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Skimm This: US and Iran, Julian Assange, Doris Day

May 13, 2019

It’s May 13th. Today, we Skimm’d This:

  • Secretary of State Mike Pompeo crashed a meeting of EU foreign ministers in Brussels today. On his mind: Iran. We’ll explain why the US and EU are butting heads over how to deal with Iran.

  • Swedish authorities announced they’re reopening an investigation into an allegation of rape made against Julian Assange. We’ll tell you what you need to know.

  • It’s Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, and a new report says Asian Americans are killing it. We’ll explain how this group is topping $1 trillion in terms of buying power.

  • Doris Day, a legendary actress and singer from the 50’s and 60’s, died today at the age of 97 years old. We’ll tell you a little bit about her life on -- and off -- the big screen.

theSkimm: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo crashed a meeting of EU foreign ministers today ... and he had Iran on the brain. Tensions between the US and Iran have been heating up for weeks, and now Pompeo is asking US allies: ‘are you with me?’ Meanwhile, Sweden and the US are about to start a game tug-of-war over Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. Sweden just re-opened an investigation into a sexual assault allegation against him. And the US wants Assange on a conspiracy charge. Also on today’s episode: a new report says Asian American and Pacific Islanders are powerful influencers and a key financial force, and we remember the life of Hollywood actress and singer Doris Day.

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