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Authorities arrested a suspect on suspicion of burning 3 historically black churches in Louisiana's St. Landry Parish, the U.S. Attorney's Office said Wednesday night.

What's new: At a Thursday news conference, the suspect was identified as Holden Matthews, a 21-year-old white man and son of a St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s deputy. Matthews faces 3 counts of simple arson of a religious building, per AP.

Details: "The U.S. Attorney’s Office, ATF, and FBI are working with state and local law enforcement and stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the victims and those St. Landry Parish residents affected by these despicable acts," the U.S. Attorney's Office of the Western District of Louisiana said in a statement on April 10.

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American businesses spend hundreds of billions of dollars a year on prescription drugs, and the bills keep getting bigger. But some of the companies promising to help rein in those costs prevent employers from looking under the hood.

Why it matters: Documents provided to Axios reveal a new layer of secrecy within the maze of American drug pricing — one in which firms that manage drug coverage for hundreds of employers, representing millions of workers, obscure the details of their work and make it difficult to figure out whether they're actually providing a good deal.

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Conservatives are aggressively building their own apps, phones, cryptocurrencies and publishing houses in an attempt to circumvent what they see as an increasingly liberal internet and media ecosystem.

Why it matters: Many of these efforts couldn't exist without the backing of major corporate figures and billionaires who are eager to push back against things like "censorship" and "cancel culture."

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Myanmar's deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi sentenced to 4 years in prison

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A Myanmar court sentenced the country's ousted leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, on Monday to four years in prison on charges of "inciting public unrest" and breaking COVID-19 protocols, per the New York Times.

Why it matters: It's the first of several verdicts that could result in the 76-year-old Nobel laureate being imprisoned for the rest of her life. The 11 charges she faces have been widely criticised as politically motivated.