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11:05 AM ET, April 21, 2019

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New York Times:
Blasts at Churches and Hotels in Sri Lanka Said to Kill Almost 200  —  COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — A series of coordinated bombings ripped across Sri Lanka on Sunday morning, striking hotels and churches, killing almost 200 people and shattering the relative calm that the war-torn nation had enjoyed in recent years.
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Washington Post:
Sri Lanka explosions: At least 207 dead in Easter Sunday attack  —  COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — A series of coordinated explosions struck three churches and four hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, killing more than 200 people and injuring 450.  —  Three people have been arrested and four are being questioned, police said.
Discussion: Althouse
Associated Press:
The Latest: Death toll in Sri Lanka blasts rises to 207  —  COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The Latest on explosions in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday (all times local):  —  Sri Lankan police say 207 people were killed and 450 wounded in a series of blasts in and around the country's capital.
Al Jazeera:   Sri Lanka Easter bombings: Mass casualties in churches and hotels
Laurence Tribe / USA Today:
I've warned that impeachment talk is dangerous, but the time has come  —  The consequential decision to impeach should not be made lightly.  But Mueller's damning report is an invitation that Congress shouldn't refuse.  —  CONNECT  —  Despite Attorney General William Barr's assurances …
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Ben Kamisar / NBC News:
House Judiciary Chair Jerrold Nadler won't rule out impeachment for Trump  —  Nadler said Democrats will “see where the facts lead us” after they examine Robert Mueller's full, unredacted report.  —  WASHINGTON — House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler on Sunday did not rule …
Discussion: The Daily Beast
Justin Wise / The Hill:
Trump continues attacks on Mueller report days after declaring victory  —  President Trump on Sunday continued to wage an attack against special counsel Robert Mueller, calling his investigation's report a “hit job” and claiming it was written by “The Trump Haters and Angry Democrats.”
Tal Axelrod / The Hill:
Trump approval drops to 2019 low after Mueller report's release: poll
Discussion: Politico
Simon Romero / New York Times:
F.B.I. Arrests Leader of Right-Wing Militia That Detained Migrants in New Mexico  —  [Read the latest edition of Crossing the Border, a limited-run newsletter about life where the United States and Mexico meet.  Sign up here to receive the next issue in your inbox.]
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Audrey McNamara / The Daily Beast:
FBI Arrests New Mexico Border Militia Leader Larry Mitchell Hopkins  —  Hopkins runs an armed border militia group that spreads far-right conspiracies.  —  The FBI has arrested a New Mexico man who allegedly illegally detained immigrants crossing the border under the guise of working for the United States Border Patrol.
Discussion: The Guardian, Splinter and The Root
CNN:
A member of an armed group detaining migrants at the border has been arrested by the FBI
Discussion: ImmigrationProf Blog
Peter Wade / Rolling Stone:
Rep. Duncan Hunter Faked a Border Wall Crossing on Facebook
Discussion: Mother Jones and NBC News
ABC News:
Congressional Dems may ‘take up impeachment’ in wake of Mueller report: Adam Schiff  —  Rep. Adam Schiff addressed the issue of impeachment on “This Week.”  —  Rep. Adam Schiff said Sunday congressional Democrats may take up impeachment in the wake of the special counsel report …
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David Cohen / Politico:
Schiff: ‘Ample evidence of collusion in plain sight’  —  Responding to attacks by White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, Rep. Adam Schiff on Sunday insisted his criticism of the Trump administration was not wrong, saying there was “ample evidence of collusion in plain sight.”
Discussion: Breitbart
Quint Forgey / Politico:
Trump lashes out at Romney
Discussion: Breitbart, The Week and IJR
CNN:
What we learned watching Robert Mueller for 18 months  —  (CNN)Editor's Note: When special counsel Robert Mueller was appointed to investigate Russian meddling in the US election, CNN, like most news organizations, endeavored to learn what we could about the famously secretive team's work.
Marty Lederman / Just Security:
A Brief Aside on the Inexplicable May 2017 Rosenstein Memo About Comey  —  This is hardly the most important thing about the Mueller Report, but I thought it might be worthy of a short note, if only to fill out the historical record.  —  Back on May 9, 2017, when President Trump removed FBI …
New York Times:
How Michael Cohen Turned Against President Trump  —  The president's longtime fixer had, for months, sought “a little loving and respect.”  Confidential emails and texts chronicle their momentous falling out.  —  Michael D. Cohen was at a breaking point.  He told friends he was suicidal.
Discussion: Raw Story
 
 
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