Sri Lanka suffered from decades of violence before the Easter Sunday bombings

Sri Lanka suffered from decades of violence before the Easter Sunday bombings

Some experts have a theory of what may have led to the terrorist attack. On Easter Sunday, a series of coordinated bomb attacks killed nearly 300 people in Sri Lanka. It was an unhappy reminder for many of the country’s recent history of violence — a history which Sri Lankans hoped had been put to rest. The island nation of 22 million just off India’s southeastern tip has dealt with brutal fighting and bloodshed for…

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Trump’s Fed pick wrote that women should be banned from March Madness

Trump’s Fed pick wrote that women should be banned from March Madness

The fact that Moore’s comments became an issue only now is an indictment of the media industry. Stephen Moore, one of President Trump’s planned nominees for the Federal Reserve Board, once said women should be banned from the March Madness basketball tournament — and a prominent magazine paid him for that opinion. “Here’s the rule change I propose: No more women refs, no women announcers, no women beer venders, no women anything,” he wrote in…

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Sri Lanka Easter bombings: news and updates

Sri Lanka Easter bombings: news and updates

The bombings were some of the worst violence the country has seen since the end of its civil war a decade ago. Nearly 300 people were killed and around 500 others were injured in eight coordinated attacks on churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday — one of Christianity’s holiest days. The death toll continues to rise, with at least 290 people dead as of Monday morning, according to police. Three churches in…

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Viral video shows Florida officers pepper-spray, punch, and violently restrain black teen

Viral video shows Florida officers pepper-spray, punch, and violently restrain black teen

A Broward County deputy has since been placed on restrictive duty, but local officials want him fired. A Florida sheriff’s deputy has been placed on restricted duty after a video showing him slamming a black teenager’s head into the ground and punching him went viral, fueling calls for the officer to be fired. The incident occurred on April 18, when Deputy Christopher Krickovich and another officer approached a large group of high school students in…

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The largest private-sector strike in years is over. Supermarket workers won.

The largest private-sector strike in years is over. Supermarket workers won.

Stop & Shop employees got a better contract from the 10-day strike, while the company lost millions of dollars. More than 30,000 Stop & Shop supermarket employees in the Northeast are returning to work after striking a deal, bringing an end to the largest private-sector strike in years. On Sunday evening, representatives from the United Food & Commercial Workers Union International said they had agreed on a tentative three-year contract with the company. The deal…

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