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This booking image released by the Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal shows Holden Matthews, 21, who was arrested Thursday, April 11, 2019, in connection with suspicious fires at three historic black churches in southern Louisiana. Matthews faces three counts of simple arson of a religious building on the state charges. Federal investigators also were looking into whether hate motivated the fires. (Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal via AP)

White man arrested in fires at 3 black churches in Louisiana

- Associated Press

Each church catered to an African American congregation. Each graced a rustic, country setting. Each fronted a small cemetery. And each is now a charred disaster scene, the result of three conflagrations that brought echoes of civil rights-era violence to Opelousas, a city of about 16,000 people in rural St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. Thursday brought news of an arrest.

U.S. Sen. John McCain listens to a question during a press conference in Podgorica, Montenegro, Wednesday, April 12, 2017. McCain has congratulated Montenegro for its upcoming NATO membership, blasting Russia for its attempts to interfere in the Balkans. (AP Photo/Risto Bozovic)

Key Trump dossier players clash over media leaks

- The Washington Times

Two pivotal dossier players, Christopher Steele and David Kramer, have provided strikingly different versions of how eight Washington news outlets were provided with the document’s anti-Trump charges during the presidential transition.

The early FBI probe of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort's business activities in Ukraine ended for lack of evidence in 2014. The FBI renewed its investigation of Mr. Manafort in 2016. (Associated Press)

Trump presses for probe into origins of Russia investigation

- The Washington Times

President Trump’s call to investigate the origins of the FBI’s fruitless Russia probe is aimed partly at murky beginnings in Ukraine, where agents had interviewed Paul Manafort in 2014, two years before he became Mr. Trump’s campaign chairman.