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Police are looking for a man who was caught on camera spraying an Atlanta apartment complex with a high-powered gun two days in a row. Officers were sent to the complex at 455 Fulton Street just after 6 p.m. March 17. When they got there, they saw multiple apartments and cars riddled with bullet holes, according to Atlanta police spokesman James H. White. A surveillance video shows the man get out of the passenger side of a black, four-door Jeep Wrangler in the complex parking lot. A second person appears to be in the car, which rolls backward before coming to a complete stop. Then, the man walks into the lot and opens fire at the apartments with what appears to be a rifle.
Democrats grappled Monday with special counsel Robert Mueller's findings, holding strategy sessions as Republicans gleefully called for them to "move on." President Donald Trump accused those responsible for launching Mueller's Russia probe of "treasonous things against our country" and said they... Baltimore Sun
VOA VIEW: The report has to be redacted.
Israeli forces on Monday struck targets across the Gaza Strip, including the offices of Hamas' supreme leader, in response to a surprise rocket attack from the Palestinian territory, as the military bolstered its troops and rocket-defense systems in anticipation of a new round of heavy fighting... Baltimore Sun
VOA VIEW: Mess with Israel and pay the consequences.
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Duke University will pay $112.5 million to settle a whistleblower’s lawsuit over a research technician who prosecutors say falsified data to get federal grants for years. Charlotte Observer
VOA VIEW: As they should.
The Democrats on the House Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Committee called an anti-abortion bill a “charade” to “offend our fellow Texas women, their families and licensed physicians.” Houston Chronicle
Gov. Eric Holcomb backs a hate crimes proposal the Indiana House approved that doesn't specifically list gender identity, age or gender as protected.
President Donald Trump welcomed Alex Ovechkin and the reigning NHL champion Washington Capitals to the Oval Office on Monday to congratulate them for winning the Stanley Cup in June. Trump said it was an honor to host the team because ... Las Vegas Sun
U.S. medical authorities are revisiting the safety of breast implants used by millions of American women, the latest review in an ongoing debate about their potential health effects. An expert panel assembled by the Food and Drug Administration opened ... Las Vegas Sun
VOA VIEW: Sad but important.
President Trump and congressional Republicans went on offense Monday by calling for new investigations into what they claim was political bias behind special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s probe, even as they heralded its conclusion exonerating Trump of colluding with Russia during the 2016 campaign.... LA Times
VOA VIEW: Dems will lose.
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Sen. Kamala Harris plans to call for a federal effort to boost teachers’ salaries Saturday, offering up the first new policy proposal of her 2020 presidential campaign on an issue that is roiling school districts across the country and is dear to a powerful Democratic constituency. The plan, which... LA Times
VOA VIEW: Foolish campaign talk.
When Hurricane Maria sacked Puerto Rico, it did more than take thousands of lives, pulverize houses and dismantle infrastructure. It shredded the island’s tropical forests at an unprecedented rate. Miami Herald
Oregon lawmakers on Monday unveiled a compromise proposal to a controversial cap-and-trade bill regulating greenhouse gas emissions, responding to overwhelming opposition from businesses and agricultural groups who worry the plan … Miami Herald
Michael Avenatti apparently couldn’t find a lawyer to represent him on extortion charges following his stunning arrest — and wound up with a pair of court-appointed federal defenders at his side on Monday night. Avenatti was hauled into the same downtown Manhattan courthouse where he held a news conference last year with then-client and porn... New York Post
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One of the alleged co-conspirators in the Michael Avenatti extortion case is a California lawyer and longtime CNN analyst “known for representation of celebrity and public figure clients” — including Colin Kaepernick, Michael Jackson and Jussie Smollett, a report says. Attorney Mark Geragos, 61, was not actually named in the criminal complaint against Avenatti, but... New York Post
President Trump at the White House on Sunday. The special counsel found no evidence that he coordinated with the Russian government’s 2016 election interference, according to a summary of findings. New York Times
Gordon Ernst, the former head tennis coach at Georgetown University, arrived at the federal courthouse in Boston on Monday. He is accused of taking $2.7 million in bribes. New York Times
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A leading Senate Republican said on Monday he would ask Attorney General William Barr to appoint a special counsel to probe whether U.S. law enforcement officials made missteps in their investigation into possible collusion between President Donald Trump's campaign and Russia. Rueters
VOA VIEW: Investigate yes, but special counsel no.
The House of Representatives intelligence committee said on Monday it was postponing the testimony of a former business associate of President Donald Trump so that it can focus on questioning officials related to Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe. Rueters
VOA VIEW: Dems will further their obstruction.
Though Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference with the 2016 did not fully exonerate President Donald Trump, it did conclude that there was no conspiracy between Russian agents and the Trump presidential campaign. In blue cities like Seattle, liberals had been hoping Mueller’s report would be the vehicle for Trump’s political downfall. Now, […] Seattle Times
VOA VIEW: Liberals and the left press are against this nation - Americas enemies.
Republicans including Rep. Kevin McCarthy, Kellyanne Conway and Donald Trump Jr. are calling for Rep. Adam Schiff's resignation.
VOA VIEW: Schiff should resign.
People on social media slammed "Today" show host Savannah Guthrie for her "biased" interview with White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
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Native Americans are trying to change a state law that says they can’t sell pot beyond sovereign nation land. Washington Post
The Supreme Court is rejecting an appeal from a company owned by an unidentified foreign government that has refused to turn over information demanded by special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation ABC
GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham said on Monday that he will use his authority as chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee to potentially "look into the other side" of the story ABC
VOA VIEW: The AG must now look at the other side very carefully.
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MPs have voted to take control of Commons business in an unprecedented move to try to find a majority for any Brexit option. The government was defeated by 329 votes to 302 on the cross-party amendment, a majority of 27. It means MPs will get a series of votes on Wednesday to find out what kind of Brexit they will support. Prime Minister Theresa May has said there is no guarantee she will abide by their decision.
Israel has carried out strikes on Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip, hours after a rocket hit a house north of Tel Aviv. The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said the office of Hamas's political leader and the group's military intelligence headquarters were among the targets. Gaza's health ministry said seven people were injured in the strikes.
The IDF earlier blamed Hamas, which controls Gaza, for the launch of the rocket that hit the Israeli community of Mishmeret, injuring seven people. "Israel will not tolerate this, I will not tolerate this," Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told reporters during a ceremony in Washington at which US President Donald Trump formally recognised Israeli sovereignty over the occupied Golan Heights, which Israel captured from Syria in the 1967 Middle East war.
VOA VIEW: .Attack Israel a feel the might.
The first black woman to lead a city police department in Virginia said Monday that she was forced out by certain members of the Portsmouth Police Department and that she believes race played a factor. "As with any organization, there were officers in the department that did not like my style of leadership and did not want me to hold them accountable for their actions," Tonya Chapman wrote in a four-page statement. "Some quite frankly did not like taking direction from an African-American female." Chapman pointed to continuous issues with some in her department that did not want her as chief of police, and regularly looked into establishing a "no confidence" vote against her, CBS affiliate WTKR-TV reported.
VOA VIEW: There is always a counter for black incompetence.
Attorney Michael Avenatti, who is known as the former lawyer for adult film star Stormy Daniels, was arrested on federal charges in two separate cases. He is accused of trying to shake down Nike for millions. CBS
VOA VIEW: It could not happen to a worse person.
A nuclear-powered underwater drone armed with a nuclear warhead has completed nearly a dozen tests and is slated to join the Kremlin's arsenal no earlier than 2027, sources familiar with a U.S. intelligence assessment tell CNBC. CNBC
A national ban on bump stocks is set to go into effect Tuesday, even as one of the gun-rights groups fighting the ban moved Monday to appeal the regulation to the U.S. Supreme Court. CNBC
For more than two years, Donald Trump has wanted the investigation into allegations of collusion with Russia to go away. Now that it has, the President isn't prepared to let go. Even as the specter of Robert Mueller's probe has vanished, Trump plans to turn the investigation, Democrats' constant accusations of wrongdoing and the media's coverage of it all into a new foil, half a dozen advisers and aides said. He has already signaled he'll weaponize the results, targeting those who ordered the investigation and Democrats he says waged political warfare. The counteroffensive has some advisers concerned the President could overstep, diminishing a clear victory by sinking back into old grudges or calling for extreme steps to punish those he views as foes. CNN
VOA VIEW: Dems are getting what they asked for.
GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham said Monday that he told the late Sen. John McCain to turn over the dossier of Trump-Russia allegations to the FBI, pushing back against President Donald Trump's assertions that the Arizona Republican helped fan the flames of the Russia investigation. CNN
VOA VIEW: McCain was not proper.
The Pentagon says it has successfully tested a missile defense system designed to shoot down a North Korean missile aimed at the U.S. Officials say two interceptor missiles were launched out of underground silos in California on Monday. FOX News
Floodwaters are receding across most of the hard-hit Midwest, but there could be new problems if the forecast for significant rain later this week holds up. FOX News
Senator Chuck Schumer says American people ‘simply want the truth’. Follow the latest developments Support the Guardian’s independent journalism 10.14pm GMT Lauren Gambino has some more details on Beto O’Rourke’s new campaign manager, Jen O’Malley Dillon:Jen O’Malley Dillon is a big hire for Beto O’Rourke’s fledgling campaign, which has so far been run by a handful of close aides and staffers. O’Malley Dillon, a former top aide to Barack Obama, with whom O’Rourke has been compared, announced on Monday that she is leaving her consulting firm to move to El Paso to run the Texan’s campaign. Guardian
VOA VIEW: As they should have.
“A progressive Zionists is the same as a progressive Nazi,” Abbas Hamideh, an Al-Awda leader, chanted in Sunday’s protest, with demonstrators cheering him in response. Jerusalem Post
“Today I am taking historic action to promote Israel’s ability to defend itself, and really to have very powerful and very strong national security, which they are entitled to have.” Jerusalem Post
VOA VIEW: Good - it is about time.
President Donald Trump, cleared by Special Counsel Robert Mueller of conspiring with Russia in the 2016 U.S. election, vented his anger on Monday at the inquiry and vowed investigations into unnamed political enemies who did "evil" and "treasonous things." Reuters
U.S. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell on Monday blocked a second attempt by Democrats to pass a measure aimed at prodding the Justice Department to release to the public Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Reuters
Expressing deep concern at the “magnitude and gravity of the human rights impact” of Venezuela’s current crisis, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) said on Wednesday that the country had become “a worrying destabilizing factor in the region.” UN News
Hamas and Israel reached a cease-fire brokered by Egypt on Monday after an early-morning exchange of rocket fire, the militant group announced. UPI
Two-term U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., announced Monday that he will not seek another term, leaving what was considered a safe seat for Democrats up for grabs. UPI
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