Monday, June 5
THE AFTERMATH OF THE LONDON ATTACK Seven people were killed and nearly 50 injured after three men plowed a van into pedestrians on the London Bridge and then went on a stabbing spree Saturday night. ISIS has claimed responsibility. British police have arrested over a dozen people in connection with the attack. Take a look at a recent history of terror attacks in the U.K., as well as maps of how the violence unfolded. London police say one officer was injured taking on the three attackers — with only his baton. And London’s mayor has fired back after President Donald Trump criticized his response. [HuffPost]
MULTIPLE GULF STATES CUT TIES WITH QATAR “Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain severed their ties with Qatar on Monday, accusing it of supporting terrorism, opening up the worst rift in years among some of the most powerful states in the Arab world.” [Reuters]
LEAKED EMAILS SHOW HOW QATAR CRISIS DEVELOPED The leaked emails of United Arab Emirates Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba showcase the level of tensions among U.S. partners. [HuffPost]
VIOLENCE ERUPTS IN PORTLAND, OREGON Following protests between anti-fascists and the alt-right. [HuffPost]
PUTIN: ‘WE DON’T CARE WHO’S THE HEAD OF THE U.S.’ The Russian president also denied allegations that his country had meddled in U.S. elections in an interview with NBC’s Megyn Kelly. [HuffPost]
INSIDE ARIANA GRANDE’S EMOTIONAL PERFORMANCE Grande returned to the stage less than two weeks after the Manchester terrorist attack for a benefit concert for the victims. Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber and other superstars also turned in moving performances. [HuffPost]
UP ON THE TRUMP AGENDA THIS WEEK: INFRASTRUCTURE Which will include a trip to Ohio and Kentucky and a push to privatize air traffic control. While Trump is out of town, former FBI Director James Comey is set to testify on the Hill Thursday. [Reuters]
BILL MAHER SAYS HE REGRETS USING RACIAL SLUR But will it be enough? And here’s a rundown of Maher’s past controversial comments. [HuffPost]
‘WONDER WOMAN’ WON THE BOX OFFICE Its $100.5 million haul meant it snagged the title of best opening for a female director — ever. [HuffPost]
‘THE DIGITAL BYSTANDER: A CITIZEN’S DUTY WHEN AN ASSAULT IS ONLINE’ “In the age of social media and instant communication, the potential rises for a Kitty Genovese syndrome on steroids.” [NYT]
J.K. ROWLING’S AGENT KNEW ‘HARRY POTTER’ WAS GOING TO BE A HIT He even compared it to J.R.R. Tolkien. [HuffPost]
SORRY, FELLOW HIGH SCHOOL VALEDICTORIANS Research says that’s essentially when you peaked. [Quartz]
BAD NEWS ‘GAME OF THRONES’ FANS We may not see the final season until 2019. [HuffPost]
British Prime Minister Theresa May has resumed campaigning three days before the national election.
Here’s the latest on Bill Cosby’s trial.
Over 1,000 soccer fans were injured following a stampede in Turin.
Harvard revoked the admission of some students after they posted insensitive memes on Facebook.
This bot turns Trump tweets into official-looking presidential statements.
The shade thrown at Rick Perry in this AP lede is legendary.
A look at the rising costs of maintenance bills at colleges across the country.
This man’s rope-free climb of Yosemite is considered “the moon landing of free-soloing.”
If you had unlimited funds, would you pay several thousand dollars to keep a concierge doctor on call?
Turns out overhauling the nuclear arsenal will be more expensive than expected.
How the data of baseball is helping more players hit home runs.
We have a trailer for the “That’s So Raven” reboot, and don’t lie — you have some feelings.
The toxicology report revealed rocker Chris Cornell had prescription drugs in his system.
Apparently Saddam Hussein was a Mary J. Blige fan.
We adore this Vulture headline about “The Crown.”
How the world’s “Most Interesting Man” befriended President Obama.
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