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Skimm This: Mueller Speaks, Abortion in Missouri, and Graduation Trees

May 29, 2019

It’s May 29th. Today, we Skimm’d This:

  • Today, Special Counsel Robert Mueller spoke publicly for the first time since he was appointed to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 election. He only spoke for 10 minutes, but he left a lot to unpack. We’ll help sort it out.

  • Planned Parenthood said the last remaining clinic in Missouri that provides abortions might have to stop performing them starting Friday. We’ll tell you how we got here.

  • There have been at least 76 tornado reports since Monday and massive flooding near the Mississippi and Arkansas rivers this spring. And farmers are feeling the stress. One group is trying to help them cope. We’ll tell you how.

  • And finally: lawmakers in the Philippines want students to dig deep.

theSkimm: Special Counsel Robert Mueller turned off his “do not disturb” mode today to give a brief statement. The message: his Russia investigation is officially over and he’s clocking out. He said some words about whether President Trump committed a crime. And went back on silent. We’ll explain. Meanwhile, the last clinic that provides abortions in Missouri might have to stop doing so on Friday. This would make Missouri the first state since 1974 without access to abortion services. We’ll break this down for you. Also on today’s episode: a group that is trying to help farmers deal with stress, and grads with very green thumbs in the Philippines.

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