Bay Area Police Step Up Security At Places Of Worship After Sri Lanka Bombings
More than 450 people are wounded and 290 are dead following the horrific bombings in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday. There were 9 total explosions, mostly targeting churches and luxury hotels. Betty Yu reports. (4-21-2019)

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