Eight years ago, Hillary Clinton lamented putting only cracks
in the glass ceiling. After last night, she's poised to smash through it
. Clinton will be the nation's first female major party presidential nominee, and her supporters
soaked up all of that history-making vibe during a euphoric victory rally. She won the night's biggest prizes -- New Jersey
and California -- and has already pivoted to the general. But Bernie Sanders
is fighting on right into the convention, delegate math be damned.
After taking an all-day pounding
for his attack on a judge's Mexican heritage, Donald Trump hauled a couple of Teleprompters on stage and gave a measured (for The Donald, at least) speech which laid out his campaign platform
. Trump even made a play for Bernie supporters, saying he welcomed them with "open arms." He didn't apologize for his attacks on Judge Gonzalo Curiel -- comments that House Speaker Paul Ryan called racist
and forced a GOP senator to publicly say, you want me to get behind this
3. Euro 2016
ISIS and other members of Terror Inc. have all but promised attacks. The U.S. and the U.K. have issued travel advisories. But France says it's ready for the Euro 2016 soccer championship
-- 51 games, 10 venues and millions of fans. It's deployed nearly 100,000 security forces and put up a no-fly zone over stadiums. That's impressive. But at last month's French Cup final, some fans still smuggled in and set off firecrackers and smoke bombs. That's troubling.
The "separate but equal" thing is alive and well in U.S. schools, according to a new Education Dept. report
. It surveyed 50 million students and found black and Latino students still lag in opportunities. Black students are more likely to be suspended. Schools with more students of color offer fewer advanced courses. They often have more security officers than counselors. And minorities are often stuck being taught by less qualified teachers.
5. Minimum wage
Seattle. San Francisco. New York. Add Washington D.C. to the list of cities and states with a $15 per hour minimum wage
. D.C. lawmakers OK'd a plan to raise the wage to $15 by 2020. It still has to go through a final vote, but council members say it'll pass. It's another victory in the nationwide push to raise. Now, Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Jersey are weighing similar measures.
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Quote of the day:
"Take your border wall and shove it up your ..."
Rep. Filemon Vela, a Texas Dem, saying how he really feels about Donald Trump.
Did you know Nigeria had a space program
? We didn't either. It's shooting for the moon though, with plans to put a man up there by 2030.
Breezed through airport security over Memorial Day weekend? Lots of folk did: TSA says wait times were less than 15 minutes
. Now about those lost bags...
Broadway at the zoo
Just what we need: more "Hamilton" hype. This time it comes in the form of a baby camel at Chicago's Lincoln Zoo named "Alexander Camelton."
Man, we knew Roger Goodell's not that popular inside or outside the NFL, but fake killing him off
on Twitter? That's just mean.
A monkey took out Kenya's entire power grid
yesterday, but a lot of folks didn't notice: only about a quarter of Kenyans have access to electricity.