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New Justice Dept. policy says agents must intervene if they see abuse

· A new Justice Department policy on when and how federal agents may use force requires them to intervene if they see an officer using excessive force -- a change that comes after the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer in front of other officers.

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Report: Haskins legally drunk at time of death

· ESPN · 15h ago · Quarterback Dwayne Haskins was legally drunk when he was struck by a dump truck on I-595 and killed on April 9, according to a toxicology report released by the Broward County Medical Examiner's Office.

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Politico · 13h ago ·

Kellyanne Conway: Yes. Trump lost

· In “Here’s the Deal,” she acknowledges the reality of 2020 and offers some fresh criticism about the Covid response.

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Biden: US would defend Taiwan militarily

· President Joe Biden said Monday that the United States would intervene militarily if China were to invade Taiwan, in one of the most forceful and overt statements in support of Taiwan in decades. (May 23)

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Rep. Madison Cawthorn faces a House Ethics investigation

· The first-term congressman, who lost his reelection bid in last week's primary, is accused of promoting a cryptocurrency he had a financial interest in and an "improper relationship" with a staffer.

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Ethics panel opens investigation into GOP's Madison Cawthorn

· The House Ethics Committee is investigating allegations that Republican Rep. Madison Cawthorn had a conflict of interest in a cryptocurrency he promoted and engaged in an improper relationship with a member of his staff

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NPR | Podcast | Up First · 12h ago · It's primary day in Georgia, once more a central battleground state. President Biden meets with leaders from the Quad informal group of countries to counter China's regional might.

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Southern Baptists face push for public list of sex abusers

· ABC News · May 23, 2022 · A blistering report on the Southern Baptist Convention’s mishandling of sex abuse allegations is raising the prospect that the denomination, for the first time, will create a publicly accessible database of pastors known to be abusers

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Georgia voters prepare to cast ballots in several key primary races

NBC News · May 23, 2022 · Ahead of Georgia’s primary elections, NBC News’ Vaughn Hillyard and Mark Murray explain which key races in the state to watch and why the race for the Georgia secretary of state is in the spotlight as voters prepare to cast their ballots.

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Johnny Depp-Amber Heard defamation trial enters final week

NBC News · 19h ago · The $50 million defamation trial between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard enters its final week. NBC News’ Maggie Vespa reports on the slew of testimonies that took place and how Depp could potentially be due back on the stand.

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Los Angeles Times · May 23, 2022 ·

Column: Will the Depp/Heard hell trial never end?

· If Johnny Depp sued Amber Heard for defamation just to prove that there are people who still think he's a big movie star, he's won. But at what price?

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Ex-White House press secretary Jen Psaki hired by MSNBC

· Former White House press secretary Jen Psaki has officially landed at MSNBC, where she is expected to make appearances on the network’s cable and streaming programs as well as host a new original show

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Glencore Set to Settle Corruption Charges in U.S.

· Wall Street Journal · 7h ago · Glencore is set to settle long-running U.S. corruption investigations, finally resolving criminal probes into its global mining and trading business that have hung over the company for years.

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Live updates | EU: Russians have future in their hands

· European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen says Russia can be reintegrated into the orbit of European nations if it finds its way back to “democracy, the rule of law, the respect for the international rules-based order.”

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AP ShowBiz Minute: Depp, Springsteen, Lansbury

· Surgeon: Johnny Depp's severed finger story has flaws; Bruce Springsteen and E Street Band to tour in US, Europe; Actor Angela Lansbury to receive a special Tony Award. (May 24)

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PEN America honors activists, artists and dissidents

ABC News · 17h ago · From an imprisoned Ukranian journalist to a high school activist in Florida, PEN America paid tribute Monday night to democracy and free expression and warned about the dangers faced in the U.S. and abroad

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Gizmodo · May 23, 2022 ·

Star Wars Concept Artist, Colin Cantwell, Dies at 90

· Screenshot: Mark AdamsColin Cantwell, the concept artist behind many Star Wars designs, passed away Saturday at his Colorado home. His work included the X-Wing Starfighter, TIE Fighter, Star Destroyer, and the Death Star, but he had an incredible ca

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Watson accuser felt 'scared' and threatened by Browns QB

ABC News · 3h ago · One of the women accusing Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson of sexual misconduct while she gave him a massage says she felt “scared” and threatened by a comment he made following a therapy session

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Premier League approves Chelsea sale to Boehly consortium

ABC News · 3h ago · The Premier League has approved the proposed sale of Chelsea to a consortium fronted by Los Angeles Dodgers part-owner Todd Boehly, although the British government still needs to sign off on the deal before it can be completed

Premier League approves Chelsea takeover

· BBC · 4h ago · The Premier League approves the £4.25bn takeover of Chelsea with the consortium, led by US businessman Todd Boehly, passing its owner's and directors' test.

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ESPN · May 23, 2022 ·

Avalanche, police aware of threats aimed at Kadri

· The Avalanche, who lead the Blues 2-1 in their second-round series, are working with St. Louis law enforcement regarding threats made toward Colorado center Nazem Kadri after their Game 3 victory on Saturday night.

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Celtics, fueled by 'urgency,' rout Heat to tie series

· ESPN · 15h ago · The Celtics scored the first eight points of Monday's Game 4 and never looked back, cruising to a wire-to-wire blowout win against the Heat to even the Eastern Conference finals at two games apiece.

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Donaldson comment to Anderson called 'racist'

· ESPN · May 21, 2022 · White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson took offense to being called "Jackie" by Yankees DH Josh Donaldson, a comment deemed "racist" by Chicago manager Tony La Russa.

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ABC News · May 22, 2022 ·

Stamkos, Kucherov lead Lightning past Panthers 5-1 in Game 3

· Steven Stamkos scored two goals and Nikita Kucherov had a goal and three assists and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Florida Panthers 5-1 to move to the brink of another trip to the Eastern Conference final

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Urias tags Cole, O's overcome Judge's 2 HRs, beat Yanks 6-4

ABC News · 18h ago · Ramón Urías hit a tiebreaking homer in the sixth inning off Gerrit Cole and the Baltimore Orioles withstood Aaron Judge’s two home runs to beat the Yankees 6-4 and send New York to its season-high third straight loss

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German chancellor discusses Ukraine war in South Africa

Washington Post · 5h ago · South Africa’s neutral stance on Russia’s war in Ukraine was a major topic of conversation as German Chancellor Olaf Scholz meets Tuesday with South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, to end his three-nation tour of Africa

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German chancellor to discuss Ukraine war in South Africa

· South Africa’s neutral stance on Russia’s war in Ukraine will be a major topic of conversation as German Chancellor Olaf Scholz meets Tuesday with South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, to end his three-nation tour of Africa

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Lebanon currency hits new low after vote, crisis deepens

ABC News · 7h ago · Lebanon’s pound has hit a new low as deep divisions within the newly elected parliament raised concerns that political paralysis could further exacerbate one of the worst economic meltdowns in history

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Lebanon currency hits new low after vote, crisis deepens

· Lebanon’s pound has hit a new low as deep divisions within the newly elected parliament raised concerns that political paralysis could further exacerbate one of the worst economic meltdowns in history

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In West Bank, Turkish FM pledges support for Palestinians

· Turkey’s foreign minister says that improved ties with Israel will not come at the expense of its commitment to supporting the Palestinians and the two-state solution to the conflict

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Washington Post · May 23, 2022 ·

Yemen: Houthi rebels say falling drone kills three

· Yemen’s Houthi rebels say three people were killed in the country’s capital when a drone aircraft crashed in a neighborhood after being shot down

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Biden welcomes new Australian PM to Indo-Pacific club

ABC News · 19h ago · President Joe Biden is wrapping up a five-day visit to Asia on Tuesday by having talks with Australia's new prime minister and what could be a more difficult conversation with India's leader

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People in Brazil's Amazon rainforest again reel from floods

· For the second straight year, inhabitants of Brazil’s Amazon rainforest are being overwhelmed by flooding, with hundreds of thousands of people already affected by waters that are still rising

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Indigenous leader, son killed in Nicaragua land invasion

Washington Post · 23h ago · A Nicaraguan environmental group says a local Indigenous leader and his son have died in a gunfight with land invaders who tried to run them off their land near Nicaragua’s northern Caribbean coast

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Indigenous leader, son killed in Nicaragua land invasion

· A Nicaraguan environmental group says a local Indigenous leader and his son have died in a gunfight with land invaders who tried to run them off their land near Nicaragua’s northern Caribbean coast


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How anesthetics affect brain functions

Science Daily · 7h ago · Modern anesthesia is one of the most important medical achievements. Whereas before, patients had to suffer hellish agonies during every operation, today anesthesia enables completely painless procedures.

Curbing other climate pollutants, not just CO2, gives Earth a chance

Science Daily · 7h ago · Slashing emissions of carbon dioxide by itself isn't enough to prevent catastrophic global warming, a new study shows. But if we simultaneously also reduce emissions of methane and other often overlooked climate pollutants, we could cut the rate of

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Bicycles Have Evolved. Have We?

New Yorker · May 23, 2022 · From the velocipede to the ten-speed, biking innovations brought riders freedom. But in a world built for cars, life behind handlebars is both charmed and dangerous.

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New Yorker · May 23, 2022 · “Dress Code,” “Journeys to Heaven and Hell,” “Rouge Street,” and “Little Rabbit.”

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You Can Now Take A MasterClass While Flying Delta

Forbes · 3h ago · Delta Air Lines has this week announced that it will be offering a new take on in-flight entertainment: the airline will be partnering with Masterclass to offer educational content alongside its existing in-flight streaming options for domestic and international passengers.

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7 Last-Minute Memorial Day Getaways You Can Still Book Now

Forbes · 4h ago · If you’re planning a last-minute luxury escape this Memorial Day weekend, it’s not too late. Here are seven hotel and resort packages that are still bookable, with all prices based on a three-night stay from May 27–30, 2022.

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7 all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean offering deep discounts for summer

USA Today · 9h ago · Nonstop fun from sunrise to sundown, an all-inclusive resort in the Caribbean is the convenient choice for a worry-free summer vacation. Ideal for those who covet variety, all-inclusives are stepping up to the plate with deep discounts that might just be cheaper than staying at home.

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Longreads · May 20, 2022 · This week, we're sharing stories from Laurie Penny, Josh McColough, Will Di Novi, Kent Russell, and Christian Wallace.

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Our Braided Bread

Longreads · May 19, 2022 · In my native New York, I don’t feel the need to perfume the air around me with the sweet scent of challah. But here in Iowa, there is a void I need to fill.

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Longreads · May 13, 2022 · This week, we're sharing stories from Kerry Howley, Suzanne Cope, Micheli Oliver, Jeff Mao, and Rob Brunner.

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Longform Podcast #487: Joe Bernstein

Longform · May 11, 2022 · Joe Bernstein is a senior reporter for BuzzFeed News.“The question of disinformation is almost an attempt to create a new mythology around why people act the way they do.

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Longform · May 4, 2022 · Vauhini Vara is a contributing writer at Wired and author of the novel The Immortal King Rao.“With a magazine story, it might be like six months or a year or two, if it's something that took you a long time.