1. Breaking: Gunman Opens Fire on Bus Full of Egyptian Christians
Early Friday morning, multiple news outlets reported that a gunman opened fire on a bus in Egypt transporting dozens on Coptic Christians. At least 26 were confirmed dead after the attack, with at least 25 wounded, marking the latest tragedy in a country plagued by Islamic extremism and the widespread persecution of religious minorities.
— Nermien Riad (@NermienRiad) May 26, 2017
On Thursday, President Donald Trump delivered a speech at NATO Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium.
“The NATO of the future must include a great focus on terrorism and immigration. As well as threats from Russia,” Pres. Trump says pic.twitter.com/xuS3M6n8ZC
— CBS News (@CBSNews) May 25, 2017
In addition to addressing the ongoing threat of international terrorism, Trump claimed that the United States has paid more than its fair share for international defense. The president criticized other countries for not contributing enough to offset NATO’s military costs.
— Fox News (@FoxNews) May 25, 2017
3. Appeals Court Strikes Down Trump Travel Executive Order
A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that President Trump’s executive order temporarily banning travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries contradicts the First Amendment.
— ABC News (@ABC) May 26, 2017
Following Thursday’s ruling, Attorney General Jeff Sessions stated that the Justice Department appeal to the Supreme Court for a final review.
4. NBA Finals: Third Time’s a Charm
The Cleveland Cavaliers secured their spot in the NBA Finals Thursday night. LeBron James scored 35 points against the Boston Celtics, surpassing Michael Jordan as the NBA’s top playoffs scorer of all time.
— Newsweek (@Newsweek) May 26, 2017
The Cavs will go on to play the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals. If this feels like déjà vu, you’re not crazy. This season will mark the teams’ third time facing off in the league’s final championship.
5. New Report Reveals Safest Cars on the Road
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has released a new report identifying 11 different vehicles in which no one died over a four-year span, CNN Money reported. The 2017 report marks the highest number of cars and SUV models without a single death ever recorded by the survey. See if your car made the list HERE.
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