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Bottom of the Hour Newscast with Shannon Lin

From Columbia Radio News, I’m Shannon Lin.

Congressional Democrats issued a subpoena to the Justice Department today. They want special counsel Robert Mueller’s unredacted report. And the underlying evidence and testimonies Mueller gathered. Jerrold Nadler is the Democratic chairman of the Judiciary Committee.

NADLER: I have formally requested that the Special Counsel Mueller testify before the House Judiciary Committee as soon as possible so we can get some answers to these critical questions — because we clearly can’t believe what Attorney General Barr tells us. (0:14)

The 400-page report redacted details including active criminal cases. Mueller did not find that Trump obstructed justice but also did not not exonerate him.

KHARTOUM: Protestors Sound (0:08)

Sudanese military soldiers and protesters shot bullets in the air yesterday in Khartoum. They gathered outside the Ministry of Defense. Since the ousting of former President Omar al-Bashir, Sudan has been ruled by a military council. Protesters are now pushing for a rapid transition to civilian leadership.

A new report says journalists in the US are less safe. According to Reporters Without Borders, the United States has dropped three ranks lower in the World Press Freedom Index. The report points to President Trump’s increasingly hostile treatment of journalists as reason for the change.

In California, a federal appeals panel rejected a lawsuit filed by the Trump administration. The suit claimed that state was violating federal laws by protecting immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally.

Today is Good Friday. Pope Francis washed and kissed the feet of prisoners  in a town near Rome. This marked the fifth time he’s performed this service of forgiveness and penance since 2013.

For Columbia Radio News in New York, I’m Shannon Lin.


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