10 Things to Know for Today

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Posted: May 21, 2018 6:42 AM
10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

1. TRUMP 'DEMANDS' DOJ INVESTIGATE FBI

In response, the Justice Department asks its inspector general to expand an existing investigation into the Russia probe by examining whether there was any improper politically motivated surveillance.

2. MADURO WINS VENEZUELA ELECTION; RIVALS CALL FOR RE-RUN

The embattled socialist incumbent wins the presidential election by a landslide in a disputed vote marred by irregularities and mass absenteeism.

3. TEXAS MOTHER FINDS WORST FEAR ON DOORSTEP

Christina Delgado had been inspired by survivors of the school shooting in Florida, then the very sort of extreme gun violence she was marching against arrived in her town of Santa Fe.

4. EXPECT GOOD IMAGERY, NOT MUCH ELSE

Spectacle may trump substance when foreign journalists journey deep into the mountains of North Korea to observe the official closing ceremony of its nuclear test site.

5. LAVA FROM KILAUEA VOLCANO ENTERS OCEAN

White plumes of acid and extremely fine shards of glass are billowing into the sky over Hawaii as molten rock from the volcano pours down a hillside and into the ocean.

6. BLACK WOMEN LOOK TO FLEX POWER IN GEORGIA PRIMARY

A Democratic win Tuesday for black gubernatorial candidates Stacey Abrams or Stacey Evans means the Republican-controlled state could elect its first woman governor in November.

7. DRUGS LAND MORE WOMEN BEHIND BARS

The opioid crisis is putting more women behind bars across the U.S. — in rural areas in particular — tearing apart families and squeezing communities that lack treatment programs and permanent solutions.

8. DESPITE FATWA, TRANSGENDER PEOPLE IN IRAN FACE HARASSMENT

The Islamic Republic remains deeply conservative about sex and discrimination in the workplace forces some transgender people into prostitution and others to take their own lives.

9. SCHOOL VICTIMS HONORED AT BILLBOARD AWARDS

A tearful and emotional Kelly Clarkson opens the show in honor of the 10 people slain at a Texas high school, urging the audience and the world to do more to prevent deadly shootings from happening.

10. WHAT HASN'T HAPPENED IN A HALF CENTURY

The Vegas Golden Knights are the third franchise in NHL history to clinch a berth in the Stanley Cup Final in its inaugural season, and the first since the St. Louis Blues in 1968.