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Fleet Week skydiver in New York Harbor injured when chute fails

By Reuters on May 28, 2017, at 2:59 p.m.
An eyewitness told NJ.com that he saw a parachutist plunging into the river when his chute failed to open.
President Donald Trump delivers remarks to U.S. troops at the Naval Air Station Sigonella before returning to Washington, D.C., at Sigonella Air Force Base in Sigonella, Sicily, Italy, May 27, 2017.

Trump lashes out at media after ducking press questions on trip

By Craig Gordon and Jennifer Jacobs, Bloomberg on May 28, 2017, at 2:55 p.m.
President Donald Trump lashed out at the “fake news” media in a series of Twitter messages on Sunday after wrapping up his first foreign trip as president without once holding a news conference.
American Airlines aircraft are parked at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Washington, Aug. 8, 2016.

Laptop ban may expand to all international flights

By Ben Brody, Bloomberg News on May 28, 2017, at 1:36 p.m.
Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said he may ban laptop computers in the cabins of all international flights into and out of the U.S. amid continuing terrorist threats.

Sheriff’s deputy among 8 dead in Mississippi shootings, police say

By Amy B Wang, The Washington Post on May 28, 2017, at 11:37 a.m.
Eight people are dead, including a sheriff’s deputy, after shootings Saturday night in three homes in rural Mississippi.

Chinese jets intercept US surveillance plane

By Reuters on May 28, 2017, at 11 a.m.
The Pentagon confirmed that two Chinese jets had carried out the intercept, saying it was “unsafe and unprofessional.”

Mother of Uber CEO killed in California boat crash

By Reuters on May 28, 2017, at 9:33 a.m.
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick’s parents Bonnie Kalanick, 71, and Donald Kalanick were on Pine Flat Lake when their boat struck a rock and sank.
U.S. Sen. Jim Bunning, R-Kentucky, a Hall of Fame pitcher, smiles as he talks about progress made by Major League Baseball in dealing with steroids in Washington, Nov. 15, 2005.

Jim Bunning, Hall of Fame baseball pitcher and former US senator, dies at 85

By Matt Schudel, The Washington Post on May 28, 2017, at 8:49 a.m.
Jim Bunning, a hard-throwing Hall of Fame pitcher who once threw a perfect game and who took his intimidating, combative style from the baseball diamond to Capitol Hill as a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives and later as a two-term U.S. senator from Kentucky, died May 26 at a hospice facility in northern Kentucky.
Gregg Allman poses during 10th annual "Classic Rock Roll of Honor" awards in Los Angeles, Nov. 4, 2014.

Gregg Allman, Southern rock trailblazer who co-founded band marked by tragedy, dies at 69

By Nardine Saad, Los Angeles Times on May 28, 2017, at 7:40 a.m.
Gregg Allman died Saturday at 69. A statement posted on his official website said Allman, who had canceled concerts and entire tours in recent years as he battled a variety of health issues, “passed away peacefully at his home in Savannah, Ga.”
Former U.S. National Security Adviser, Zbigniew Brzezinski, speaks at a forum hosted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington on March 9, 2015.

Zbigniew Brzezinski, foreign policy intellectual who served as Carter’s national security adviser, dies at 89

By Jim Hoagland, The Washington Post on May 27, 2017, at 8:40 a.m.
“My father passed away peacefully tonight” his daughter, Mika Brzezinski, said on her Twitter account.
Jeremy Joseph Christian, 35, of North Portland, Oregon is pictured in this undated handout photo obtained by Reuters.

Two men killed in Oregon after trying to stop anti-Muslim rant

By Amy B Wang, Washington Post on May 27, 2017, at 8:32 a.m.
Two men were stabbed to death in Portland, Oregon, on Friday when they tried to stop their attacker from harassing two women because they appeared to be Muslim, police said.
White House Senior Advisor Jared Kushner

Russia diplomat: Kushner sought secret channel

By Ellen Nakashima, Adam Entous and Greg Miller, Washington Post on May 26, 2017, at 9:08 p.m.
Jared Kushner and Russia’s ambassador to Washington discussed the possibility of setting up a secret and secure communications channel between Donald Trump’s transition team and the Kremlin.
John Boehner, former Speaker of the House

Boehner unloads on Trump: A ‘complete disaster’

By Mike DeBonis, Washington Post on May 26, 2017, at 7:45 p.m.
Among other remarks, Boehner said Trump should not be allowed to tweet.

‘Angel of Death’ nurse in Texas charged with killing another baby

By Lindsey Bever, Washington Post on May 26, 2017, at 7:40 p.m.
A Texas nurse once dubbed an “Angel of Death” killer has been indicted in the 1981 slaying of an 11-month-old boy who she injected with a toxic dose of anti-seizure medication
Gal Gadot stars in "Wonder Woman."

Female-only “Wonder Woman” screenings set off online complaints

By Reuters on May 26, 2017, at 7:08 p.m.
“How about a ‘men’s only’ showing of a movie or is that not how equality works?” someone wrote on the cinema chain’s Austin Facebook page.
Ariana Grande is holding a benefit concert in Manchester after this week's attack.

Ariana Grande to return to Manchester for benefit concert

By Caitlin Gibson, Washington Post on May 26, 2017, at 7:01 p.m.
“We will not quit or operate in fear. We won’t let this divide us. We won’t let hate win.”
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White House senior advisor Jared Kushner and his wife Ivanka Trump arrive at the Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport in Rome, Italy, May 23, 2017.

Why the FBI is likely to be interested in Jared Kushner’s meeting with Russians

By Amber Phillips, Washington Post on May 26, 2017, at 12:27 p.m.
While it’s not weird for presidential campaigns to meet with foreign officials, under this context, it was.
Several wild horses run along Highway 21 near the Sulphur Herd Management Area south of Garrison, Utah, Feb. 26, 2015.

Wild horses could be sold for slaughter or euthanized under Trump budget

By Karin Brulliard and Juliet Eilperin, Washington Post on May 26, 2017, at 11:59 a.m.
The change could lead to sales of wild horses to slaughterhouses in Mexico or Canada, as well as to the culling of herds, to address what the bureau calls an “unsustainable” situation.
Jared Kushner, Senior Advisor to the President, arrives prior to U.S. President Donald Trump holding a joint news conference with Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni at the White House in Washington, U.S., April 20, 2017.

Why the FBI is likely to be interested in Jared Kushner’s meeting with Russians

By Amber Phillips, Washington Post on May 26, 2017, at 11:39 a.m.
While it’s not weird for presidential campaigns to meet with foreign officials, under this context, it was.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte salutes the honor guards upon arrival from Russia at the Ninoy Aquino International airport in Paranaque, Metro Manila, Philippines May 24, 2017.

Duterte justified martial law over the ‘beheading’ of a police chief – who is still alive

By Emily Rauhala, Washington Post on May 26, 2017, at 11:33 a.m.
When President Rodrigo Duterte explained his decision to declare martial law across a wide swathes of the southern Philippines, he described one of the most chilling scenes imaginable: a beheading.
A Tesla store is shown at a shopping mall in San Diego, California, April 28, 2017.

Why you can’t buy a car online — for now

By Rick Popely, Chicago Tribune on May 26, 2017, at 9:24 a.m.
Though some consumers clamor for an entirely online experience, the traditional trek to a dealership is still the easiest route.