- Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress for declining to testify about the agency’s targeting of conservative nonprofits. She cited her Fifth Amendment right to avoid self-incrimination. The matter now goes to the full House. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee voted along party lines (Republicans in favor; Democrats opposed) to hold former Internal Revenue Service official
- Stephen Colbert will replace David Letterman on the Late Show, and Colbert’s Comedy Central show, The Colbert Report, will come to an end. He says the parody right-wing version of himself is also done. All possible jokes about #CancelColbert actually succeeding have already been told this morning, so you’ll have to move on.
- The motives of the 16-year-old teen charged with the stabbing spree at a Pennsylvania High School that wounded more than 20 students remain unclear. The boy’s attorney says he’s asking for a psychiatric examination and said he’s not sure the teen understands how severely he injured people.
- A three-judge federal panel is hearing arguments today about whether Utah’s ban on gay marriage recognition is constitutional. Observers say the court appears divided.
- A federal administration review of the Boston Marathon bombing has found that agencies still aren’t communicating with each other to share information about potential terrorism suspects.
- Armed pro-Russian demonstrators in eastern Ukraine have reportedly rejected Ukraine’s offers of amnesty if they stop stirring up trouble and seizing government buildings. They are demanding a Crimea-style referendum.
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