Westminster Attacker Had Previous Convictions for Violence: Here’s What We’re Reading Today

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Here’s what we’re reading today.

1. Westminster attacker named by police as Khalid Masood

“The attacker behind the terrorist rampage at the gates of the Houses of Parliament has been named by police as Khalid Masood, 52, who was born in Kent and had previously been convicted of violent offences.

“The assailant, who was shot dead on Wednesday as he attacked police officers in the shadow of Big Ben, had been known to MI5 but was considered to be a peripheral figure and had fallen from the intelligence picture.”

The Guardian

2. Trudeau pressed to discipline male Liberal MP who joked about female Tory MP being a stripper

“A female Conservative MP is calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to discipline a male Liberal MP who made what the Conservative says is an offensive, sexually suggestive remark to her two weeks ago at a meeting of a House of Commons committee.

“The MPs on the House of Commons Standing Committee on Public Safety and Security were settling down for their meeting on March 8 when the cellphone of Conservative MP Dianne Watts went off.”

National Post

+1: “Here’s why I never reported sexual harassment while working in Parliament” Vice News

3. Republican leaders delay vote on health-care replacement plan

“House leaders postponed a vote Thursday on their plan to overhaul the nation’s health care system, as they and President Trump struggled to meet demands of conservative lawmakers who said they could not support the bill.

“House Republicans planned to meet behind closed doors later Thursday to figure out their next steps. Leaders have told the rank and file to be available Friday in the event a vote can be scheduled then.”

Washington Post

4. “You may call me a selfish boomer, but here’s why I won’t sell my Toronto house”

“It’s still unfathomable that the home we bought more than 30 years ago for $178K, now has a million-dollar price tag.”

Toronto Star

5. Suburban sprawl stole your kids’ sleep

“Why does school start so early? Blame 1970s planning.”