Syria Airstrike, Truck Hits Pedestrians in Stockholm, and More
President Donald Trump ordered an airstrike against Syria on Thursday night. Fifty-nine tomahawk missiles targeted aircraft and aircraft shelters, ammunition, air defense systems, and radars.
The move was in retaliation for Syria’s leader, Bashar Assad, attacking his own people with chemical weapons; more than 100 people died or were wounded in the chemical attack, including many children. The country has been in civil war for more than five years.
Congress had mixed reactions to the airstrike, with some reprimanding the president for calling for the airstrike without congressional approval. This was a departure from Trump’s views on meddling in international affairs.
A truck plowed into a heavily populated tourist area on Friday morning, causing multiple injuries and fatalities. The Swedish prime minister said there are indications that it may be a terrorist attack. Read the story from NPR.
After changing the rules this week, the Senate voted 54-45 in favor of Neil Gorsuch to fill the late Antonin Scalia’s seat on the U.S. Supreme Court. Read the story from The AP.
Remembering Don Rickles
The king of insult comedy, Don Rickles, died on Thursday of kidney failure. He was 90. Read the story from NPR.