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--As a state of emergency took effect Tuesday giving the Sri Lankan military war-time powers, police arrested 40 suspects, officials said. Sri Lanka's president gave the military a wider berth to detain and arrest suspects – powers that were used during the 26-year civil war but withdrawn when it ended in 2009. The death toll from Sunday's attacks rose to 310, police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara said. President Maithripala Sirisena has declared a day of mourning for Tuesday, a day after officials disclosed that warnings had been received weeks ago of the possibility of an attack by the radical Muslim group blamed for the bloodshed.
--The FBI is assisting in the investigation of the Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka, according to an agency spokesperson. One of the suicide bombers is thought to have been captured on security video at St. Sebastian's church in Negombo.
--An 11-year-old Washington, D.C., boy was among at least four American citizens who were killed in a series of terrorist attacks at churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday. Kieran Shafritz de Zoysa, a fifth grader at Sidwell Friends School in D.C., was attending an Easter breakfast buffet with his mother in the Sri Lanka capital of Colombo on Sunday when a series of suicide bombings went off, killing him and at least 310 others. "The terrorists didn’t know who they were killing. But we should know what the world lost, what they took from the world," the young boy's father, Alex Arrow, said in an interview on Monday. "A brilliant mind who - who was going to be a neuroscientist and – he won’t make it to his 12th birthday." 

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Democratic leaders on Monday pushed back against some Democrats' calls to impeach President Donald Trump following the release of the Mueller report, while the president told reporters he wasn't concerned about the potential challenge. In an hour-plus conference call with the caucus Monday evening, Pelosi made clear that Democrats will continue to investigate the president's actions, without impeachment, for now, according to sources on the call. 

Tuesday marks another deadline set by the House Ways and Means Committee for the IRS to turn over President Trump's tax returns from 2013-2018.

A law firm says it will name Boy Scout leaders accused of sex abuse at a press conference in New York City. The firm, Jeff Anderson and Associates says it will release the names of more than 130 Boy Scout leaders who worked in New York and were named in Boy Scouts of America (BSA) “Perversion Files” as having allegations of sexually abusing minors. The firm says it has information on thousands of
alleged child sex abusers across the country tied to the scouts. The firms will release “shocking testimony” and demand that the Boy Scouts of America release the identities, background information and files of all the accused leaders

More than two years after two eighth graders were found murdered, Indiana State Police think their killer may be "hiding in plain sight." They released new evidence: a new short clip of the video recorded on one victim's cell phone, a short clip of audio of a few more words spoken by the suspect and a new sketch of the suspect. Liberty German and Abigail Williams went missing on February 14, 2017, after being dropped off to go hiking near a bridge. Their bodies were found the next morning.

The zookeeper attacked by a tiger at the Topeka Zoo is out of the intensive care unit and in stable condition, according to zoo officials. A nearly 300-pound tiger named Sanjiv attacked a zookeeper in Topeka Saturday morning. Other staff members were able to lure it away with food. Zoo director Brendan Wiley said the zoo is now reviewing policies concerning tigers and other animals. Now the zookeeper is stable. Wiley says her future is unclear. The zoo does not plan to euthanize the tiger, saying he did nothing wrong. Zoo officials plan to release the zookeeper's name and more information on the attack on Tuesday morning. 

Days after 5-year-old boy Andrew "AJ" Freund disappeared in Crystal Lake, authorities continue to focus their investigation on the family home. Police said they do not believe the boy was kidnapped or ran away and AJ's father said he will not give up hope in finding his son. The boy was reported missing last Thursday morning. His parents said they last saw him when they put him to bed Wednesday night. On Tuesday, a DCFS hearing will be held regarding the state's decision to put AJ's younger sibling, Parker, into protective custody, according to an attorney representing AJ's mother, Joann Cunningham. The hearing will be held at 3 p.m. at the McHenry County Courthouse in Woodstock. A press conference is slated for after the hearing, the attorney said. Cunningham will attend, but indicated that they are unsure about AJ's father's plans for attending the hearing. Officials said DCFS and the Crystal Lake police have visited the home numerous times, and have removed the children over alleged concerns for their safety

The Supreme Court hears arguments Tuesday challenging the Commerce Department's decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census.

VOTE 2020
Joe Biden is expected to enter the race this week-- when, where, and how are still to be announced. The current crowded Democratic field for President crisscrosses the country in the day ahead.

After a month-long mystery, the name of the Powerball winner is set to be announced. Wisconsin Lottery officials said the winner will be named at noon on Tuesday. The player won $768.4 million after the drawing last month. The winning ticket was sold at the Speedway gas station at Moorland and Beloit roads in New Berlin. 

The person who bought a Powerball ticket worth $2 million is about to see their good luck run out. A Quick Pick ticket matching five of the six numbers drawn for the Oct. 27, 2018 drawing was purchased at Valero Corner Store in College Station, but the $2 million prize has not been claimed. The deadline to claim the prize is April 25 at 5 p.m. CT.

A new powerful earthquake hit the central Philippines on Tuesday, a day after 6.1 quake hit the country's north and killed at least 11 people. The U.S. Geological Survey put the magnitude of Tuesday's quake at 6.4, while the local seismology agency said it was a 6.5. The quake was centered near San Julian town Eastern Samar province and prompted residents to dash out of houses and office workers to scamper to safety. There were no immediate reports of casualties or major damage from the new quake.

The Northern Ireland Police Service says they have arrested a 57-year-old woman under the Terrorism Act in the slaying of journalist Lyra McKee. An Irish Republican Army splinter group earlier admitted that one of its “volunteers” killed McKee, who was shot dead while reporting on rioting in Londonderry. In a statement issued Tuesday to the Irish News, the New IRA offered “full and sincere” apologies to McKee’s family and friends. 

Harry and Megan are close to becoming parents. Meantime, William and Kate's youngest, Price Louis, turns one Tuesday. 

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