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Sri Lanka Says Easter Bombings Were ‘Retaliation’ For Christchurch Shooting

The terrorists who carried out the Sri Lanka Easter bombings were likely acting in “retaliation” for a New Zealand mosque shooting in March, Sri Lanka’s government said according to The Wall Street Journal. “The preliminary investigations have revealed that what happened in Sri Lanka [on Sunday] was in retaliation for the attack against Muslims in Christchurch,” Sri Lankan defense minister ...

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Minimum Wage Hikes Are Costing California Jobs, Study Says

California’s minimum wage increase has cost the state thousands of jobs worth of growth in the state’s booming restaurant industry, according to a recent study by the University of California Riverside. California passed a bill in 2016 to bring the state’s minimum wage up to $15 an hour. For businesses with more than 25 employees, the state’s minimum wage rose ...

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Michael Bloomberg Is Pumping Millions Into The UN’s Climate Arm After Trump Cut It Off

Billionaire Michael Bloomberg is donating $5.5 million to the United Nations to help meet the goals of the Paris Climate Accord, Bloomberg’s charity Bloomberg Philanthropies announced Monday. Bloomberg, a former three-term mayor of New York City, began donating to the U.N. climate change department after President Donald Trump began pulling the U.S. out of the Paris climate agreement in June ...

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Sri Lanka Blames Easter Bombings On Local Jihadis

Sri Lanka government officials are blaming National Thowheed Jamath, a local jihadist group, for a cooridinated series of attacks carried out across the country Easter Sunday, Bloomberg reports. The attacks consisted of seven suicide bombers that targeted Christian churches and hotels frequented by foreign tourists. The death toll from the blasts is sitting around 290, while those injured number at ...

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More Than 750 Arrested At Climate Change Protests In London

Police in London have arrested more than 750 environmental activists protesting across the city in the past week in the lead up to Earth Day on April 22, Reuters reported. The protesters have gathered at some of the city’s most famous landmarks, such as the Marble Arch and Waterloo Bridge, disrupting traffic and businesses. The activists are pushing London Mayor ...

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Obama-Era Judge Slams The Brakes On Trump Order To Open Fed Lands To Coal Mining

A federal judge in Montana delayed a Trump administration attempt to open up more federal lands to coal mining Friday, The New York Times reports. U.S. District Court judge Brian Morris ruled that the Trump administration illegally overturned a moratorium placed on coal mining on federal lands by former President Barack Obama. Obama instated the policy in 2016 as part ...

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North Korea Tests A ‘New-Type Tactical Guided Weapon,’ State-Run Media Claims

North Korea announced Wednesday that it has tested a “new-type tactical guided weapon,” the first such test since the failed U.S.-North Korea summit in February, The Associated Press reported. North Korea dictator Kim Jong Un witnessed the test, according to state-run media. The AP could not independently verify that the test took place. The reported weapons test is likely not ...

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Democrats Start First Ethics Investigation Against Trump Interior Chief Days After Confirmation

The Department of the Interior’s inspector general launched an investigation Monday into Interior Secretary David Bernhardt over possible ethics violations, The Washington Examiner reports. The Senate voted 56 to 41 on March 11 to confirm Bernhardt to the position of Interior secretary over the calls of Democrats who said that the then-nominee had too many ethical questions surrounding him to ...

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‘A Complete Lack Of Competence’: Obama Holdovers Turn On Each Other As Agency Falls Into Disarray

Chemical Safety Board (CSB) member Manuel Ehrlich blasted his fellow board members in a March 22 memo for forcing through a budget proposal without consulting him. CSB board members Rick Engler and Kristen Kulinowski declared an “URGENT” vote and passed a proposed operating budget for 2020 on March 6. Declaring the vote urgent allowed the two members to pass the ...

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Trump’s USMCA Trade Agreement Just Cleared A Major Hurdle In Mexico

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The Mexican legislature’s lower chamber approved labor reforms Thursday called for by President Donald Trump in his attempt to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement, The Wall Street Journal reports. The reforms passed the chamber in a 417-1 vote with widespread support from the Morena party of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador and many of Mexico’s main opposition parties. ...

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Senate Confirms David Bernhardt As Next Interior Secretary

The Senate voted 56 to 41 to confirm David Bernhardt as the next secretary of the Interior Thursday despite Democrats’ attempts to postpone the process. Bernhardt passed a procedural vote Wednesday night, an indicator of how the eventual vote would stand, with 56 votes in favor and 41 against.  Several Democrats joined Republicans in supporting President Donald Trump’s nominee to ...

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196,000 Jobs Added, Unemployment 3.8 Percent

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The U.S. economy added 196,000 jobs in March while the unemployment rate remained steady at 3.8 percent, making March the 102nd straight month of job growth, according to Department of Labor data released Friday. Economists surveyed by The Wall Street Journal expected that the jobs report would show solid growth by 175,000 jobs and for the unemployment rate to remain ...

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Senate Energy Committee Approves Trump’s Pick To Lead Interior

The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee voted to move David Bernhardt’s nomination to lead the Interior Department in front of the full Senate Thursday morning. The committee approved Bernhardt’s nomination in a 14 to 6 vote despite concerns by some Democrats. Democratic Sens. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Martin Heinrich of New Mexico and Independent Sen. Angus King ...

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Dem Lawmaker Wants To Hold Up David Bernhardt’s Nomination On Issues Already Cleared By Ethics Officials

Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon is attempting to delay a committee vote on President Donald Trump’s pick to lead the Interior Department over an issue already cleared by ethics officials. Wyden spoke on the floor of the Senate Wednesday afternoon, saying that an Inspector General review of allegations that David Bernhardt, the acting Interior Secretary and Trump’s nominee to ...

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