Budget deal reached to avert government shutdown
By Lauren Weber
Monday, May 1
DEAL ON BUDGET REACHED TO AVOID GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN “U.S. congressional negotiators have hammered out a bipartisan agreement on a spending package to keep the federal government funded through the end of the current fiscal year on Sept. 30, a senior congressional aide said on Sunday.” Early reports indicate the budget does not include money for a border wall, but does include increases for defense spending and border security.
‘BILL GATES WON’T SAVE YOU FROM THE NEXT EBOLA’ “The Gates Foundation says responding to deadly outbreaks isn’t its forte. But the Ebola crisis showed just how much global public health depends on the foundation.”
INSIDE THE CLIMATE MARCH THIS WEEKEND Which saw over 100,000 protesters.
SEVERE WEATHER HITS MIDWEST AND SOUTH Tornadoes and flooding left 10 dead and dozens injured.
‘A HIDDEN HORROR’ IN K-12 “Relying on state education records, supplemented by federal crime data, a yearlong investigation by The Associated Press uncovered roughly 17,000 official reports of sex assaults by students over a four-year period, from fall 2011 to spring 2015.” [AP]
1 DEAD, 7 INJURED AFTER SAN DIEGO-AREA SHOOTING The gunman was allegedly drinking a beer when he opened fire.
JOE BIDEN ON 2020 “Guys, I’m not running.”
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THE PHOTOGRAPHERS OF THE LA RIOTS SPEAK OUT What it was like behind the lens 25 years ago.
WAS YOUR PHOTO TAKEN IN THE MASSIVE TINDER GRAB?Over 40,000 were snagged by a dataset collector looking to use them for “artificial intelligence training.”
HOW MUCH YOUR FAVORITE FOOD BLOGGERS ACTUALLY MAKE It can be a heckuva lot more than you think.
WHAT WENT WRONG WITH THE FYRE FESTIVAL A rundown of the players, the apologies, the best tweets, and why the festival meltdown and ensuing internet rejoicing should have been easy to predict. And wait for it — the organizers want to throw another one next year. We’ll see if the Seth Rogen-Lonely Island movie about the whole thing scares them off.
ANOTHER MONDAY, ANOTHER ’90s SITCOM REVIVAL Congrats“Roseanne” fans.
WHAT YOU AND PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP MISSED AT THE WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENTS DINNER Watch Hasan Minhaj’s scorching set, take a look at Carl Bernstein’s words about holding presidents accountable, and hear what journalists thought about the event despite the lack of starpower.
Controversial figure Sebastian Gorka appears to be leaving the White House.
The parents of the UVA student held in North Korea spoke out for the first time.
Watching for rising levels of lead — at school.
Trump has invited Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte to the White House.
This USPS stamp changes when you touch it, as Forever stamps are getting all kinds of fancy now.
How popular are you if you’re the kid that invited The Chainsmokers to prom — and they come?
When you want that Patagonia jacket, and then realize it’s dyed with poop.
“Fate of the Furious” is the SECOND “Fast and the Furious” movie tomake over $1 billion. Let that sink in for a second.
Tom Hanks opens up about that low-key vacation on a yacht with Oprah and President Obama.
A hacker released the first 10 episodes of the upcoming fifth season of “Orange is the New Black” after demanding ransom.
This change could save immigrants thousands of dollars on the remittances they send home to family and friends.
According to Francis Ford Coppola, “The Godfather” wouldn’t get made today.
Those wildlife photos you shared on Facebook? They might have been staged at “photography game farms.”
And the internet is taking strength from this video of a man rescuing a cat from the Thames.
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