7 things to know now: Syrian attack; beach closed because of sharks; Janet Jackson splits with husband


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7 things to know now: Syrian attack; beach closed because of sharks; Janet Jackson splits with husband

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Protesters march during a rally against the U.S. missile strikes in Syria, Friday, April 7, 2017, in New York. The U.S. fired a barrage of cruise missiles into Syria on Thursday night in retaliation for a chemical weapons attack against civilians earlier in the week. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)

Here's a roundup of news trending across the nation and world today.

What to know now:

1. Ending Assad’s rule: According to President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, the United States fully supports a regime change in Syria, but is looking for a global response to oust President Bashar al-Assad. Following last week’s missile attack by the United States, H.R. McMaster told Fox News’ Chris Wallace the U.S. aims to defeat the Islamic State, which has a stronghold in the region, in addition to seeing the end of Assad regime.

2. Attack in Egypt: At least 44 worshipers were killed on Sunday by suicide bombers at two Coptic churches in Egypt. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the bombings which came on Palm Sunday. More than 100 people were injured in the attacks.

3. Jackson, husband separate: Janet Jackson and her husband, Wissam Al Mana, are separating, according to reports, only months after their son was born. A representative for Jackson, 50, confirmed that she and Al Mana had decided to separate, but have not talked about divorce. The couple wed in 2012.

4. Beach closed: A beach in Florida was closed temporarily after lifeguards spotted large sharks in the water Sunday. The beach off Cocoa Beach Pier and Alan Shepard Park was closed around 11 a.m. It stayed closed for about an hour and a half.

5. Investigating claims: Twenty-First Century Fox, the parent company of Fox News, will investigate a claim of sexual harassment against Bill O’Reilly. The announcement on Sunday came after O’Reilly saw several companies pull their advertisement from his nightly show after news broke that he had paid $13 million to five women who had accused him of harassment.

And one more

Judge Neil Gorsuch was confirmed as a U.S. Supreme Court Justice on Friday with his 54-45 vote in the U.S. Senate. On Monday, he joins his fellow justices on the court for his first day of work. He will be sworn in at a 9 a.m. ceremony.

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