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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]
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]
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]
BEFORE YOU GO
Notre Dame students walked out of Vice President Mike Pence’s commencement speech over the weekend.
Three Mount Everest climbers are dead and one is missing.
All hail queen Beyonce, who rocked a henna-tattooed baby bump at her “push party.”
This NASA emergency space walk sounds like something Hollywood dreamed up.
Forget cat cafes: Now we have rat cafes. How does this get past the health department?
The governor of Oregon pardoned a boy who wrote in to apologize for taking a pen and a nut from the Capitol.
Serena Williams appears to be loving the pregnant life.
These moms hilariously break down the perils of swimsuit season.
The Rock and Tom Hanks in 2020?
Inside the scary lack of data on Zika in Puerto Rico.
My my: Meryl Streep is making a “Mamma Mia” sequel.
Initial critical reaction to “Wonder Woman” is looking good.