Photo: Motorbike and scooter riders hold a flag in St Ann's Square to pay their respect for the victims of the Manchester Arena attack in central Manchester, Britain May 25, 2017. (Stefan Wermuth/Reuters)
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British officials have said they’ll stop sharing intelligence with the U.S. about the Manchester bombing. They’re outraged over leaks to the American Press -- including publication of the attacker’s name -- and pictures of debris from the explosion. Trump has ordered the Justice Department to look into them and review the possibility of prosecution.
Republican congressional candidate Greg Gianforte has been charged with misdemeanor assault after reportedly grabbing reporter Ben Jacobs by the throat and slamming him to the ground. Jacobs had been asking him about the Republican health care bill. Gianforte is running for Congress in a special election taking place in Montana today.
DNC staffer Seth Rich was killed last summer, and his murder is unsolved – although it’s suspected to have been the result of a botched robbery. However, conspiracy theorists went into overdrive trying to link his murder to the Clinton campaign. Fox News, which published the story on its website, has since retracted it.
The new Netflix miniseries ‘13 Reasons Why,’ based on a young adult novel by Jay Asher, follows Hannah Baker, a high school student who eventually kills herself. She singles out people in her life who did things to her that contributed to her decision: a girl who bullies her, a boy who sexually assaults her, a high school counselor who doesn’t help her. The story of Hannah’s life is tough stuff, and the show is full of intense emotion and realistic depictions of self-harm. After some outcry, Netflix is now running a warning before episodes.
A brand new contemporary art museum opened Thursday in the former Scottish Rite Masonic Temple on Wilshire Blvd. The Marciano Art Foundation displays the art collection of Paul and Maurice Marciano, the founders of the fashion brand Guess.
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Will the government meet the deadline to reunify families separated at the border? Next week is the deadline to reunite the thousands of kids separated from their parents at the border. The Department of Homeland Security said yesterday that they’re working to meet the deadline, but will not “cut corners.” We get an update on where these families are now.
How will Disney-Fox deal affect what you see in theaters and on TV? For $71 billion, Disney gets Fox’s TV and film studios, 60 percent of Hulu, the FX and National Geographic cable channels, and some properties in India and Latin America. The combined Disney and Fox movie studios have earned nearly 50 percent of the North American box office this year.
President Trump dials back his rhetoric on Russia President Trump today says he misspoke at yesterday’s disastrous news conference with Vladimir Putin. He explained that he said “would” instead of “wouldn’t.” Why wouldn’t it be Russia who meddled in the election? That explanation stretches credulity, but it may be enough to satisfy Republicans who’ve been critical. We talk with Democratic Congressman Adam Schiff about what Congress needs to do next.
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