Sri Lanka bombings: Intelligence blunder ahead of terror attack that killed more than 200

Almost 300 killed - everything we know so far Victims: mother and son among five Britons killed in explosions Intelligence on threat not passed on to Sri Lankan government Reconstruction: How attacker waited at buffet before detonating  World leaders and cricket stars have reacted with horror Key intelligence on a possible terrorist attack was not passed onto the Sri Lankan government weeks before at least 290 people were killed in a wave of Easter Sunday suicide bombings on churches and five-st...
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'Supergirl' recap: Lena and Supergirl go all caged heat

One day has passed since the world believes it saw Supergirl attack the White House, and Kara is horrified to realize how sharply public sentiment has turned against her. President Baker himself addresses the nation to announce a sundown-to-sunup curfew and to urge Supergirl to turn herself in. Even though she's America's most wanted, when Supergirl hears someone calling for help from a burning vehicle, naturally she flies to lend a hand. But her efforts are interrupted by a man with a...
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Elizabeth Warren on Game of Thrones: "It’s about the women."

In a piece for The Cut, Senator Elizabeth Warren (presidential candidate and HBO fan) shares her love for Game of Thrones. It's loaded with spoilers and political metaphors, so proceed with caution if you're not caught up or allergic to allegory. Dany believes fiercely in her right to rule, but she despises what ruling means in the world she’s grown up in. She doesn’t want to be a slave owner or a dictator — and she definitely doesn’t want to become her murderous father. She tells Ser Jorah: “S...
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Notre Dame Fire “Computer Glitch”

News from AP: The cathedral’s rector said a “computer glitch” may have played a role in the rapidly spreading blaze that devastated the 850-year-old architectural masterpiece. [ … ] Paris police investigators said they believe an electrical short-circuit most likely caused the fire. It’s believed to be one of multiple leads being investigated. Um … what?  A “computer glitch” isn’t an electrical short.  The two are very different things.  So if you think this is all from a “computer glitch,” send...
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Giuliani, Conway Spend Sunday Trying To Discredit McGahn’s Mueller Testimony

Two key surrogates for President Donald Trump on Sunday sought to discredit a Republican lawyer who served in the White House until six months ago: Don McGahn, the former White House counsel who, per a New York Times tally, was cited more than anyone else in special counsel Robert Mueller’s redacted final report. Specifically, Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani and White House adviser Kellyanne Conway sought to muddy the waters regarding reports addressed by Mueller’s team that Trump told McGahn to h...
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White House Memo: To Defend Against a Mercurial Boss, Trump Aides Wield the Pen as Shield

Note-taking in the White House, a practice previous administrations shied away from to protect the president, has become a way for Trump aides to protect themselves from the president.
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Trump called on spy chiefs for help as Mueller probe began

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two months before special counsel Robert Mueller was appointed in the spring of 2017, President Donald Trump picked up the phone and called the head of the largest U.S. intelligence agency. Trump told Mike Rogers, director of the National Security Agency, that news stories alleging that Trump's 2016 White House campaign had ties to Russia were false and the president asked whether Rogers could do anything to counter them.
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Kevin Maguire: Use Brexit breather to sort society's ills

Forget Brexit - we need to talk about wages, jobs, fairness, schools, opportunities, health, equality, housing, crime, social care, environment, transport and 101 other issues [Author: Kevin Maguire]
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Rudy Giuliani: There’s ‘Nothing Wrong’ With Trump Campaign Taking Information From Russians

Robert Mueller's report detailed over 100 interactions between Trump's associates and Russians
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Humanity is at a crossroads, Greta Thunberg tells Extinction Rebellion

Swedish climate activist’s speech comes amid police efforts to forcibly clear protesters from Waterloo BridgeGovernments will no longer be able ignore the impending climate and ecological crisis, Greta Thunberg, the teenage climate activist, has told Extinction Rebellion protesters gathered at Marble Arch in London.In a speech on Sunday night where she took aim at politicians who have for too long been able to satisfy demands for action with “beautiful words and promises”, the Swedish 16-year-ol...
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Mueller Speaks: ‘No Comment’ For Inquiring MSNBC Reporter

Special counsel Robert Mueller muttered a “no comment” to an MSNBC reporter Sunday in response to questions about the release of his redacted final report. MSNBC’s Mike Viqueira confronted Mueller as the special counsel and his wife Ann got into their car following Easter services at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C. The Muellers were photographed outside the same historic church, which sits steps from the White House and has seen every president since James Madison in its pews,...
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Mike Pompeo says 'several' US citizens killed in Sri Lanka attacks

Thirty-six foreigners were thought to be among those killed in attacks that left nearly 300 people dead and 500 injuredSri Lanka bombings: stay up to date on our live blog A view of St Sebastian’s church damaged in blast in Negombo, north of Colombo, Sri Lanka, on Sunday. Photograph: Chamila Karunarathne/AP Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday “several” US citizens died in a series of explosions in Sri Lanka that killed at least 290 people and left 500 injured. That toll was expected...
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Mike Pompeo says 'several' US citizens killed in Sri Lanka attacks

Thirty-six foreigners were thought to be among those killed in attacks that left at least 207 people dead and 450 injuredA view of St Sebastian’s church damaged in blast in Negombo, north of Colombo, Sri Lanka, on Sunday. Photograph: Chamila Karunarathne/APSecretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday “several” US citizens died in a series of explosions in Sri Lanka that killed at least 207 people and left 450 injured. That toll was expected to rise.Thirty-six foreigners were reported to be amon...
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Man who foiled neo-Nazi plot to kill MP has been warned his life is in danger

Robbie Mullen, 25, has been informed he is a target for reprisals after he leaked details of the plot to murder Rosie Cooper [Author: Paul Byrne]
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‘Nothing wrong with taking information from Russians’, Giuliani says as Democrats keep Trump impeachment options open

Donald Trump’s personal lawyer has claimed there was “nothing wrong” with his campaign taking information from Russia, as the fallout and toxicity triggered by the publication of Robert Mueller’s report grew.As Democrats said they were keeping open their options of seeking to impeach Mr Trump for his alleged efforts to obstruct Mr Mueller’s probe, Rudy Giuliani went on the offensive, saying “any politician” in the US would have sought damaging information about an electoral rival.“There’s nothin...
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Most Republican voters were Trumpists before Trump, and most of the rest have converted since 2016

Josh Quiggin's essay about "Transactional Trumpism" really nailed it for me: if the story is that Republicans chose Trump as their candidate because they were sure that he would enact "the Republican agenda" they didn't get a very good deal: all Trump has managed is the bare minimum that any Republican would have done, putting far-right ideologues on the Supreme Court and handing gigantic tax-breaks to the super-rich. But Trump has failed to do anything about Obamacare, failed to divert the...
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Giuliani rails against Mueller report as Democrats mull Trump impeachment

Trump lawyer: ‘Nothing wrong with information from Russians’Teflon Don: how Trump the mafia boss fought the law … and wonOpinion: Moral squalor, not impeachment, will remove TrumpAs the White House mounted a furious assault on the Mueller report and critics of a president not found to have conspired with Russia but not cleared of obstruction of justice, the chair of the House judiciary committee said obstruction, if proven, “would be [an] impeachable” offence. Related: Trump and impeachment: w...
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President Trump Attends Easter Service After a Morning of Tweeting

"I have never been happier or more content because your country is doing so well"
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Sri Lanka has temporarily blocked access to Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp after a series of bombings left over 200 dead, fearing the spread of misinformation

The Sri Lankan government has reportedly blocked access to various social media sites after a wave of bombings left over 200 dead across the country. Although there is no known direct connection between Sunday's attacks and social media at this time, Facebook and other social media have played a role in fanning ethnic and religious violence in Sri Lanka and other countries in recent years. Visit BusinessInsider.com for more stories. After a series of bombings at churches and hotels early East...
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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...
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101 Best Picture Comparisons From Lilliput Or Chamberlain And The Beautiful Llama

Lilliput Magazine was founded in 1937 by the Hungarian photographer Stefan Lorant. It was a quirky magazine featuring some of the best artists and photographers of that age. h/t: inexpensiveprogress, flickr Lorant was a photographer and film maker working in Vienna, Munich and Berlin before the second world war. He edited the Munich Illustrated News (Münchner Illustrierte Press) putting him... Source
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UK politics poll tracker 2019: Latest results ahead of EU and local elections

Britain is heading to the polls twice in May 2019 - and eyes are turning to what the opinion pollsters make of the Conservatives and Labour. Here's a round-up of the latest [Author: Dan Bloom]
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Labour EU election candidate says he 'regrets' branding anti-Semitism a 'smear'

Martin Mayer sent a 2016 e-mail with the title "How Israel lobby manufactured UK Labour party's anti-Semitism crisis" [Author: Dan Bloom]
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Stacey Abrams on her new book, new fame and rumors about a presidential ticket

Will Stacey Abrams figure in Election 2020? Hear her thoughts on the matter when she visits Seattle in April.
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Extinction Rebellion: protesters to offer to 'pause' climate action

London demonstrators will offer to vacate most sites if mayor meets some demandsClimate change protesters who have stopped traffic in a series of peaceful demonstrations across London will offer to vacate some sites in exchange for the mayor, Sadiq Khan, acting on some of their demands.Extinction Rebellion (XR) said it would “pause” its demonstrations in an attempt to achieve its political aims as it enters the second week of its campaign to have the government declare a climate emergency, reduc...
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Democratic hopefuls demur on pursuing Trump post-White House

AMHERST, N.H. (AP) — Some Democratic contenders for president aren't saying whether they would re-open investigations into President Donald Trump if they were to oust him from the White House in 2020.
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Tories plot to oust 'calamity' Theresa May by June 30 as 76% say she must quit

Activists want to rip up party rules that say the Tory leader has until December 2019 before facing another leadership challenge [Author: Dan Bloom]
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Brexit: Tories in meltdown as almost HALF of councillors set to vote for Farage

An eye-watering Survation poll shows just 52% of Tory councillors are planning to back their own party for the European Parliament [Author: Dan Bloom]
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Brexit: second referendum only way to beat Nigel Farage, warns Tom Watson

Labour deputy leader in shock intervention that threatens to ignite row at party’s highest levelsLabour can’t defeat Nigel Farage by sitting on the fenceLabour will never defeat Nigel Farage if it continues to “sit on the fence” over Brexit and offers only “mealy-mouthed” support for a second referendum, the party’s deputy leader says today.In an extraordinary intervention that exposes the tensions at the top of the party over Brexit strategy, Tom Watson warns that Labour will lose to Farage’s n...
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Srećko Horvat: ‘The current system is more violent than any revolution’

The philosopher and activist counts Yanis Varoufakis, Slavoj Žižek and Julian Assange as friends, and his new book calls for a global liberation movement to bring down capitalismUp until the collapse of Yugoslavia in 1991, foreigners were not allowed to visit the beautiful Dalmatian island of Vis, then home to a major naval base. Two years ago it was the location for Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, doubling as the fictional Greek island of Kalokairi.One way of looking at the transformation from mil...
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