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Mike Pence lashes out at Ilhan Omar, 2020 Dems in AIPAC speechThe entire Democratic — or “Democrat,” as the vice president put it, using the ungrammatical truncation that has become popular on the right — Party also came under assault from Pence.
Mike Pence lashes out at Ilhan Omar, 2020 Dems in AIPAC speech
Widespread computer outage briefly affects passengers on American, Alaska and JetBlue airlinesThe troubles, which lasted about 30 minutes, were due to a technical glitch at Sabre, a major airline reservations system.
Widespread computer outage briefly affects passengers on American, Alaska and JetBlue airlines
Israel, Hamas clash over Gaza, then truce reachedAfter a day of intense fighting across the border, Israel and Hamas agreed to an Egyptian-mediated ceasefire, Palestinian officials said. "An agreement on a ceasefire was reached between Palestinian factions and Israel upon Egyptian mediation," a senior Palestinian official told Reuters on condition of anonymity. Monday's violence began when seven Israelis were wounded near Tel Aviv by a morning rocket attack.
Israel, Hamas clash over Gaza, then truce reached
The Ford Bronco Will Have a Removable Roof and Doors and Will Go on Sale in Late 2020Ford gave new details about the retro SUV to dealers at a recent event.
The Ford Bronco Will Have a Removable Roof and Doors and Will Go on Sale in Late 2020
How much did the Mueller report cost?Robert Mueller has concluded his 22-month investigation, and while the special counsel’s full report remains under wraps, some elements of the probe are known to the public – including its cost. From the day the special counsel was appointed, his office has released statements of expenditures every few months detailing its spendings. Based on the published statements, plus an estimate of what is to come in the fourth statement, it appears likely that the Mueller investigation itself will have cost around $17m.
How much did the Mueller report cost?
Linked by pain: 2 school massacre survivors, dad kill selvesFORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Tragedies like the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High and Sandy Hook Elementary school massacres eventually fade from view, blunted by other mass shootings and the passage of time. But for the survivors, the pain can never end.
Linked by pain: 2 school massacre survivors, dad kill selves
Avenatti arrested and charged with extortion, embezzlement, bank and tax fraudThe lawyer who represented Stormy Daniels faces the prosepect of spending the rest of his life behind bars.
Avenatti arrested and charged with extortion, embezzlement, bank and tax fraud
'No more hope': fresh blackout leaves half of Venezuela without powerFourteen of country’s 23 states affected just weeks after the country’s worst power failure in historyA woman stands in front of a closed metro station during a blackout in Caracas on 25 March. Photograph: Carlos García Rawlins/ReutersVenezuela has been hit by another major power cut, with more than half of the country reportedly affected by the latest blackout.The El Nacional newspaper reported that Monday’s power cut had affected 14 of Venezuela’s 23 states as well as the capital, Caracas. The broadcaster NTN24 said 16 states were affected.In a televised broadcast to the nation, Venezuela’s vice-president, Delcy Rodríguez, claimed the blackout was the result of an attack on a key transmission line by members of Venezuela’s “fascist right” and their “imperial masters” in Washington.Without offering evidence, Rodríguez pointed the finger of blame at “the trio of misfortune, perversity and criminality” – the US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, the national security adviser, John Bolton, and the Republican senator Marco Rubio.“What was the objective of this new attack? To deprive Venezuela’s people of electricity as happened so terribly just two weeks ago,” Rodríguez added, claiming electricity had been restored in “record time” to most, but not all of the country.Services were suspended on the Caracas metro, shop owners pulled down shutters on darkened stores while workers were sent home from offices and ministries.The internet monitoring organisation NetBlocks reported that 57% of the country’s telecommunications infrastructure was offline.The blackout comes less than three weeks after virtually the entire country was plunged into darkness by what was considered the worst power failure in Venezuelan history.Venezuela’s embattled president, Nicolás Maduro, blamed that blackout on foreign saboteurs and terrorists attempting to bring down his government by throwing the country into chaos. However, it is now widely believed to have been caused by a bush fire that crippled a key section of Venezuela’s national grid.Denis Mendoza, a 28-year-old call center worker, was one of thousands of people walking home through central Caracas on Monday afternoon after being sent home because of the latest power cut.“The lights went crazy,” he said of the moment the latest blackout began. “It was like something was about to blow up. “I feel frustrated, bored, resigned and I want to leave this country,” he said as he began the 90-minute trek back to his home in the Petare shantytown.“There is no more hope. There is nothing else to do. This is getting way too common for us. It’s happening way to often and now I’m just tired.”“I’m hoping [this won’t go on as long as last time] – but it might,” Mendoza added.“We are out to sea. We’re like an orphaned child without a father or a mother,” said José Jaramillo, a 32-year-old construction worker, as he started walking back to the same community after his building site was closed.Jaramillo said he felt confused about the causes of the blackouts blighting his country. “The government said it was a cybernetic attack – and perhaps this is what it is,” he said.“[But] you just don’t know who is telling the truth because all politicians are liars … None of them are any good. Not Maduro. Not the opposition. None of them.”As he began the long hike back to Valles del Tuy, to the south of Caracas, Emilio Pérez, 47, said: “I feel in limbo. It’s an indescribable feeling.”Thais Coa, a 56-year-old head teacher, said she was convinced the blackouts were part of a US-backed campaign against Maduro.“We need to stay calm and we need to have patience,” she said as she walked home with her nine-year-old granddaughter.“The is the result of the US economic blockade,” she said. “Donald Trump will not set foot in our country. This is a free and sovereign nation.”Others ridiculed such claims as they made their way home to light-less homes. “No doubt they will come out tonight and say: ‘This was another imperialist act of sabotage by the US government,’” said Jerry Rodríguez, 19, as he left work early. “This is stupid, there’s nothing to support this. There’s no logic to it.”His brother, Michael, said he suspected Maduro’s government might even have sabotaged the electricity system itself in order to blame “the gringos”. “I just want this all to end,” the 22-year-old added. “Without light there is nothing.”
'No more hope': fresh blackout leaves half of Venezuela without power
Xi Jinping and Huawei Are a Serious Threat to European UnityIt is going to become a 2 square kilometer test bed for a new 5G mobile network from Huawei, the Chinese telecoms equipment maker. The deal has been promoted by Monaco as an attempt to build a “smart nation,” and China is happy no doubt to have a display window in the heart of Europe. China’s president Xi Jinping visited the principality this week, on his way to see Emmanuel Macron and other leaders in Paris.
Xi Jinping and Huawei Are a Serious Threat to European Unity
Ethiopian Airlines 'believes in' Boeing despite crash: CEOEthiopian Airlines "believes in" Boeing despite the crash of its 737 MAX 8 plane that killed all 157 people on board and led to the model's grounding, the carrier's CEO said on Monday. "Let me be clear: Ethiopian Airlines believes in Boeing. "We will work with investigators in Ethiopia, in the US and elsewhere to figure out what went wrong," he added.
Ethiopian Airlines 'believes in' Boeing despite crash: CEO
Cruise ship from Norway reaches port with remaining passengers after mayday, air rescuesA cruise ship stranded off Norway’s western coast that airlifted more than half its passengers to safety amid a ferocious storm has now reached port.
Cruise ship from Norway reaches port with remaining passengers after mayday, air rescues
President Trump says Mueller acted honorably but a lot of people did 'treasonous things' against our countryPresident Trump and White House officials react to Attorney General Will Barr's summary of the Mueller report findings; chief White House correspondent John Roberts reports.
President Trump says Mueller acted honorably but a lot of people did 'treasonous things' against our country
UPDATE 1-Israel says 6 hurt near Tel Aviv in apparent Gaza rocket attackSirens sounded in central Israel and police and medics said a house was on fire and six people were wounded on Monday after a suspected rocket attack from the Gaza Strip. The early morning incident in Mishmeret, an agricultural town north of Tel Aviv, came at a time of high tension ahead of the anniversary of Gaza border protests and an April 9 election campaign in Israel. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is seeking a fifth term in next month's ballot, was in Washington on Monday and due to meet U.S. President Donald Trump.
UPDATE 1-Israel says 6 hurt near Tel Aviv in apparent Gaza rocket attack
US weather: States reel from historic floods as fresh snow threatens parts of the midwestRecord floods that submerged parts of three Midwestern states have started retreating, but more inclement weather continues to threaten Montana and the Dakotas for weeks to come. High flood waters have already returned in the western Dakotas, northwest Nebraska and central and eastern Montana, along smaller rivers that feed into the Missouri. Once the weather warms up, river ice breaks up into giant chunks, which float down the river stream and can cause a jam, which in turn induces flooding, David Roth, a meteorologist with the NWS’s Weather Prediction Center in College Park, Maryland, told Reuters on Monday.
US weather: States reel from historic floods as fresh snow threatens parts of the midwest
Royal baby 2019: The Duchess of Sussex's due date, possible names, and all the latest newsThe Duchess of Sussex once described motherhood as being on her “bucket list”,  the Duke of Sussex frequently confessed he would love to have children, and the rest is royally romantic history.  The newlyweds, who married in Windsor last May, are just weeks away from welcoming their first child. As the nation waits for the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh's eighth grandchild to arrive, please enjoy everything we know about royal baby Sussex so far. When is the Royal baby due? Though Kensington Palace have only publicly declared that the royal baby is due in the spring, six-month pregnant Meghan let slip that she is due at the end of April or early May during an engagement in Birkenhead earlier this year. The couple announced their pregnancy to family and friends at Princess Eugenie’s wedding in October, just days before their royal tour of Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga.  The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are expecting their first child in the spring Credit: PA This means he or she could easily be born on the same day as their great-grandmother (yes, the Queen), who will celebrate turning 93 on April 21. Royal baby gender - girl or boy? If the couple do know the gender, they're keeping it very quiet. They recently said they'd be “thrilled” with a baby boy or girl. There were rumours the Duchess was planning to bring up their child gender neutral, although those rumours have been denied. A look back at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's baby photos Where will the Duchess of Sussex give birth? No one outside of the family knows for sure but staff at the Lindo Wing at St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, London, have been advised not to take holiday in the spring, sparking speculation the Duchess plans to give birth there. Contrary to earlier reports saying the former American actress plans to give birth on the NHS, she may follow in the footsteps of the Duchess of Cambridge instead. Kate had her three children at the same private maternity unit and Princess Diana gave birth to Harry there in 1984.  A source told the Telegraph: “Staff at the Lindo Wing have been asked not to take holiday in April. Everyone thinks it’s got something to do with the royal baby but no one is confirming anything.”  It had been reported that Meghan, 37, planned to give birth on the NHS at Frimley Park Hospital in Surrey. It is seven miles closer than the Lindo Wing to Frogmore Cottage in Windsor, where the Sussexes are due to move to this year. Diana, Princess of Wales and Prince Charles leave the Lindo Wing with Prince Harry in 1984 Credit: Anwar Hussein/Getty Images) Giving birth in the Lindo Wing The £6,000-a-night Lindo wing offers a “five-star” birthing experience with expectant mothers accommodated in spacious private rooms with en-suite bathrooms. Patients are invited to pick their meals from lavish a la carte menus - including a wine and champagne list - and are even offered a celebratory post-labour afternoon tea.  The first night in Lindo wing costs £5,900 (for the 'normal' delivery package) and every additional night is charged at £1,175. Patients can also pay extra for a deluxe package, where the rooms are slightly bigger, which costs £6,275 for the first 24 hours and £1,550 for extra nights. Read more about the Lindo Wing here. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge leave Paddington's Lindo Wing with their third child, Prince Louis in April 2018 Credit: Chris Jackson/Getty Images What will the royal baby be called? There is much suspense as to what the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will call their baby. The youngster will be born into the British royal family, where tradition is an intrinsic part of the Windsors' lives. If they go classic, possibilities include Alice, Mary, Elizabeth or Victoria for a girl, and Philip, Frederick, Charles, Arthur, Edward or James for a boy. Of course, the pair are also forward-thinking royals and the Duchess has her own American upbringing to draw on.  Canadian-born Autumn Phillips, and husband Peter Phillips, opted for a non-traditional name for their daughter Savannah - the Queen's first great-grandchild - in 2010. In the US, the most popular name for a baby girl is Emma and Liam for a baby boy. In the UK, the most popular name for a girl born in 2017 was Olivia and, for a boy,  Oliver. In short, it's anyone's guess. Royal baby 2019 | Meghan and Harry are expecting their first child Where will the baby fall in the line of succession? Seventh in line, which means it's highly unlikely the child will ever be monarch.  The baby will have three cousins: Prince George (a future king), Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis - all of whom are further up the line of succession. It is a safe bet that the throne will stay on the Cambridge side of the family. The baby will bump Harry's uncle, the Duke of York, into eighth place in the line of succession.  His daughters - Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie - will move into ninth and 10th place. Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex - the Queen's youngest son, drops out of the top 10 for the first time to 11th in line. The Royal Family Tree (fix) What title will the new royal baby have?  The Duke and Duchess of Sussex's baby will not be a prince nor a princess unless the Queen steps in. King George V - Harry's great great grandfather - limited titles within the royal family in 1917. This means the couple's first born, as a great-grandchild of the sovereign, is too far down the line of succession to be an HRH. George V declared that: "the grandchildren of the sons of any such Sovereign in the direct male line (save only the eldest living son of the eldest son of the Prince of Wales) shall have and enjoy in all occasions the style and title enjoyed by the children of Dukes of these Our Realms." The eldest son and heir apparent of a duke can use one of his father's lesser grade peerage titles by courtesy, according to Debrett's. With this in mind, a first son of Harry's would become Earl of Dumbarton - one of the subsidiary titles Harry received from the Queen on the morning of his wedding. A daughter would be Lady (first name) Mountbatten-Windsor, and any subsequent sons Lord (first name) Mounbatten-Windsor. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex during a visit to Rabat, late February 2019 Credit: PA Will the baby have dual citizenship? The Duke and Duchess could apply for their child to have dual US-UK citizenship. The Duchess is in the process of becoming a British citizen but it is not known whether she will hold dual nationality, and at present is still a US citizen. According to the American Embassy in the UK, a child born outside of the US and in wedlock to a US citizen parent and a non US citizen parent, may acquire US citizenship at birth ifthe US parent lived in America for five years - two of which were after the age of 14. Where will the family live?  The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are due to move into Frogmore Cottage in the grounds of Windsor Castle this year. The propertym however, is still under-going extensive refurbishment.Since 2017 the couple have been living at Nottingham Cottage, in the grounds of Kensington Palace, near the Duke of Cambridge and his family. The move means they will be 20 miles away from them. Read more about Nottingham Cottage here. The Royals who live at Kensington Palace Will the Sussex's hire a nanny? Most likely. Harry has been close to all his nannies and it is likely he and Meghan will arrange for a nanny to care for their baby while they are on official engagements.  Kate and William have the help of their full-time live-in nanny Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo. Meghan's close friend Jessica Mulroney had two nannies to help her with her twin boys and younger daughter. The couple will almost certainly call upon the help of Meghan's mother Doria Ragland who will no doubt make frequent visits to London from her Los Angeles home to visit her grandchild. Read more about what it's really like to be a royal nanny here. Who will be godparents? ​Loyal friends of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex look set to be asked to be godparents to the couple's first baby. Harry and Meghan are predicted to turn to their confidantes, many of whom had VIP seats in the Quire of St George's Chapel at the royal wedding last May, and whose children were their pageboys or bridesmaids. Royal infants usually have more than the standard three godparents.​ ​Prince Louis has six, future king Prince George has seven and Princess Charlotte has five. So who might be asked to be ​​Baby Sussex's godparents? ​​Meghan's stylist and best friend, Jessica Mulroney is expected to play an important part in the ​​baby's life.​ ​She supported Meghan in the difficult days leading up to the wedding amid the turmoil caused by the absence of her father, Thomas Markle.​ ​ Jessica Mulroney Credit: Getty Images The duchess's close friend, Benita Litt runs her own brand agency and helps others to start businesses.​ ​Meghan has spent Christmas with the Litt family in the past.​ ​She is godmother to Mrs Litt's daughters, Rylan and Remi, and also chose them to be her bridesmaids. Tennis champion Serena Williams is said to have hosted Meghan's lavish ​​baby shower in the £57,400-a-night penthouse of the Mark Hotel in New York City.​ ​The pair have been friends since 2010. And who from Harry's side?  The van Cutsems have been long-standing family pals of Harry, William and the Prince of Wales for many years.​ ​Harry might pick Major Nicholas van Cutsem, whose daughter Florence was a bridesmaid at the ​​royal wedding and is Harry's goddaughter.​ ​ Tom "Skippy" Inskip has long been considered Harry's wingman and was at his side during his partying days and Guy Pelly​, dubbed the ​​​​royal court jester for his wild ways could also be considered. Guy, whose family are wealthy Kent landowners, has settled down in recent years, marrying American hotel heiress Elizabeth "Lizzy" Wilson.​ ​ Who will the royal baby grow up with? Baby Sussex will have an important bond with his or her cousins, growing up together with the shared experience of the upsides and downsides of being part of one of the world's most famous families. The child will be a first cousin of Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis. The youngster will also have a host of second cousins - all great-grandchildren of the Queen. Days will be spent at the polo with Peter and Autumn Phillips' fun-loving children Savannah and Isla, and Zara and Mike Tindall's cheeky daughter Mia and her younger sister Lena. Princess Charlotte, Savannah Phillips, Prince George and Isla Philips at Trooping The Colour in 2018 Credit:  Getty Images Europe What happened at Meghan's baby shower? Late February, Meghan embarked on a "private" five-day trip to New York without any royal aides. Though we now know the Duchess managed to enjoy many activities incognito (like having macarons at Ladurée in Soho and shopping at children's boutique Bonpoint), sources told US media her solo stint would end with a baby shower just in time to call the paparazzi.  The unexpectedly public event happened seemed to happens as quickly as media pens could be set up outside The Mark Hotel on New York's Upper East Side. Many deliveries - including a flat pack baby coat and buckets of flowers, including pink roses, while a flat pack baby cot - were dropped off throughout the morning before guests arrived. Abigail Spencer, the actress who played 'Scottie' alongside the Duchess in legal drama Suits, was one of the first to be photographed walking through the front door, immediately recognisable despite a beanie hat and dark glasses. Other celebrity guests arrivals include Amal Clooney, CBS news anchor Gayle King, stylist Jessica Mulroney, and MishaNonoo (the fashion designer who reportedly set Harry and Meghan up on a blind date). Reportedly, the baby shower - which cost over £100,000 - itself was partially funded by tennis ace Serena Williams, who paid to host in it The Mark's penthouse suite. Other reported extravagances include a performance by Kanye West’s favourite harpist, a candy floss machine and £150 steaks. The Duchess rounded off her New York trip with a three and a half hour night out with her best friends, leaving her hotel just before 7pm and heading to the trendy Ralph Lauren Polo Bar. She was once again celebrating with Serena Williams and Jessica Mulroney before the women head their separate ways around 10.15pm - the Duchess returning to The Mark hotel. The Duchess is reported to be awaiting a second baby shower - thrown by her British friends - in the next few weeks. 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Royal baby 2019: The Duchess of Sussex's due date, possible names, and all the latest news

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