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WHAT TRUMP’S BUDGET MEANS FOR MEDICAID “President Donald Trump’s budget proposal, set to be unveiled on Tuesday, will include cuts to Medicaid and propose changes to other assistance programs for low-income citizens.” [Reuters]

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT TRUMP’S TRIP ABROAD SO FAR Including his pivot to soften his rhetoric on Islam. Saudi Arabia and the UAE committed to donating $100 million to a women’s empowerment fund proposed by Ivanka Trump. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered his cabinet members to attend opening ceremonies for the president. And here’s that viral photo of Trump touching a glowing orb in Saudi Arabia. [HuffPost]

5,000 REFUGEES PULLED FROM THE MEDITERRANEAN In the 48 hours from May 18 through 20. [HuffPost]

BREAKING DOWN JARED KUSHNER’S ASSETS The White House advisor has kept nearly 90 percent of his real estate holdings. Take a look at what he still owns. [WaPo]

HOW CHINA DISMANTLED U.S. SPYING OPERATIONS “The Chinese government systematically dismantled C.I.A. spying operations in the country starting in 2010, killing or imprisoning more than a dozen sources over two years and crippling intelligence gathering there for years afterward.” [NYT]

INSIDE NORTH KOREA’S CYBER WARFARE CELL And how it’s used to raise cash for the regime. [Reuters]

BILLY BUSH TALKS ABOUT THAT INFAMOUS TAPE In his first interview seven and a half months after getting fired, Bush discusses his plans to return to TV. [HuffPost]


ALL THE PHOTOS FROM PIPPA MIDDLETON’S WEDDING YOU COULD HAVE HOPED FOR Seriously, all of them. From Pippa’s breathtaking gown to Prince George and Princess Charlotte stealing the show, it was a wedding for the ages. Kate Middleton decided to wear pink, and Prince Harry’s girlfriend Meghan Markle made an appearance at the reception. [HuffPost]

DRAKE DOMINATED THE BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS Winning a record 13 trophies. Celine Dion performed an emotional version of “My Heart Will Go On” for the song’s 20th anniversary. And Cher, who is 71, put us all to shame in this silver ensemble. [HuffPost]

SO MUCH FOR SAVING THE WORLD’S SEEDS “The Norwegian Government is redesigning parts of the Global Seed Vault, after a record warm summer caused permafrost to melt and flood the entrance.” [ABC Rural]

THAT WAS THE LAST HURRAH FOR THESE THREE ‘SNL’ CAST MEMBERS Vanessa Bayer, Bobby Moynihan and Sasheer Zamata performed their final show Saturday. [HuffPost]

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ‘BACKPACK KID’ He could be the new left shark. [HuffPost]

THIS VIDEO OF A SEA LION DRAGGING A GIRL UNDERWATER Is practically a PSA about not feeding wild animals. [HuffPost]

THE ‘MOST SUCCESSFUL’ RANSOMWARE ATTACK OF ALL TIME Reportedly only netted $100,000. [Quartz]