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Russia and Iran renew their support of Syria, after Thursday's US missile strike on a Syrian airbase.. retaliation.. for a chemical attack, thought to be launched by the Syrian government... that killed dozens of people.  Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says there's been no change.. to the U-S posture in Syria, saying "We believe the Syrian people will ultimately be able to decide the fate of Bashar al-Assad."  But UN ambassador Nikki Haley says "in no way do we see peace in that area with Assad as the head of the Syrian government:"  Tillerson says the priority is the defeat of ISIS.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson heads to Moscow this week for an intense set of meetings with Russian officials. He's expected to confront them on a number of sensitive issues - including Syria's chemical weapons and Russia's interference in last year's election.

A bloody Palm Sunday in northern Egypt. The State Department condemns what it calls "barbaric attacks" on two Coptic Christian churches, explosions that killed more than 40 people and injured more than 100 others. ISIS claimed responsibility

Neil Gorsuch Monday is sworn in as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.  First there will be a swearing in at the Supreme Court, then a public ceremony at the White House. It's been a year of wrangling to fill a vacancy on the high court after the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. President Obama nominated Merrick Garland in March of 2016. Republicans refused to give him a hearing, and when Democrats tried to block a vote on Gorsuch, the GOP controlled Senate "went nuclear," changing the rules so Supreme Court nominees could be approved with a simple majority. President Trump tweeted Gorsuch "will be a great Justice. Very proud of him!"

Domestic airlines show improved service, according to a quality report 2 university professors compile from Transportation Department stats.  The 27th Annual Airline Quality Ratings study found domestic airlines improved in all four categories they study: on-time arrivals, denied boardings, mishandled bags and customer complaints. In on-time performance, Hawaiian was the best at 91.1 percent, Spirit the worst. ExpressJet had the most denied boardings and Hawaiian the least  ...  Virgin was the best at handling bag while ExpressJet came in the worst, and finally Southwest had the fewest complaints, while Spirit had the most.

White House national security adviser H.R. McMaster characterizes the decision to relocate a U.S. aircraft carrier strike group to the Sea of Japan as "prudent," given North Korea's "pattern of provocative behavior." On Saturday, Adm. Harry Harris, commander of U.S. Pacific Command, redirected the USS Carl Vinson strike group from Singapore to the Sea of Japan, due east of the Korean Peninsula. The Navy said the strike group "will operate in the Western Pacific rather than executing previously planned port visits to Australia."

The FBI offers a reward of 10-thousand dollars for information leading to the arrest of Joseph Jakubowski...He's the subject of a nationwide manhunt, after he allegedly stole 16 high-powered firearms from a gun store in Janesville, Wisconsin, and mailed a 161-page manifesto to the White House.

Impeachment proceedings begin Monday for Alabama's Governor Robert Bentley. Investigators are looking into whether he violated campaign finance laws by giving his supposed mistress state employee perks after she left office.     

They said goodbye to Rock 'n Roll legend Chuck Berry in St. Louis Sunday. Sunday's funeral was held at The Pageant nightclub where Berry often played. He died last month at age 90.

"The Boss Baby" is still the boss at the box office, raking in another 26.3 million dollars in its second weekend.