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Four killed after US convoy attacked in Nigeria | CNN

CNN  —  A United States convoy was attacked in Nigeria on Tuesday killing four people, including two personnel from the US consulate and two police officers, and kidnapping three others, according to local police and US officials. The attack took place in the southeastern Anambra state, with Anambra Police Command telling CNN that the attackers … Read more

US imposes visa bans on Nigerians who disrupted elections | CNN

Reuters  —  The United States has imposed entry restrictions on more Nigerians for undermining the democratic process during the African nation’s 2023 election cycle, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Monday. “These individuals have been involved in intimidation of voters through threats and physical violence, the manipulation of vote results, and other activity … Read more

GOP blocks Democratic effort to replace Feinstein on Judiciary panel | CNN Politics

CNN  —  Republicans on Tuesday formally blocked a request from Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer to temporarily replace Sen. Dianne Feinstein on the Judiciary Committee, something Democrats hoped to do in order to advance stalled judicial nominations. Senate Democrats are seeking to temporarily replace Feinstein on the powerful panel that processes judicial nominees as the … Read more

Supreme Court seems sympathetic to postal worker who didn’t work Sundays in dispute over religious accommodations | CNN Politics

CNN  —  The Supreme Court seemed to side with a former mail carrier, an evangelical Christian, who says the US Postal Service failed to accommodate his request to not work on Sundays. A lower court had ruled against the worker, Gerald Groff, holding that his request would cause an “undue burden” on the USPS and … Read more

McCarthy makes plea for Republicans to back debt ceiling plan | CNN Politics

CNN  —  Speaker Kevin McCarthy made a plea to House Republicans during a closed-door meeting Tuesday morning to back his debt ceiling plan, telling them that although it doesn’t have to include everything they want, it will help get him to the negotiating table with President Joe Biden. McCarthy also told members that once he … Read more

Tennessee Air National Guardsman applied to be a hitman online, the FBI says. It was a spoof website and now he’s facing charges | CNN

CNN  —  A Tennessee Air National Guardsman is facing charges after applying to be a hitman on a spoof “rent-a-hitman” website, according to the Department of Justice. Josiah Ernesto Garcia, 21, was charged Thursday after submitting an employment inquiry to the website rentahitman.com, which is a parody site that includes “testimonials” from purportedly satisfied hit-man … Read more

Still haven’t filed your taxes? Here’s what you need to know | CNN Business

New York CNN  —  So far this tax season, the IRS has received more than 100 million income tax returns for 2022. That means tens of millions of households have yet to file their returns. If yours is among them, here are some last-minute tax-filing tips to keep in mind as the Tuesday, April 18 … Read more

Haberman reveals why Trump attacked judge and his family in speech | CNN Politics

Haberman reveals why Trump attacked judge and his family in speech CNN political contributor Maggie Haberman explains the reasoning behind Donald Trump’s attacks on the judge and his family during a speech at his Mar-a-Lago resort after he was arraigned on felony charges. Source link

Syrian refugee elected mayor of German town, years after fleeing war | CNN

CNN  —  A Syrian who arrived in Germany as a refugee in 2015 has won a mayoral election in the southwestern German state of Baden-Württemberg. Ryyan Alshebl, who left his hometown of As Suwayda in Syria eight years ago, ran as an independent in the municipality of Ostelsheim. He won 55.41% of the votes on … Read more

The four astronauts NASA picked for the first crewed moon mission in 50 years | CNN

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN  —  Astronauts who will helm the first crewed moon mission in five decades were revealed on Monday, queuing up the quartet to begin training for the historic Artemis II lunar flyby that is set … Read more

Erdogan’s political fate may be determined by Turkey’s Kurds | CNN

Editor’s Note: A version of this story first appeared in CNN’s Meanwhile in the Middle East newsletter, a three-times-a-week look inside the region’s biggest stories. Sign up here. Abu Dhabi, UAE CNN  —  Turkey’s persecuted pro-Kurdish party has emerged as a kingmaker in the country’s upcoming election, playing a decisive role that may just tip … Read more

Opinion: Why is ‘60 Minutes’ amplifying the views of Marjorie Taylor Greene? | CNN

Editor’s Note: Dean Obeidallah, a former attorney, is the host of SiriusXM radio’s daily program “The Dean Obeidallah Show.” Follow him @DeanObeidallah@masto.ai. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his own. View more opinion on CNN. CNN  —  Last year, GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia spoke at a white nationalist event organized by … Read more

French minister under fire for Playboy magazine cover | CNN

CNN  —  French government minister Marlene Schiappa has come under fire from members of her own party after appearing on the front cover of Playboy magazine. Schiappa, who has been a government minister since 2017, appeared on the cover of the magazine to accompany a 12-page interview she did on women’s and LGBT rights. Schiappa, … Read more

CEOs are tired of being held responsible for gun regulation | CNN Business

A version of this story first appeared in CNN Business’ Before the Bell newsletter. Not a subscriber? You can sign up right here. You can listen to an audio version of the newsletter by clicking the same link. New York CNN  —  Americans have grown used to corporate executives treading the well-worn paths of the Northeast … Read more

Finland’s Prime Minister Sanna Marin concedes election | CNN

CNN  —  Finland’s left-wing Prime Minister Sanna Marin conceded defeat on Sunday in the Nordic country’s parliamentary election as the opposition right-wing National Coalition Party (NCP) claimed victory in a tightly fought contest. The pro-business NCP was expected to win 48 of the 200 seats in parliament, narrowly ahead of the nationalist Finns Party with … Read more

Why did Finland’s PM lose? Reporter explains the key issue voters cared about | CNN

Finland’s left-wing Prime Minister Sanna Marin conceded defeat in the country’s parliamentary election as the opposition right-wing National Coalition Party claimed victory in a tightly fought contest. CNN’s Laila Harrak spoke with New York Times’ Chief Diplomatic Correspondent Steven Erlanger to discuss how the popular politician lost the election. Source link

Senator speaks out about his struggle with depression | CNN Politics

Senator speaks out about his struggle with depression Sen. John Fetterman (D-PA) spoke to CBS about battling with depression after winning a tight election. Source link

Palestinian taxi driver recounts surviving attack by right-wing protesters | CNN

A Palestinian taxi driver describes surviving a violent attack by a right-wing mob in Jerusalem earlier this week as Israel continues to see protests against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s judicial overhaul spread. CNN’s Nic Robertson reports. Source link