New Zealand, North Korea, Facebook: your Friday briefing

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Good morning,

Let's start today with a massacre a mosques in New Zealand, to Senate vote to challenge President Trump, and the departure of two Facebook executives.

At least 49 people died and dozens more were injured today after the two mosque shootings in Christchurch in a terrorist attack that Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern called "an extraordinary and unprecedented act". A man in his twenties was charged with murder. Here are the latest updates.

The attacks occurred during Friday prayers and the authorities asked New Zealand mosques to close. Two explosive devices were found attached to a vehicle that the police had stopped.

reported: Shortly before the shooting, someone who appeared to be the armed man published links to a white nationalist online manifesto, including a link to a Facebook page where a 17-minute live video of the assault was subsequently broadcast. .


He was admired in judicial and government circles. Presidents Dwight Eisenhower and John F. Kennedy turned to him to solve difficult legal problems. He has passed years of congressional resistance to make changes in the D.C.

The US court, seat of the court where he served, was nominated for him in 1997, 16 years after his death.

His son, E. Barrett Prettyman Jr., also had a distinguished legal career, playing a crucial role backstage in the unanimous decision of the Supreme Court school-desegregation.


That's all for this briefing. See you next time.

– Chris


Thank you
To Eleanor Stanford, James K. Williamson and Mark Josephson for the break from the news. Andrea Kannapell, the briefing editor, wrote today's Back Story. You can contact the team at briefing@nytimes.com.

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