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LOCAL

Police in St. Louis are asking for the public's help identifying five suspects wanted for assaulting a deaf person.

Police said the 33-year-old man was assaulted at the intersection of Euclid and Lindell, in the Central West End (CWE), on May 5 at 9:30 p.m.

Jury selection is set to begin in Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens' felony invasion of privacy trial.  Jury selection is expected to start this morning and last at least two days. Testimony is scheduled to begin Monday.


NATIONAL

*It's been 20 years since the Monica Lewinsky scandal, but there's still an uneasiness about the former White House intern being anywhere near President Bill Clinton.

Lewinsky, who has become an anti-bullying activist, was scheduled to attend Town & Country magazine's annual Philanthropy Summit but claims she was uninvited when President Clinton joined the lineup. Clinton was added to introduce Emma Gonzalez, the Parkland, Florida school shooting survivor who's become a leading gun control activist.

Lewinsky called out the magazine in a tweet writing, "Dear world: please don’t invite me to an event (esp one about social change) and –then after I’ve accepted– uninvite me because Bill Clinton then decided to attend/was invited. It’s 2018." She added, "P.S. …and definitely, please don’t try to ameliorate the situation by insulting me with an offer of an article in your mag." Town & Country has not commented. 

Source: NY Post


*UPDATE (3:12 a.m. ET): In the middle of the night at Joint Base Andrews, President Donald Trump greeted the trio of Americans that had been taken hostage by North Korea. Kim Dong-chul, Tony Kimand Kim Hak-song flew on a separate flight from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who negotiated their release. Though the three men appeared to be in good health, their plane was medically equipped in case of an emergency. (New York Times)


The Treasury Department Is Now In The Stormy Daniels Mix - 

The Treasury Department is investigating whether bank information of President Trump's personal attorney was leaked.

The "Washington Post" reports Treasury's inspector general is investigating after lawyer Michael Cohen's banking information was made public earlier this week. The attorney for porn star Stormy Danielsreleased detailed transactions of a shell company Cohen set up to pay Daniels 130-thousand dollars to stay quiet about an alleged affair with Trump.

Michael Avenatti has said Cohen might have been reimbursed for that payment with money from a company linked to a Russian billionaire with ties to the Kremlin. It turns out some of the information he released was for another Michael Cohen.

An official from drug maker Novartis, which also was named by the attorney, claims Cohen promised access to the White House. Reports that Cohen contacted the company with the offer after the Trump administration was in place. Novartis then signed a one-point-two-million-dollar contract with Cohen. Avenatti revealed the Novartis payment, along with several others, including payments from AT&T to Cohen. 

Source: Daily Beast


Administrator In University Of Florida Graduation Manhandling Is On Leave - 

A University of Florida administrator seen on a viral video physically moving dancing graduates off stage is on paid administrative leave.

UF officials originally said they wanted to move the program along more quickly, but after nearly two dozen students were grabbed and forced to move along, President Kent Fuchs apologized and said the faculty member was "inappropriately aggressive."

Some complained about racial overtones, because the students who were pushed and pulled off stage were primarily African American. The school is investigating the marshal’s actions and its commencement policy.

Source: New York Post


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