The declaration will help state and local governments respond to the COVID-19 outbreak. Central to the aid package is free testing for the virus, guaranteed sick pay for workers, and financial support for unemployment benefits and food programs.

But two of their fellow detainees died while awaiting trial for the riots after Easter suicide attack on Youhanabad church. Forty Pakistani Christians, who’ve been on trial for the murder of two men during a violent protest following Easter suicide attacks on two churches in Youhanabad—a majority-Christian area in Lahore—have been freed by the Lahore Anti-Terrorism Court. Two others, arrested with them, have already died, allegedly due to a lack of access to medical treatment. The twin suicide bombings, on March 15, 2015, which killed 17 and injured another 80, were claimed by a splinter group of the Taliban, Jamaat-ul-Ahrar….

President Trump announced that the three prisoners have been released prior to his historic meeting with Kim Jong-un. Three Korean American evangelicals held as prisoners in North Korea for at least a year are now on their way home, President Donald Trump announced in a tweet this morning. “I am pleased to inform you that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is in the air and on his way back from North Korea with the 3 wonderful gentlemen that everyone is looking so forward to meeting,” the president wrote. Pompeo was said to bring up the plight of the Christian prisoners—Kim…