Monday morning talkers: China arrests Christians on Easter and De Niro's opinion of Trump

On weekday mornings, I'll post the most controversial, shocking and (of course) ridiculous stories for your reading pleasure. That way, when you walk into work, you'll be the master of witty conversation


• Thank God you live in America: China arrests Christians for having Easter service. (AFP) 

• Thank God you live in America, II: Syria's bloody weekend. (Financial Times) 

• Taliban stages huge prison break. (AP) 

• The heroism of regular people: Attempted plane hijacker overpowered. (Reuters) 

• Only in Florida: House next to fire station burned down. (Fox) 

• The $5,000 taxi: A cab ride from New York to LA? (CNN) 

• Go Gabby! Giffords cleared to attend husband's rocket launch. (CNN) 

• Watch out for SWAT teams: Why you need to secure your WiFI network. (Gawker) 

Quote of the Day: 

• “It’s like a big hustle. It’s like being a car salesman. Don’t go out there and say things unless you can back them up. How dare you? That’s awful to do. To just go out and speak and say these terrible things? Unless you just wanna get over and get the job. It’s crazy.” Robert De Niro on Donald Trump 

Quote of the Day, II: 

• “I think of Mr. Trump as having the time of his life. I congratulate him for getting all the attention that he’s getting.” John McCain on Donald Trump

Quote of the Day, III 

• “Most of us – if you’re Jewish you get Passover off and if you’re Christian you get Good Friday off. But the Congress is taking two weeks off. President’s Day you took a week off. If I’m not mistaken, this is now five vacations since January that the Senate and the Congress have taken. Why?” Bob Schieffer on Congress' near-constant vacations 

Quote of the Day, IV

• "F--- you, Republicans." University of Iowa professor Ellen Lewin to conservative students 


• Rally planned to condemn beating of transgender woman at McDonald's. (Baltimore Sun) 

• When city students don't go to school, parents go to jail. (Baltimore Sun) 

• How big money influences the state house. (Capital News Service) 

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