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News Rrap: Sessions Insists He Didn’t Lie About Russia’s Senate Contacts




The Post also reported today on another incident. He quoted the father of a soldier killed in Afghanistan as saying the president offered $25,000 from his personal account but never did so.

We will learn more about all this after the news report.

The death toll from the wildfires in Northern California has risen to 42 today. Sonoma County officials found the remains of the latest victim after searching hundreds of burned-out homes. Meanwhile, the fire brigades made new gains overnight thanks to cooler weather and lighter winds.

The two-time Olympian says she was sexually abused by a former doctor for the US women’s gymnastics team for years. McKayla Maroney is the most famous athlete involved in the scandal. In today’s statement, she said that Dr. Larry Nassar started hitting on her when she was only 13 years old. He is awaiting sentencing on charges of possession of child pornography, but denies any sexual harassment.

More questions about drug prices tonight. A new study found that the cost of injectable cancer drugs approved since 1996 has risen by an average of 25 percent over eight years. This is well above the rate of inflation. The study was conducted at Emory University and published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

And on Wall Street, health insurers and IBM caused stocks to surge today. The Dow Jones Industrial Average added 160 points, more than half a percentage point, to close above 23,000 for the first time. The Nasdaq rose only a fraction and the S&P 500 rose two points.

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Reaction to Trump’s Accusation: NPR



People across the country reacted in different ways to the historic indictment of former President Donald Trump.


Next week, for the first time in American history, a former president will stand trial to face criminal charges. Donald Trump wants to hear details of the charges brought against him by the Manhattan District Attorney. He is expected to be fingerprinted and also pose for a photo shoot. All this is new territory. But America’s reaction to it? Well, it seems pretty familiar.

UNIDENTIFIED #1: Wow. There is justice. He really exists.

UNIDENTIFIED PERSON #2: I think it’s just nonsense. I really do. They are because he is a Republican and the media hates Republicans. Most of the country hates Republicans. And it would be nice if they showed the same fairness to the Democrats when they do something wrong.

UNIDENTIFIED #3: He plays with fire all the time and thinks he can get away with it. He bribes people, threatens people. Hey hooligans people. Hey, read to people. Hey, read more. He hires lawyers to lie and gets away with it. And not this time.

UNIDENTIFIED #4: The law must be applied fairly. And if he’s innocent, he’ll get his day in court.

UNIDENTIFIED #5: After all, no one is above the law. Therefore, if he has committed wrong deeds, he must face the law and pay the price.

UNIDENTIFIED #6: I couldn’t believe such a parody of justice was happening in America. I mean, it’s funny.

UNIDENTIFIED #7: I think I’m concerned about how much this is dividing the country, fair or not.

DETROW: These voices from New Jersey, Florida and here in Washington DC show how Donald Trump is still revitalizing his large base of supporters and still pissing off millions of others.

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Los Angeles activists denounce Biden’s policies after 39 migrant deaths



The day was cold and utterly still, only occasionally interrupted by the horns of passing cars in solidarity. The five-star blue and white flag of Honduras fluttered in the wind, one of many symbols commemorating the deaths this week of 39 immigrants trapped in a fire at a detention center in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.

“It was a state,” read one poster in Spanish.

“No man is illegal,” read another text raised by a Mexican immigrant.

A small but passionate group of demonstrators took a stand Friday afternoon in front of the Mexican consulate in Los Angeles to protest what they condemned as the inhumane immigration policies of the governments of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador and President Biden. Immigrants from Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador and Mexico, who gathered on Park View Street, expressed their emotions about the tragedy.

Guatemalan women march in solidarity in memory of the 39 people who died in a fire at a detention center.

(James Carbone/Los Angeles Times en Español)

Indignation. sadness rage fears Pain.

“It’s a shame,” Francisco Moreno, executive director of the Los Angeles-based Council of Mexican Federations, lamented the fire that killed 18 Guatemalans, seven Salvadorans, seven Venezuelans, six Hondurans and one Colombian. More than two dozen other immigrants were injured in the fire, the cause of which is under investigation. On Thursday, a Mexican court issued arrest warrants for six people in connection with the fire, with no impact on the activists or families of the victims.

Moreno was born in Michoacán, in west-central Mexico, and is a veteran of the protests against former President Trump’s anti-immigrant policies. Now he condemns the López Obrador administration for what he sees as the implementation of the Biden administration’s directives, in the same way that former Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, according to Moreno, conceded to former President Obama.

“The guilty must fall, and not just the jailers, the politicians must fall, the people in charge of immigration policy in Mexico, because it is unfair,” he said.

Calling for justice, demonstrators gathered around a bronze statue of Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero, whose assassination during mass in March 1980 sparked an unprecedented wave of migration from the Central American country to the United States.

Among the protesters was Salvador Sanabria, a Salvadoran activist and director of El Rescate, who arrived in Los Angeles seeking asylum just days after the archbishop’s assassination.

Three people hold a blue and white flag.

Leoncio Velasquez of Los Angeles (center) takes part in a demonstration in memory of the people who died in a fire at the US-Mexico border detention center in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.

(James Carbone/Los Angeles Times en Español)

“It makes me angry and horrified,” Sanabria said. “I wonder what mentality the people in charge did it with when it could have been avoided?”

Activists and scholars say the tragedy in Ciudad Juarez is linked to the violence that has swept across the border in recent years as drug cartels and organized crime have turned into vast human smuggling networks, leading to shootouts between rival gangs, kidnappings and torture. people traveling north. During this time, successive US administrations increased pressure on Mexico to crack down on migrants and prevent them from entering the United States.

A small group of people hold the flag of Honduras during a demonstration.

A small group of people from Central America and Mexico hold the flag of Honduras during a demonstration in front of the Mexican consulate in Los Angeles on Friday in memory of people killed in a fire that broke out in a detention center on the US-Mexico border. in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.

(James Carbone/Los Angeles Times en Español)

“Mexico has become the new wall,” said Sanabria, who said last week’s deaths would be a deterrent to others contemplating the hard way.

“That means they don’t make it to the northern border of Mexico, because if they cross the border and get arrested in the United States and deported to Mexico, what will happen to them?” Sanabria said, referring to the fire in the detention center.

Since the summer of 2014, due to pressure from President Obama, Peña Nieto’s government implemented the Southern Border Program, a move that increased militarization and surveillance along the border, resulting in 93,613 arrests in the first 12 months.

This policy subsequently encouraged smugglers known as “coyotes” to take more dangerous routes to the United States.

“Most of the migrants have to cross Mexico because that’s the route we have to get here,” said José Bautista, a Honduran, although he said it meant risking his life.

Another demonstrator, Juanita Calel, who fled war-torn Guatemala for Los Angeles in 1996, said people looking for better opportunities will keep trying to get on the road, no matter the smuggler debts they accumulate or the dangers they face. face.

“What happened really saddens me,” the Huehuetenango native said, adding that “I am more saddened by their relatives who stayed in our country of origin and the debt they left behind.”

When the protest ended, a few participants were left to roam, play and – in some cases – sleep among tents used by homeless people who live in MacArthur Park.

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UConn beat Miami in Final Four to play San Diego State for national title



UConn took a nine-point lead to start their Final Four game against Miami and never looked back as the Huskies defeated the Hurricanes 72–59.

The Huskies never lost the lead in the game and led by as much as 20 points. The Huskies shot 49.1% from the field and 34.6% from 3-point range, helping them return to national title play for the first time since 2014, when Kevin Ollie roamed the sidelines.


Connecticut defenseman Tristen Newton (2) rides into the basket over Miami defensemen during the second half of the NCAA Tournament Final Four basketball game on Saturday, April 1, 2023, in Houston. (AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vasquez)

UConn big man Adama Sanogo led the Huskies with 21 pints and 10 rebounds. In addition to leading in scoring, he had two blocks and an assist. Jordan Hawkins added 13 points on 3-of-8 shooting with four free throws.

No other Huskies were double digits.

Alex Karaban added eight points and nine rebounds. Tristen Newton had seven points, eight assists and five rebounds. Andre Jackson Jr. had six points and four assists.


Connecticut forward Adama Sanogo scores Miami defenseman Isaiah Wong in the second half of the NCAA Tournament Final Four basketball game on Saturday, April 1, 2023, in Houston.

Connecticut forward Adama Sanogo scores Miami defenseman Isaiah Wong in the second half of the NCAA Tournament Final Four basketball game on Saturday, April 1, 2023, in Houston. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

UConn only held Miami 32.3% from the field.

Isaiah Wong led the Hurricanes with 15 points on 4-of-10 shooting, while Jordan Miller, who played perfectly in the Elite Eight game against Texas, scored 11 points and 10 rebounds. He was 4 out of 10 from the field. Nigel Pak and Norchad Omier each have eight points. Omier scored seven rebounds.

Now the Huskies will return to the national title for the first time in nine years. In 2014, UConn won it all by defeating Kentucky 60-54.

This time, UConn will take on the upstart Cinderella in San Diego State. The Aztecs defeated Florida Atlantic in the Final Four and Creighton in the Elite Eight by one point in each game. Both games were reduced to throws with a buzzer.

Connecticut defenseman Jordan Hawkins, 24, celebrates defeating Miami in the second half of the Final Four basketball game at the NCAA Tournament on Saturday, April 1, 2023, in Houston.

Connecticut defenseman Jordan Hawkins, 24, celebrates defeating Miami in the second half of the Final Four basketball game at the NCAA Tournament on Saturday, April 1, 2023, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)


The Huskies will be looking for their fifth title in program history.

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