Monday, May 20, 2024


Donald Trump announced plans to hold a rally in the South Bronx next Thursday in a public park a few blocks from the boundary of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s district. The permit allows 3,500 people into the space. (See Details)

A verbal clash between Rep. Jasmine Crockett (D-TX) and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) disrupted a committee meeting after Green insulted Crockett’s “fake eyelashes.” (See Video)

➤ The House passed a bill to force President Biden to deliver a bomb shipment to Israel after the White House held the shipment up. Biden has said he’ll veto the bill even if it passes the Senate. (More)

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. used an $8 million cash infusion from running mate Nicole Shanahan to substantially ramp up spending on efforts to get onto state ballots for the November election. (More)

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Xander Schauffele won the PGA Championship Sunday with a clutch birdie on the 18th hole, the first major of his career. He did it with a score of 263 over four rounds, the lowest 72-hole total recorded for a major. (More)

➤ Seize the Grey, a 9-1 longshot, won the Preakness Stakes on Saturday, holding off a late push from Kentucky Derby winner Mystik Dan and ending any chance of a Triple Crown winner this year. (See Race Here)

The WNBA is investigating $100,000 sponsorship payments to Las Vegas Aces players by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority after other teams questioned whether it violated league salary caps. (More)

Yesterday’s results: MLB | NBA | WNBA | NHL | NASCAR | PGA | LPGA 

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Mercedes workers voted against joining the United Auto Workers union in Alabama in a setback for the UAW. The union said it would return to try again at the two Mercedes factories. (More)

➤ Meanwhile, in California, Disneyland cast members who play Mickey Mouse, Goofy, and other favorite characters voted by a wide margin to join the Actors’ Equity Union. (More)

➤ A luxury cruise line is offering retirees concerned about inflation a lifelong cabin to live in while traveling around the world, requiring a one-time payment of $299,999 for a single cabin and $499,999 for a double. (See Details)

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Science & Technology

➤ Boeing’s Starliner test launch, already delayed several times, hit another snag this weekend when a helium leak was found. The launch was put off another four days to assess the leak. (See details)

➤ Researchers say they’ve had success building an AI algorithm to detect sarcasm by training it on a database of video clips from “Friends” and “Big Bang Theory.” (More)

New images of the Orion Nebula from the James Webb Space Telescope show the star-forming gas cloud in startlingly new and vibrant detail. (See Photos)

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➤ New Taiwan President Lai Ching-te takes office Monday, replacing outgoing president Tsai Ing-wen after their party lost the majority in the legislature, leaving Lai facing political gridlock. (More)

Benny Gantz, a centrist member of Israel’s three-member War Cabinet, threatened on Saturday to resign from the government if it didn’t adopt a new war plan for Gaza by June 8. (More)

German police arrested eight climate activists who forced their way onto the grounds of Munich airport this weekend, temporarily closing the airport and leading to around 60 flight cancellations. (More)

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An IMAX film documentary on the Blue Angels flying team will hit theaters for a one-week run this week before moving to Prime Video. It includes unique footage shot from a helicopter within the flying performance area. (See Trailer)

Mississippi’s Shed BBQ and Blues Joint took the grand prize Saturday in the World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest in Memphis Tennessee, beating out 129 cooking teams from 22 states and four nations. (See Photos)

➤ Florida fisherman Owen Prior reeled in a massive 12-foot tiger shark at Jacksonville Beach after a 25-minute battle. He took a quick photo and then released the protected shark back into the sea. (See Photo)

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“I think your fake eyelashes are messing up what you’re reading.”

—  Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene to Rep. Jasmine Crockett during a House committee hearing.

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