Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:
1. WHAT TRUMP NOW SAYS ABOUT SYRIA
President Donald Trump declares the deadly chemical attack in Syria crossed “many, many lines” and abruptly transformed his thinking about Syrian President Bashar Assad — but pointedly refuses to say what action the U.S. might take in response.
2. HOW THE WEIGHT OF THE WORLD IS ON TRUMP
Trump’s willingness to accept that he now bears some responsibility for Syria’s conflict marks a significant moment for an “America First” president who has vowed to focus narrowly on U.S. interests.
3. WHY TRUMP ACCUSES SUSAN RICE OF BREAKING THE LAW
Citing no evidence, President Trump says his predecessor’s national security adviser of breaking the law, when she asked government analysts to disclose the names of Trump associates documented in intelligence reports.
4. WHO TRUMP REMOVED FROM NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL
President Trump has removed chief strategist Steve Bannon from the National Security Council, reversing an earlier, controversial decision to give Bannon access to the high-level meetings.
5. WHERE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT COULD BE RE-EXAMINED
The U.S. Supreme Court might have to determine whether a 53-year-old law’s protections apply to LGBT employees nationwide after a federal appeals court issued a ruling that runs counter to all others since the 1970s.
6. SUPREME COURT SHOWDOWN NEARS
Democrats elevate their attacks on Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee as Republicans plan to change Senate rules to put Judge Neil Gorsuch on the court.
7. PEPSI PULLS WIDELY MOCKED AD FEATURING KENDALL JENNER
The soda maker says it’s “halting any further rollout” of an ad that provoked a backlash, with people saying it trivialized protests for social justice issues.
8. QUESTIONS SWIRL AROUND BILL O’REILLY’S FUTURE AT FOX
The pugnacious host is worth a fortune to Fox News, generating big ratings and a pile of ad revenue. But now sponsors are fast abandoning him because of the sexual harassment allegations against him.
9. TORNADOS AND APPARENT TWISTERS, RAIN, HAIL AROUND SOUTHEAST
Severe storms raking the Southeast unleashed one big tornado and at least a half dozen apparent twisters, toppling trees, roughing up South Carolinas ‘peach capital’ and raining out golfers warming up for the a href=’https://apnews.com/6974d2d1a9734266901c446aad0a85eb/Johnson’s-injury,-wild-weather-bring-uncertainty-to-Masters’Masters/a.
10. U.S. WOMEN’S SOCCER TEAM GETS NEW CONTRACT
The U.S. Soccer Federation and the World Cup champion women’s team have agreed on a labor contract, settling a dispute in which the players sought equitable wages to their male counterparts.
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