A Sri Lankan official accused the National Thowheed Jamaath of being behind a string of Easter bombings at churches and hotels that killed at least 290 people and injured more than 500. Authorities suspected the group had international assistance.
Sri Lanka may have endured a ghastly civil war and suicide bombings in the past but nothing of this scale. Analysts were stunned by the apparent level of coordination behind the strikes, which occurred around the same time on both sides of the country.
The proposal would require applicants who get a job offer from the federal government or its contractors to disclose whether they went through a pretrial diversion program that allowed them to avoid prison — a development that blindsided activists on the political left and right.