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May 1, 2018: What to Know


  • The New York Times says it has obtained a list of at least four dozen questions that special counsel Robert Mueller has for President Trump regarding Russia's interference in the 2016 election. The questions were reportedly read by the special counsel's investigators to the President's lawyers. The list was then leaked to the Times, a disclosure that Trump tweeted this morning was "disgraceful."
  • The Ada County Coroner has been called in to identify the body of a man, discovered Monday afternoon in the Boise River. Boise Police said a passerby spotted what appeared to be a body in the water near Memorial Park. Police recovered the body and began their investigation. The coroner attempts to confirm the man's identity and a cause of death. Police don't suspect foul play.

  • National Public Radio is reporting on a new study from Cigna that reveals loneliness is an epidemic in America, with young people bearing the heaviest burden. Cigna surveyed 20,000 people across the U.S. and more than half of the respondents said they always or sometimes feel that no one knows them well. Forty percent said their relationships aren't meaningful and that they are isolated from others.

  • Actress Ashley Judd is suing former movie mogul Harvey Weinstein for hurting her acting career after she rejected his sexual advances. The Hollywood Reporter says that Judd might have a compelling witness if the case goes to trial. Oscar-winning director Peter Jackson said that Weinstein warned him 20 years ago that Judd was a "nightmare" to work with, causing Jackson to drop Judd from consideration for his Lord of the Rings movies.

  • The Tony Award nominations were unveiled this morning, honoring the best of Broadway. Two musicals, Mean Girls and SpongeBob SquarePants, led the pack with 12 nominations each. Playbill reports that among the high-wattage stars who scored Tony nods were Denzel Washington, Andrew Garfield, Tina Fey and Amy Schumer. The Tonys will be handed out Sunday, June 10.
  • Bob Dylan has launched a new line of whiskey dubbed Heaven's Door Spirits. The Guardian reports that Dylan has partnered with entrepreneur Marc Bushala to produce the Tennessee whiskey at a distillery located in an old church. The first tastes—a bourbon, a double-barrel whiskey and a straight rye—are expected to launch this month.