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  • Tanker Attacks: Two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman near the Iranian coastline were hit in suspected attacks -- one reportedly by a torpedo -- weeks after another incident in which four tankers were hit in the same region. Crews of both tankers were evacuated safely and the U.S. Navy Fifth Fleet said it was assisting. Oil prices are spiking on the reports, which come amid already high tensions between the U.S. and Iran. Reuters.

  • Contempt of Congress: The House Oversight Committee recommended to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt of Congress for their failure to comply with subpoenas. The Congressional subpoenas were for documents related to a census question on citizenship. The Justice Department has said it will ask the president to invoke executive privilege to keep those documents private. The contempt recommendation sets up a potential House vote, which would escalate the conflict between the president and Democrats in Congress. NY Times.

  • 9/11 Responder Fund: A day after Jon Stewart’s emotional testimony on Capitol Hill, the House Judiciary Committee unanimously passed a bill that would permanently fund the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund for first responders who were sickened working at the World Trade Center site. Next up is a full House vote. NBC News.

  • Ortiz Latest: Six men -- including the alleged gunman -- have been taken into custody in the shooting of former Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz, who was shot at a bar in the Dominican Republic. The coordinator of the shooting was allegedly offered approximately $7,800 to carry out a hit on Big Papi. The motive remains unknown. AP.

  • College Admissions Sentence: Former Stanford University sailing coach John Vandemoer has been sentenced to one day in prison (which will count as time served) plus probation -- the first sentence in the sweeping college admissions scandal. Vandemoer plead guilty to accepting more than $600,000 in bribes, though that money went to the school’s sailing program and not him directly. USA Today.

  • Political Odd Couple: Two of the most ideologically opposed members of Congress are once again finding some common ground. Sen. Ted Cruz offered on Twitter to team up with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to make birth control available over-the-counter. Cruz and AOC had previously agreed over Twitter to work on a bill that would ban lawmakers from becoming lobbyists after their time in Congress. Fox News.

  • Cereal Chemical: Twenty-one cereal and snack products were found to have traces of glyphosate, the active chemical found in the controversial weedkiller Roundup, according to the Environmental Working Group. The affected products included Cheerios and Nature Valley granola bars. The chemical is alleged to be cancer-causing. CBS News.

  • Google Pixel 4: Google has unveiled photos of its upcoming Pixel 4 phone via social media in an attempt to beat leakers at their own game. The new smartphone features a camera that looks like it holds multiple lenses, which would be a first for a Google phone. See it.

  • Sports: Stanley Cup: The St. Louis Blues topped the Boston Bruins in Game 7 to win their first Stanley Cup. The Blues started the year in last place in the NHL. ESPN.

  • Sports: Landmark Hire: The Cleveland Cavaliers hired Lindsay Gottlieb, the coach for the UC-Berkeley women’s team, as an assistant coach. Gottlieb is the first collegiate women’s head coach to join an NBA coaching staff. ESPN.

  • Mira’s Admission: Mira Sorvino says she is a survivor of date rape. The actress made the admission at New York’s state capital where she argued that the current statute of limitations on rape is too short. It was part of a push to strengthen the state’s sexual harassment and rape laws. Daily News.

  • Spotted: Tom Hanks and Woody (the character he voices) at the Toy Story 4 premiere in Los Angeles. See pic.

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