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5 Things to Know Today

In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Associated Press created a new story called “5 Things To Know Today – That Aren’t About The Virus”. As part of tED magazine’s “New Normal” we are providing this story instead of the regular “10 Things” for the next few weeks.

5 things to know today – that aren’t about the virus

Wednesday, May 27.

1. ‘THIS IS THE RIGHT CALL’

Four officers were fired a day after George Floyd’s death, a stunning and swift move by the Minneapolis chief with the mayor’s full backing.

2. PROTESTERS MASS IN HONG KONG

Thousands of demonstrators are shouting pro-democracy slogans and insults at police before lawmakers debate a bill criminalizing abuse of the Chinese national anthem.

3. LETTER DOESN’T EXPLAIN WHY TRUMP FIRED WATCHDOGS

Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley made clear he was dissatisfied with the White House’s explanation for the recent upheaval of the inspector general community.

4. CALIFORNIA SUES ‘CRIMINAL MINDS’ MAKERS

The lawsuit against CBS, Disney and producers of the long-running series alleges that the show’s cinematographer engaged in rampant sexual misconduct against crew members for years.

5. WOMAN AT CENTER OF VIRAL VIDEO FIRED

The video of a verbal dispute between a white woman walking her dog off a leash and a black man bird watching in Central Park sparked accusations of racism.

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