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Teen Killed in Northwest DC A 16-year-old was shot to death at his home in Northwest Washington. News4's Jackie Bensen spoke to people in the community.

Giuliani: 'In some ways I'd love to have a trial' to contest some Mueller findings In an interview with The Washington Post, Giuliani expressed frustration with Mueller's report and specifically singled out at former White House counsel Don McGahn.

Perdue campaign fined $30K for fundraising violations in 2014 cycle David Perdue's reelection campaign paid a $30,000 fine to federal regulators for fundraising violations from the 2014 election, documents show. A disclosure from Monday, the filing deadline for the latest quarter, shows that Perdue's campaign paid a $30,000 civil penalty last month to the Federal Election Commission.

Passion Play in Brazil shantytown a voice against injustice RIO DE JANEIRO - The back streets of Brazil's biggest shantytown became the stage for an Easter Passion Play that mirrored the realities faced by its residents. For the 27th year in a row, people in the favela of Rocinha packed the streets Friday to watch the "Via Sacra," a theatric recreation of the 12 Stations of the Cross.

The Hill hires Steve Clemons as editor-at-large The Hill has hired veteran journalist Steve Clemons as editor-at-large. Clemons, 57, most recently served as editor-at-large of The Atlantic.

Undersheriff: Teen's death likely preceded Colorado manhunt DENVER - A Colorado undersheriff who led the search for a Florida teenager whose actions prompted tightened security at Columbine High School ahead of the 20th anniversary of an attack there that killed 13 people said she likely killed herself before police launched a massive manhunt.

Virginia Deputies Replace Man's Stolen Bike After Learning of His Story When Spotsylvania County Sherrif's deputies first heard the story of Mark Cunningham they knew they had to help out. Cunningham relies on a bike to get from from his home to his job at a nearby hotel. But his bike disappeared after he left it for a brief moment while running an errand one day.

GOP Congressman Climbs 'Border' Wall, Doesn't Actually Make It to Mexico Duncan Hunter is facing backlash for pretending to cross the U.S.-Mexico border, NBC News reports - something his Democratic opponent says would have violated the terms of the congressman's parole stemming from federal charges of misusing campaign funds.

Democrats subpoena Mueller report amid calls for impeachment Jerrold Nadler, has issued a subpoena for special counsel Robert Mueller's full report as Democrats intensified their investigation of President Donald Trump, but leaders stopped short of liberal demands for impeachment proceedings.

Vermont governor says he's likely to sign bill abolishing Columbus Day Phil Scott says he's likely to sign off on a bill that would abolish Columbus Day from the list of state holidays and replace it with Indigenous Peoples Day. The Burlington Free Press reports that the legislation passed through the state Legislature on Wednesday and is now headed to the governor's desk for consideration.

Ocasio-Cortez plans visit to Kentucky despite being disinvited by GOP colleague Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezThe Hill's Morning Report - Mueller aftermath: What will House Dems do now? Mueller report poses new test for Dems Environmentalists see victory with Green New Deal blitz MORE still has plans to visit Kentucky despite one of her GOP colleagues walking back an invitation for her to visit his district.

Respecting The Yard: Howard Students Upset Residents Walk Dogs on Campus At the heart of Howard University's campus you will find a sacred grassy area known as The Yard. It's a cultural hub for the 152-year-old institution, where students and members of the historical fraternities and sororities congregate.

Rep: Adele, husband Simon Konecki have separated NEW YORK - Adele and her husband Simon Konecki have separated. The pop singer's representatives Benny Tarantini and Carl Fysh confirmed the news Friday in a statement to The Associated Press. "Adele and her partner have separated," the emailed statement said.

Lowry keeps hold on the top at rain-delayed RBC Heritage His formula for the weekend? "Just keep doing exactly what I've been doing," he said. "I'm swinging well, placing the ball where I want to. Hopefully, I can roll in a few putts over the weekend." Grillo, of Argentina, might not have to worry much about putting with a few more shots like he had on the 534-yard fifth hole.

Corporate America embraces 420 as pot legalization grows LOS ANGELES - Marijuana users have for decades celebrated their love of the drug on April 20, but the once counter-culture celebration that was all about getting stoned now is so mainstream Corporate America is starting to embrace it.

The Latest: Lawyer: Shackled children want normal adulthoods - The Latest on the sentencing of a California couple who starved and abused a dozen of their children for years :. The attorney for the adult children who were tortured and abused by their California parents for years says they're trying to live their lives as normally as possible and each is grappling with how much they're willing to forgive.

Japan courts Trump using emperor, first lady's birthday Abe is scheduling a rushed visit to Washington to meet with Trump and celebrate first lady's birthday, and then is inviting him to be first foreign leader to meet the new emperor, the two countries announced Friday.

Mueller Report Blames WikiLeaks for Promoting Conspiracy Theory About Slain DNC Staffer Seth Rich The redacted Mueller Report released Thursday mentions a murder mystery in Washington, D.C. The special counsel blamed WikiLeaks for promoting the conspiracy theory about Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich's death. Rich, 27, was shot and killed in D.C.

'La Llorona' movie promotion with Mexican healers draws fire - A promotion around the movie "The Curse of La Llorona" using traditional Mexican healers for "spiritual cleansings" before screenings of the horror film is drawing strong criticism from healers and scholars who say the stunts are offensive and demeaning.

Rick Scott asks FBI for details on reported Russian meddling in Florida Rick Scott on Friday sent a letter to the FBI asking for evidence to corroborate details in special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE's report about Russia's election interference in the Sunshine State.

Huckabee blasts Romney: 'Makes me sick' that you could have been president Mike Huckabee blasted Sen. "Know what makes me sick, Mitt? Not how disingenuous you were to take @realDonaldTrump $$ and then 4 yrs later jealously trash him and then love him again when you begged to be Sec of State, but makes me sick that you got GOP nomination and could have been @POTUS," Huckabee tweeted.

Former Fox News host speaks out about network's 'reputation for being bigoted and racist' "In his book, very plainly, in plain sight says he is forming a network to speak to one thing and one thing only: the demonizing of the other." Fox News did not immediately respond to The Hill's request for comment in response to Williams's interview.

Driver of Stolen Van Kills Hill Cyclist Detectives with the Metropolitan Police Department Major Crash Investigations Unit are investigating a traffic fatality that happened on the morning of Friday, April 19, in the intersection of 12th Street and Florida Avenue NE.

Driver fatally strikes beloved bike advocate in Northeast, marking first 2019 D.C. cyclist death Bike advocate was struck and killed by a driver while cycling Friday morning near the H Street NE corridor, according to police. The death is the year's first cyclist fatality in the District, which has pledged to eliminate traffic deaths and serious injuries by 2024 via its Vision Zero initiative.

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