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05/24/2017 07:17 am ET

Wednesday's Morning Email: UK Still On High Alert After Manchester Terror Attack

And 20 of the injured remain in critical condition.
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THE MANCHESTER AFTERMATH Here are the lives that were tragically cut short. Twenty of the 64 who were injured are in critical condition and fighting for their lives after suffering “highly traumatic injuries.” Take a look at a breakdown of how the attack unfolded. The United Kingdom remains on “critical” threat level, and the Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attack. Photos show the world mourning after the bombing. And here’s what we know about the suspected suicide bomber, Salman Abedi, so far ― including reports that he traveled to Syria. [HuffPost]

LINDSEY GRAHAM: TRUMP’S PROPOSED BUDGET WILL LEAD TO MORE BENGHAZI SITUATIONS The pointed critique of President Donald Trump’s efforts to curtail State Department funding was one of many coming from Capitol Hill. And here’s what you need to know about that mathematical error Lawrence Summers pointed out in the proposed budget. [HuffPost]

FORMER HEAD OF THE CIA: INTELLIGENCE WARRANTS TRUMP-RUSSIA INVESTIGATION John Brennan told lawmakers Tuesday. And the Senate hit Michael Flynn with two new subpoenas. [HuffPost]

CLIMATE CHANGE IS TURNING ANTARCTICA GREEN And doing it quickly. [HuffPost]

TRUMP MET WITH POPE FRANCIS AT THE VATICAN Following a campaign that found the world leaders at odds. And here’s what Italians have thought of Trump’s visit so far. [HuffPost]

WHILE FOX NEWS HAS RETRACTED THE SETH RICH STORY Sean Hannity refuses to back down from the conspiracy theories involving the murder of the DNC staffer. Rich’s parents wrote a heartbreaking op-ed about the experience of having his murder turned into fodder for conspiracy theorists. [HuffPost]

JOE LIEBERMAN’S PREDATORY LOAN PROBLEM And what it means if he becomes FBI director. [HuffPost]

WHAT’S BREWING

MELANIA TRUMP DIDN’T WANT TO HOLD HANDS... AGAIN This time, on a tarmac in Rome. Pete Souza, Obama’s former photographer, struck again with a post about how presidents can hold hands. [HuffPost]

KATY PERRY JUST ADDED ANOTHER CHAPTER TO HER FEUD LORE WITH TAYLOR SWIFT By talking about how it all began. [HuffPost]

THE NAME’S BOND, JAMES BOND Tributes poured in for Roger Moore, the longest serving James Bond actor in the franchise, who died Tuesday.He was 89. [HuffPost]

THE PARASITE THAT CAN EAT YOUR FACE “Cutaneous leishmaniasis is a rare and neglected tropical disease transmitted to humans in the form of a parasite by the bite of bloodsucking sand flies that nest in the cracks of rocks and thrive in vast, arid bushland. Left untreated, it will gnaw away at the skin and, in severe cases, can consume the ears, lips and nose.” [HuffPost]

THE SPEECH YOU NEED TO SEE ABOUT CONFEDERATE MONUMENTS New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s address is one for the ages. [HuffPost]

UNDERSTANDING FOODBORNE BOTULISM What you need to know about the rare foodborne illness that killed a 37-year-old in California after he ate gas station nacho cheese.  [HuffPost]

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