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  • Politics: New Tariffs: President Trump said he would begin imposing a 5 percent tariff on all imported goods from Mexico on June 10, and would increase the tax by 5 percent each month until it reached 25 percent -- unless Mexico stopped the flow of illegal immigration at the southern border. The escalation threatens to blow up the revised NAFTA deal and wreak havoc on American consumers and markets. Wash Post.

  • Politics: Mixed Messages: The president seemed to briefly acknowledge something that he has long denied, despite the consensus of the intelligence community: that Russia attempted to help him win the 2016 election. Trump tweeted that he had “nothing to do with Russia helping me get elected.” Later, he told reporters: “Russia did not help me get elected...I got me elected.” NY Times.

  • N. Korea Purge: North Korea reportedly executed its special envoy to the U.S. and four other officials as punishment for the collapse of the last nuclear summit between Kim Jong-un and President Trump. The South Korean paper Chosun Ilbo reported the purge, which has not been confirmed by the U.S. Reuters.

  • Heartbeat Bills: WarnerMedia, NBCUniversal, AMC and Disney have now all come out and said they will seriously reconsider filming in Georgia and elsewhere if the various new abortion bans are implemented. The floodgates opened after Netflix indicated it would pull production from Georgia in response to its “fetal heartbeat” bill. Variety.

  • Death Penalty: New Hampshire has abolished the death penalty, the 21st state in the U.S. and the last in New England to abandon capital punishment. It became official Thursday with a 16-8 vote in the state’s Senate, an override to the governor’s veto. The Granite State’s last execution happened in 1939. NPR.

  • R. Kelly Charges: R. Kelly is facing 11 new sex abuse and assault charges -- more serious than the charges the singer was already facing. The top charge, aggravated criminal sexual assault, means he could potentially face up to 30 years behind bars. Kelly remains out on bond following his February indictment, and will be in court June 6 on the new charges. Chicago Sun-Times.

  • Juul Stores: The e-cigarette giant Juul is considering plans to open its own brick-and-mortar stores. The first locations being explored are in Houston and Dallas -- two cities with high smoking rates. The stores would be open only to adults and attempt to capitalize on Juul’s dominance of the e-cig market, of which the brand accounts for three-quarters of all sales. Houston Chron.

  • Seven-Day Delivery: FedEx will expand package delivery to seven days a week beginning next January to account for the explosive growth of online shopping. The company will also take back millions of deliveries that it currently outsources to the Post Office, which it says will make truck routes more efficient. CBS News.

  • NBA Finals: The Raptors took Game 1 of the Finals against the Warriors in a historic win on the back of a strong performance by Pascal Siakam, the Raptors forward who scored 32 points. ESPN.

  • Gaga’s Vault: If you’ve ever wanted to see Lady Gaga’s famous meat dress up close and personal, you’re in luck. The Park MGM in Las Vegas debuted a permanent rotating exhibition of Gaga’s most iconic looks from more than 10 years in the public eye, including the meat dress (which has now been turned into jerky in order to preserve it) and the Versace bodysuit she wore during her Super Bowl performance. See pics.

  • ’Old Town Road’ Surprise: Rapper Lil Nas X gave some elementary school kids the performance -- and surprise -- of a lifetime, appearing at their school to sing his hit song “Old Town Road.” The adorable sing-along was captured on camera and immediately went viral. Watch.

  • Spelling Bee Octo-Champs: The Scripps National Spelling Bee ended in an eight-way tie after six boys and two girls made it through 20 rounds, and officials said they were running out of words that could challenge them. It’s a first for the competition. All eight spellers will get the full $50,000 prize. CBS News.

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