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Budget deadline dramatized by prospect of protracted battle over border wall

Budget deadline dramatized by prospect of protracted battle over border wall

Democratic negotiators are likely to resist providing the down payment that Mulvaney said Trump wants for construction of the wall. Democrats have said they are confident that Republicans, who control both the House and Senate, would bear the blame for any shutdown, even as Democrats wield power in the talks.



Paris attack gunman named as ISIS-sympathizer Karim Cheurfi

Bernard Cazeneuve, the Socialist prime minister, accused Le Pen of electoral opportunism in the face of a tragedy. None of the four main French candidates can afford to be neutral on the European Union, whether they portray it as the source of all woes or a guarantee of peace and stability.



Fans remember Prince 1 year after his death

Purple One. Can't believe it's been a year. Prince tributes continue to crop up, the most recent at the Grammys, where Bruno Mars did the honors. Even better was that Prince occasionally gave Parke lifts to the unassuming hotel where out-of-towners stayed, his distinctive Plymouth Prowler (purple, natch) dropping off Parke in the morning as departing business guests looked on open mouthed.



French overseas territories begin voting for new president

The attack on the Champs-Elysees boulevard in the very heart of the capital added a new source of unpredictability to an election that will decide the management of France's 2.2 trillion euro economy, which vies with Britain for the rank of fifth largest in the world.


Arkansas executes first murderer since 2005

Arkansas executes first murderer since 2005

Lee's lethal injection for the 1993 beating death of Debra Reese was the only one carried out so far by the state this month, despite an original plan to execute eight inmates in April before its supply of one of the three drugs used expires.


Observers: At least 126 dead in Syrian evacuee convoy bombing

Observers: At least 126 dead in Syrian evacuee convoy bombing

The evacuation convoy was part of the so-called "four towns" deal, involving government-held Foah and Kefraya, as well as rebel-held Madaya and Zabadani near Damascus. "Those responsible for today's attack must be brought to justice". According to the same source, in his Easter Sunday address, Pope Francis condemned the attack, calling it "an ignoble attack on fleeing refugees".