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Wednesday’s Headlines: Trump says he is opposed to White House aides testifying to Congress

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Trump says he is opposed to White House aides testifying to Congress
The president’s comments came as the White House indicated it would broadly defy requests for information from the House, moving the two branches of government closer to a constitutional collision.
White House to try to block McGahn from testifying on Mueller report
The Trump administration also plans to oppose other requests from House committees for the testimony of current and former aides, according to two people familiar with the situation.
 
Fact Checker | Analysis
The Steele dossier vs. the Mueller report
The “dossier” written by a former British spy had many shocking claims. We compare some key statements with the findings of the Mueller report.
 
Terror and trauma in Colombo: Sri Lanka’s capital grieves
Seventy-two hours after the Easter attacks, people searched frantically for relatives, hospitals were deluged with the injured, and the grim accounting of the dead climbed higher.
 
Sri Lanka identifies eight of the suicide bombers involved in attacks
The perpetrators of the attacks were well educated and from affluent homes, say officials.
 
Father of Sidwell student killed in attacks mourns his son’s lost future
The father of the Sidwell student killed in an attack in Sri Lanka mourns what might have been.
 
NFL teams take a closer look at short quarterbacks
Thirty years ago, 5-foot-10 Heisman Trophy winner Doug Flutie was relegated to playing professionally in Canada. This week, a player with a similar build, Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray, could be the No. 1 overall draft pick.
 
Trump complained about losing followers in White House meeting with Twitter CEO
President Trump repeated his concerns that Twitter has removed accounts following him and other conservatives. Twitter long has explained that follower figures fluctuate as the company removes fraudulent spam accounts.
 
 
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Opinions
Warren has the wrong answer to America’s student debt problem
Now playing at the Supreme Court: How to preserve white power in 4 easy steps
It’s time to call out Disney — and anyone else rich off their workers’ backs
Notre Dame’s burning was an apt metaphor — and a warning
Sudan is tasting freedom for the first time. We can’t turn back.
We’re at a time of ‘terrorism fatigue.’ It’s time to break out of it.
 
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Trump finally gets his British state visit — but tensions that led to delay remain
The president, deeply unpopular in Britain, will probably not be able to avoid massive demonstrations against his visit, scheduled for early June.
 
‘I have long dreamed of visiting’: Kim Jong Un arrives in Russia for talks with Putin
The Kremlin has said no major agreements will be signed during Kim’s meeting with Vladimir Putin, which is expected to take place behind closed doors.
 
Movie Review
‘Avengers: Endgame’ is a fitting send-off for Marvel’s superheroes
The final installment of this mega-blockbuster story line feels at once sad and deeply satisfying, complicated and surprisingly comic, earning its three-hour runtime.
 
U.S. charges American engineer, Chinese businessman with stealing GE’s trade secrets
The Justice Department’s indictment links the alleged theft to China’s global commercial ambitions.
 
Border Patrol finds crying 3-year-old left in cornfield with his name and phone number written on his shoes
Officials believe the toddler had been traveling with a larger group of migrants who ran away when they spotted Border Patrol agents approaching, leaving him alone in the field.
 
Today’s WorldView | Analysis
Trump wants to push Iran to the point of no return
The president’s move to end temporary waivers on Iranian oil imports may end up just alienating allies and raising gas prices.
 
An African girl was forced to work like a ‘slave’ for 16 years. Neighbors helped her escape.
To the outside world, she appeared to be a member of a Texas family. But at home, the girl said, she was beaten and forced to cook, clean and care for children without pay.
 

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