Congress passes $1.3 trillion spending bill: A.M. News Links

March 23, 2018 GMT

Congress passes $1.3 trillion spending bill: A.M. News Links

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Congress passes $1.3 trillion spending bill, funds government through September (CNN)

Sacramento police shut down admission to Kings game after demonstrators surround arena to protest police shooting (Washington Post)

‘I wish I were sorry but I am not’: Texas bombing suspect recorded statement on cellphone (CBS News)

National news

John Bolton to replace H.R. McMaster as White House national security adviser, Trump says (Fox News)

Dowd resigns as Trump’s lawyer amid disagreements on strategy (CNN)


American allies urge trade peace as China and the U.S. bump heads (Wall Street Journal)

Ex-Playboy model on alleged Trump affair: ‘Somebody’s lying, and I can tell you, it’s not me’ (ABC News)

Tillerson urges ‘kindness’ in a ‘mean-spirited town’ during farewell remarks (The Hill)

Charges dropped against Turkish president’s bodyguards in D.C. brawl ahead of State Dept. meeting (Associated Press)

Las Vegas shooter’s final days before killing spree seen in creepy new video (Fox News)

Cyberattackers strike city of Atlanta (ABC News)

16-year-old girl wounded in Maryland high school shooting to be taken off life support, family says (USA Today)

Vehicle explodes at entrance to California Air Force base, killing driver (NBC News)

World news

EU recalls ambassador from Russia as leaders back May over Salisbury (The Guardian)

Skripal case: Russia slams British minister’s ‘disgusting’ Putin-Hitler comparison (NBC News)

Sarkozy denies wrongdoing, says Libya lies make his life ‘hell’ (Reuters)

Tens of thousands of public sector workers strike across France (The Guardian)

Venezuela knocks three zeros off ailing currency amid hyperinflation (Reuters)

World’s largest collection of ocean garbage is now twice the size of Texas (USA Today)

Peru’s congress ready to replace scandal-tainted president (Associated Press)