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An outspoken Manhattan federal prosecutor known for crusading against public corruption says he was fired after refusing to resign. Preet Bharara made that announcement in a tweet. He was appointed by Barack Obama in 2009.
President Donald Trump praised Secret Service Saturday after an individual climbed an outer perimeter fence near the Treasury Department on Friday. From his golf club in Northern Virginia, Trump said Secret Service did a fantastic job.
Twin blasts near holy shrines frequented by Shias in the Syrian capital of Damascus killed at least 40 people on Saturday and wounded over 100. There was no immediate claim of responsibility, though Islamic State group militants have carried out similar attacks before.
The Chicago River turned bright green Saturday after it was dyed for St. Patrick's Day celebrations this weekend. The dye was spread in the river from the back of a boat ahead of a St. Patrick's Day parade downtown.
Noreen Nasir, the Associated Press with AP News Minute.