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A plaque on the bridge over the St. Croix River between St. Stephen, New Brunswick, and Calais, Maine, marks the international boundary line.

‘Build that wall?’ Some Canadians join call for more border control

By Alan Freeman, Washington Post on March 30, 2017, at 7:24 a.m.
Candidates for leadership of Canada’s opposition Conservative Party are calling for drastic measures to halt the flow of asylum seekers fleeing the United States into Canada, including deployment of the Canadian army to detain would-be refugees as they cross the border.
Andrew Napolitano arrives to Trump Tower on Jan. 17, 2017 in New York City.

Suspended Fox News expert returns and doubles down on baseless wiretapping claims

By Amy B Wang, Washington Post on March 30, 2017, at 7:18 a.m.
Napolitano is a former New Jersey Superior Court judge and author of numerous books on the U.S. Constitution. He has served as a “senior judicial analyst” for Fox News since 1998, according to his website.
Ivanka Trump touches a piece of moon rock at an exhibit at the Smithsonian

Ivanka Trump reverses course, will become a government employee

By Abby Phillip, The Washington Post on March 30, 2017, at 7:11 a.m.
Ivanka Trump will officially become an unpaid government employee, after initially saying that she would remain an informal adviser to her father with an office in the West Wing.

Energy, consumer shares lift S&P 500 to slight gain

By Lewis Krauskopf, Reuters on March 30, 2017, at 6:09 a.m.
The benchmark S&P 500 eked out a gain on Wednesday as strength in the energy and consumer sectors offset declines in financial shares and investors began looking ahead to first-quarter earnings season.

Private funeral held for singer George Michael in London

By Reuters on March 30, 2017, at 6:08 a.m.
Best-selling British superstar singer George Michael was buried in London on Wednesday in a private funeral some three months after his death on Christmas Day, his publicist said.

US to review energy royalty rates on federal land

By Valerie Volcovici, Reuters on March 30, 2017, at 6:08 a.m.
The U.S. Interior Department said on Wednesday that it would form a new committee to review royalty rates collected from oil and gas drilling, coal mining and renewable energy production on federal lands to ensure taxpayers receive their full value.

Senate intelligence leaders pledge bipartisan Russia election probe

By Patricia Zengerle, Reuters on March 30, 2017, at 6:08 a.m.
The Republican chairman of the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday promised a thorough investigation into any direct links between Russia and Donald Trump during his successful 2016 run for the White House.

23-foot-long python eats Indonesian villager

By Amy B Wang, The Washington Post on March 30, 2017, at 6:07 a.m.
The gruesome discovery unfolded inch by inch, as the villagers on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi gathered around a misshapen python and began to slice it open.

Christie heads opioid abuse panel for Trump

By Thomas Fitzgerald, The Philadelphia Inquirer on March 30, 2017, at 6:07 a.m.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie didn’t get tapped for the dream jobs of vice president, attorney general or chief of staff, but he has at last joined the Trump administration to work on a nightmare issue close to his heart.

Woman tries to mow down police officers with car near Capitol Hill

By Ian Simpson, Reuters on March 29, 2017, at 10:59 a.m.
U.S. Capitol Police officers opened fire after a woman drove into a police cruiser near the Capitol and then tried to run over officers on Wednesday.
A tall statue representing Uncle Sam stands outside a tax preparation office in New York

Even Republicans think the rich aren’t paying their fair share in taxes, but …

By Jeff Guo, The Washington Post on March 29, 2017, at 8:58 a.m.
President Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul D. Ryan want to slash taxes mostly for the wealthy, but most Americans think the wealthy already pay too little.
The British Union flag is seen flying in front of the Big Ben clocktower at the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain, Jan. 18, 2016.

The clock starts ticking on Brexit

By Griff Witte, Washington Post on March 29, 2017, at 8:58 a.m.
A little over nine months after British voters chose to withdraw from the European Union, Britain took a decisive — and likely irreversible — step Wednesday toward leaving a partnership that has bound the country to the continent for nearly half a century.
Planned Parenthood South Austin Health Center is seen in Austin, Texas, U.S. on June 27, 2016.

Two activists who filmed undercover videos of Planned Parenthood charged with 15 felonies

By Samantha Schmidt, Washington Post on March 29, 2017, at 7:05 a.m.
The two anti-abortion activists who mounted a hidden-camera investigation against Planned Parenthood officials have been charged with 15 felonies for violating the privacy of health care providers by recording confidential information without their consent.

TSA defends pat-down of Texas boy; countless others creeped out

By Fredrick Kunkle, The Washington Post on March 29, 2017, at 6:36 a.m.
For at least two minutes, the TSA officer at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport gives the boy a going-over that just seems a little too thorough.

Scottish parliament backs bid for new independence referendum

By Russell Cheyne and Estelle Shirbon, Reuters on March 29, 2017, at 6:34 a.m.
The Scottish parliament on Tuesday backed a bid to hold a new independence referendum in 2018 or 2019, but the British government immediately rejected the proposal.

Record 220-pound gold coin stolen from German museum in mysterious heist

By Travis M. Andrews, The Washington Post on March 29, 2017, at 6:33 a.m.
Until it disappeared under the darkness of night, the 220-pound gold coin sat behind bulletproof glass in Berlin’s Bode Museum.

Cache of Civil War cannonballs found at Pennsylvania construction site

By David DeKok, Reuters on March 29, 2017, at 6:28 a.m.
The discovery of a cache of cannonballs left behind after the worst civilian disaster of the Civil War brought construction on a Pennsylvania apartment complex to a halt Tuesday while workers waited for the ordnance to be removed.

Carlos the Jackal gets third life sentence after conviction for 1974 Paris attack

By Chine Labbe, Reuters on March 29, 2017, at 6:28 a.m.
A French court sent Carlos the Jackal, once one of the world’s most wanted criminals, back to jail for his third life sentence on Tuesday after convicting him of a grenade attack 42 years ago on a Paris shop that killed two people.

With new phone due, Samsung dials down on safety message

By Se Young Lee, Reuters on March 29, 2017, at 6:27 a.m.
After the damaging recall of its fire-prone Note 7 smartphone, you could be forgiven for thinking Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. would make a song and dance about battery safety in its new flagship phones, due to be launched in the United States on Wednesday.
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes, R-California, holds a news conference on March 22, 2017 in the Capitol in Washington, D.C.

Probe into Russian meddling in 2016 election put on hold

By Karoun Demirjian, The Washington Post on March 29, 2017, at 6:23 a.m.
The House Intelligence Committee’s probe of alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election is effectively on hold, after its chairman said the panel would not interview more witnesses until two spy chiefs return to Capitol Hill for a still-unscheduled private briefing.