, and the 10th-seeded Hawkeyes rallied for a 79-72 victory over No. 7 Cincinnati

D'Antoni: Harden's 61 'one of best performances'

ESPN · 2h ago · After scoring 57 on Wednesday, James Harden had his teammates and head coach shaking their heads in awe by scoring 61 in Houston's 111-105 win over the Spurs on Friday night.

Liberty upsets Mississippi St. for 1st tourney win

ESPN · 3h ago · Caleb Homesley scored 22 of his 30 points in the second half and Lovell Cabbil hit a go-ahead 3-pointer to send 12th-seeded Liberty to the first NCAA tournament win in school history, 80-76 over fifth-seeded Mississippi State on Friday.

Liberty upsets Mississippi St. 80-76 for 1st tourney win

· USA Today · 4h ago · Caleb Homesley scored 22 of his 30 points in the second half and Lovell Cabbil hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:16 to play to send 12th-seeded Liberty to its first NCAA Tournament win in school history

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Los Angeles Times

Lonzo axes pal over allegations $1.5M is missing

· ESPN · 6h ago · Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball has severed ties with a co-founder of Big Baller Brand over concerns that the family friend has a criminal past and also has not adequately accounted for the whereabouts of roughly $1.5 million from Ball's accounts.

MSU players defend Izzo after screaming incident

ESPN · 6h ago · Several Michigan State players came to Tom Izzo's defense on Friday, after the coach's animated screaming at freshman forward Aaron Henry garnered a negative public reaction.

Magic Morant? FSU coach compares Ja to HOFer

· ESPN · 9h ago · Florida State coach Leonard Hamilton is tasked with figuring out how to stop Murray State star Ja Morant, a player Hamilton likened to Magic Johnson and Nate Archibald.

Caps G Holtby declines White House invitation

· ESPN · 12h ago · Capitals goalie Braden Holtby says he won't attend the celebration at the White House on Monday for the 2018 Stanley Cup champions. "I have to stay true to my values," he said.

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New Thai government may be unstable, short-lived

Washington Post · 2h ago · Thailand’s election Sunday is likely to produce a weak unstable government whether a civilian or military-backed party cobbles together a coalition, setting off a new phase of uncertainty in a country that’s a U.S. ally in Southeast Asia

New Thai government may be unstable, short-lived

· Fox News · 2h ago · Thailand's election Sunday is likely to produce a weak unstable government whether it's a civilian or military-backed party that cobbles together a coalition, setting off a new phase of uncertainty in a country that's a U.S.

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Washington Post

'My heart fell' says New Zealand surgeon who treated girl, 4

· Fox News · 3h ago · Vascular surgeon Adib Khanafer says he was in shock March 15 when he walked into the operating theater and saw a 4-year-old girl on the table who had suffered gunshot wounds so severe she'd been in cardiac arrest for 30 minutes before stabilizing.

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China stops purchase of Canadian canola seeds

Washington Post · 4h ago · China has stopped all new purchases of Canadian canola seeds in what some see as retaliation for Canada’s arrest of a top executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei

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Washington Post

Exiled Thai leader is father of the bride ahead of election

· Fox News · 18h ago · Thailand's exiled former prime minister, Thaksin Shinawatra, won't know until Sunday whether people in his homeland are still fans of his politics, but he was happy as he hosted a wedding reception in Hong Kong for his youngest daughter.

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South American leaders launch Prosur bloc to replace Unasur

Washington Post · 8h ago · Several South American presidents have launched a new regional bloc to replace the Union of South American Nations that was promoted by the late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to counter U.S. influence in the region

South American leaders launch Prosur bloc to replace Unasur

· Fox News · 8h ago · A group of South American presidents has launched a new regional bloc to replace the Union of South American Nations that was promoted by the late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to counter U.S. influence in the region.

Latam critics of Venezuela's Maduro meet in Chile; try to launch regional bloc

· Reuters · Mar 21, 2019 · South American leaders will meet in Chile this week in hopes of forming a new regional bloc to replace Unasur, which was launched by Venezuela's late socialist leader Hugo Chavez but has splintered over his country's crisis under his embattled successor, President Nicolas Maduro.

Al Qaeda affiliate claims Mali army base attack

Reuters · 9h ago · A Mali-based al Qaeda affiliate has claimed responsibility for an attack on an army base that killed 23 Malian soldiers last week, its media arm said in a statement on Friday, citing violence against Fulani herdsmen as the motive.

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Alessandro Di Meo / ANSA, via Associated Press
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Bloomberg

Brazil Markets Fall on Report of Ex-President Temer's Arrest

· Bloomberg · Mar 21, 2019 · Michel Temer became the second former Brazilian president to be arrested as part of a sweeping corruption probe that has brought down top business executives and politicians and continues to stir political uncertainty. Brazilian markets slumped.

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Thai parties hold final campaign rallies before election

Washington Post · 13h ago · Thailand’s main political parties hold their final major rallies ahead of Sunday’s general election, urging their supporters on and highlighting policies they hope will bring them victory

Cyclone Idai deaths could exceed 1,000 as needs for aid grow

· Fox News · 22h ago · The secretary-general of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in Mozambique says the death toll following Cyclone Idai could exceed the 1,000 predicted by the country's president earlier this week.

Rights body votes to beef up monitoring of Palestinian areas

Washington Post · 14h ago · The top U.N. human rights body has asked its chief to strengthen her office’s presence in Palestinian areas following an investigation that found Israeli soldiers may have committed war crimes in a deadly response to Gaza protests last year

Rights body votes to beef up monitoring of Palestinian areas

· Fox News · 16h ago · The top U.N. human rights body has asked the U.N. human rights chief to strengthen her office's presence in Palestinian areas following an investigation that found Israeli soldiers may have committed war crimes in a deadly response to Gaza protests last year.

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Washington Post

Irish parcel appears identical to UK letter bombs: police

· Reuters · 17h ago · A suspicious parcel found at a postal sorting office in the western Irish county of Limerick appears to be identical to letter bombs sent to buildings in London and the University of Glasgow this month, Irish police said on Friday.

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Swiss prosecutors puzzling over motive in boy’s killing

Washington Post · 16h ago · The family of a seven-year-old boy stabbed to death in Switzerland as he walked home from school, apparently by an elderly woman he didn’t know, expressed shock Friday over the attack and said they’re still trying to understand what happened

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Washington Post

Catalan government backs down over pro-independence banners

Washington Post · 17h ago · Catalonia’s regional government has removed eye-catching pro-independence banners from its headquarters in Barcelona, hours before police were due to take them down on orders from the country’s electoral board

Catalan government backs down over pro-independence banners

· Fox News · 18h ago · Catalonia's regional government has removed eye-catching pro-independence banners from its headquarters in Barcelona, hours before police were due to take them down on orders from the country's electoral board.

Thousands of Algerians rally to demand Bouteflika quit

Reuters · 17h ago · Tens of thousands of Algerians rallied on Friday to demand the immediate resignation of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who is fighting for his political survival in the face of relentless protests and the desertion of long-time allies.

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Washington Post

In Iraq, Packed Ferry Sinks In Tigris River

· NPR · 21h ago · A ferry full of families celebrating Kurdish new year and Mother's Day capsized in the Tigris River near Mosul. Officials say dozens of people were killed, many of them women and children.

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Bomb disposal team at Russian consulate in Athens

· Fox News · Mar 22, 2019 · Greek police say a bomb disposal squad has been sent to the Russian consulate in Athens after cameras showed a suspicious object believed to be a hand grenade being thrown over the perimeter fence overnight.

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Science

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Anti-TB drugs can increase risk of TB re-infection

Science Daily · 10h ago · Current treatments for tuberculosis (TB) are very effective in controlling TB infection caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb). They don't, however, always prevent reinfection.

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Science Daily

Paleontologists report world's biggest Tyrannosaurus rex

Science Daily · 10h ago · Paleontologists have just reported the world's biggest Tyrannosaurus rex and the largest dinosaur skeleton ever found in Canada. The 13-metre-long T. rex, nicknamed 'Scotty,' lived in prehistoric Saskatchewan 66 million years ago.

Like mountaineers, nerves need expert guidance to find their way

Science Daily · 10h ago · Similar to the dozens of Sherpas that guide hikers up treacherous Himalayan mountains to reach a summit, the nervous system relies on elaborate timing and location of guidance cues for neuronal axons -- threadlike projections -- to successfully reach their destinations in the body.

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Science Daily

Health

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FDA rejects Sanofi-Lexicon add-on pill for type 1 diabetes

· Reuters · 11h ago · The U.S. Food and Drug Administration declined to approve a drug developed by Sanofi SA and Lexicon Pharmaceuticals Inc intended for use with insulin in patients with type 1 diabetes, the companies said on Friday.


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Medicare Mythbuster: 'I Must Enroll In Medicare At Age 65?'

Forbes · 13h ago · Many people thinking about Medicare enrollment experience stress. Adding to that stress is a variety of Medicare myths and misunderstandings. Perhaps one of the biggest myths is “I must enroll in Medicare at age 65, no matter what.”

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Daniel Zender
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Stuart Bradford
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Cystic Fibrosis: How Gunnar Esiason Is Making A Difference

Forbes · 13h ago · Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is a fatal and progressive genetic disorder that affects the lungs and pancreas. It results in persistent lung infections--due to production of thick mucous--which also impair the ability to breathe.

Books

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Nonfiction: Pretending to Play the Violin

New York Times · 12h ago · “Sounds Like Titanic,” by Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman, is a memoir of being hired to tour with a famous composer who turns out to be duping his audiences.

Nonfiction: The Jewish Spies Who Posed as Arabs

New York Times · 12h ago · Matti Friedman’s “Spies of No Country” tells the story of the Arab Section, the Jewish secret agents who operated in enemy territory at the birth of Israel.

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Left: Marilynn K. Yee / The New York Times

Weekend Reading

Amazon Book Review · 14h ago · In this week's edition, the Bubonic plague, a brutal but beautiful debut about the bond between two brothers, two fantastical historical fictions, and a novel Louise Erdrich says "makes a compelling case for compassion over blame."

Lifestyle

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Forbes

Seven Of The Best New London Restaurants

Forbes · 10h ago · With new restaurants opening in London virtually every month, it's often difficult to know which ones to try. Here are some recommended culinary launches over the past six months.

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Sipsmith Launches New Lemon Drizzle Gin

Forbes · 16h ago · Sipsmith helped pioneer the London Dry Gin Renaissance in 2009 with the launch of the city's first copper pot distillery in nearly 200 years. Today they announce the release of a new citrus-infused variation: Lemon Drizzle.

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Travel

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The Independent UK
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Opinion

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The DCCC’s undemocratic decision

Washington Post · 6h ago · Hamstringing primary challengers calls into question just how serious the party of democracy is about the practice of democracy.

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Longreads
Longreads

The Top 5 Longreads of the Week

Longreads · 12h ago · This week, we're sharing stories from Angella d'Avignon, Katie Englehart, Caitlin Dewey, Eric Benson, Roxane Gay and Tressie McMillan Cottom.

Roseanne Barr Just Can’t Shut Up

Longform · 13h ago · “I admit it,” she says, in her hotel room. “I’m a troll. I’m the queen of the f‑‑‑ing trolls.”

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Longreads

The Makeover Scene Gets a Makeover

Longreads · 14h ago · Everyone laughs at how ridiculous makeover scenes are, but these swift internal metamorphoses aren't much better.

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Coming Home, One Word At A Time

Longreads · 20h ago · Upon returning to India, a course in Urdu helps Sharanya Deepak embrace the rich and turbulent history of her native country.

West Virginia in Transition

Longform · Mar 21, 2019 · Upon returning to my hometown, though, some twenty-odd years after that bus ride, I kept seeing signs that perhaps, even in rural Appalachia, the times had changed.