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Arkansas Executes Second Inmate Hours After First

Two inmates received lethal injections on the same gurney Monday night about three hours apart as Arkansas completed the nation's first double execution since 2000, just days after the state ended a nearly 12-year hiatus on administering capital punishment

NKOREA-POLITICS

North Korea Holds Drills as Trump Calls for More Sanctions

North Korea held live-fire drills in an area around the eastern coastal town of Wonsan. Meanwhile, President Trump told ambassadors from U.N. Security Council member countries they must be prepared to impose stronger sanctions on North Korea

Elton John Performs At Save On Foods Memorial Centre

Elton John Cancels Shows After 'Potentially Deadly' Illness

Elton John canceled a run of Las Vegas shows scheduled for April and May after a "harmful and unusual bacterial infection" forced him into intensive care for two days. The pop icon became violently ill with a “rare and potentially deadly” infection after leaving Chile

En Marche Leader Emmanuel Macron Addresses Supporters After First Round Of French Voting

Macron's Campaign Targeted by Russian Hackers

Researchers say the campaign of French presidential front-runner Emmanuel Macron has been targeted by Russia-linked hackers, adding more details to previous suggestions that the centrist politician was being singled out for electronic eavesdropping by the Kremlin

US-POLITICS-TRUMP

Senate Confirms Trump's Agriculture Secretary

The Senate confirmed former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue to be agriculture secretary in President Donald Trump's administration as the farming industry looks to Washington for help amid a downturn in the market

President Trump Signs Financial Services Executive Order At U.S. Treasury

Poll: Fewer Americans Think Trump Keeps His Promises

As President Trump approaches his 100th day in office, Americans are losing faith in his ability to keep his promises, though his supporters remain firmly behind him, according to a TIME-SurveyMonkey online poll

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Bill O'Reilly Is 'Sad' He's 'Not on Television Anymore'

Bill O'Reilly spoke out on his podcast for the first time since his ouster from Fox News following sexual harassment allegations, and he told listeners he expects they will be "shaken" when the "truth" about his departure comes out

Sheryl Sandberg: 'I Dread Father's Day'

"I’m heartbroken that I was not able to give my children the stability of growing up with two parents," the Facebook COO told TIME in an interview about her new book, Option B, written after the sudden death of her husband

Afghanistan

Taliban Attack on Afghan Base Raises Fears of More War

Just over a week after the U.S. dropped the ‘Mother of All Bombs’ on ISIS fighters in eastern Afghanistan, a bloody attack on an Afghan army base has highlighted the country’s central security threat — the Taliban insurgency

APTOPIX Venezuela Political Crisis

Protesters Shut Down Major Venezuela Highway

Protesters sprawled in lawn chairs, worked on math homework and played cards on main roads around Venezuela's cities Monday, joining in sit-ins to disrupt traffic as the latest slap at the socialist government

China Emissions

China Faces a Tough Climate Choice

Do you save tens of thousands of your own people from premature death every year? Or do you undermine global efforts to rein in greenhouse gases and adversely affect the whole planet? That's the dilemma China's leaders are facing