Start your Monday smart: ‘Game of Thrones,’ Jayme Closs, Japan, Cannes Film Festival

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'Game of Thrones' is ending. This character may have overcome the most
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    • The PGA Championship crowns its king. Brooks Koepka is doing a better impression of Tiger Woods than Tiger Woods, who missed the cut after his celebrated Masters win. Watch at 2 p.m. ET on CBS.

    The NBA playoffs are still on. The Milwaukee Bucks take on the Toronto Raptors in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals. Tune in at 7 p.m. ET on TNT.

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    Jon Snow went from outsider to king. Is the Iron Throne next?
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    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is seen through the window of the door leading to the balcony of the Ecuadorian embassy in central London on February 5, 2016 from where he addressed the media.
During a press conference on February 5 Julian Assange, speaking via video-link, called for Britain and Sweden to "implement" a UN panel finding saying that he should be able to walk free from Ecuador's embassy, where he has lived in self-imposed confinement since 2012. / AFP / BEN STANSALL        (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)
    Sweden reopens Julian Assange rape investigation
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    Lawmaker reads letter to daughter during abortion debate
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    • ‘American Taliban’ is due to go free. John Walker Lindh, who pleaded guilty after 9/11 to fighting for the terror group, is expected to walk out of a federal prison. He reportedly won’t be allowed to have a device with internet capabilities without permission. 

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    Meanwhile, the President’s former “fixer,” attorney Michael Cohen, agreed to appear behind closed doors before the House Intelligence Committee. He’s expected to talk about Russia and to correct testimony from 2017 that led to his guilty plea for lying to Congress.

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    Father of man charged with kidnapping: Pray for Jayme Closs
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    • Trump marks a regal first. The President visits Japan and will be the first foreign guest of the new emperor. He’ll attend a banquet hosted by Emperor Naruhito, who ascended the throne after his father stepped down last month. The elder was the first Japanese monarch to abdicate his post in two centuries. First lady Melania Trump will accompany her husband on the trip. 

    Japan's new Emperor Naruhito receives the Imperial regalia of sword and jewel as proof of succession at the ceremony at Imperial Palace in Tokyo, Wednesday, May 1, 2019. Standing at left is Crown Prince Akishino.
    See Japan's new Emperor ascend the throne
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    Opulent gowns and priceless jewels. The Cannes Film Festival concludes. It’s that time of the year, when Hollywood’s biggest stars flock to the French Riviera for the annual film festival. Directors premiere films they hope will excite critics and viewers alike – and, if they’re lucky, win awards.