Sri Lankan suicide bomber had been arrested before

From CNN. One of the Sri Lanka suicide bombers was previously arrested by police and then released, a senior government official told CNN. Ilham Ahmed Ibrahim — one of two sons of a spice tycoon who blew themselves up in the attacks — detonated a device at the Cinnamon Grand hotel in Colombo, the official…

Why Trump loves to hate the White House Correspondents’ Dinner

From CNN. President Trump won’t be going to the White House Correspondents’ Dinner this year. In fact, he’s banned officials from his administration from attending. Here’s why the black-tie dinner is causing so much controversy. SOURCES AND FURTHER READING: Trump to skip “boring” White House Correspondents’ Dinner for third year in a row https://www.cbsnews.com/news/trump-to-skip-boring-white-house-correspondents-dinner-for-third-year-in-a-row/ Instead…

Joe Biden formally announces 2020 run for president

From CNN. After months of deliberation, former Vice President Joe Biden has announced his decision to run for president for a third time, answering one of the biggest outstanding questions about the makeup of the 2020 race. “The core values of this nation … our standing in the world… our very democracy … everything that…

ISIS claims responsibility for Sri Lanka bombings

From CNN. ISIS has claimed responsibility for the Easter Sunday attacks in Sri Lanka, according to a statement put out by the terrorist group’s news agency Amaq. “The attackers who targeted citizens of the (anti-ISIS) coalition state members and Christians in Sri Lanka the day before yesterday were fighters of the Islamic State,” the claim…