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Skimm This: Israel’s Parliament, Women Suing the FBI, and Spelling

May 30, 2019

It’s May 30th. Today, we Skimm’d This:

  • Israel’s PM Benjamin Netanyahu failed to get a coalition majority in parliament -- so Israel’s parliament dissolved itself and called for new elections. This has never happened before in Israel. We’ll explain what it all means.  

  • Sixteen women filed a lawsuit against the FBI yesterday. The suit says they were discriminated against while they were training to become FBI agents. We’ll break this down for you.

  • New Zealand says it’s taking well-being seriously. So seriously that it’s the first country to design its entire budget around it. We’ll tell you how this works.

  • And finally: the Scripps National Spelling Bee final showdown is tonight. We’ll tell you who’s competing and what’s in store for the w-i-n-n-e-r.

theSkimm: Israel’s parliament has dissolved. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu couldn’t get enough support to form a government, and now the country has to vote all over again. This has never happened before in Israel’s history -- we’ll explain what might be coming next. Meanwhile, 16 women filed a lawsuit alleging that they were discriminated against at Quantico, the FBI’s training ground. Some say they faced a hostile work environment and sexual harassment, and they’re calling out some of the FBI’s top guys. We’ll tell you more. Also on today’s episode: New Zealand is budgeting for well-being, and the Scripps National Spelling Bee finals.

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