At least 30 people were killed in Brussels today when bombs went off at the city’s airport and in a transit station, an attack for which ISIS has claimed responsibility. In related news:
- Here are some images from the aftermath of the attacks.
- Here’s why such a seemingly innoucuous country as Belgium is troubled by terrorism.
- President Obama called the disaster a reminder that the world’s citizens, “regardless of nationality or race or faith,” must unite against extremism.
- Donald Trump appeared on multiple TV channels to suggest that the United States should close its borders and to call Brussels a “horrible city” that is threatened by “Sharia law.”
- Ted Cruz announced that we need to “secure Muslim neighborhoods” in the U.S. but didn’t explain what that actually means.
In other stories:
- Infamous ex-Toronto mayor Rob Ford died at age 46; he’d been diagnosed with cancer in September 2014.
- Cruz and John Kasich are fighting over the anti-Trump vote in tonight’s primaries, which means the results will probably be good news for Trump.
- An unsettling preliminary finding about rising sea levels has been approved for publication after peer review.
- And Syrian refugees helped rescue a far-right anti-immigrant German politician after a car crash.
Have a good night out there.