By Bobby M.
In case you missed any of the news from May 26th through May 28th, here is a brief recap regarding much of what happened. Not everything will have a hyperlink, so if you would like more information, please highlight and google it.
Brand new reports involving the Russian influence of the presidential election dominated the news cycle for the weekend as it was shown that Jared Kushner is the focus of some FBI investigations due to how it was found out about his trying to set up back-channels to Putin before Trump took office. Couple that with all of the meetings he had with Moscow officials (more recently found out) that he did not list on his security clearance forms (which is a crime by the way), and there is much more smoke to the fire that is #TrumpRussia. The other story of the weekend is how Trump concluded his trip abroad by not affirming the United States position in the Paris Climate Agreement. It is worth noting that Angela Merkel said Europe should not rely on the U.S. after spending all that time with Trump.
The rest of what is listed below may have been harder to hear details about…
- Terrorists opened fire on a bus carrying Coptic Christians in central Egypt on Friday killing 29 people, many of them children. ISIS later claimed responsibility for the attack. In retaliation, the Egyptian military carried out bombing attacks on ISIS camps in Libya
- Ariana Grande has announced she will return to Manchester, England, for a benefit concert following a terror attack at her concert earlier in the week there
- British police made two more arrests and stormed three more locations Sunday as they hunted for suspects in the Manchester bombing
- Gregg Allman, a founding member of the Allman Brothers Band has died at the age of 69
- Hall of Fame Major League Baseball pitcher and former Senator Jim Bunning died at the age of 85
- Iraqi armed forces launched an operation on Saturday to capture the last Islamic State-held enclave in Mosul
- Floods and landslides in Sri Lanka have killed at least 151 people, while more are still missing
- The 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 had a thrilling finish for the winner Takuma Sato, in which a notable crash changed the course of the race
- A shooting in Mississippi leaves 8 dead, one of which is a sheriff’s deputy
- Former U.S. House Speaker John Boehner said Donald Trump’s time in office has been a “complete disaster”
- The United States and Japan agreed on Friday to expand sanctions against North Korea over its continued development of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles, which prompted North Korea to fire yet another missile in testing
- While rallying soldiers, Rodrigo Duterte joked that under martial law they could even commit rape with impunity
- Two men were stabbed to death in Portland after they tried to intervene when another passenger began “ranting and raving” and shouting anti-Muslim hate speech at two young women
- The Turkish government issued a warrant for the arrest of Turkish NBA star Enes Kanter less than a week after the country revoked his passport merely for speaking out
- DC sniper Lee Boyd Malvo to be re-sentenced after judge overturns life-without-parole rulings because he was 17 at the time
- Hillary Clinton returns to the spotlight again to give a commencement speech at Wellesley College where she ridiculed Trump
- A Russian oligarch once close to President Trump’s former campaign manager, has offered to cooperate with congressional committees investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 election