The Presidential Daily Brief


  1. Syrian Evacuee Attack Toll Said to Be 100, Christians Celebrate Easter and NSA Denies Hacking Banks

    Know This: Saturday’s car bombing has reportedly killed 126 Syrians — 68 of them children — who were waiting to evacuate besiged areas near Aleppo. Under tight security, besieged Coptic Christians in Egypt and Pope Francis in Rome joined millions around the world celebrating Easter. A 5-year-old boy was killed after getting crushed between a moving wall and a table in an Atlanta revolving restaurant. And with 1.2 million fans watching online, April the Giraffe gave birth Saturday to a male calf at upstate New York’s Animal Adventure Park.

    Monitor This: “If you hack the service bureau, it means that you also have access to all of their clients, all of the banks.” — a cybersecurity expert on reports that the U.S. National Security Agency may have hacked Swift, the global banking transfer system, which the agency denies.

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