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  • Iran Tensions: Iraq Embassy Evacuation: The State Department has ordered “non-emergency government employees” to leave Iraq. The statement from the U.S. embassy in Baghdad says those impacted by the order should “ soon as possible.” The evacuation comes amid tension with Iran and a purported threat from the country that’s resulted in American ships and bombers sent to the Persian Gulf. NY Times.

  • Iran Tensions: War of Words: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is attempting to cool down escalating rhetoric between the U.S. and Iran, saying “we fundamentally do not see a war with Iran.” Pompeo made the comment while on a visit to Russia, following a report in the New York Times that the Pentagon had drawn up a plan to send 120,000 troops to the Middle East if Iran were to strike U.S. forces or “accelerate work on nuclear weapons.” President Trump said he had no plans for a military build-up, but added: “Would I do that? Absolutely.” USA Today.

  • Alabama Abortion: Alabama lawmakers have passed a near-total ban on abortion in the state that makes no exceptions for rape or incest and criminalizes the procedure for doctors. If the Republican governor signs the legislation, Alabama will have the most restrictive abortion ban in the country. Gov. Kay Ivey hasn’t publicly said whether she’ll sign the bill. The state senate vote was met with dozens of protestors outside the Statehouse -- some dressed as characters from The Handmaid’s Tale. AP News.

  • Donald Trump Jr.: Donald Trump Jr. has agreed to testify before the Republican-led Senate Intelligence Committee in a “limited” private interview after twice backing out. The closed-door session will reportedly take place in mid-June, and will be under oath. NBC News.

  • Facial Recognition Ban: San Francisco has become the first U.S. city to ban the use of facial recognition technology by police or other city agencies. The ban won’t include the use of the technology by federal agencies like the TSA, business owners, private citizens or companies like Apple that use it in the iPhone. Wired.

  • Streaming Wars: Disney will assume full control of Hulu, meaning many Comcast-owned NBC shows like The Office are likely to disappear from the platform by 2024, when Comcast has the option to sell its stake. The announcement comes as AT&T-owned WarnerMedia confirms it will pull its popular content like Friends and ER from rival services when it launches its own streaming platform later this year. Bottom line for cord-cutters: you’ll soon need to spend more and work harder to find all your favorite shows. The Verge.

  • Delivery Wars: Amazon shot back after Walmart said it would soon offer free next-day shipping on orders over $35. Amazon, which is currently spending $800 million to get its Prime delivery from two days to one, tweeted that “while others are trying to up their fast shipping game,” Amazon customers in 44 metro areas already “have access to millions of items with free SAME DAY delivery.” Business Insider.

  • NBA Draft: The Duke freshman phenom Zion Williamson will, in all likelihood, play for the New Orleans Pelicans. The Pelicans secured the first pick in the most-anticipated NBA Draft since Lebron James was chosen by the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2003. The Grizzlies took the second pick, and the always-beleaguered Knicks secured the third. This is what it looked like in the Pelicans’ ticket office when they found out they’d get the #1 pick: Watch.

  • Spotted: Singer Adam Levine sporting a mohawk. See pic.

  • Obit: Tim Conway: Comedian Tim Conway, star of The Carol Burnett Show, has died after a long illness. Conway was 85. In the later part of his career, Conway appeared on Coach and 30 Rock and voiced the character of Barnacle Boy on Spongebob Squarepants. Entertainment Weekly.

  • All in the Family: Prince William and Kate Middleton have met baby Archie, a little more than a week after his birth. Prince Charles still hasn’t met his new grandson; he’s expected to visit the baby tomorrow. People.

  • Game of Star Wars: The next Star Wars installment will be helmed by Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. The film will be the first in the next trilogy and is set for release at Christmas 2022. Daily Beast.

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