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MAY 21, 2018


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"One minute you're on top, and then you're gone in the blink of a Scaramucci" – You betcha Tina Fey brought Sarah Palin back on SNL's season finale.


The Russia investigation

The Story

In recent days, President Trump has accused the FBI of spying on his presidential campaign "for political purposes." Now, he wants the Justice Dept to open an investigation. To be clear, no one was embedded inside the campaign. But there have been reports that an FBI informant talked to campaign advisers before the election, while the FBI was looking into potential campaign ties to Russia. The Justice Dept responded by asking its watchdog to expand its current review on the FBI's surveillance on one of these advisers.


The president isn't supposed to influence the Justice Dept – especially when it comes to political investigations. So this could be seen as Trump trying to overstep his powers.

Donald Trump Jr

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Before the 2016 election, Donald Trump Jr reportedly met with reps from countries in the Middle East at Trump Tower. They allegedly wanted to help the Trump campaign win the election. One of them was apparently a social media expert who had a plan to use thousands of fake accounts to promote then-candidate Trump. Sound familiar?


There's a lot we don't know about what happened here. But we do know that it's illegal for foreign governments or people to get involved in US elections. If true, this would also mean that Russia wasn't the only country aiming to get the Trump team into the White House.

Trade talks

The Story

The Trump administration is putting those billions of dollars of tariffs against China "on hold" while the countries have a little chat to come up with a new trade deal.


On the campaign trail, President Trump pledged to help American workers. He did this by threatening China with heavy tariffs. And broke with norms by almost starting a trade war with the country. But, China's now at the negotiating table. So it's TBD how his strategy will work out.


What people are talking about…

Texas. Last week at Santa Fe High School, a 17-year-old student shot and killed eight students and two teachers, and injured at least 10 others. It was the worst school shooting since the one in Parkland, FL just months ago. Police are investigating what motivated the attack. The suspect is in custody and has been charged with capital murder. And now, the gun debate. Texas's lieutenant governor said abortion and violent video games "have devalued life," and that the problem isn't guns. He also said it's time to look at how schools are designed, and that if this school had just one entry point, the shooter may have been stopped. Critics say gun policy, not doors, is the problem.

What to say when you can't stop refreshing royal wedding photos on Insta...

The Meghan Markle glow up is strong. She and Prince Harry got married over the weekend in front of tens of millions of their closest friends. It was a multicultural ceremony that brought the royal family several steps forward. You had an African American bishop deliver a sermon that referenced MLK, civil rights, and social justice. You had a black gospel choir singing a song connected to the civil rights movement. You had her veil, which carried symbols from the 53 countries of the Commonwealth, including African nations that were once colonized by the British. It's the start of a new era for the royal family.

What to say when you hear there's a Triple Crown contender...

Woaaaah. Last week, the FDA gave the thumbs up to the first medicine designed to prevent migraines. The drug is a monthly injection that targets a key protein involved in migraine attacks. Now, experts think that this will change treatment for people who suffer the worst kinds of migraines...even though it could come with a hefty price tag.

What people are watching…

Hawaii. The Kilauea volcano on the Big Island has been erupting for weeks. Now, lava has reached the Pacific Ocean. Big problem, because when hot lava hits the ocean, it creates something called laze. As in "lava" and "haze" – the celebrity anagram you really didn't need. This deadly combo can irritate the skin and eyes and even cause lung damage. In case you needed another reason to avoid molten lava.


Sprig of myrtle

A wedding bouquet with the royal treatment. Since the 1800s, every royal bride's carried one down the aisle – and they're all from an OG shrub started by Queen Victoria. So Meghan had a sprig in her step over the weekend.

PS: If you're getting ready to walk down the aisle too, we have your secret weapon. It's not a sprig of myrtle, but it is a registry with allll the good gifts and a checklist to make sure you don't forget anything. Plus Skimm'rs get something extra. Get started here.


For when your coworker looks extra glowy...

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