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Arrests following blasts in Sri Lanka
Sun, 21 Apr 2019 13:57:39 +0000
Sri Lanka's defense minister said seven suspects are in custody after a series of explosions that targets churches and hotels in the capital city Colombo and elsewhere. More than 200 people have been killed. Elizabeth Palmer reports.
Booker details health care, immigration plans
Sun, 21 Apr 2019 15:44:37 +0000
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker sat down with Margaret Brennan last week to discuss his 2020 bid.
"To Kill a Mockingbird": Lessons for today
Sun, 21 Apr 2019 15:02:45 +0000
Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about racism in the Deep South has been a perennial read in grade school, an Academy Award-winning film, and now a critically-lauded play on Broadway. Tracy Smith talks with the show's star Jeff Daniels and playwright Aaron Sorkin about translating Lee's characters to the stage, and with students who talk about "Mockingbird"'s relevance to today's audience.
Community holds vigil for Columbine anniversary
Sat, 20 Apr 2019 23:24:46 +0000
The massacre at Columbine High School was not the first school shooting, but it took place before these events became all-too-familiar. Students and teachers came back to remember those loss, reopening wounds that are still very deep. Barry Petersen reports.
Murder victim's girlfriend: "Watch who you're with"
Sun, 21 Apr 2019 01:43:29 +0000
Elisa Libretto, Joey Comunale’s longtime girlfriend, tells "48 Hours" what she hopes people take away from his story.
Hundreds killed in coordinated blasts targeting churches and hotels on Easter
Sun, 21 Apr 2019 15:28:52 +0000
At least 207 people were killed in eight blasts that rocked churches and hotels in and just outside of Sri Lanka's capital
Cummings: Trump will be "emboldened" if Dems "do nothing"
Sun, 21 Apr 2019 15:03:56 +0000
"He's going to be emboldened because he's said, 'Well, I got away with that,'" Cummings said
Pete Buttigieg on the presidency as a "moral office"
Sun, 21 Apr 2019 14:34:20 +0000
The South Bend, Ind. mayor, Afghanistan veteran and Rhodes scholar, who's rising in the polls for the 2020 race, hopes to reanimate his party's values for a new era, including a connection with faith
The Mueller Report: Road map to ... where?
Sun, 21 Apr 2019 16:13:11 +0000
With the release of a redacted version of the Special Counsel's probe into Russia's election interference and President Trump's efforts to obstruct investigations, what's next?
Notre Dame, the world's church
Sun, 21 Apr 2019 13:41:23 +0000
It had withstood a war, a revolution, neglect, and the impact of up to 40,000 tourists a day. But there is so much more than stone to the Parisian cathedral damaged by fire this week
What we know so far about the upcoming royal baby arrival
Sun, 21 Apr 2019 00:15:56 +0000
Did the couple choose a name? Do we know the gender? What's the due date?
Woman fights for her brother's honor after brutal N.C. murder
Sun, 21 Apr 2019 03:56:07 +0000
The Irish businessman was beaten to death with a brick paver and a baseball bat in 2015 by his American au-pair-turned-wife and her father, a former FBI agent - who claim it was in self-defense
Man believed to be in milita detaining migrants arrested
Sun, 21 Apr 2019 02:51:55 +0000
The videos posted earlier in the week show members of United Constitutional Patriots ordering family groups as small as seven and as large as several hundred to sit on the dirt with their children
2 teens arrested in connection with journalist's killing
Sat, 20 Apr 2019 11:39:45 +0000
Lyra McKee, 29, was a rising star of investigative journalism
Mike Lee: Impeachment push would be a "mistake" for Democrats
Sun, 21 Apr 2019 15:55:22 +0000
The Utah Republican said none of special counsel Robert Mueller's findings have changed his view of President Trump
Transcript: Sen. Mike Lee on "Face the Nation"
Sun, 21 Apr 2019 15:45:41 +0000
The following is a transcript of the interview with Republican Sen. Mike Lee of Utah that aired Sunday, April 21, 2019, on "Face the Nation"
Transcript: Sen. Cory Booker on "Face the Nation"
Sun, 21 Apr 2019 14:53:59 +0000
The following is a transcript of the interview with Democratic Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey that aired Sunday, April 21, 2019, on "Face the Nation"
Transcript: Rep. Elijah Cummings on "Face the Nation"
Sun, 21 Apr 2019 15:04:53 +0000
The following is a transcript of the interview with Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland that aired Sunday, April 21, 2019, on "Face the Nation"
Calendar: Week of April 22
Sun, 21 Apr 2019 14:40:01 +0000
From Earth Day to the NFL Draft, "Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead
Florence Welch on her own "Hunger"
Sun, 21 Apr 2019 15:55:09 +0000
As the front woman of Florence + The Machine faced down personal demons, her lyrics became more revealing, even to herself
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Trump’s aides were eager to take Russian dirt on Clinton. But it wasn’t a conspiracy, Mueller report said
Sat, 20 Apr 2019 15:41:13 -0400
Trump’s aides were eager to take Russian dirt on Clinton. But it wasn’t a conspiracy, Mueller report saidThe special counsel's final report report paints picture of a campaign eager to benefit from Russian interference.
Suicide bombers in deadly attack on Afghan ministry
Sat, 20 Apr 2019 11:10:30 -0400
Suicide bombers in deadly attack on Afghan ministrySuicide bombers and gunmen attacked the communications ministry in central Kabul on Saturday, officials said, in a deadly, hours-long assault that destroyed weeks of relative calm in the capital. The Taliban said it had "nothing to do" with the attack, which left some 2,000 people stranded in the tall office building for hours at the start of the Afghan work week. "As a result of today's explosion/attack in Kabul city, two people have been martyred (killed) and 6 others are wounded," the health ministry spokesman wrote in a tweet, adding 3 of the injured were women.
Fire-ravaged Notre Dame now stabilized, firefighters leave
Fri, 19 Apr 2019 18:32:18 -0400
Fire-ravaged Notre Dame now stabilized, firefighters leavePARIS (AP) — Architects and construction workers have stabilized the damaged structure of Notre Dame cathedral, four days after a fast-spreading fire ravaged the iconic Paris building, and firefighters were leaving the site Friday night, a fire service official said.
California couple sentenced to life in prison in severe child abuse case
Fri, 19 Apr 2019 16:14:22 -0400
California couple sentenced to life in prison in severe child abuse caseDavid Turpin, 57, and his wife Louise Turpin, 50, had agreed to be sentenced to 25 years to life in prison as part of an agreement with Riverside County prosecutors that saw them plead guilty in February to torture, child abuse and false imprisonment charges. The couple cried during the sentencing hearing, where they listened to statements from their children and delivered statements of their own, according to video footage from ABC News. "I'm sorry for everything I've done to hurt my children.
South Carolina 5th-grader in school fight died of natural causes; no charges will be filed
Fri, 19 Apr 2019 22:25:52 -0400
South Carolina 5th-grader in school fight died of natural causes; no charges will be filedOfficials said the 10-year-old died from a preexisting condition called arteriovenous malformation, and there was no evidence trauma led to her death.
How the U.S. Navy Sank Imperial Japan's Top Secret Aircraft Carrier
Fri, 19 Apr 2019 22:00:00 -0400
How the U.S. Navy Sank Imperial Japan's Top Secret Aircraft Carrier“No doubt he intends to act as a decoy at some point to lure away our screening destroyers. That accomplished, his comrades can approach Shinano unopposed. We must guard against any such ploy,” grumbled the thoughtful skipper.The first torpedo struck farthest aft. Over the next 30 seconds three more warheads detonated against the massive aircraft carrier’s hull, working their way forward. The explosions and instant flooding immediately killed scores of men, many asleep in their bunks.As tons of seawater cascaded into the wounded colossus, men below deck could see the extent of the damage, were seized with panic, and stampeded topside. The missiles had hit 10 feet below the water line, and on the bridge and upper levels the commander and his officers were not yet aware of how sorely they were hurt. Many had survived earlier torpedo attacks, and aboard less formidable vessels than this one. Even as their gargantuan ship began to list, they remained optimistic.“Expressing the Flavor of an Ancient Samurai”
Illinois police officer helps teenager land a job
Sat, 20 Apr 2019 07:01:18 -0400
Illinois police officer helps teenager land a jobAn Illinois police officer pulled over a teenager for an expired tag, but instead of writing him a ticket, he took the teen to a job interview.
FAA sets multi-nation review of Boeing's troubled Max planes
Sat, 20 Apr 2019 20:21:38 -0400
FAA sets multi-nation review of Boeing's troubled Max planesThe US Federal Aviation Administration is planning what it calls a comprehensive multi-nation review of the control systems of the Boeing 737 Max airliner to include experts from nine civil aviation authorities. The review will "evaluate aspects of the 737 Max automated flight-control system, including its design and pilots' interaction with the system, to determine its compliance with all applicable regulations and to identify future enhancements that might be needed," the agency said. Boeing Max planes -- the aerospace firm's all-time best-seller -- have been grounded worldwide since then, while engineers and investigators seek the exact causes of the crashes.
Journalist who covered Columbine reflects on lives unlived
Fri, 19 Apr 2019 15:05:06 -0400
Journalist who covered Columbine reflects on lives unlivedNEW YORK (AP) — Daniel. Rachel. Isaiah.
Ilhan Omar: Somali Americans vow to stand up to Trump attacks
Sun, 21 Apr 2019 01:00:43 -0400
Ilhan Omar: Somali Americans vow to stand up to Trump attacksAfter being accused of endangering one of the city’s US representatives, the president visited Minneapolis. Activists were there to meet himProtesters support Minnesota representative Ilhan Omar, outside an event attended by Donald Trump this week. Photograph: Kerem Yucel/AFP/Getty ImagesAs she stood in a crowd of protesters, helping hold a long “Stand with Ilhan” sign outside the trucking company in Burnsville where Donald Trump was about to speak, Habon Abdulle could not help but be swept up in the contradictory emotions of the moment.As a hijab-wearing Muslim woman who speaks with a slight Somali accent, and as executive director of Women Organizing Women (Wow) Network, a not-for-profit group dedicated to training and supporting East African immigrants who run for office, Abdulle had more than a passing familiarity with the some of the views reflected in signs and chants among a crowd of Trump supporters lined up across the street.There was the idea that Muslims were as a whole responsible for 9/11, and that the congresswoman Ilhan Omar and her supporters were affiliated with terrorist groups. There was another oldie-but-goodie: that the city of Minneapolis, like many urban centers dealing with an affordable housing shortage driven by an influx of new residents, is filled with crime-ridden “no go” zones governed by sharia law, where police supposedly fear to tread.> We thought we passed the collective blaming, the ‘punish the whole for the actions of a few'> > Habon AbdulleAbdulle was still a little surprised to see such arguments expressed so brazenly, out in the open, just as she had been a few days earlier when Trump retweeted a video meant to show Omar did not respect the tragedy of 9/11.“There are conversations in my community,” Abdulle told the Guardian. “We thought we passed the collective blaming, the ‘punish the whole for the actions of a few’. Those were things that we experienced right after the 9/11 attack. And many of us actually thought we were done with that. But lately, it actually feels that it’s back. It’s really weird, like: what’s going on?”> On the pro-Ilhan side of the protests, two Muslim women, @nausheena and Asma Mohammed of @RISEsisterhood led many of the chants. > > Here, @HabonDaud explains why she thought it was important that Muslim women stand in the front.> > — Jared Goyette (@JaredGoyette) April 20, 2019She also saw reasons for optimism. A young Muslim woman walked in front of the pro-Omar group, wearing a black hijab and a keffiyeh scarf, holding a bullhorn and leading a chant. Abdulle watched as the crowd responded, many white and older Minnesotans included. That, she thought, was something she could work with.“If we don’t stand up for ourselves,” she asked, “who will? We have to stand up for ourselves and they felt someone who looks like them was attacked. And we were all of us out there saying, ‘No.’ We are not going to accept. We have rights. It isn’t fair that someone always has to other us. So, we went there because that was the right place to be that day.”In the same moment, from the other side of the street, a tall man with a gray scraggly beard could be overheard cracking a joke.“Hey, is that Omar? They all look the same to me.”He might have been on to something, but not in the way he intended. The young Muslim women in the crowd did see themselves in Omar. That was why they were out in force.> I came here to support my sister Ilhan. She’s been under attack and she’s been facing death threats> > Ama Mohammed“I came here to support my sister Ilhan,” the keffiyeh-wearing woman, Asma Mohammed, 26, told the Guardian. “She’s been under attack and she’s been facing death threats consistently, but even more so after Trump tweeted things about her that make her seem like she was sympathizing with terrorists.”Mohammed said Omar was more than just a political figure: “She is my sister, as Minnesotans; she is my sister as another woman of faith; as another woman who wears a hijab and faces that kind of hate on the daily.”Such a mix of outrage, disappointment and incredulousness, along with a growing sense of empowerment, was common among activists the Guardian spoke to in Minneapolis in the week after Trump’s tweet.Omar’s office was quieter than usual, declining media requests and not issuing statements, leaving Trump to deal with the fallout from the Mueller report without his favorite new foil to spar with.But if there is one thing Trump has been consistent about in his political career, it has been the targeting of migrants and Muslims in moves meant to appeal to his base. Many observers believe he will redouble such efforts as 2020 draws near.> She’s anti-American. She’s anti-Jews …Everyone knew the Muslims took down those buildings in New York> > Melody BlackOmar and Trump have become intrinsically linked, and not just on Trump’s terms. Omar was elected to the House of Representatives in November as part of an anti-Trump blue wave that included Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan. Before that, she made national news when she became the first Somali American in statewide office, on the night Trump was elected president. Her victory party at a Marriott in downtown Minneapolis was a rollercoaster, tears and dancing underscored by a sense of girding for a fight.“It’s going to be very tough,” Omar said then. “We have to figure out how to organize the community to prepare for what’s to come. We have to amplify our voices of love against the rhetoric of hate.”That fight has now come, though in a more direct way than many supporters thought possible. As Trump uses Omar to galvanize his base, he will inevitably rally hers. Last Monday’s rival protests outside Trump’s Tax Day event signalled such battles to come.> In this clip, @nausheena and Asma Mohammed of @RISEsisterhood explain why they came to the standwithilhan protest in Burnsville on Monday.> > — Jared Goyette (@JaredGoyette) April 20, 2019“Omar really needs to go,” said Melody Black, a Trump supporter from Red Wing, Minnesota, as a man behind her held a “Making America Great Again” sign.“She’s anti-American. She’s anti-Jews. She’s anti-Minnesotan. And everyone knew that the Muslims took down those buildings in New York. All of us watched it. And now they’re saying that we’re racist because we say it. But it’s the truth.“Omar came from Somalia and her father taught her exactly how to do what she’s doing – including getting into government. They’re trying to take over our government, the Muslims are.”Trump supporters hoist a flag and give the thumbs-up. Photograph: Kerem Yucel/AFP/Getty ImagesOmar has indeed inspired other Muslim women to enter politics.“Many women within the Somali community who never thought to run for office changed their mind,” Abdulle said. The Minnesota state house now has its second female Somali American legislator, Hodan Hassan.Across the street from Black, Nausheena Hussain, a 42-year-old in a dark purple headscarf who directs a female-led Muslim not-for-profit organization, took her turn leading a round of chants. She said Trump’s attacks on Omar had encouraged others.“What I’m hearing, specially my community, is that she cannot be alone,” Hussain said. “They are asking everybody to run for office that has those same progressive values, so she is not bearing the brunt of the responsibility by herself.“And so I feel like 2020, you are going to see more people of color running for office, more Muslims or Muslim women, because not only do we not want her to be the only one there, but we have seen that she’s able to fight and still get things done. More people need to back her up and to be part of that.”Abdulle welcomed such words.“That’s how we are going to end the polarization,” she said. “That’s how we’re going to end the hatred. That’s how we’re going to end the narrative that we are not American.“I’m going to repeat the whole day long: we are American.”
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