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In this Jan. 15, 2019, file photo, Senate Judiciary Committee committee member Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, asks questions during a Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) ** FILE **

Top GOP senator scolds Trump for ousting intel IG

- The Washington Times

The senior Republican in the Senate led a bipartisan group Wednesday scolding President Trump for his ouster of the intelligence community’s inspector general, calling it a worrying attack on a key watchdog, and perhaps even a violation of the law.

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Both Sarah Sanders and a Politico poll say President Trump will best Joe Biden in the role of a leader as the White House race heats up. (Associated Press)

As a pandemic leader, Trump bests Biden

- The Washington Times

The president is emerging as the leader in the race for the White House. Indeed, a new Politico/Morning Consult poll released this week found that 44% of U.S. voters picked Mr. Trump as the best leader during the pandemic, compared to 36% who felt that way about Mr. Biden.

In this March 16, 2020 photo, people walk outside the Supreme Court in Washington.  (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

No halt to culture wars during coronavirus outbreak

- Associated Press

A partisan fight over voting in Wisconsin was the first issue linked to the coronavirus to make it to the Supreme Court. Efforts to limit abortion during the pandemic could eventually land in the justices' hands. Disputes over guns and religious freedom also are popping up around the country.

Palestinian workers distribute food supplies from the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) for impoverished refugee families after a three-week delay caused by fears of the coronavirus, at the Sheikh Redwan neighborhood of Gaza City, Tuesday, March 31, 2020. Gaza, which is blockaded by its neighbors Israel and Egypt, has only detected a few cases of coronavirus, with all of them confined to quarantine centers. But international officials fear the virus could quickly spread in the densely populated area, whose overburdened health system is not equipped to deal with a large outbreak. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)

Hamas arrests Gaza activists after Zoom call with Israelis

- Associated Press

Hamas-run security forces have arrested several peace activists in the Gaza Strip on treason charges after they took part in a web conference with Israeli activists, officials said Thursday.