Evening Edition: With Comey out, Senate jolted but not derailed from probe of Russian meddling

How Comey was ousted shows White House problems go far beyond communications team; ‘Fast decision’ could come on next FBI director, Trump says; The painful truth about America’s humiliating dental-health divide; France’s incoming first lady is being taunted — all because she’s older than her husband; Disruptions continue from global cyberattack that exploits a flaw identified by the NSA; Judge orders government to turn over documents from Rudy Giuliani on travel ban; Trump tells Liberty University graduates: ‘In America, we don’t worship government; we worship God’; Pope makes two Portuguese shepherd children saints on the centenary of their visions; How churches can honor mothers without alienating the childless; Police say boy who killed himself was bullied. School officials release video to counter that claim.; My patient was 25, and I knew she was dying. How could I tell her?;
 
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With Comey out, Senate jolted but not derailed from probe of Russian meddling
The chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee said the change in FBI leadership “creates challenges” because senators don’t want to bump heads with the agency over parallel inquiries, but there is a sense among committee members that they are the last line of defense against claims of being compromised.
The Take | Analysis
How Comey was ousted shows White House problems go far beyond communications team
The responsibility for what has been one of the most explosive weeks of the Trump administration begins at the top, with the president, whose statements and tweets regularly shatter whatever plans have been laid for the day or week.
 
‘Fast decision’ could come on next FBI director, Trump says
At least six contenders were expected to be interviewed today for one of the most important and sensitive roles in U.S. government. The president has set an ambitious deadline of Friday for naming his pick.
 
The Forgotten | The Issues at the Heart of Trump’s America
The painful truth about America’s humiliating dental-health divide
High-end cosmetic dentistry is soaring, and better-off Americans spend billions each year just to make their teeth a few shades whiter. But many who work full time still can’t afford dental care, and millions rely on charity clinics and hospital emergency rooms to treat painful and neglected teeth.
 
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France’s incoming first lady is being taunted — all because she’s older than her husband
Many have come to the defense of Emmanuel Macron’s wife, Brigitte Macron, after continued attacks on their 24-year age difference.
 
Disruptions continue from global cyberattack that exploits a flaw identified by the NSA
Officials are investigating who is responsible for the breach that has affected 100 nations, including Russia. British doctors were canceling operations, and travelers in Germany saw ransomware messages on screens at train stations.
 
Judge orders government to turn over documents from Rudy Giuliani on travel ban
Those suing over the matter hope the communications will bolster their claim that the ban was motivated by animus toward Muslims.
 
Trump tells Liberty University graduates: ‘In America, we don’t worship government; we worship God’
In his first commencement address as president, Trump likened what he faces as a political outsider in Washington to what he said Christians encounter in a secular world.
 
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Pope makes two Portuguese shepherd children saints on the centenary of their visions
The young siblings reported visions of the Virgin Mary 100 years ago and turned the Portuguese farm town of Fatima into one of the world’s most important Catholic shrines.
 
Acts of Faith | Perspective
How churches can honor mothers without alienating the childless
The women who feel the pain of childlessness more intensely on Mother’s Day need to be encouraged that motherhood is not the only way to an abundant and fulfilling life.
 
Police say boy who killed himself was bullied. School officials release video to counter that claim.
Cincinnati Public Schools said the 8-year-old boy told them he fainted and never said he was bullied.
 
Perspective
My patient was 25, and I knew she was dying. How could I tell her?
As her fiance and father waited, a young ER doc grappled with the impact of honesty.
 
 
     
 
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