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Nearly 200 killed as explosions rock churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday

At least 140 people are dead and hundreds more injured in attacks at several high-end hotels and churches in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, according to multiple media reports.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Sri Lanka church and hotel explosions: More than 200 dead in Easter Sunday bomb attacks

At least 7 blasts at churches and hotels Britons among dozens of foreigners killed - police Churches were full of people attending Easter services Suicide bombers 'behind at least two of the attacks' Death toll rising rapidly, hospitals overcome with injured Seven suspects arrested  World leaders and cricket stars have reacted with horror More than 200 people have been killed and 450 injured in a string of bomb attacks on hotels and churches as worshippers attended Easter services. Ameri...


Andrew Yang, Marianne Williamson, Bernie Sanders are the 2020 candidates standing out to our readers

When we asked USA TODAY reader which 2020 candidates were standing out, Andrew Yang came on top.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Takeaways From Voluntary Minicamp

  The Miami Dolphins' 2019 voluntary minicamp came and went last week, and there were a good number of takeaways from both on and off of the field. As for on the field news, Albert Wilson and Jakeem Grant did not participate as they a


Mueller report is quite the page-turner

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 President.


The 'weird parallels' between Vice President Mike Pence and presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg

While Vice President Mike Pence and presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg are at odds on many issues, they also have many things in common.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Sri Lanka Bombings Live Updates: Deadly Carnage at Churches and Hotels

Several explosions were said to have killed more than 200 people. It was not immediately clear who was responsible.
Tags: Churches (Buildings, Deaths (Fatalities, Sri Lanka, Bombs and Explosives, Hotels and Travel Lodgings


World Championship 2019: Ding Junhui beats Anthony McGill

China's Ding Junhui beats Scotland's Anthony McGill 10-7 to reach the second round of the World Championship in Sheffield.


Sri Lanka explosions: what we know so far

Officials say 207 people have been killed in the Easter Sunday attacksLive updates: Sri Lanka church and hotel explosionsFull report: Sri Lanka imposes immediate curfew after attacksA series of explosions has rocked Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday. Here is what we know so far:At least 207 people have been killed and 450 more injured in a series of explosions targeting churches holding Easter services and hotels in Sri Lanka.Most of the dead are believed to have been Sri Lankans, with officials saying...
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In pictures: Coordinated attacks in Sri Lanka kill hundreds

A series of bomb blasts struck luxury hotels and churches across Sri Lanka early Sunday. At least 140 people were killed and 560 injured in the coordinated terror attacks, which have put the entire country on lockdown.


Sri Lanka Photos: Destruction and Despair on a Christian Day of Worship

Images of the churches that were attacked showed smashed pews, broken statues and charred beams. Windows, floors and ceilings were blown out at the hotels.
Tags: Churches (Buildings, Sri Lanka, Terrorism, Hotels and Travel Lodgings


Greece to ask Germany for billions in war reparations

MPs vote to put pressure on Berlin as European parliamentary elections loomGreece is poised to send Germany a formal diplomatic note detailing its demand for billions of euros in wartime reparations after MPs voted overwhelmingly for the emotive issue to be raised officially.In a move bound to stir sentiment ahead of crucial European parliament elections, Athens vowed to pile pressure on Berlin, taking legal and diplomatic steps that will throw the spotlight on crimes committed during the brutal...
Tags: Greece, Europe, World news, Germany, Alexis Tsipras, Angela Merkel, European elections, European Union, Politics, Second world war


Memo: Pentagon considering designating fentanyl a weapon of mass destruction

Top military and Homeland Security officials are considering classifying fentanyl as a weapon of mass destruction, according to an internal DHS memo.


Pentagon, DHS considering designating fentanyl a WMD, memo says

Top military and Homeland Security officials are considering classifying fentanyl as a weapon of mass destruction, according to an internal DHS memo.


What we learned watching Robert Mueller for 18 months

The first challenge for CNN's nearly 18-month stakeout of special counsel Robert Mueller was finding the man himself. Here's how and why we tracked Mueller and his team of prosecutors.


Sri Lanka explosions: More than 200 killed as churches and hotels targeted

At least 207 people are killed and 400 hurt in eight blasts in churches and hotels, as a curfew is announced.


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Believe it or not, PDF files have been the go-to format for contracts and forms of any type since 1993. And sure, they're easily shareable - but that's about it. When you need to edit or sign a document - and you will - that's when frustration can set in. Luckily, there are workarounds, and PDF Expert for Mac is one of the best out there. This all-in-one piece of software hacks through all the stubborn aspects of any PDF, allowing you to edit any text, images or links in the document - and that'...
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Provincial election losses may help Justin Trudeau's green agenda

Rightwing provinces fighting his carbon tax could be a boon to embattled Canadian leaderFor months, Canada’s prime minister Justin Trudeau has been dogged by an ever-deepening political scandal that has dragged down his popularity and threatened his re-election prospects. In yet another blow, Trudeau last week lost one of his most important allies in the country’s fight against climate change in a bitterly contested regional election in Alberta.But for the embattled Liberal prime minister the lo...
Tags: Canada, Justin Trudeau, Environment, Carbon tax, Americas, World news


After Mueller Report, What Are The Next Steps For Lawmakers?

Republicans and Democrats remain as divided as ever over the information revealed in the redacted Mueller report. But the ball is now in House Democrats' court.


Former Astronaut On Watching For Life-Destroying Objects From Space

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to former astronaut Ed Lu, who co-founded a planetary defense nonprofit, about a meteor that exploded with the energy of 10 atomic bombs over the Bering Sea.


A Roundup Of Mueller Report Reactions

The redacted version of the Mueller report brought out many varying opinions on its conclusions.


Teens Behind Racist Graffiti Received An Unusual Sentencing. But Did It Work?

In 2017, five teens who vandalized an African American schoolhouse received an unusual punishment. NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro asks Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney Alex Rueda if the sentence worked.


New Campaign Would Allow Cryptocurrency Donations To Be Distributed To Venezuelans

A new humanitarian aid campaign is trying to enable Venezuelans to use cryptocurrency instead of cash. NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks with professor Steve Hanke, who is leading the campaign.


How To Report On Trump's White House

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro asks Rebecca Ballhaus of the Wall Street Journal and Carol Leonnig of The Washington Post about the challenges of reporting on the Trump administration.


WalletHub CEO: Growing Credit Card Debt Is An Economic Warning Sign

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks with Odysseas Papadimitriou, CEO of WalletHub, about growing credit card debt and what it means for the economy.


Sunday Puzzle: City Sounds

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro and Weekend Edition Puzzlemaster Will Shortz play a word game with KANW and KUNM listener Kirstie Newman of Santa Fe, N.M.


After The Flames, Notre Dame's Centuries-Old Organ May Never Be The Same Again

Chief organist Olivier Latry looks ahead at the church's extensive renovation process after the Notre Dame Cathedral fire on April 15.(Image credit: Jean-Francois Badias/Courtesy of the artist)


Pieter Devos wins Miami Beach leg of Global Champions Tour

Pieter Devos wins the Miami Beach leg of the Longines Global Champions Tour for the world's top show jumpers.


Slowing US growth could be good for investors. Here's why

US first quarter GDP: The first report card of the year for the US economy is due on Friday. Hold tight.


Sri Lanka caught off-guard by attacks despite its violent recent past

Much bitterness and grievance remain in country where war is unfinished business for someLive updates: Sri Lanka church and hotel explosionsFull report: Sri Lanka imposes immediate curfew after attacksCoordinated bomb attacks on worshippers attending Easter church services and multiple other targets across Sri Lanka were the work of terrorists or religious extremists, a government minister has suggested.But after the murderous wave of indiscriminate violence shocked and paralysed the country on ...
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