Your daily look at late breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. CHINA’S ECONOMY CZAR HEADING TO WASHINGTON
President Xi Jinping sends his top economic adviser despite worries Beijing might cancel after Trump threatened to escalate a tariff war over China’s technology ambitions.
2. US-IRAN TENSIONS RISE
Iran’s president is weighing next steps following a sudden White House announcement that a U.S. aircraft carrier and a bomber wing would be deployed in the Persian Gulf.
3. MYANMAR FREES REUTERS REPORTERS
The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists were imprisoned for violating the country’s secrecy law for their reporting on security forces’ abuses of Rohingya Muslims.
4. POPE MAKING HISTORIC VISIT
Francis arrives in North Macedonia for the first-ever papal visit to the Balkan nation, encouraging the recently renamed country to integrate with European institutions.
5. WHAT’S ON THE BALLOT IN DENVER
Voters in Colorado’s capital could make it the first U.S. city to decriminalize psilocybin — the psychoactive substance in “magic mushrooms.”
6. YOUNG TERROR SUSPECTS FIND LOOPHOLE
The Supreme Court ruling in a case unrelated to terrorism could allow minors who support militant organizations to escape federal charges, AP learns.
7. WHO IS BEING TARGETED FOR UNWANTED NUPTIALS
Poor Pakistani Christian girls and women are being lured into marriages with Chinese men and end up trapped in China, unable to return home, AP finds.
8. GEORGIA SIGNING STRICT ABORTION BAN
The legislation would ban abortions at around six weeks of pregnancy, before many women know they’re pregnant.
9. WHERE’S THE BEEF
A new era of meat alternatives is here, but patties from Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods can be nutritionally similar to beef.
10. WHERE FEATHERS, BLING AND IDEAS ABOUT ‘CAMP’ REIGNED
Inside the Met Gala, high-wattage guests sipped on cocktails, ate canapes and tried to “out-camp” each other in wild outfits.
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