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Morning Brief: May 29

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Happy Memorial Day!

This three-day weekend marks the unofficial beginning of summer for most, with pools opening and barbecues heating up. But for many servicemen and women, the holiday continues to prove challenging.

NPR has spoken to Luke Visconti, the founder of Diversity Inc., about what you should and shouldn't say to someone who served in the military (in order to avoid ruining your day off).

NEED TO KNOW

North Korea fires missile that lands in sea between Korea and Japan [NY Times]

Jared Kushnr's alleged discussions with Russian ambassador could be illegal [Politico

The White House says President Trump's first international trip in office was a success [NPR]

Advocates hope to legalize electric bikes in NYC by the end of this year [Daily News]

Merkel says Europe cannot "completely" rely on US anymore [CNN]

SPORTS

YESTERDAY

Yankees beat Oakland 9-5.

Mets beat Pittsburgh 7-2.

TODAY

Yankees head to Baltimore to play the Orioles @ 1:05.

Mets host the Brewers @ 4:05. 

WEATHER

High chance of rain throughout the day. High of 62.

ON STAGE TONIGHT

Jim Campilongo @ Rockwood Music Hall

Jon Paris @ B-B King Blues Club

Reverend Vince Anderson  @ Union Pool

Bruce Hornsby and the Noicemakers @ City Winery

TODAY IN HISTORY
One of America’s best-loved presidents, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, is born into a politically and socially prominent family in Brookline, Massachusetts, on this day in 1917. He was the first American president to be born in the 20th century [History.com]

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