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TERROR IN MANCHESTER A suspected suicide bomber killed at least 22 people and injured over 50 others outside the Manchester Arena following an Ariana Grande concert. Children are among the dead and injured. British Prime Minister Theresa May called the explosion “a callous terror attack.” The hashtag #RoomforManchester went viral, notifying concertgoers of homes where they could stay for the night. Watch out for these fake news stories that were sweeping the web after the attack. Take a look at how the blast compared to recent terror attacks in Europe. Grande tweeted that she is “broken” and has reportedly postponed her tour indefinitely. And celebrities, including James Corden, offered their condolences to Manchester. [HuffPost]
PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP REPORTEDLY ASKED INTELLIGENCE CHIEFS TO PUBLICLY DENY RUSSIA TIES “According to The Washington Post report, Trump asked Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats and National Security Agency Director Michael Rogers to publicly deny that there is any evidence of connections between Trump’s team and Russia.” [HuffPost]
SEAL TEAM SIX KILLS 7 MILITANTS IN YEMEN RAID The elite fighting force reportedly killed seven militants associated with al Qaeda in central Yemen. [NYT]
MICHAEL FLYNN REPORTEDLY LIED DURING A SECURITY CLEARANCE INTERVIEW According to the top Democrat on the House oversight committee, Rep. Elijah Cummings. Flynn announced Mondaythat he would not cooperate with the Senate intelligence committee investigation and instead plead the 5th. [HuffPost]
THE SWAT HEARD ROUND THE WORLD Melania Trump just did not want to hold her husband’s hand in Israel. [HuffPost]
‘THE INEVITABLE FUTURE OF SLACK IS YOUR BOSS USING IT TO SPY ON YOU’ The name alone as an acronym should give you pause: Searchable Log of All Conversation and Knowledge. [Quartz]
CLIMATE CHANGE MAY FORCE MILLIONS OF AMERICANS TO MOVE INLAND Will you be one of them? [HuffPost]
HOW CHEMTRAILS BELIEVERS CAN EXPLAIN THE EPIDEMIC OF FAKE NEWS “Because of the internet, anybody can put news out there. How do I know if it’s the truth or not?” [The Guardian]
HOW LONG YOUR TRASH STICKS AROUND A plastic bag, for instance, can stick around longer than it took to build the Great Pyramid. [HuffPost]
CONSERVATIONISTS ARE TRYING TO KEEP THE VAQUITA FROM BEING THE LATEST MAMMAL TO GO EXTINCT And here’s how they may inadvertently kill it. [HuffPost]
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BEFORE YOU GO
Heads up, parents: No fruit juice until your child turns one, according to new guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
We’re getting that buddy movie with Rihanna and Lupita Nyong’o thatthe internet dreamed up based on a photo.
Truckers talk about feeling like “throwaway people.”
Having former President Barack Obama’s official photographer Pete Souza (and Trump troll extraordinaire) take President Frank Underwood’s photos throughout D.C. is marketing genius.
There is a Trump tweet for every occasion.
We have our first look at the dragons in Season 7 of “Game of Thrones. Just remember, that’s only 54 days away.
We’d like it if Pippa Middleton packed us into her suitcase for her honeymoon based on the island she’s headed to.
Chrissy Teigen accidentally poked squad Twitter.
Tomi Lahren has a new job.
Of course these Canadian teenagers flipped when Justin Trudeau crashed their prom pictures.
And this gif of Ellen breaking the fourth wall is everything.