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NEH chairman, former Colby College president, resigns

By Nora Flaherty, Maine Public on May 23, 2017, at 8:08 a.m.
A former Colby College president has announced he’s resigning as chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities effective tomorrow.
U.S President Donald Trump watches as Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan departs at the entrance to the West Wing of the White House in Washington, U.S. May 16, 2017.

Private investigator accused of seeking Trump’s tax records though financial aid website

By Emma Brown and Danielle Douglas-Gabriel, Washington Post on May 23, 2017, at 7:31 a.m.
A Louisiana private investigator tried to exploit a loophole in an online student financial aid tool to illegally obtain Donald Trump’s tax records during last year’s presidential campaign, federal prosecutors allege in court records.

Belligerent man in a Trump hat was kicked off a flight as a crowd chanted: ‘Lock him up!’

By Avi Selk, The Washington Post on May 23, 2017, at 7:29 a.m.
Like some bizarre parody of a Trump rally, a belligerent man in a “Make America Great Again” hat was booted off a plane in Shanghai Sunday — defiantly waving as a crowd of passengers jeered in the terminal: “Lock him up! Lock him up!”
A woman looks at a roller coaster sitting in the ocean after Hurricane Sandy, in Seaside Heights, New Jersey, Nov. 28, 2012.

Scientists say the rate of sea level rise has nearly tripled since 1990

By Chris Mooney, Washington Post on May 23, 2017, at 7:22 a.m.
“We have a much stronger acceleration in sea level rise than formerly thought.”
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie reacts to a question during a news conference in Trenton, New Jersey, U.S. on March 28, 2014.

Chris Christie: ‘I wouldn’t let Gen. Flynn in the White House, let alone give him a job’

By John Wagner, Washington Post on May 23, 2017, at 7:18 a.m.
Christie declined to detail his concerns about Flynn.

In Israel, Trump urges new Mideast ‘harmony’ but faces old suspicions

By Philip Rucker and Karen DeYoung, Washington Post on May 23, 2017, at 6:42 a.m.
President Donald Trump placed his right hand on Judaism’s holiest prayer site Monday, spending a moment of symbolic silence amid a Middle East trip he has said he hopes will bring peace to this volatile region.
Police officers are seen outside the Manchester Arena, where U.S. singer Ariana Grande had been performing, in Manchester, northern England, Britain May 22, 2017.

Islamic State claims responsibility for deadly concert blast in Manchester

By Griff Witte and Karla Adam, Washington Post on May 23, 2017, at 6:26 a.m.
“We have been treating this as a terrorist incident,” Greater Manchester police Chief Constable Ian Hopkins said.
President Donald Trump in the Oval Office on March 24, 2017.

Trump asked intelligence chiefs to push back against FBI collusion probe after Comey revealed its existence

By Adam Entous and Ellen Nakashima, Washington Post on May 22, 2017, at 7:49 p.m.
A senior intelligence official said that Trump’s goal was to “muddy the waters” about the scope of the FBI probe.
Former White House National Security Advisor Michael Flynn on Feb. 13, 2017.

Flynn takes 5th on Senate panel subpoena as a top House Democrat alleges new evidence of lies

By Karoun Demirjian, The Washington Post on May 22, 2017, at 6:53 p.m.
Payment vouchers and other documents showed that Russia had “directly” paid for Flynn’s airfare, accommodations and other expenses, Rep. Cummings wrote.
A monument of Robert E. Lee, who was a general in the Confederate Army, is removed in New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S., May 19, 2017.

Mississippi lawmaker blasts Louisiana leaders for taking down Confederate statues

By Amy B Wang, Washington Post on May 22, 2017, at 1:12 p.m.
A Mississippi state lawmaker is under fire after calling for the lynching of leaders who supported the recent removal of Confederate monuments in Louisiana.
Zedric Joseph

Former UMaine football star sentenced for 2014 murder

By Daphne Duret, The Palm Beach Post on May 22, 2017, at 1:07 p.m.
The sentence came just days after the three-year anniversary of Joseph’s brutal May 14, 2014 attack on Richardy Chery, who died after Joseph stabbed him 27 times over the course of 40 minutes.
U.S. Supreme Court is seen in Washington, U.S., Oct. 3, 2016.

Supreme Court rules race improperly dominated NC redistricting efforts

By Robert Barnes, Washington Post on May 22, 2017, at 1:06 p.m.
The Supreme Court ruled Monday that North Carolina’s Republican-controlled legislature unlawfully relied on race when drawing two of the state’s congressional districts.
The General Electric logo is pictured on the General Electric offshore wind turbine plant in Montoir-de-Bretagne, near Saint-Nazaire, western France, Nov. 21, 2016.

GE said to face probe for misleading EU over $1.7 billion deal

By Gaspard Sebag and Peter Levring, Bloomberg on May 22, 2017, at 12:58 p.m.
General Electric is the latest U.S. company to be investigated by European Union for possibly turning in misleading information during a merger review, according to two people familiar with the GE case.
An apartment complex on Grant St. in Portland

Investors double down on rental properties

By Heather Perlberg, Bloomberg on May 22, 2017, at 12:49 p.m.
It was a rare lucrative business for Wall Street in the aftermath of the financial crisis: snapping up properties in foreclosure and renting them out. So good, in fact, that now, as the distressed pool dries up, some investors are refusing to let the rental-model fizzle.
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U.S. President Donald Trump places his hands on a glowing orb as he tours with other leaders the Global Center for Combatting Extremist Ideology in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia May 21, 2017.  Saudi TV via  Reuters TV ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVE. SAUDI ARABIA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN SAUDI ARABIA

Behold. Donald Trump and the mysterious glowing orb.

By Katie Mettler and Derek Hawkins, Washington Post on May 22, 2017, at 12:42 p.m.
The conjuring up of magic and memes became irresistible the moment Trump, shrouded in darkness, dared to gaze upon the globe of light, nay, dared to actually touch it.
White House National Security Advisor Michael Flynn (C) arrives prior to a joint news conference between Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House in Washington, Feb. 13, 2017.

Can Michael Flynn refuse to turn over documents to Congress? Yes, but he risks jail.

By Philip Bump, Washington Post on May 22, 2017, at 12:33 p.m.
The Fifth Amendment “doesn’t have the same level of protection” when it comes to documents.
Billy Bush presents the award for outstanding supporting actor in a drama series during the 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards in Beverly Hills, California June 22, 2014.

Bush speaks out about Trump ‘Access Hollywood’ tape: ‘I wish I had changed the topic’

By Derek Hawkins and Katie Mettler, The Washington Post on May 22, 2017, at 6:43 a.m.
Bush issued a statement the same day the tape went public: “Obviously I’m embarrassed and ashamed. It’s no excuse, but this happened 11 years ago – I was younger, less mature, and acted foolishly in playing along. I’m very sorry.”

Teachers gave a teen with ADHD a ‘Most Likely to Not Pay Attention’ award

By Amy B Wang, Washington Post on May 22, 2017, at 6:41 a.m.
Two teachers at a Georgia middle school will not be returning to work after reportedly giving an “insensitive” award to a student, officials said.
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Video shows the terrifying moment a sea lion yanks a girl into the water

By Kristine Phillips, Washington Post on May 22, 2017, at 6:37 a.m.
It’s likely the sea lion thought the girl’s dress was food. Such animals are not naturally dangerous.
White House senior advisor Jared Kushner arrives to join President Donald Trump and the rest of the U.S. delegation to meet with Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud at the Royal Court in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, May 20, 2017.

Kushner keeps most of his real estate but offers few clues about potential conflicts of interest

By Amy Brittain and Jonathan O'Connell, The Washington Post on May 22, 2017, at 6:35 a.m.
The value of his retained real estate interests is between $132 million and $407 million and could leave him in a position to financially benefit from his family’s business.