Monday, April 15:
- A fire broke out at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. The fire was potentially linked to the renovation work in the building.
- Pete Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, Indiana, officially announced his 2020 campaign run for president.
Tuesday, April 16:
- Prosecutors filed hate crime charges against the suspect accused of burning down three historically black churches in Louisiana.
- Former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld (R) challenges Donald Trump for election in 2020.
Wednesday, April 17:
- President Trump vetoed a resolution passed by Congress to end the U.S. involvement in Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen.
- A young Florida women traveling to Colorado who had bought a shotgun for what authorities feared would be a Columbine-inspired shooting was found dead in an apparent suicide after a nearly 24-hour manhunt.
- Former Peruvian president Alan Garcia commited suicide as police were preparing to arrest him.
Thursday, April 18:
- Attorney General William Barr released a censored version of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report to the public.
- Mueller’s report found that there were 10 possible instances of obstruction of justice by President Trump regarding Russian interference in the 2016 election, but Mueller could not definitively say he could confirm Trump did or did not commit a crime.
Friday, April 19:
- A new poll released finds that 65% of Americans favor legalizing marijuana and most view it as less harmful than alcohol.
- House Democrat Jerry Nadler, chairman of the House judiciary committee, filed a subpoena demanding the release of the full Mueller report.
- Three people close to former Vice President Joe Biden say he is expected to announce his 2020 presidential bid within the next week.
Saturday, April 20:
- This day, 20 years ago the Columbine high school shooting occurred in Littleton, Colorado, killing 13 people, in what was then the most deadly school shooting.
- Police arrest two teenagers in Northern Ireland in connection with the fatal shooting of a young journalist during rioting in the city of Londonderry.
Sunday, April 21:
- A series of bombings in Sri Lanka on churches and hotels kills over 200 people. More than 400 people were injured in the attacks.
- Ukrainian comedian Volodymyr Zelensky is elected president, according to data from exit polls.
- President Trump’s lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, said “There’s nothing wrong with taking information from Russians,” on CNN.