The Atlantic Daily: Put an End to It

What We’re Following Executive Anger: President Trump has threatened to order the Department of Justice to investigate the Obama White House, after reports that an informant fed intelligence to the FBI about possible Russian interference in the 2016 election led the president to claim his campaign had been the target of political spying. It’s not the first time Trump has made this type of claim, or this type of threat—and as Adam Serwer writes, the president’s many scandals are connected by a common thread. Aftermath, Again: In the wake of the mass shooting that left 10 dead and 13 wounded at a high school in Santa Fe, Texas, on Friday,… Read More

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NFL: Lions’ Matt Patricia’s past not subject to personal conduct policy

DETROIT — The NFL has determined sexual assault allegations against Detroit Lions coach Matt Patricia from 1996 are not subject to its personal conduct policy. “The allegations occurred well before his affiliation with the NFL,” the league said Monday after completing its review of the Lions’ interviewing process. Patricia has said he was falsely accused of allegations that resurfaced in a Detroit News report . The accuser did not testify and the case was dismissed. He and a friend were indicted 22 years ago by a Texas grand jury on one count each of aggravated sexual assault. They were accused of assaulting a woman on South Padre Island. “I was… Read More

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Takeaways: MLS season slipping away from Montreal Impact

• Los Angeles Galaxy 1 (Kamara 75′), Montreal Impact 0 GAME RECAP IN A SENTENCE Zlatan Ibrahimovic was sent off late in the first half, but the Galaxy managed to spoil the Impact’s 25th anniversary festivities with a win over a hapless Montreal side on a sunny afternoon at Stade Saputo. MAIN TALKING POINTS 1. Season slowly slipping away from Montreal Monday marked the 25th anniversary – to the exact date – of the first home game in Montreal Impact franchise history. What a shame that the Impact put in another dire and uninspiring effort before a sellout home crowd. Monday’s result marked the Impact’s third straight loss, and seventh… Read More

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Usman tops Maia at UFC Chile; Canadian Chad Laprise KO’d

Kamaru Usman picked up the biggest win of his career Saturday by earning a unanimous decision victory over Demian Maia in the main event of a UFC Fight Night event at Movistar Arena in Santiago, Chile. Usman has steadily risen up the welterweight rankings since winning The Ultimate Fighter 21 three years ago. The 31-year-old improved to 8-0 in the UFC with the win, his first over a top-10-ranked opponent. Meanwhile, Maia has now lost three consecutive bouts by unanimous decision. The mild-mannered Brazilian is 40 years old and it’s unclear how much longer his mixed martial arts will last. Usman was the No. 7-ranked contender at 170 pounds heading… Read More

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Kevin Durant weighs in on Charles Barkley insulting Draymond Green

Want Warriors news in your inbox? Sign up for the free DubsDaily newsletter. OAKLAND — Kevin Durant seemed pretty annoyed Sunday when Charles Barkley took a shot at Draymond Green after the Warriors’ 41-point win over the Houston Rockets in Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals. But at Monday’s practice, Durant played the role of the diplomat. “I was ready for just about anything when it comes to Charles,” Durant said. “I know everything he says is a joke. I know he’s on TV and that’s his job. You never take anything serious. But you still got to let him know that it’s not joke time all the time.… Read More

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Want to vote in the June 5 primary? Act fast: Voter registration closes at midnight

It’s not too late to join the 18,854,829 Californians registered to vote in next month’s primary election, but you have until midnight to do so. According to state officials who held a news conference Monday, the fastest way to do so is to visit the official voter-registration site at registertovote.ca.gov. If you’re already registered, you can go to voterstatus.sos.ca.gov to check your status. Just over 75 percent of eligible of Californians are registered, the highest percentage of eligible citizens before a gubernatorial primary in the past six decades. As of last week, Contra Costa County had about 598,633 registered voters, Paul Burgarino said Monday. “We’re probably going to eclipse 600,000… Read More

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