The Wrap: From ‘Gun Free Zone’ signs for gun grabbers to N. Korean nuke threats, the week that was

  • A South Korean protester hangs an effigy of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un near the North's mock missiles in Seoul on Tuesday, March 20, 2012, during an anti-North Korea rally denouncing the North's plan to launch a long-range rocket. North Korea vowed Sunday to go ahead with plans to launch the rocket, rejecting criticism in the West that it would scuttle recent diplomacy. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)A South Korean protester hangs an effigy of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un near the North's mock missiles in Seoul on Tuesday, March 20, 2012, during an anti-North Korea rally denouncing the North's plan to launch a long-range rocket. North Korea vowed Sunday to go ahead with plans to launch the rocket, rejecting criticism in the West that it would scuttle recent diplomacy. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
  • A priest wearing a chasuble, a ceremonial vestment, holds his hands in prayer as he awaits the beginning of the Mass of the Lord's Supper at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in Washington, D.C., on April 5, 2012, which was Holy Thursday. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)A priest wearing a chasuble, a ceremonial vestment, holds his hands in prayer as he awaits the beginning of the Mass of the Lord's Supper at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in Washington, D.C., on April 5, 2012, which was Holy Thursday. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)
  • President Obama pauses during his address during a visit to the University of Hartford, in Hartford, Conn., on April 8, 2013. Obama visited the school to highlight gun control legislation and to meet with the families of victims from the Sandy Hook elementary school shootings. (Associated Press)President Obama pauses during his address during a visit to the University of Hartford, in Hartford, Conn., on April 8, 2013. Obama visited the school to highlight gun control legislation and to meet with the families of victims from the Sandy Hook elementary school shootings. (Associated Press)
  • A Burger King store is pictured in Mountain View, Calif. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)A Burger King store is pictured in Mountain View, Calif. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)
  • Tiger Woods takes a drop on the 15th hole after his ball went into the water during the second round of the Masters golf tournament Friday, April 12, 2013, in Augusta, Ga. The drop is being reviewed by the rules committee. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)Tiger Woods takes a drop on the 15th hole after his ball went into the water during the second round of the Masters golf tournament Friday, April 12, 2013, in Augusta, Ga. The drop is being reviewed by the rules committee. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
  • **FILE** Married musicians Beyonce (left) and Jay-Z tour Old Havana on April 4, 2013. (Associated Press)**FILE** Married musicians Beyonce (left) and Jay-Z tour Old Havana on April 4, 2013. (Associated Press)
  • ** FILE ** The exterior of the Internal Revenue Service building in Washington is seen here on March 22, 2013. (Associated Press)** FILE ** The exterior of the Internal Revenue Service building in Washington is seen here on March 22, 2013. (Associated Press)
  • ** FILE ** U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry listens to a reporter's question during a joint news conference with Britain's Foreign Secretary William Hague, not seen, following their meeting in central London, Monday, Feb. 25, 2013. This is the first overseas trip for the U.S. Secretary of State in his new role. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, pool)

** FILE ** U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry listens to a reporter's question during a joint news conference with Britain's Foreign Secretary William Hague, not seen, following their meeting in central London, Monday, Feb. 25, 2013. This is the first overseas trip for the U.S. Secretary of State in his new role. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, pool)
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  • **FILE** An illegal immigrant from El Salvador is searched June 26, 2012, on the tarmac at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport in Mesa, Ariz., as the sun rises prior to boarding an MD-80 aircraft for a repatriation flight of 80 immigrants to their home country. (Associated Press)**FILE** An illegal immigrant from El Salvador is searched June 26, 2012, on the tarmac at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport in Mesa, Ariz., as the sun rises prior to boarding an MD-80 aircraft for a repatriation flight of 80 immigrants to their home country. (Associated Press)
  • U.S. Customs and Border Patrol Agent Sanchez patrols along the Rio Grande River on Wednesday, June 8, 2011, in Penitas, Texas. Between October 2009 and March 2011, the Border Patrol detained at least 2,600 illegal immigrants from India, a dramatic spike, considering apprehensions of Indian border-jumpers had historically hovered between 150 and 300 per year. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)U.S. Customs and Border Patrol Agent Sanchez patrols along the Rio Grande River on Wednesday, June 8, 2011, in Penitas, Texas. Between October 2009 and March 2011, the Border Patrol detained at least 2,600 illegal immigrants from India, a dramatic spike, considering apprehensions of Indian border-jumpers had historically hovered between 150 and 300 per year. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
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The murder trial of abortionist Kermit Gosnell was given a media blackout by the major news networks and illegal border crossings jumped as Congress tried to put together an immigration bill.

On the international stage, Cuba greeted rapper Jay-Z and the entertainer claimed in song that he was given clearance by the White House.

Here’s a recap, or wrap, on the week that was from The Washington Times:

Abortion doctor on trial, but media not interested; pro-lifers see bias in Philadelphia case

The trial details are nothing short of sensational: A doctor accused of killing seven newborns and a young woman at a filthy Philadelphia clinic strewn with body parts and described as a “slaughterhouse.”

It’s big news in Philadelphia, but nationally, not so much. The lack of coverage is a problem for a growing chorus of conservative and media critics, who allege that the scant national media attention can be attributed not to the courtroom drama but the politics of abortion.

Burger King diner defeats would-be robber by shooting him

A father who was trying to eat with his family at Burger King was able to defeat an armed robber by pulling his own weapon and shooting at him, Miami police said.

Two gay GWU students want priest removed from campus

Students and parishioners are rallying behind a Catholic priest at George Washington University after two gay students said they wanted him removed for supporting the church’s stance on homosexuality.

Seniors Damian Legacy and Blake Bergen want the Rev. Gregory Shaffer booted off campus because he taught that homosexual behavior is immoral.

Illegal border crossings leap ahead of immigration bill

Apprehensions of illegal immigrants are up 13 percent this year, the chief of the U.S. Border Patrol testified to Congress on Wednesday as lawmakers continued to bash the Obama administration for failing to have a way of measuring how secure the borders are.

Search error: Feds pay for data they could have just Googled, audit finds

Congress‘ top auditor said Tuesday that the Commerce Department has been charging other government agencies millions of dollars for reports that the other agencies could just as easily have gotten online, for free.

IRS to taxpayers: We don’t need a warrant for email snooping, GPS tracking

IRS attorneys have asserted in internal documents that the Fourth Amendment does not protect email and that a warrant is not needed to plant a GPS location tracker on a car in its owner’s driveway.

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