10 things you need to know today: March 17, 2017


Headlines for today … here they are!!

The Fifth Column

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THE WEEK

1. Senators dismiss wiretap claims, but Trump stands by them
Senate Intelligence Committee leaders said in a joint statement Thursday that there were “no indications that Trump Tower was the subject of surveillance by any element of the United States government either before or after Election Day 2016.” House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) also confirmed — “at least so far with respect to our intelligence community — that no such tap existed.” White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, however, said Trump “stands by” the allegation, which Trump made in a tweet nearly two weeks ago without offering any evidence. Spicer pointed to a claim by a Fox News commentator, former judge Andrew Napolitano, that Obama used British intelligence and security agency GCHQ instead of U.S. intelligence agencies, a charge GCHQ called “utterly ridiculous.”

Source: Reuters, BBC News

2. Tillerson says military action against…

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On St. Patrick’s Day … blessings!!

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Maewyn Succat
St. Patrick

Buon giorno di San Patrizio!
Lá Shona Fhéile Pádraig!
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Glücklicher St Patrick Tag!
Wesołego dnia Świętego Patryka!
გილოცავთ წმინდა პატრიკ დღე!

St. Patrick’s Breastplate
Christ be with me, Christ within me
Christ behind me, Christ before me
Christ beside me, Christ to win me
Christ to comfort me and restore me.
Christ beneath me, Christ above me
Christ in quiet, Christ in danger
Christ in hearts of all that love me
Christ in mouth of friend or stranger.

Let us Pray.

May the Strength of God guide us.
May the Power of God preserve us.
May the Wisdom of God instruct us.
May the Hand of God protect us.
May the Way of God direct us.
May the Shield of God defend us.
May the Angels of God guard us.
– Against the snares of the evil one.

May Christ be with us!
May Christ be before us!
May Christ be in…

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