Comey Testifies, Iran Calls U.S. Response to Terror Attacks ‘Repugnant,’ and More
Former FBI Director James Comey testified under oath at a packed Senate Intelligence Committee hearing today, captivating the public’s attention across the country. Comey said President Trump fired him in order to interfere with the FBI’s investigation into Russia’s role in the 2016 election. He also accused the Trump administration of spreading “lies, plain and simple” about him and the FBI after abruptly firing him last month. Comey’s testimony continues today behind closed doors — and could undermine Trump’s presidency. Read the story from The AP.
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A day after two simultaneous terrorist attacks killed at least 17 people in Tehran, Iran’s foreign minister called President Trump’s response “repugnant.” In a statement on the attack, Trump expressed condolences to the victims, but suggested Iran may be partly to blame, saying “states that sponsor terrorism risk falling victim to the evil they promote.” ISIS claimed responsibility. Read the story from NPR.
U.K. Votes in Critical Election
Voters go to the polls today in the U.K. to elect a new Parliament. Prime Minister Theresa May called the elections three years ahead of schedule, hoping to boost her party’s strong majority ahead of Brexit negotiations with the European Union. However, recent polls suggest her lead over Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn has narrowed. Read the story from NPR.
Oldest Humans Found
Scientists discovered the oldest known human fossils in Morocco. The 315,000-year-old bones predate previous Homo sapien fossil finds by more than 100,000 years. Read the story from The Atlantic.