April 19, 2019: What to Know 

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  • As Americans continue to pore through the 448-page Mueller report, which chronicles Special Council Robert Mueller's findings on Russia's interference into the 2016 presidential election, The New York Times reports this morning that the treatise "reveals a culture of dishonesty at the White House, defined by a president who lied to the public and his staff, and who asked aides to lie for him."
  • Yes, everything you heard about today is true (at least when it comes to the weather). The National Weather Service office in Boise says it should be a practically perfect day in Boise, with plenty of sunshine and a high around 80 degrees. Things will take a turn overnight, though. Showers are expected Saturday, and Easter Sunday should see a mix of sun and clouds and a high of 66 degrees.

  • Today is one of the holiest days on the Christian and Jewish calendars. It's Good Friday and also the beginning of the week-long celebration of Passover. Additionally, in a couple of weeks, Muslims will begin their celebration of Ramadan. In this week's Boise Weekly, we examined this rare intersection of faith traditions.
  • The Spokane Spokesman-Review reports that the former site of the Aryan Nations compound near northern Idaho's Hayden Lake will soon be up for sale. The proceeds will go into an endowment for human rights education.
  • The annual "World Press Freedom Index" says the U.S. has become a less safe place for journalists. The U.S. now ranks No. 48 out of 180 nations. The move downgrades America from a "satisfactory" place to work freely to a "problematic" one for journalists.
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    Among the television winners for the 2019 Peabody awards are Barry (HBO), The Good Place (NBC) and Killing Eve (BBC America). IndieWire.com says the Peabody board of jurors also selected Sesame Street to receive an institutional award for its 50 years of educating and entertaining children worldwide.

  • The Hollywood Reporter reports that during a recent podcast interview, Tina Fey said she was "relieved"  she's no longer a regular cast member on Saturday Night Live in today's "ugly" political climate.
  • Brace yourselves, Aquaman fans. Entertainment Weekly says Jason Momoa has shaved off his iconic beard to raise awareness for... wait for it... aluminum recycling. What?
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