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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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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.
Kevin Freking / ABC News:
President attends Easter service following slew of tweets
Washington Post:
Sri Lanka explosions: At least 207 dead in Easter Sunday attack
Discussion: Slate, Bloomberg and Althouse
Al Jazeera:   Sri Lanka Easter bombings: Mass casualties in churches and hotels
Zachary Basu / Axios:
Giuliani: “There's nothing wrong with taking information from Russians”  —  President Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani said on CNN's “State of the Union” that “any candidate in the whole world” would accept negative information on their campaign opponent, and that there's “nothing wrong with taking information from Russians.”
Discussion: Politico, The Daily Beast and Breitbart
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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 …
Quinn Scanlan / ABC News:
Kellyanne Conway says ‘president is not going to jail,’ predicts another Trump term  —  She said the investigation found “no crime” committed by the president.  —  Just days after the release of the highly anticipated Mueller report, one of President Donald Trump's top advisers, Kellyanne Conway …
Eli Watkins / CNN:
Giuliani: 'There's nothing wrong with taking information from Russians'  —  Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani said while he would have advised the Trump campaign to avoid Russian help, he thought there was nothing wrong with a campaign taking information from Russia.
David Cohen / Politico:
Schiff: ‘Ample evidence of collusion in plain sight’
Discussion: Breitbart
Ben Kamisar / NBC News:
House Judiciary Chair Jerrold Nadler won't rule out impeachment for Trump
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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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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Andrew Hay / Reuters:
FBI arrests leader of armed group stopping migrants in New Mexico
CNN:
A member of an armed group detaining migrants at the border has been arrested by the FBI
Discussion: ImmigrationProf Blog
Audrey McNamara / The Daily Beast:
FBI Arrests New Mexico Border Militia Leader Larry Mitchell Hopkins
Peter Wade / Rolling Stone:
Rep. Duncan Hunter Faked a Border Wall Crossing on Facebook
Discussion: Mother Jones
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
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 …
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.
Michael Finnegan / Los Angeles Times:
Avenatti accused of embezzling nearly $2 million that NBA player paid ex-girlfriend  —  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.
 
 
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