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Police said the gunman who killed a doctor and three others at a Tulsa, Oklahoma, medical office was targeting a surgeon who recently operated on him. Tulsa Police Chief Wendell Franklin said Michael Louis called the clinic repeatedly before the massacre, complaining of pain that followed recent back surgery performed by shooting victim Dr. Preston Phillips. The gunman allegedly carried a letter that “made it clear that he came in with the intent to kill Dr. Phillips and anyone who got in his way.” Police said the suspect likely legally purchased an AR-style semi-automatic rifle hours before the shooting took place. Meanwhile, last night in Ames, Iowa, a gunman shot and killed two females outside of a church. Details are still emerging; officials will hold a press conference this morning. CNN


Today is National Gun Violence Awareness Day, and last night in a nationally televised address, President Joe Biden beseeched Congress to pass legislation to combat the nation’s plague of gun violence. “How much more carnage are we willing to accept?” he asked after recent deadly shootings in Buffalo, Texas and Tulsa. Biden acknowledged the difficulty of passing stricter gun laws in Congress but again called on it to restore a ban on the sale of assault weapons and high-capacity magazines — or at least to compromise by keeping firearms away from those with mental health issues or raising the age limit to purchase assault weapons from 18 to 21. “This time we have to take the time to do something,” he said. States are already moving to take action. The New York legislature voted to raise the age limit to 21 for anyone trying to buy or possess a semi-automatic rifle, like the one used in the Buffalo supermarket attack three weeks ago. AP


As the war hits its 100-day mark, Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy reported that a fifth of Ukraine is now under Russian control. To continue punishing Russia for its invasion of Ukraine, the Biden administration announced more sanctions, which includes the seizure of yachts linked to Russia President Vladimir Putin. Europe also took economic steps against Russia, as the EU gave final approvals to a complete embargo on crude oil imports by the end of 2022 and cutting its biggest bank, Sberbank, from the international transaction system. And fighting continues to rage on the streets in the key battleground city of Severodonetsk. REUTERS


A weekend-long celebration of Queen Elizabeth II’s 70 years on the throne kicked off as parades and pageantry fill the streets and skies of Great Britain. Yesterday’s celebrations included the Trooping the Colour military parade, during which 70 military aircraft flew over London crowds as parade-goers watched the royal family waving from the balcony of Buckingham Palace. Last night, cities around Britain lit beacons to honor the queen, whose 70-year tenure is the longest a monarch has been on the throne. Today, the royal family will attend a thanksgiving church service at St. Paul’s Cathedral, though the 96-year-old queen won’t attend after pulling out over “some discomfort.” Prince Andrew will also be absent after testing positive for Covid. NBC NEWS
If someone says having “some discomfort” isn’t an excuse to cancel plans, tell them the Queen disagrees.


Ford Motor Co. is adding 6,200 manufacturing jobs and investing $3.7 billion into plants in Michigan, Ohio and Missouri. Ford said it will also convert 3,000 temporary workers to full time and give all hourly employees healthcare benefits on their first day of work. The billion-dollar investment will go toward building newer versions of familiar models like the Mustang and Ranger, while also expanding production of its electric F-150 Lightning. Amid general employer struggles to hire workers, Ford said it will also spend $1 billion over the next five years to improve its factory conditions with actions like upgrading lighting in parking lots and offering better food options in its cafeterias. THE VERGE

Too bad for any employees who quit over poor lighting in the parking lot.


Staying on the topic of jobs, ADP reported that companies added just 128,000 jobs last month, sharply missing the 300,000 gain that economists predicted. The report marked the worst month for job creation since April 2020, when pandemic lockdowns triggered millions of layoffs. Even so, the number of Americans collecting unemployment benefits is at a historic low, with the total falling to 1.3 million, the fewest claims since 1969. At the same time, job openings ticked lower, but not enough to ease the overall labor shortage. A government report says there are 11.4 million more jobs than unemployed people, meaning companies are still scrambling to fill positions heading into summer. The Bureau of Labor Statistics will release its May employment report this morning. CHEDDAR


For the first time ever, the White House will pay its interns. Participants in the 14-week program will be paid $750 a week, receiving one stipend at the beginning of the internship and another at the end. The internships will be funded through a bill President Joe Biden signed into law earlier this year, with the idea it will open the door for low-income students to participate, ultimately boosting diversity across the Biden administration. But what do interns do? According to the White House website, “Assignments can range on any given day from conducting research, managing incoming inquiries, attending meetings, writing memos, and staffing events.” NPR

The intern tasked with getting coffee will be blamed any time Biden gets called “Sleepy Joe.”


In a bid to bring down soaring oil prices, OPEC and allied producers are boosting their output to 650,000 barrels a day during July and August. The oil cartel has been hesitant to turn on the taps due to fears of triggering a glut, but Western sanctions on Russia, a major oil producer, have strained supply. The move shows a willingness from de facto OPEC leader Saudi Arabia to ramp up production to address global fuel shortages. In the U.S., crude oil prices are up 54% since the beginning of the year, leading to record high prices for drivers. AAA reported the national average reached another all-time high Thursday, hitting $4.71 per gallon. AXIOS


WEINSTEIN: In a unanimous decision, a panel of five New York judges upheld the conviction of Harvey Weinstein, after the former film producer’s lawyer argued that a justice who oversaw the trial committed several procedural missteps and issued rulings favoring the prosecution of Weinstein. The failed appeal means the former mogul will continue serving his 23-year sentence after being convicted on five charges of sexual assault and one charge of third-degree rape. VARIETY

AVENATTI: Attorney Michael Avenatti was sentenced to four years in prison for stealing from adult film actress Stormy Daniels, a client he represented in her legal battle with former President Donald Trump. In February, Avenatti was convicted on charges of wire fraud and identity theft for stealing nearly $300,000 from Daniels. He was already serving time after his conviction for attempting to extort Nike out of roughly $20 million. AP


LeBron James is officially a billionaire. Forbes estimated that the Los Angeles Lakers star has a net worth of $1 billion, making him the first active NBA player to reach that status. Though James has made around $385 million from his NBA salary during his playing career, most of his wealth comes from off-the-court ventures: a $90 million stake in a sports franchise ownership group, an $80 million real estate portfolio, a $30 million interest in pizza chain Blaze Pizza and $500 million in cash and other investments, among other endeavors. Last year, James earned $121 million — the second highest among athletes behind soccer superstar Lionel Messi, who pulled in $130 million. FORBES

LeBillionaire status.


Friday streaming recs are here from Cheddar Digital. Avoid the June swoon and settle in with some hot summer items including movies celebrating Pride Month, the steamy Mississippi Delta, a fiery Ambulance chase, the sultry South of France, the sizzling Sopranos prequel and sunny Central Park. CHEDDAR


One thing we love: Long weekends making for shorter weeks. Friday already?
One thing we hate: Having TikTok sounds constantly bounce around our brains.
One thing we ate: Chipotle for the millionth time. The burrito grind never stops.
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