Start your Monday smart: Pompeo, Antwon Rose, Brexit, R. Kelly, March Madness, spring

(CNN)May the luck o’ the Irish be with you on this St. Patrick’s Day! Hope you picked out some green — so the leprechauns haven’t been able to land a pinch. Here’s what else you need to know toStart Your Week Smart. ALL WEEK On ‘GPS’: Pompeo’s message to Arab allies SUNDAY • It’s Selection Sunday! The top 68 teams in college basketball are revealed at 6 p.m. ET on CBS. NCAA tournament play begins Tuesday. Preview of ‘Tricky Dick’ series: …

U.S. Islamic Council Calls On Advertisers To Boycott Fox News Until Jeanine Pirro Is Fired

Council on Islamic-American Relations called on advertisers Monday to boycott Fox News until the network axes host  The call comes just days after Pirro’s Saturday night program, “Justice With Judge Jeanine,” was Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) may be “ It’s not clear what Pirro’s future is on the network. Fox has refused to comment on ““strongly” condemning Pirro’s statement. Tucker Carlson in the wake of racist and advertisers have already abandoned the program. At least four advertisers — Botox-maker Allergan, online marketplace …

George W. Bush Draws Direct Line Between Immigration And Americas Success

George W. Bush on Monday praised the positive impact immigration has had on America as he described it as both “a blessing and a strength.” at a naturalization ceremony for dozens of new U.S. citizens at the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas. unsuccessful attempt at comprehensive immigration reform. Donald Trump and members of the current administration. “A spirit of self-reliance runs deep in our immigrant heritage, along with the humility and kindness to look at someone less fortunate …

The Women Who Accused Trump Of Sexual Misconduct Want Alva Johnson To Be Heard

But the current president is Donald Trump, who has now been accused of sexual misconduct and harassment by more than twenty women, who was caught on tape boasting about groping, and who was elected to office anyway. So when Alva Johnson, a former Trump campaign staffer, revealed last month that Trump had forcibly kissed her prior to his election, her name was added to the long list, and the news cycle mostly moved on. there are so many accusations of wrongdoing by …

Beto O’Rourke’s launch: Big promises, apologies and unanswered questions

Madison, Wisconsin (CNN)The opening days of Beto O’Rourke’s presidential campaign were squarely focused on proving that he is the most electable candidate to take on President Donald Trump — in part because he will show up. O’Rourke’s three-day, 13-county swing through mostly rural eastern Iowa included eight counties that Democrats had carried in the 2012 presidential election but lost in 2016. His next four stops — Wisconsin on Sunday, followed this week by Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania — put O’Rourke …

Guitarist Dick Dale, surf rock pioneer, is dead at 81

(CNN)Guitarist Dick Dale, whose fast, thunderous sound pioneered the California “surf rock” genre of the early 1960s and gained a new generation of fans decades later through its appearance in “Pulp Fiction,” has died. He was 81. Quentin Tarantino used it over the opening credits of “Pulp Fiction,” giving the song a new veneer of retro cool, and the Black Eyed Peas sampled it prominently in “Pump It,” their 2006 hit. That same year the song also appeared in a …

New Zealand Prime Minister says, ‘Our gun laws will change’

(CNN)New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Saturday morning that “our gun laws will change” following the mass shooting at two Christchurch mosques that left 49 people dead. Nation’s last mass shooting 3 decades ago Until Friday, the biggest massacre in the country’s history happened 30 years ago, when a man named David Gray went on a shooting rampage, killing 13 people. Following that attack, the nation’s gun laws — which were first passed in 1983 — came under scrutiny. …

I fell in love with this language…on ‘Sesame Street’

(CNN)“I sometimes dream in Spanish,” wrote Bakir Brown. “I was first introduced and fell in love with the language by watching ‘Sesame Street.’ I just loved how the words just literally rolled off the tongue. It was beautiful. I still remember (how) the skit from so long ago taught me my first Spanish words, “abierto” and “cerrado” — “open” and “closed.” Bakir Brown, Richmond, Virginia The melting pot exists only on the surface I came here from Italy in 1991, …

What we know: How the New Zealand terror attack unfolded

(CNN)Fifty people were killed and 50 others wounded in a terror attack on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, police announced Sunday. He appeared in Christchurch district court on Saturday. During his brief appearance, Tarrant was handcuffed and accompanied by three officers armed with tasers. He was silent during his court appearance and has been remanded in custody to reappear in court on April 5. Just before the shootings, a link to an 87-page manifesto on Twitter and 8chan, an …

Weeks after taking over Alabama newspaper that called for Klan to ‘ride again,’ black editor steps down

(CNN)An African-American woman who was named publisher and editor of the Alabama newspaper that recently urged the Ku Klux Klan to “night ride again” has stepped down, citing what she said was continuous and damaging interference by the paper’s owner. Sutton’s editorial sparked outrage around the country. “Time for the Ku Klux Klan to night ride again,” Sutton wrote. “Democrats in the Republican Party and Democrats are plotting to raise taxes in Alabama.” Sutton then fueled the controversy further, telling …

Former Sen. Birch Bayh, Champion Of Title IX Federal Law, Dies

Now, women make up more than half of those receiving bachelor’s and graduate degrees and more than 3 million high school girls — one in two — play sports. “There was a soccer field I used to jog around,” he said in a 2002 interview. “One day, all of a sudden, I realized that half of the players were little girls and half of them were little boys. I realized then that that was, in part, because of Title IX.” …

Embattled Trump appointee resigns from Department of Veterans Affairs

Washington (CNN)The top communications official at the Department of Veterans Affairs, John Ullyot, announced his resignation Thursday, according to an internal email obtained by CNN and a statement from Secretary Robert Wilkie. Wilkie confirmed Ullyot’s departure in a statement to CNN. “For the last two years, John Ullyot has provided exceptional service to Veterans during one of the most productive times of reform for VA in decades,” Wilkie wrote. “As a former Marine and longtime public servant, John understands the …

‘Against all odds’: Women’s football — a vision for the future

(CNN)As the manager for the Afghanistan Women’s National Football Team, I’ve seen the remarkable drive that women and girls have to play football. If women will go to those lengths to play football, we can only imagine how the women’s game will develop under the right global conditions. Men’s football may have a 111-year head start, but with the required shifts in culture and governance, the women’s game will explode. READ: FIFA investigates Afghan football body over women’s team abuse …

Olympic cyclist Kelly Catlin dies at 23

(CNN)Olympic cyclist Kelly Catlin died late last week, USA cycling confirmed Sunday. She was 23. “Kelly was more than an athlete to us, and she will always be part of the USA Cycling family,” Rob DeMartini, USA Cycling president and CEO, said in a statement. “The entire cycling community is mourning this immense loss. We are offering continuous support to Kelly’s teammates, coaches and staff.” Catlin was a student and an athlete Catlin was a native of Minnesota, according to …

Venezuelan opposition leader will call for ‘state of national emergency’ as power blackout goes on

(CNN)A day after Venezuela’s embattled president and his opposition rival held dueling rallies in the capital Caracas, opposition leader Juan Guaido said he will call for a “state of national emergency” in a special session of parliament on Monday. At a press conference Sunday, Guaido said talks have been held with Germany, Japan, Brazil and Colombia to seek their support. Guaido said there is $1.5 billion available from multilateral organizations to take care of services in Venezuela. He did not …