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Official: Sri Lanka failed to heed warnings of attacks

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan officials failed to heed warnings from intelligence agencies about the threat of an attack by a domestic radical Muslim group that officials blame for Easter Sunday bombings which killed more than 200 people, the country's health minister said Monday.

Giuliani says 'nothing wrong' with Trump campaign taking info from Russians

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani insisted there was "nothing wrong" with the president's 2016 campaign taking information from the Russians, as House Democrats pledged stepped-up investigations into campaign misconduct and possible crimes of obstruction detailed in special counsel Robert Mueller's report.

High court to take up LGBT job discrimination cases

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is taking on a major test of LGBT rights in cases that look at whether federal civil rights law bans job discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.

Citizens of at least 9 countries killed in Sri Lanka

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — At least 290 people were killed in a series of nine bombings of churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday.Sri Lankan authorities say 39 foreign tourists died in the attacks. A look at some of the countries whose citizens were among the victims:

AP Fact Check: Trump, Barrr spread untruths on Mueller report

EDITOR'S NOTE — A look at the veracity of claims by political figures.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is still distorting the truth about the Russia investigation, claiming exoneration from a special counsel's report that he is also assailing as hopelessly biased.

Trump, business organization sue Dem House chairman

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and his business organization sued the Democratic chairman of the House oversight committee on Monday to block a subpoena that seeks years of the president's financial records.

Sri Lanka blocks social media after Easter bombings

Sri Lankan authorities flicked the off switch on most social media after Easter Sunday attacks on churches and hotels killed hundreds of people, a dramatic reaction that reflects distrust in the capability of American internet companies to control harmful content.

SpaceX suffers setback with crew capsule accident

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX has suffered a serious setback in its effort to launch NASA astronauts into orbit this year.

Military vet Moulton joins Dems' 2020 presidential race

BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton is the latest Democrat to jump in the race for the White House.

The Massachusetts lawmaker and Iraq War veteran made the announcement Monday.

"I'm here to tell you and to tell America that I'm running for president of the United States," Moulton said on ABC's "Good Morning America."

Demand grows for marijuana-cultivation courses

CHICAGO (AP) — More colleges are beginning to offer classes in growing and handling marijuana as demand for such skills from growers and dispensaries increases.

Colleges and universities in Illinois are noticing the benefits of preparing students for the industry but that there are restrictions on how fast the schools can offer new programming, the Chicago Tribune reported.

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