April 20, 2019

The Latest: Democrats improve stress for Mueller report

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on congressional reaction to special counsel Robert Mueller’s report (all times local):
April 20, 2019

Which Stores Are Open on Easter Sunday 2019? Walmart, Home Depot, Sears and More

Easter Sunday, the day on which Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ, will take place on April 21 this year. The day is not a federal holiday in the U.S., but due to it falling on a Sunday, many stores will be following normal Sunday trading hours. Whether you’ve got errands or need to grab another Easter basket, there are stores that will be open during the holiday. 
April 20, 2019

20 years after Columbine: Survivors of 1999 Attack Carve Out Private Online Spaces for Victims of Gun Violence

On April 20, 1999, two students stormed through Columbine High School in Colorado and murdered 12 of their classmates and one teacher. It was a massacre that transformed a generation, ushering in a new era in which active shooter drills and armed guards became commonplace requirements at schools across the country.
April 20, 2019

Mexican Soldiers Question, Disarm Two U.S. Army Troops in Apparent Confusion About Border Location, Incident Documents Reveal

Two U.S. Army soldiers sat in an unmarked Chevrolet Tahoe owned by U.S. Customs and Border Protection on the west side of an El Paso County, Texas, Colonia known as Las Pampas.
April 20, 2019

Can Iraq Bring Iran and Saudi Arabia Together? Rivals to Meet, Along with Syria and Other Neighbors

Iraq was set to host a historic meeting involving all of its neighbors, including representatives from top Middle Eastern foes Iran and Saudi Arabia, who have not had formal ties for years.
April 20, 2019

Should Graduate Students be Paid Like Employees? Students Across Campuses Push for Living Wage

Graduate students across America are forming unions, holding protests and in some cases getting arrested to draw attention to their cause. What is it they’re after? In many cases, it’s a livable wage.
April 20, 2019

Middlebury chemistry professor on go away after Nazi gasoline chamber examination query

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. (AP) — A chemistry professor whose exam question asked students to calculate the lethal dose of a poisonous gas used in Nazi gas chambers during the Holocaust has taken a leave of absence, Middlebury College said.
April 20, 2019

What had been Boston sports activities followers watching on a loopy Wednesday evening?

As you may have heard, Boston sports fans have enjoyed an abundance of riches over the last two decades. Rumor has it that no fewer than 12 championships have been won by New England’s primary professional sports teams this century.
April 20, 2019

'Jeopardy!' Host Alex Trebek Is Selling His California Lakeside Home for $1.39 Million

Leisurely fishing enthusiasts lookout, Jeopardy! host, Alex Trebek is selling his lakeside home in Paso Robles, California, for $1.39 million. The post also notes this as a “just reduced” price point. 
April 19, 2019

Under Chinese censorship, Game of Thrones turns into a secular medieval documentary

Spoilers ahead for Game of Thrones, season 8, episode 1, “Winterfell.”Strip Game of Thrones of the sex, violence, and supernatural horror, and what’s left? Chinese fans of the show are finding out, as they’re watching a version of the series that’s been censored by the government. Many say the censored version of Game of Thrones they have ready access to is more like a mundane “medieval documentary” with disjointed plot points.