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WHAT HAPPENED: At least 22 people, including children, were killed when a suicide bomber detonated an improvised explosive device after an Ariana Grande concert at Britain’s Manchester Arena. The bomber was near the ticket area by one of the arena’s exits. Video shows teens screaming as they fled the building. The crowd was comprised mostly of teens, kids, and some parents. VIDEO
WHO DID IT: There are reports that a 23-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the attack. UK officials also say they believe they know the identity of the suicide bomber, but are not revealing the name right now. GUARDIAN
REACTION: British Prime Minister Theresa May is calling it an “appalling, sickening” terrorist attack. Celebs like Katy Perry, Taylor Swift and Cher expressed their condolences via social media. READ TWEETS
“broken. from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don’t have words.” – @ArianaGrande
The White House sent its first budget proposal to Congress. It cuts hundreds of billions of dollars from programs such as Medicaid, food stamps, and student loans. It also calls for spending billions on infrastructure in order to create jobs. Here’s what’s in the budget: CNN MONEY
Former national security adviser Mike Flynn plans to invoke his Fifth Amendment right and refuse to turn over Senate-subpoenaed documents in the investigation of Russia’s interference in the election. New reports also say President Trump asked two of the nation’s top intelligence officials to help him push back against the FBI investigation of possible collusion between his campaign and Russia. WASHINGTON POST
Five jurors– two white women and three white men– have been picked so far for Bill Cosby’s sexual assault trial. It’s a difficult process: a third of potential jurors have said they already have an opinion about his guilt or innocence. Cosby is charged with drugging and molesting a Temple University women’s basketball team manager in 2004. More than 50 women have made similar accusations. ABC NEWS
Children should not be given fruit juice before they are 1 year old unless it’s advised by a doctor, according to new guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics. The age used to be 6 months, but rising obesity rates and concerns about tooth decay drove the policy change. CNN
“Fake news,” says the American Academy of Juice.
Ford ousted its CEO Mark Fields and replaced him with Jim Hackett, the current head of Ford’s self-driving car unit. Ford stock has fallen by nearly 40% in the three years since Fields took over as CEO. Hackett, who’s known as a “changemaker,” played football at the University of Michigan under legendary coach Bo Schembechler. DETROIT FREE PRESS
Guess Ford wanted to play the Fields and see if they could Hackett.
Apple stock could hit one TRILLION dollars in valuation next year, according to a prediction from RBC Capital. Apple recently passed the $800 million mark and is expected to release the highly-anticipated 10th-anniversary iPhones later this year. CNBC
NHL PLAYOFFS: The Nashville Predators are headed to the Stanley Cup after topping the Anaheim Ducks 6-3. This is the Predators’ first trip to the Stanley Cup. HIGHLIGHTS
NBA PLAYOFFS: Stephen Curry scored 36 points as the Golden State Warriors completed their third sweep of this postseason, beating the San Antonio Spurs 129-115. The Warriors are the first team to ever start the playoffs 12-0. HIGHLIGHTS
Former Access Hollywood host Billy Bush says he felt “totally and completely gutted” watching the 2005 tape of him and Donald Trump making derogatory comments about women. Talking about it for the first time, Bush said: “Looking back upon what was said on that bus, I wish I had changed the topic… but I didn’t have the strength of character to do it.” HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
Oliver Stone is directing a new scripted television series, Guantanamo, about the detention camp opened after 9/11 to interrogate terrorism suspects. The Weinstein Company has acquired the show, but no outlet has been announced yet. VARIETY
We’re going to go out on a limb and say… Vice?
The newest Instagram trend is yogis posting videos of themselves contorting their stomachs for “alien yoga,” which is actually known as Nauli. The move is supposed to “cleanse” the digestive system by rolling abdominal muscles side-to-side. SEE PICS
Sounds hard. Think we’ll stick to posting pictures of our loaded plate of nachos and truffle fries.
@shelbyfero: I live for the nods pedestrians give when you stop to let them cross.
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