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Saudi Arabia Beheads 37, Crucifies One As A Warning

The Washington Post reports: Saudi Arabia said Tuesday it had executed 37 people convicted of terrorism-related offenses, bringing the number of executions there in the first four months of the year to 105, according to the Saudi interior ministry and Reprieve, a human rights group that tracks the use of the death penalty in the kingdom. It was the largest …

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Marsquake: NASA Detects Seismic Activity On Mars

Space.com reports: Scientists just felt the Red Planet move under their feet — robotically from millions of miles away, on the stark surface of Mars. On April 6, NASA’s InSight lander sensed its first confirmed marsquake, a phenomenon scientists suspected, but couldn’t confirm, occurred on the neighboring planet. Measuring the Martian equivalent of earthquakes, seismic waves traveling through the interior …

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Woman Busted In Viral Puppies Dumping Case [VIDEO]

CBS News reports: A woman has been arrested for allegedly throwing a bag containing seven newborn puppies into a Southern California dumpster. Riverside County Animal Services arrested 54-year-old Deborah Culwell on Monday at her Coachella home, reports CBS Los Angeles. Surveillance video showed a woman get out of a car and drop a bag containing the pups into a dumpster …

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De Blasio Vows To Ban New “Classic Glass And Steel” Skyscrapers As Part Of NYC’s Climate Change Effort

Gothamist reports: New York City will get its own Green New Deal, Mayor and rumored 2020 candidate Bill de Blasio announced on Monday, in honor of Earth Day. With the city’s wildly inefficient waterfront glass and steel skyscrapers as a backdrop, de Blasio outlined what his office calls “a bold and audacious plan to attack global warming on all fronts,” …

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Broken Screens Delay Samsung’s $2000 Foldable

The Verge reports: Samsung has confirmed reports from earlier today that it is postponing the release of its $2,000 Galaxy Fold foldable phone only days before it was originally scheduled to go on sale. “We want our customers to have the best experience possible which is why, after initial feedback, we have decided to delay the release of the category-changing …

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UKRAINE: Comedian Elected President In Landslide

Deutsche Welle reports: Comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy appeared set to win the Ukrainian election by a substantial margin, exit polls showed on Sunday. Polls showed Zelenskiy winning 73% of the vote, beating incumbent President Petro Poroshenko in the run-off elections. “We have accomplished this together,” Zelenskiy said in a speech. “All citizens of the post-Soviet countries, look at us! Everything is …

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Over 200 Dead In Sri Lanka Terror Attacks [VIDEO]

The New York Times reports: 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. The targets of the attacks were Catholic worshipers attending Easter Mass and guests at high-end hotels that are popular with foreign …

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#YellowVest Rioters Turn Ire To Notre Dame Donations

Deutsche Welle reports: A total of 60,000 police were deployed across France on Saturday as the country prepared for the latest protest by the “gilets jaunes” or Yellow Vest demonstrators. At least 5,000 police were being stationed in Paris alone, as authorities warned protesters to keep away from Notre Dame cathedral and the banks of the Seine. For many Yellow …

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FLORIDA: George Zimmerman Kicked Off Dating Apps

The New York Daily News reports: George Zimmerman’s quest for love on Tinder has gone up in flames. The 35-year-old Florida man, who was acquitted in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin more than six years ago, was recently trolling for dates on the popular app until he got the boot after creating a phony profile with a fake …

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POLL: Record 65% Back Legalization Of Marijuana

CBS News reports: Sixty-five percent of Americans now think marijuana should be legal — a record high in CBS News polling. Most view marijuana as less harmful than alcohol and believe it is less dangerous than other drugs. Many opponents of legalization, however, think it leads to a rise in crime and most favor the federal government taking action to …

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National Enquirer Sells To Newsstand CEO For $100M

The Washington Post reports: Ending an association between a longtime friend of President Trump and the tabloid that favored him during the 2016 election, American Media Inc. LLC (AMI) is selling the National Enquirer for $100 million to James Cohen, CEO of Hudson News. The supermarket tabloid, along with two sister publications, will be purchased by the head of the …

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LIVE VIDEO: Bill Barr Holds Presser On Mueller Report

CBS News reports: The Justice Department is planning to release the Mueller report this morning. Attorney General Bill Barr and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein have scheduled a news conference at 9:30, Eastern time. Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his team spent 22 months investigating Russian interference in 2016 presidential election. Barr has said the roughly 400 page report is …

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Man With Gas Cans Arrested In St. Patrick’s Cathedral

NBC News reports: A man carrying two gas cans, lighter fluid and lighters tried to enter St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City on Wednesday but was stopped by a security officer and taken into custody, an NYPD official said. “Nothing happened inside the cathedral,” the Archdiocese of New York said in a statement. There was no fire, but there …

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Ecuador: Assange’s Poop-Smearing Was The Final Straw

CBS News reports: Ecuador revoked Julian Assange’s asylum status because he smeared his feces on the walls of the country’s embassy, Ecuador’s President Lenin Moreno said. In an interview with CBS News’ partner BBC News, Moreno said Assange “even attacked some of the guards, something that definitely can’t be tolerated.” “He exhausted our patience and pushed our tolerance to the …

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Barnes & Noble Offers Free Mueller Report Download

CNN reports: Bookseller Barnes & Noble will offer special counsel Robert Mueller’s report for free as an e-book. The redacted version of the special counsel’s report on Russian election interference and President Donald Trump’s campaign will be available on Nook devices and in the free Nook app sometime after its release Thursday. Customers with a Nook tablet can preorder the …

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Study: Church Membership Plummets 20 Points To 50%

The Associated Press reports: The percentage of U.S. adults who belong to a church or other religious institution has plunged by 20 percentage points over the past two decades, hitting a low of 50% last year, according to a new Gallup poll. Among major demographic groups, the biggest drops were recorded among Democrats and Hispanics. Gallup said church membership was …

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DENVER: Suspect In Columbine Threat Found Dead

NBC News reports: An 18-year-old who authorities say has an “infatuation” with the 1999 Columbine High School massacre appears to have kept a journal online in which she wrote about suicide and guns, and alluded to “plans” she was making. The woman, Sol Pais of Florida, flew from Miami to Colorado earlier this week, bought a pump-action shotgun and ammunition …

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PERU: Former President Dead In Suicide During Arrest

Reuters reports: Peru’s former president Alan Garcia shot himself in the head early on Wednesday after police arrived at his home to arrest him in connection with a bribery investigation, the interior ministry said. Garcia, 69, underwent emergency surgery at the Casimiro Ulloa hospital and suffered three cardiac arrests, Health Minister Zulema Tomas said in broadcast comments. Garcia was one …

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Charges Dropped In “Assault” On Kellyanne Conway

CNN reports: A Maryland state’s attorney’s office confirmed Monday it had dropped charges against a woman accused of assaulting White House aide Kellyanne Conway.  CNN first reported on the incident earlier this year, when Conway told CNN’s Dana Bash that a woman grabbed and shook her while she was out with her teenage daughter at a Maryland restaurant last fall. …

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Notre Dame Officials Forecast Three Years Of Repairs Before Reopening, Pledged Donations Top $700 Million

ABC News reports: Ravaged by a massive fire that completely destroyed its roof, the Notre Dame Cathedral will likely not be reopened to the public for three years, a spokesman for the 13th Century basilica told ABC News. Andrew Finot, head of communications for Notre Dame, said he got a brief look inside the decimated sanctuary and reported the “entire …

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