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1. HEALTH CARE

WHAT’S IN IT: The Senate unveiled its new healthcare bill. It includes deep cuts to Medicaid, defunds Planned Parenthood, eliminates the Obamacare mandate requiring people to buy insurance, and slashes taxes on the wealthy. It would also allow states to drop many Affordable Care Act benefits like maternity care, emergency services and mental health treatment. Here’s a link to the actual bill, with a summary and highlights: READ IT

POLITICS: Many senators denounced the bill, saying it doesn’t do enough to repeal the Affordable Care Act or lower costs. Four Republican senators together released a statement saying they don’t support the legislation. That’s a problem, because with all 50 Democratic senators expected to vote no, the GOP can only afford two defections. NBC NEWS

   

2. NO TAPES

President Trump says he did NOT record his conversations with fired FBI Director James Comey. In the first of two tweets, Trump said he has no idea whether there are recordings of his conversations with Comey, then followed with: “I did not make, and do not have, any such recordings.” NPR

   

3. NBA DRAFT

THE BOARD: The NBA draft kicked off last night, with the Philadelphia 76ers using their No. 1 pick on Washington PG/SG Markelle Fultz. The Lakers took UCLA PG Lonzo Ball at No. 2, and the Celtics selected Duke SF Jayson Tatum at No. 3. FULL DRAFT BOARD

JIMMY BUCKETS: The Minnesota Timberwolves traded Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn and the #7 overall pick to the Chicago Bulls for three-time All-Star Jimmy Butler and the #16 pick. PROS & CONS

Who got the better end of this deal? Tell us on Twitter at @N2KOfficial

   

4. FACEBOOK MISSION

Facebook has a new mission statement: “Give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together.” CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that despite the company’s efforts to make the world more open and connected, “our society is still so divided.” The goal is to help 1 billion people join meaningful communities to “strengthen our social fabric and bring the world closer together.” THE VERGE

And also let us track everything you’re clicking on while on Facebook, so we can charge advertisers more money and pat ourselves on the back for improving the world.

   

5. MAKING A MURDERER

A federal appeals court ruled that Wisconsin prison inmate Brendan Dassey, who was featured in the Netflix series Making a Murderer, should be released or retried because his confession was improperly obtained. Dassey was sentenced to life in prison for allegedly helping his uncle Steven Avery rape and kill photographer Teresa Halbach. TIME

Netflix & Freed

   

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6. COSBY SPEAKING TOUR

Bill Cosby is planning a motivational speaking tour to lecture young people, especially athletes, about sexual assault and how to avoid being accused. He says he wants to warn them of the dangers of “hanging out and partying, when they’re doing certain things they shouldn’t be doing.” Dozens of women have accused Cosby of sexual abuse. USA TODAY

   

7. ROAD TRIP

Tesla is considering launching its own streaming music platform, similar to Pandora or Spotify. The company has reportedly spoken to all the major labels about acquiring the rights to stream songs and albums from top artists. The music service would come bundled in its cars. RECODE

Tesla has already come out with music. Remember the song Signs from the ‘90s? WATCH

   

8. SHOW ME THE MONEY

The Oakland Raiders and quarterback Derek Carr have agreed on a 5-year, $125 million deal. This puts Carr at $25 million a year, topping Andrew Luck’s $24.6 million deal with the Colts and making Carr the NFL’s highest-paid player. ESPN

“So I stretched the game out, etched your name out, wrote Derek on top…” #HardKnockLife

   

9. RON HOWARD TO THE RESCUE

Ron Howard has been named the new director of Disney’s untitled Han Solo movie. Directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller were fired on Tuesday because of creative differences with screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan. Replacing a director this late in the game is nearly unprecedented: the movie is already about three-quarters through shooting. HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

   

10. WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

Transformers: The Last Knight. PG-13. Action. Stars Mark Wahlberg, Anthony Hopkins, Josh Duhamel. Humans and Transformers are at war, Optimus Prime is gone, and the hidden history of Transformers on Earth could be the key to saving the future. REVIEW

The Bad Batch. R. Thriller. Stars Suki Waterhouse, Keanu Reeves, Jim Carrey. A dystopian love story set in a community of cannibals in a Texas wasteland. REVIEW

   

11. SUMO QUARTERBACK

Tom Brady tried a new sport: sumo wrestling. The New England Patriots quarterback took on a sumo champion in Tokyo while touring Asia with sponsor Under Armour. And yes, there’s video: WATCH

We don’t need to watch… we’re sure he won.

   

**BEACH PHOTO HINT**

Can you stay up to see the dawn? In the colors of Benetton.

(And thanks to everyone who wrote to us yesterday. The fourth show in the Must-See TV picture was Coupling, described as a sexier version of Friends. But it was a miss with fans and never made it to the official lineup.)

   

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