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TOP NEWS | What’s Next for Trump Indictment, DOJ Sues Norfolk Southern, Pope Released From Hospital | March 31

On today’s Daily Signal Top News, we break down:


  • George Soros says he does not know Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg.
  • The federal government sues the railroad responsible for the train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio. 
  • We know now that Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich is being held in Lefortovo prison in Moscow. 
  • The New York Times reports that the Environmental Protection Agency gave California the green light “to require that half of all garbage trucks, tractor-trailers, cement mixers and other heavy vehicles sold in the state must be all-electric by 2035.”


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