In a seven-count federal indictment, former President Donald Trump is being charged with mishandling classified documents at his home in Florida; he's due in court in Miami on Tuesday. In a search of Mar-a-Lago last August, federal agents seized 100 of 300 documents Trump took from the White House. This is a separate case from Trump's indictment in New York state court for falsifying business records to cover up hush money paid for an affair.
Two impeachments, two indictments — and still polling well enough to win two terms.
The charges include a crime under the Espionage Act, along with obstruction, false statements and conspiracy.
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Air quality on the East Coast improved somewhat as the worst hazy smoke from Canadian wildfires moved over the Atlantic Ocean. That said, the air is still considered unsafe to breathe at length for an area stretching from northern Virginia to Connecticut and prompted cancellations in pro sports, theater and schools.
In a surprise ruling, the Supreme Court ordered Alabama to redraw its congressional districts to include a second majority-Black district. Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Brett Kavanaugh agreed with the court's three liberal justices that the state's map likely violated the Voting Rights Act by diluting the power of Black voters, who are more than 25% of the population but were given majority voting power in just one of seven districts.
Evan Milligan, plaintiff in the Alabama redistricting case, speaks with members of the press following oral arguments at the court last October.
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4. IN MEMORIAM: PAT ROBERTSON
The televangelist who helped make evangelical Christianity central to Republican politics died at the age of 93. Two days after 9/11, Robertson said on his long-running TV show, The 700 Club, that an angry God allowed the U.S. to be attacked as punishment for pornography, abortion rights and the separation of church and state.
More people filed for new unemployment benefits last week than any time since late 2021, the Labor Department reported, but at 3.7%, the unemployment rate is still near April's 50-year low of 3.4%. The economy also added more jobs than expected last month, a sign of the labor market's strength despite the Federal Reserve's 15-month campaign of interest rate increases to bring down inflation.
6. TAKING ACTION, FINALLY
Fentanyl's role in overdose deaths — it was linked to about 68% of fatalities last year — has pressured states across the country to legalize fentanyl test strips, which can tell someone within minutes whether a drug they hope to take is cut with the deadly synthetic opioid. In 2018, Rhode Island became the first state to formally decriminalize the test strips, but now three in four states allow them.
Lin-Manuel Miranda's Broadway megahits Hamilton and In The Heights put more performers of color in the spotlight. Now he's part of a new project that aims to increase diversity for the roles you don't see on stage. The R.I.S.E. Network, which launched Thursday, is a directory that makes it easier to hire theater professionals of color for jobs as stagehands, producers and general managers.
As triple-threat Ariana DeBose said: "'The Great White Way' is becoming more of a nickname as opposed to a how-to guide."
Not throwing away anyone's shot.
For years, Apple has ostracized Android users by putting their text messages to iPhones in distinctive green chat bubbles and lowering the quality of images and videos sent between them. The next iPhone software update, currently in testing, reportedly adds in some of the previously denied features like better-quality images and threaded responses. But Android users might not want to celebrate.
The king of Tribeca now has a key to the whole city. Uptown, the producers of the Tony Awards are scrambling to pull off a show without a script, as writers are still on strike. And since everyone has a podcast, why not Anna Delvey? She's obviously creative enough. Today’s video features trailers of Transformers: Rise of the Beasts, which premieres today, and Poor Things.
The star of The Big Bang Theory and The Flight Attendant joined Cheddar News with costar Chris Messina (The Mindy Project) to talk about Based on a True Story, their new Peacock series about true crime podcasters who get a little too close to their subject.
Kaley Cuoco attends the show's premiere in West Hollywood last week.
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Tour de France: Unchained shows the blood, sweat and tears that go into cycling's biggest race. Moving to fiction, we recommend A Thousand and One, a heart-wrenching story about the lengths one mother goes to get her son back and restart life, and the second season of the absolutely bananas and riveting Yellowjackets. Our podcast pick will make you care about, and laugh about, a 17th century war — all 30 years of it.
One thing we love: Cooking toys. (Yes, we needed that new in-pot strainer.)
One thing we hate: Apocalypse air.
One thing we ate: Fresh-cut pineapple.
Flavor hack: After removing the rind but before you core and chop it, rub kosher salt all over the pineapple for 30 seconds or so, then rinse it all off and slice up as usual. The chemical reaction of salt and pineapple makes it extra sweet (and not salty at all).
gf tried to cancel her gym membership (we've moved) and the gym person was like "why? ur partner hasn't cancelled hers. she was in this morning. is everything ok?" like ok ms thirsty for gossip
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