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Here’s what you need to know to Get Up to Speed and On with Your Day. (You can also get “5 Things You Need to Know Today” delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here.)1. White HouseThe White House is cranking up pressure as talks drag on with Republicans over President Biden’s ambitious yet divisive infrastructure plans. The administration had hoped for a deal on the proposal, originally tagged at $2.2 trillion, by Memorial Day. However, there’s still a $700 billion gap between Biden’s original proposal and the GOP’s counterproposals. There are fears among the President’s allies that this ongoing inertia could lead to a “summer slump” that often happens in the first year of a presidency, when unanticipated challenges at home and abroad slow down the early months of a president’s legislative momentum. Buttigieg: 'Pretty close to a fish-or-cut-bait moment' on infrastructureButtigieg: 'Pretty close to a fish-or-cut-bait moment' on infrastructureSOTU Buttigieg Full_00012118JUST WATCHEDButtigieg: ‘Pretty close to a fish-or-cut-bait moment’ on infrastructureReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH

Buttigieg: ‘Pretty close to a fish-or-cut-bait moment’ on infrastructure 08:34Read More 2. CoronavirusHalf the US population is now at least partially vaccinated, which means health experts are less concerned about the crowds that gathered at beaches, bars and other venues over the holiday weekend. Still, they warn that those who aren’t vaccinated remain at great risk of serious illness from Covid-19. The next goal? Biden wants to get 70% of the population at least partially vaccinated by July 4. Meanwhile, the World Health Organization has assigned new labels to key coronavirus variants so the public can refer to them by letters of the Greek alphabet instead of where the variant was first detected. For instance, the UK variant that made its way around the US is now variant Alpha, and the one responsible for India’s most recent deadly surge is Delta.WHO chief: Monumental error to think Covid-19 danger has passedWHO chief: Monumental error to think Covid-19 danger has passedWHO chief: Monumental error to think Covid-19 danger has passedJUST WATCHEDWHO chief: Monumental error to think Covid-19 danger has passedReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH

WHO chief: Monumental error to think Covid-19 danger has passed 02:113. Voting lawsTexas has become the next battleground in the voting rights fight after state Democrats successfully derailed a restrictive voting bill. Legislators walked off the state House floor late Sunday night, leaving majority Republicans without the quorum they needed to approve the bill before a midnight deadline. The bill would make mail-in voting more difficult, ban early voting on Sunday mornings and prohibit local elections officials from sending out absentee ballot applications to anyone who has not requested one. The measure may be dead for now, but Gov. Greg Abbott made it clear the issue will be top of mind during the next legislative session. States like Georgia and Florida have already passed similarly restrictive voting measures based on falsehoods promoted by former President Trump that the outcome of the 2020 election was somehow fraudulent. Texas Democrat explains decision to leave House floorTexas Democrat explains decision to leave House floorTexas Democrat explains decision to leave House floorJUST WATCHEDTexas Democrat explains decision to leave House floorReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH

Texas Democrat explains decision to leave House floor 03:164. IsraelBenjamin Netanyahu’s 12-year tenure as Israeli Prime Minister could be coming to an end after two political rivals announced they are working toward forming a new government in the Knesset, the country’s parliament. Naftali Bennett, leader of the small right-wing party Yamina, said he is working toward a coalition deal with centrist party leader Yair Lapid to avoid a fifth round of elections, the prior of which have failed to produce a new government. If successful, Netanyahu — who faces an ongoing trial on bribery and fraud charges — will be ousted as Israel’s longest-serving PM. Lapid now needs to reach and sign formal coalition agreements with the eight parties involved. Parliament then has a week to vote on the coalition arrangements before the new government — and a new Israeli prime minister — could be sworn in.Netanyahu blasts rival as he faces possible end to his political careerNetanyahu blasts rival as he faces possible end to his political careerNetanyahu blasts rival as he faces possible end to his political careerJUST WATCHEDNetanyahu blasts rival as he faces possible end to his political careerReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH

Netanyahu blasts rival as he faces possible end to his political career 01:55 5. WeatherToday marks the start of the Atlantic hurricane season, but the first named storm is already in the books. Subtropical Storm Ana formed in the Atlantic 10 days ago, marking the seventh year in a row when at least one named storm formed prior to the official start of the season. Hurricanes are getting deadlier and deadlier as oceans and the air around them heat up due to the climate crisis. Rising sea levels also raise the risk of destructive storm surges. As we gear up for another potentially dangerous season, Amazon and the Red Cross are partnering on a new disaster hub that will allow for a faster response to locations hit by hurricanes and other natural disasters. And coastal Catholics are calling on a more divine go-between: Our Lady of Prompt Succor, a version of the Virgin Mary known to protect from storms.How to prepare for a hurricaneHow to prepare for a hurricaneHow to prepare for a hurricaneJUST WATCHEDHow to prepare for a hurricaneReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH

How to prepare for a hurricane 00:57BREAKFAST BROWSEKrispy Kreme has given away over 1.5 million doughnuts to vaccinated peopleIt’s the 2021 version of getting a lollipop after a doctor’s visit. GOP governor defends $5 million lottery for vaccinated residentsGOP governor defends $5 million lottery for vaccinated residentsGOP governor defends $5 million lottery for vaccinated residentsJUST WATCHEDGOP governor defends $5 million lottery for vaccinated residentsReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH

GOP governor defends $5 million lottery for vaccinated residents 03:18Olivia Rodrigo’s album ‘Sour’ debuts at the top of the chartThe reigning queen of breakup songs to scream along to in your car is living large.This ‘wandering meatloaf’ mollusk has a rare mineral in its teethHow does it get the name “wandering meatloaf?” Well, just look at it! A swanky ‘Darth Vader House’ hits the market for $4.3 millionThe aesthetic is strong with this one. In Malaysia, Darth Vader is leading a shadow puppetry revivalIn Malaysia, Darth Vader is leading a shadow puppetry revivalIn Malaysia, Darth Vader is leading a shadow puppetry revivalJUST WATCHEDIn Malaysia, Darth Vader is leading a shadow puppetry revivalReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH

In Malaysia, Darth Vader is leading a shadow puppetry revival 03:21It only takes weeks for your body to fall out of shape when you stop exercisingThis is NOT what we needed to hear after a long weekend. HAPPENING LATERCommemorating TulsaBiden will visit Tulsa, Oklahoma, today to mark the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre, one of the worst acts of racial violence in US history, and to announce new steps to reduce the racial wealth gap.1921 Tulsa massacre survivor: We could smell houses burning1921 Tulsa massacre survivor: We could smell houses burning1921 Tulsa massacre survivor: We could smell houses burningJUST WATCHED1921 Tulsa massacre survivor: We could smell houses burningReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH

1921 Tulsa massacre survivor: We could smell houses burning 02:55TODAY’S NUMBER1979That’s the year China implemented its one-child policy to try to address overpopulation and alleviate poverty. Now, China’s government says it will allow couples to have three children after lagging population growth and a looming demographic crisis. Hear parents in China react to new 3-child policy Hear parents in China react to new 3-child policy China three child policy ICU McLean pkg intl hnk vpx_00011727JUST WATCHEDHear parents in China react to new 3-child policy ReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH

Hear parents in China react to new 3-child policy 01:50TODAY’S QUOTE”They are the product of the creativity of this people, who pass them from generation to generation; their wearers wear them with pride, as a deep expression of their culture.”Mexican Culture Minister Alejandra Frausto Guerrero, in a letter to clothing companies including Zara and Anthropologie, accusing them of cultural appropriation of indigenous Mexican designs. In the letter, Guerrero said he wants to protect the creators of these motifs because they are often overlooked and underappreciated.

La Secretaría de Cultura pide explicación a las marcas #Zara, #Anthropologie y #Patowl por apropiación cultural en diversos diseños textilesDetalles 👉 https://t.co/VH4wk4G137 pic.twitter.com/reD6vzecNh

— Secretaría de Cultura (@cultura_mx) May 29, 2021 TODAY’S WEATHERDangerous heatwave breakiing monthly recordsDangerous heatwave breakiing monthly recordsDangerous heatwave breakiing monthly recordsJUST WATCHEDDangerous heatwave breakiing monthly recordsReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH

Dangerous heatwave breakiing monthly records 02:28Check your local forecast here>>>AND FINALLYLook at ’em go!Let’s tackle this week like this capybara tackles an obstacle course. (Click here to view.)

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