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A perfect California day. The sun was shining, a gentle breeze was blowing and, at a Silicon Valley coffee shop, Rep. Ro Khanna was sitting across from one of his many billionaire constituents discussing an uncomfortable subject: the growing unpopularity of billionaires and their giant tech companies.... Baltimore Sun
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President Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani insisted Sunday there was "nothing wrong" with the president's 2016 campaign taking information from the Russians, as House Democrats pledged stepped-up investigations into campaign misconduct and possible crimes of obstruction detailed in special counsel... Baltimore Sun
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. Their reluctance comes as some liberals, including fellow 2020 challenger Sen. Elizabeth Warren, have increased the... Baltimore Sun
VOA VIEW: Dems have not plans other than the Trump obsession.
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I agree with the president’s stance that illegals should be sent to “sanctuary” cities, and Democrats who oppose this are hypocrites. Las Vegas Sun
VOA VIEW: Trump is right and Dems now it.
When Hassan Whiteside of the Miami Heat wired $2.75 million to Michael Avenatti in January 2017, the pro basketball player intended most of the money to go to his former girlfriend, Alexis Gardner. Avenatti was Gardner’s attorney. An actress and barista, she’d hired him just a few weeks before... LA Times
VOA VIEW: Avenatti is a thief and con artist.
Several leading Democratic lawmakers said Sunday that impeachment of President Trump must at least be considered on the basis of behavior detailed in the Mueller report released last week, while the president’s allies aggressively pressed their contention that Trump was exonerated. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Dems have nothing to fall back on.
More than a dozen people were hospitalized for an unidentified illness after their Miami-to-Boston flight landed at Logan International Airport on Sunday morning, according to reports. The 13 unlucky flyers — all part of a student group returning from a trip abroad — reported feeling sick and were taken to Massachusetts General Hospital after their... New York Post
President Trump responded to talk of impeachment by Democrats on Sunday by claiming the opposition party is guilty of high crimes — not him. Trump dismissed the prospect of impeachment proceedings on Capitol Hill by continuing to insist that the opposition party has launched a vast conspiracy to undermine his administration. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Trump is making Dems and the liberal media look more and more idiotic.
Rudy Giuliani, President Trump’s personal lawyer, said Trump would not have been guilty of obstructing justice even if he had fired special counsel Robert Mueller because some of the investigators were “questionable.” “Had he done it, it would not have been obstruction of justice because there were very good reasons to fire Mueller,” New York Post
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Companies raised both washer and dryer prices last year, by 11.5 percent each, a new study says. Only washers were subject to President Trump's tariffs. New York Times
The United States is preparing to announce on Monday that all importers of Iranian oil will have to end their imports shortly or be subject to U.S. sanctions, the Washington Post reported on Sunday. Rueters
The Trump administration wants a citizenship question on the 2020 decennial census, but critics say it could hurt minority communities such as Doral, Fla.
VOA VIEW: It's important to know.
The justices are hearing arguments in the case on Tuesday, with a decision due by late June that will allow for printing forms in time for the count in April 2020. The fight over the census question is the latest over immigration-related issues between Democratic-led states and advocates for immigrants, on one side, and the administration, on the other. The Supreme Court last year upheld President Donald Trump's ban on visitors to the U.S. from several mostly Muslim countries. The court also has temporarily blocked administration plans to make it harder for people to claim asylum and is considering an administration appeal that would allow Trump to end protections for immigrants who were brought to this country as children.
VOA VIEW: It is not unconstitutional to ask census people to answer whether they are citizens.
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Israel's withheld funds because of payments to families of attackers, prisoners. ABC
On "This Week," counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway offers the administration's response to the Mueller report. ABC
VOA VIEW: A second term is no question.
More than 200 people were killed in eight bomb blasts targeting churches and hotels. BBC
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While President Trump is spending Easter weekend in sunny Florida, Democrats are talking up a storm cloud about impeachment. CBS
VOA VIEW: Dems have nothing positive to say.
Standard Chartered's Suki Cooper says gold is closing in on oversold territory. CNBC
"The U.S. Embassy is working tirelessly to provide all possible assistance to the American citizens affected by the attacks and their families," Pompeo said. CNBC
The US Department of Defense over the weekend identified two US service members killed in non-combat related incidents in Iraq and Qatar. CNN
Last week, US National Security Adviser John Bolton took direct aim at specific leaders in Latin America, declaring that the "troika of tyranny -- Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua -- is beginning to crumble." CNN
VOA VIEW: Liberal CNN, as expected.
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The U.S. Coast Guard is offloading marijuana and cocaine with an estimated street value of $62.5 million dollars at The agency said in a news release that the drugs seized in international waters in the Eastern Pacific Ocean will arrive in Fort Lauderdale Thursday morning on the Coast Guard Cutter Bear, which is based in Portsmouth, Virginia. FOX News
Petro Poroshenko concedes defeat as Volodymyr Zelenskiy promises: ‘I won’t mess up’ Volodymyr Zelenskiy, an actor and comedian with no political experience other than playing the role of president in a TV series, was heading for a landslide victory in Ukraine’s presidential election, as early results showed him on course to win nearly three-quarters of the vote.The incumbent, Petro Poroshenko conceded defeat on Sunday evening before results started coming in, as exit polls suggested an overwhelming victory for the 41-year-old Zelenskiy. Guardian
"The Supreme Leader has appointed Salami as the new commander-in-chief of the Guards, who will replace Mohammad Ali Jafari." Jerusalem Post
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Mexico said on Saturday it had "deep concern" about armed groups that intimidate and extort migrants on the border, shortly after the ACLU and Democratic senators called for a probe into such citizen efforts to block migrants from crossing. Reuters
VOA VIEW: There is nothing to worry if individuals don't cross to the US illegally.
Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates said on Sunday they had agreed to send Sudan $3 billion worth of aid, throwing a lifeline to the country's new military leaders after protests led to the ousting of president Omar al-Bashir. Reuters
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday over whether a question about citizenship should be added to the 2020 census. UPI
VOA VIEW: It's constitutional.
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Blacks don't support their own and are bad tippers as a mater fact. They were modest brick buildings, without soaring Gothic spires, elaborate rosette windows or roofs carved of 12th century timber. But the three houses of worship that burned down over the last month in a rural part of south Louisiana were longtime pillars of their African American congregations. To those who prayed there, they were no less sacred than the historic Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.
Not that many other people saw it that way. On Sunday, a crowd funding site for the three humble churches had pledges totaling just under $50,000. Then on Monday, after flames consumed the roof and spire of the 800-year-old Gothic French landmark and people across the world vowed to rebuild it, calls rang out for solidarity with Louisiana. Why are not blacks supporting their own churches?