Former rivals, PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan and Saudi's Yasir Al-Rumayyan,
announced a surprise merger of their golf organizations after covert talks, despite past disputes.
Christie launched his presidential campaign with direct attacks on Trump,
breaking away from other GOP hopefuls' approach, openly critiquing Trump's record and scandals, and emphasizing his differing stance.
The collapse of Ukraine's critical Kakhovka dam, now under Russian
control, has triggered extensive flooding, endangering up to 100 settlements and causing thousands of evacuations.
Former White House chief of staff, Mark Meadows, has testified in a
federal grand jury probe into President Trump's post-election actions and handling of classified documents.
3 people were arrested during protests over LGBTQ+ education at a
school board meeting, with conflict between pro- and anti-LGBTQ+ demonstrators ending with the board approving June as Pride Month.
Arnold Schwarzenegger, actor, and former California governor,
expressed his belief in an interview that there is no afterlife, calling the idea that people will see each other again after death only a "fantasy."
Billy Reilly worked part-time as a confidential source for the Detroit
office of the FBI. For years, he penetrated radical internet groups online, using false identities. Then he disappeared.
Due to ongoing wildfires in Canada, high-risk air quality warnings
have been issued for millions across North America, affecting major cities, with conditions deemed "very unhealthy for everyone".
A near-collision between a Chinese destroyer and the US Navy's
Chung-Hoon could have resulted in numerous fatalities and even initiated a war, demonstrating China's increasing recklessness at sea.
Yellowstone National Park officials are cautioning visitors to avoid
interfering with wildlife following incidents where an elk calf was displaced from its herd and a bison calf died due to human intervention.
New York City has installed its first free public health vending machine
in Brooklyn, offering naloxone, fentanyl test strips, hygiene kits, and safe sex kits to combat overdose deaths and promote safety.
Since the end of Title 42 on May 11, unlawful entries along the
southern border have decreased by 70%, averaging around 3,700 unscheduled encounters per day, according to the DHS.
To counter declining interest in the sport, Major League Baseball is
introducing new rules, including a pitch clock and infield shift restrictions, debuted at a game featuring star Juan Soto.
The class of 2023 has graduated, with high-profile figures including
President Biden and Oprah Winfrey delivering commencements emphasizing truth, resilience, service, and hope at various universities.
37-year-old Vivek Ramaswamy identifies himself as an unapologetic
nationalist, differentiating himself from his peers and embracing an optimistic view of his "American nationalist" label.
Nikki Haley showed she doesn't care enough about high rates of
suicide among teenage girls to take the matter seriously, and she’s willing to stigmatize transgender youth who face even higher suicide rates.
Prince Harry, the first royal to testify in over a century, faced criticism
at a London phone hacking trial for speculative comments, where he also suggested his father, the King, might have been a hacking victim.
Astrud Gilberto, the renowned Brazilian singer who popularized the
bossa nova genre with her hit "The Girl From Ipanema," and known for her cool, detached singing style, has passed away at the age of 83.
Sarah Meyer, the chief experience officer at the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit
Authority, apologized for posting a photo of a male commuter's crotch in an attempt to criticize "manspreading."
Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, and Kristin Davis commemorated the 25th anniversary of "Sex and the City," a hit HBO show introducing the world to women navigating the New York City dating scene.
Trump and the Desensitization of American Politics
By Peter DeThier
on his past belief that American voters wouldn't tolerate political transgressions, German media correspondent, Peter DeThier now acknowledges a shift in norms, with behaviors once seen as disqualifying being accepted and even celebrated.
Tucker Carlson, in the debut episode of his Twitter show, alleged without evidence that Ukraine
could be behind a dam explosion in Russian-occupied territory causing flooding, while expressing his desire for Twitter to promote free speech.
Martha Stewart has criticized hybrid work culture, stating that people cannot get everything done by
going into the office three days a week and working remotely for two. She fears that if remote or hybrid work continues, America will suffer and criticized European counterparts.