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 Former President Trump was held in contempt of court, fined $9,000, and threatened with jail Tuesday after the presiding judge ruled his social media posts violated an existing gag order. (More)

➤ The Environmental Protection Agency announced a ban on methylene chloride Tuesday, a chemical commonly used as a paint stripper but said to cause liver cancer and other health problems. (More

➤ President Biden and President Obrador of Mexico agreed to a joint effort to reduce illegal U.S.-Mexico border crossings Sunday. The measures included increased border enforcement and more repatriation flights. (More) 

➤ In other Biden news, the President has committed 148 gaffes and verbal stumbles in public comments so far this year, according to one media outlet. Among the most memorable are misidentifying foreign leaders and implying cannibals are his uncle. (More

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The Kansas City Chiefs’ four-time All-Pro tight end Travis Kelce has agreed to a two-year $34.25 million contract, making Kelce the highest-paid tight end in the NFL. (More)

➤ Bleacher Report has all of the updated information on post positions, predictions, and betting odds for the 150th Kentucky Derby to keep you informed on Saturday’s Run for the Roses. (More

➤ Jamal Murray followed his Game 2 buzzer-beater with another game-winner Monday night as the Denver Nuggets finished off the Los Angeles Lakers in the first round of the NBA playoffs. (See Video) 

➤ In other playoff action, the Oklahoma City Thunder advanced to the second round of the NBA playoffs by completing a four-game sweep of the New Orleans Pelicans Monday night. (More

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Trulieve Cannabis Corp.

➤ Big Stock Move: Trulieve Cannabis Corp. stock shot up 38% Tuesday on news that the U.S. government was going to reschedule marijuana as a less harmful product. (More)

➤ Walmart is rolling out a new store label called Bettergoods, a 300-item product line designed to attract younger customers who want gourmet foods at affordable prices. (More

➤ Shares of Eli Lilly jumped 5% Tuesday as the demand for its weight-loss drug Zepbound increased the company’s annual sales forecast by $2 billion. (More)  

➤ McDonald’s stock fell more than 2% Tuesday morning after the fast-food giant missed its quarterly earnings target. (More

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Science & Technology

➤ NASA has selected the four-person crew for its Mars mission simulation, a 45-day isolated undertaking to observe what it would be like for astronauts to live and work on the Red Planet. (See Photos

 New research rejects a previous study saying the Tyrannosaurus rex could have been as intelligent as a monkey. The new study compares the dinosaur’s brain to that of a reptile. (More)  

Scientists believe the “tiger stripe” patterns of ice crystals on Saturn’s moon Enceladus could help determine if the moon’s subsurface ocean is favorable to life. (See Photos

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Wisdom Wednesday

A happiness researcher identified six statements that, if made confidently, indicate that a person is flourishing with a happier, more hopeful life than many. (See Statements)

➤ A therapist recommends that people searching for a life partner should take an organized, facts-based approach in their dating. She offers five facts to consider when weighing a potential mate. (See Facts)

➤ May has arrived, bringing warmer days and a blooming of green. It’s the inspiration for dozens of wise quotations, like this one: “May: The lilacs are in bloom. Forget yourself.” (See Quotes)

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Frontier Town, a wild-west-themed compound in Montana, is for sale. For $1.7 million, the new owner will get a bank, a jail, a general store, a chapel, and a classic Western saloon. (See Photos)

Velella velella, strange sea creatures resembling jellyfish, have returned to California a year after millions infested the state’s southern coastline. (See Video)  

A British teenager discovered a rare Lego octopus on a Cornwall beach while searching for signs of the millions of plastic Lego pieces lost at sea in a 1997 cargo ship accident. (See Photos) 

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What’s your favorite type of chocolate?

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What’s your favorite fried chicken piece?

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    2. Thigh: 29.9%
    3. Drumstick: 16.9%
    4. Wing: 12.6%
    5. Other: 6.1%

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“The only thing standing between the people of Gaza and a ceasefire is Hamas. They have to decide and they have to decide quickly.”

Anthony Blinken, U.S. Secretary of State, on negotiations for a ceasefire in Gaza.

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