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Daily Dose: 5/26/16

Another tragic night at a T.I. show, this time in NYC

8:35 AMIt’s sad news to wake up to, but someone was killed at a T.I. concert in New York City Thursday night. Don’t forget that the Atlanta rapper’s homey, Philant Johnson, was killed at a concert in Cincinnati 10 years ago. Nearly to the week.

There is no opponent harder to topple for Donald Trump than President Barack Obama. But he’s not exactly facing him in a head-to-head matchup. So, Trump’s usual tactics don’t quite apply the same way competition-wise because he’s dealing with a sitting president. Conversely, whenever Obama says something about Trump it carries a ton of weight, particularly when he’s making references to things he’s heard in his dealings with world leaders, since, you know, he’s the commander in chief. ABC News’ Arlette Saenz has the details.

National parks are American treasures. That’s how many feel, despite the fact that the National Park Service is constantly dealing with myriad issues, to the point that it’s considering selling naming rights to corporate America. Sort of. As someone that grew up in D.C., I’ve got huge respect for the NPS and what it does. As it turns out, national parks as popular as they’ve ever been. Which unfortunately probably means the likelihood of a bunch of idiots messing it up for everyone is a possibility. Anyway, FiveThirtyEight’s Andrew Flowers explains.

There are few things I have more respect for than kids in a spelling bee. The “twitching freaks” as they were once called by Tony Kornheiser are not only incredibly smart, but incredibly bold, too. This is the part where I tell you that I got third place at the National Press Club spelling bee, after competing as a favor to a friend. That aside, these things are beyond intense, even for grown adults, nevermind preteens. Oh, did I say preteens? Because there’s A 6-YEAR-OLD in this year’s field, kiddos. ABC’s Enjoli Francis tells this wonderful story.

You remember Rougned Odor? Of course you do. He’s the guy that one-pieced the Toronto Blue Jays’ Joey Bautista so viciously that his helmet and sunglasses flew off at the same time. Yeah, that guy. Well, you need to know that he’s not just all hands. What he’s trying to do now is regain his reputation in Major League Baseball as a Venezuelan player. In the bigs, it’s not easy. Once you lose your credibility, it’s hard to regain it, particularly among players. ESPN’s Calvin Watkins profiles the Texas Rangers’ second baseman from Maracaibo.

Free Food

Coffee Break: You’ve got to love artists that stand up for what they believe in. Yesterday, The Weeknd and rapper Belly said that they refused to take the stage on Jimmy Kimmel Live! because Donald Trump was scheduled to appear. And it wasn’t just a blanket walk off. The man with the unmistakable haircut had some eloquent words to say about it, too.

Snack Time: If you’ve ever been within, say, arm’s length of a lion that wasn’t in a cage, you understand their beauty. At their most serene, they are genuinely glorious cats. But if you woke up to one licking your tent, what would you do?

Dessert: You’re not going to see anything more inspirational than this video, today. I promise.

New AZ documentary

highlights the Brooklyn native’s ascent and legacy

8:35 AMIt’s sad news to wake up to, but someone was killed at a T.I. concert in New York City Thursday night. Don’t forget that the Atlanta rapper’s homey, Philant Johnson, was killed at a concert in Cincinnati 10 years ago. Nearly to the week.

There is no opponent harder to topple for Donald Trump than President Barack Obama. But he’s not exactly facing him in a head-to-head matchup. So, Trump’s usual tactics don’t quite apply the same way competition-wise because he’s dealing with a sitting president. Conversely, whenever Obama says something about Trump it carries a ton of weight, particularly when he’s making references to things he’s heard in his dealings with world leaders, since, you know, he’s the commander in chief. ABC News’ Arlette Saenz has the details.

National parks are American treasures. That’s how many feel, despite the fact that the National Park Service is constantly dealing with myriad issues, to the point that it’s considering selling naming rights to corporate America. Sort of. As someone that grew up in D.C., I’ve got huge respect for the NPS and what it does. As it turns out, national parks as popular as they’ve ever been. Which unfortunately probably means the likelihood of a bunch of idiots messing it up for everyone is a possibility. Anyway, FiveThirtyEight’s Andrew Flowers explains.

There are few things I have more respect for than kids in a spelling bee. The “twitching freaks” as they were once called by Tony Kornheiser are not only incredibly smart, but incredibly bold, too. This is the part where I tell you that I got third place at the National Press Club spelling bee, after competing as a favor to a friend. That aside, these things are beyond intense, even for grown adults, nevermind preteens. Oh, did I say preteens? Because there’s A 6-YEAR-OLD in this year’s field, kiddos. ABC’s Enjoli Francis tells this wonderful story.

You remember Rougned Odor? Of course you do. He’s the guy that one-pieced the Toronto Blue Jays’ Joey Bautista so viciously that his helmet and sunglasses flew off at the same time. Yeah, that guy. Well, you need to know that he’s not just all hands. What he’s trying to do now is regain his reputation in Major League Baseball as a Venezuelan player. In the bigs, it’s not easy. Once you lose your credibility, it’s hard to regain it, particularly among players. ESPN’s Calvin Watkins profiles the Texas Rangers’ second baseman from Maracaibo.

Free Food

Coffee Break: You’ve got to love artists that stand up for what they believe in. Yesterday, The Weeknd and rapper Belly said that they refused to take the stage on Jimmy Kimmel Live! because Donald Trump was scheduled to appear. And it wasn’t just a blanket walk off. The man with the unmistakable haircut had some eloquent words to say about it, too.

Snack Time: If you’ve ever been within, say, arm’s length of a lion that wasn’t in a cage, you understand their beauty. At their most serene, they are genuinely glorious cats. But if you woke up to one licking your tent, what would you do?

Dessert: You’re not going to see anything more inspirational than this video, today. I promise.

Daily Dose: 5/24/16

Man on death row freed decades later due to racially biased jury selection

8:35 AMIt’s sad news to wake up to, but someone was killed at a T.I. concert in New York City Thursday night. Don’t forget that the Atlanta rapper’s homey, Philant Johnson, was killed at a concert in Cincinnati 10 years ago. Nearly to the week.

There is no opponent harder to topple for Donald Trump than President Barack Obama. But he’s not exactly facing him in a head-to-head matchup. So, Trump’s usual tactics don’t quite apply the same way competition-wise because he’s dealing with a sitting president. Conversely, whenever Obama says something about Trump it carries a ton of weight, particularly when he’s making references to things he’s heard in his dealings with world leaders, since, you know, he’s the commander in chief. ABC News’ Arlette Saenz has the details.

National parks are American treasures. That’s how many feel, despite the fact that the National Park Service is constantly dealing with myriad issues, to the point that it’s considering selling naming rights to corporate America. Sort of. As someone that grew up in D.C., I’ve got huge respect for the NPS and what it does. As it turns out, national parks as popular as they’ve ever been. Which unfortunately probably means the likelihood of a bunch of idiots messing it up for everyone is a possibility. Anyway, FiveThirtyEight’s Andrew Flowers explains.

There are few things I have more respect for than kids in a spelling bee. The “twitching freaks” as they were once called by Tony Kornheiser are not only incredibly smart, but incredibly bold, too. This is the part where I tell you that I got third place at the National Press Club spelling bee, after competing as a favor to a friend. That aside, these things are beyond intense, even for grown adults, nevermind preteens. Oh, did I say preteens? Because there’s A 6-YEAR-OLD in this year’s field, kiddos. ABC’s Enjoli Francis tells this wonderful story.

You remember Rougned Odor? Of course you do. He’s the guy that one-pieced the Toronto Blue Jays’ Joey Bautista so viciously that his helmet and sunglasses flew off at the same time. Yeah, that guy. Well, you need to know that he’s not just all hands. What he’s trying to do now is regain his reputation in Major League Baseball as a Venezuelan player. In the bigs, it’s not easy. Once you lose your credibility, it’s hard to regain it, particularly among players. ESPN’s Calvin Watkins profiles the Texas Rangers’ second baseman from Maracaibo.

Free Food

Coffee Break: You’ve got to love artists that stand up for what they believe in. Yesterday, The Weeknd and rapper Belly said that they refused to take the stage on Jimmy Kimmel Live! because Donald Trump was scheduled to appear. And it wasn’t just a blanket walk off. The man with the unmistakable haircut had some eloquent words to say about it, too.

Snack Time: If you’ve ever been within, say, arm’s length of a lion that wasn’t in a cage, you understand their beauty. At their most serene, they are genuinely glorious cats. But if you woke up to one licking your tent, what would you do?

Dessert: You’re not going to see anything more inspirational than this video, today. I promise.

Freddie Gray case

Justice system produces familiar results

8:35 AMIt’s sad news to wake up to, but someone was killed at a T.I. concert in New York City Thursday night. Don’t forget that the Atlanta rapper’s homey, Philant Johnson, was killed at a concert in Cincinnati 10 years ago. Nearly to the week.

There is no opponent harder to topple for Donald Trump than President Barack Obama. But he’s not exactly facing him in a head-to-head matchup. So, Trump’s usual tactics don’t quite apply the same way competition-wise because he’s dealing with a sitting president. Conversely, whenever Obama says something about Trump it carries a ton of weight, particularly when he’s making references to things he’s heard in his dealings with world leaders, since, you know, he’s the commander in chief. ABC News’ Arlette Saenz has the details.

National parks are American treasures. That’s how many feel, despite the fact that the National Park Service is constantly dealing with myriad issues, to the point that it’s considering selling naming rights to corporate America. Sort of. As someone that grew up in D.C., I’ve got huge respect for the NPS and what it does. As it turns out, national parks as popular as they’ve ever been. Which unfortunately probably means the likelihood of a bunch of idiots messing it up for everyone is a possibility. Anyway, FiveThirtyEight’s Andrew Flowers explains.

There are few things I have more respect for than kids in a spelling bee. The “twitching freaks” as they were once called by Tony Kornheiser are not only incredibly smart, but incredibly bold, too. This is the part where I tell you that I got third place at the National Press Club spelling bee, after competing as a favor to a friend. That aside, these things are beyond intense, even for grown adults, nevermind preteens. Oh, did I say preteens? Because there’s A 6-YEAR-OLD in this year’s field, kiddos. ABC’s Enjoli Francis tells this wonderful story.

You remember Rougned Odor? Of course you do. He’s the guy that one-pieced the Toronto Blue Jays’ Joey Bautista so viciously that his helmet and sunglasses flew off at the same time. Yeah, that guy. Well, you need to know that he’s not just all hands. What he’s trying to do now is regain his reputation in Major League Baseball as a Venezuelan player. In the bigs, it’s not easy. Once you lose your credibility, it’s hard to regain it, particularly among players. ESPN’s Calvin Watkins profiles the Texas Rangers’ second baseman from Maracaibo.

Free Food

Coffee Break: You’ve got to love artists that stand up for what they believe in. Yesterday, The Weeknd and rapper Belly said that they refused to take the stage on Jimmy Kimmel Live! because Donald Trump was scheduled to appear. And it wasn’t just a blanket walk off. The man with the unmistakable haircut had some eloquent words to say about it, too.

Snack Time: If you’ve ever been within, say, arm’s length of a lion that wasn’t in a cage, you understand their beauty. At their most serene, they are genuinely glorious cats. But if you woke up to one licking your tent, what would you do?

Dessert: You’re not going to see anything more inspirational than this video, today. I promise.

Rihanna stole the show at Prince’s tribute

Everything else about it got dragged

8:35 AMIt’s sad news to wake up to, but someone was killed at a T.I. concert in New York City Thursday night. Don’t forget that the Atlanta rapper’s homey, Philant Johnson, was killed at a concert in Cincinnati 10 years ago. Nearly to the week.

There is no opponent harder to topple for Donald Trump than President Barack Obama. But he’s not exactly facing him in a head-to-head matchup. So, Trump’s usual tactics don’t quite apply the same way competition-wise because he’s dealing with a sitting president. Conversely, whenever Obama says something about Trump it carries a ton of weight, particularly when he’s making references to things he’s heard in his dealings with world leaders, since, you know, he’s the commander in chief. ABC News’ Arlette Saenz has the details.

National parks are American treasures. That’s how many feel, despite the fact that the National Park Service is constantly dealing with myriad issues, to the point that it’s considering selling naming rights to corporate America. Sort of. As someone that grew up in D.C., I’ve got huge respect for the NPS and what it does. As it turns out, national parks as popular as they’ve ever been. Which unfortunately probably means the likelihood of a bunch of idiots messing it up for everyone is a possibility. Anyway, FiveThirtyEight’s Andrew Flowers explains.

There are few things I have more respect for than kids in a spelling bee. The “twitching freaks” as they were once called by Tony Kornheiser are not only incredibly smart, but incredibly bold, too. This is the part where I tell you that I got third place at the National Press Club spelling bee, after competing as a favor to a friend. That aside, these things are beyond intense, even for grown adults, nevermind preteens. Oh, did I say preteens? Because there’s A 6-YEAR-OLD in this year’s field, kiddos. ABC’s Enjoli Francis tells this wonderful story.

You remember Rougned Odor? Of course you do. He’s the guy that one-pieced the Toronto Blue Jays’ Joey Bautista so viciously that his helmet and sunglasses flew off at the same time. Yeah, that guy. Well, you need to know that he’s not just all hands. What he’s trying to do now is regain his reputation in Major League Baseball as a Venezuelan player. In the bigs, it’s not easy. Once you lose your credibility, it’s hard to regain it, particularly among players. ESPN’s Calvin Watkins profiles the Texas Rangers’ second baseman from Maracaibo.

Free Food

Coffee Break: You’ve got to love artists that stand up for what they believe in. Yesterday, The Weeknd and rapper Belly said that they refused to take the stage on Jimmy Kimmel Live! because Donald Trump was scheduled to appear. And it wasn’t just a blanket walk off. The man with the unmistakable haircut had some eloquent words to say about it, too.

Snack Time: If you’ve ever been within, say, arm’s length of a lion that wasn’t in a cage, you understand their beauty. At their most serene, they are genuinely glorious cats. But if you woke up to one licking your tent, what would you do?

Dessert: You’re not going to see anything more inspirational than this video, today. I promise.

Daily Dose: 5/23/16

Draymond Green involved in low blow

8:35 AMIt’s sad news to wake up to, but someone was killed at a T.I. concert in New York City Thursday night. Don’t forget that the Atlanta rapper’s homey, Philant Johnson, was killed at a concert in Cincinnati 10 years ago. Nearly to the week.

There is no opponent harder to topple for Donald Trump than President Barack Obama. But he’s not exactly facing him in a head-to-head matchup. So, Trump’s usual tactics don’t quite apply the same way competition-wise because he’s dealing with a sitting president. Conversely, whenever Obama says something about Trump it carries a ton of weight, particularly when he’s making references to things he’s heard in his dealings with world leaders, since, you know, he’s the commander in chief. ABC News’ Arlette Saenz has the details.

National parks are American treasures. That’s how many feel, despite the fact that the National Park Service is constantly dealing with myriad issues, to the point that it’s considering selling naming rights to corporate America. Sort of. As someone that grew up in D.C., I’ve got huge respect for the NPS and what it does. As it turns out, national parks as popular as they’ve ever been. Which unfortunately probably means the likelihood of a bunch of idiots messing it up for everyone is a possibility. Anyway, FiveThirtyEight’s Andrew Flowers explains.

There are few things I have more respect for than kids in a spelling bee. The “twitching freaks” as they were once called by Tony Kornheiser are not only incredibly smart, but incredibly bold, too. This is the part where I tell you that I got third place at the National Press Club spelling bee, after competing as a favor to a friend. That aside, these things are beyond intense, even for grown adults, nevermind preteens. Oh, did I say preteens? Because there’s A 6-YEAR-OLD in this year’s field, kiddos. ABC’s Enjoli Francis tells this wonderful story.

You remember Rougned Odor? Of course you do. He’s the guy that one-pieced the Toronto Blue Jays’ Joey Bautista so viciously that his helmet and sunglasses flew off at the same time. Yeah, that guy. Well, you need to know that he’s not just all hands. What he’s trying to do now is regain his reputation in Major League Baseball as a Venezuelan player. In the bigs, it’s not easy. Once you lose your credibility, it’s hard to regain it, particularly among players. ESPN’s Calvin Watkins profiles the Texas Rangers’ second baseman from Maracaibo.

Free Food

Coffee Break: You’ve got to love artists that stand up for what they believe in. Yesterday, The Weeknd and rapper Belly said that they refused to take the stage on Jimmy Kimmel Live! because Donald Trump was scheduled to appear. And it wasn’t just a blanket walk off. The man with the unmistakable haircut had some eloquent words to say about it, too.

Snack Time: If you’ve ever been within, say, arm’s length of a lion that wasn’t in a cage, you understand their beauty. At their most serene, they are genuinely glorious cats. But if you woke up to one licking your tent, what would you do?

Dessert: You’re not going to see anything more inspirational than this video, today. I promise.

No Flex Zone

Unless you’re having fun at the YMCA

8:35 AMIt’s sad news to wake up to, but someone was killed at a T.I. concert in New York City Thursday night. Don’t forget that the Atlanta rapper’s homey, Philant Johnson, was killed at a concert in Cincinnati 10 years ago. Nearly to the week.

There is no opponent harder to topple for Donald Trump than President Barack Obama. But he’s not exactly facing him in a head-to-head matchup. So, Trump’s usual tactics don’t quite apply the same way competition-wise because he’s dealing with a sitting president. Conversely, whenever Obama says something about Trump it carries a ton of weight, particularly when he’s making references to things he’s heard in his dealings with world leaders, since, you know, he’s the commander in chief. ABC News’ Arlette Saenz has the details.

National parks are American treasures. That’s how many feel, despite the fact that the National Park Service is constantly dealing with myriad issues, to the point that it’s considering selling naming rights to corporate America. Sort of. As someone that grew up in D.C., I’ve got huge respect for the NPS and what it does. As it turns out, national parks as popular as they’ve ever been. Which unfortunately probably means the likelihood of a bunch of idiots messing it up for everyone is a possibility. Anyway, FiveThirtyEight’s Andrew Flowers explains.

There are few things I have more respect for than kids in a spelling bee. The “twitching freaks” as they were once called by Tony Kornheiser are not only incredibly smart, but incredibly bold, too. This is the part where I tell you that I got third place at the National Press Club spelling bee, after competing as a favor to a friend. That aside, these things are beyond intense, even for grown adults, nevermind preteens. Oh, did I say preteens? Because there’s A 6-YEAR-OLD in this year’s field, kiddos. ABC’s Enjoli Francis tells this wonderful story.

You remember Rougned Odor? Of course you do. He’s the guy that one-pieced the Toronto Blue Jays’ Joey Bautista so viciously that his helmet and sunglasses flew off at the same time. Yeah, that guy. Well, you need to know that he’s not just all hands. What he’s trying to do now is regain his reputation in Major League Baseball as a Venezuelan player. In the bigs, it’s not easy. Once you lose your credibility, it’s hard to regain it, particularly among players. ESPN’s Calvin Watkins profiles the Texas Rangers’ second baseman from Maracaibo.

Free Food

Coffee Break: You’ve got to love artists that stand up for what they believe in. Yesterday, The Weeknd and rapper Belly said that they refused to take the stage on Jimmy Kimmel Live! because Donald Trump was scheduled to appear. And it wasn’t just a blanket walk off. The man with the unmistakable haircut had some eloquent words to say about it, too.

Snack Time: If you’ve ever been within, say, arm’s length of a lion that wasn’t in a cage, you understand their beauty. At their most serene, they are genuinely glorious cats. But if you woke up to one licking your tent, what would you do?

Dessert: You’re not going to see anything more inspirational than this video, today. I promise.

Turn your canvas

to figure out what’s going on with these carpets

8:35 AMIt’s sad news to wake up to, but someone was killed at a T.I. concert in New York City Thursday night. Don’t forget that the Atlanta rapper’s homey, Philant Johnson, was killed at a concert in Cincinnati 10 years ago. Nearly to the week.

There is no opponent harder to topple for Donald Trump than President Barack Obama. But he’s not exactly facing him in a head-to-head matchup. So, Trump’s usual tactics don’t quite apply the same way competition-wise because he’s dealing with a sitting president. Conversely, whenever Obama says something about Trump it carries a ton of weight, particularly when he’s making references to things he’s heard in his dealings with world leaders, since, you know, he’s the commander in chief. ABC News’ Arlette Saenz has the details.

National parks are American treasures. That’s how many feel, despite the fact that the National Park Service is constantly dealing with myriad issues, to the point that it’s considering selling naming rights to corporate America. Sort of. As someone that grew up in D.C., I’ve got huge respect for the NPS and what it does. As it turns out, national parks as popular as they’ve ever been. Which unfortunately probably means the likelihood of a bunch of idiots messing it up for everyone is a possibility. Anyway, FiveThirtyEight’s Andrew Flowers explains.

There are few things I have more respect for than kids in a spelling bee. The “twitching freaks” as they were once called by Tony Kornheiser are not only incredibly smart, but incredibly bold, too. This is the part where I tell you that I got third place at the National Press Club spelling bee, after competing as a favor to a friend. That aside, these things are beyond intense, even for grown adults, nevermind preteens. Oh, did I say preteens? Because there’s A 6-YEAR-OLD in this year’s field, kiddos. ABC’s Enjoli Francis tells this wonderful story.

You remember Rougned Odor? Of course you do. He’s the guy that one-pieced the Toronto Blue Jays’ Joey Bautista so viciously that his helmet and sunglasses flew off at the same time. Yeah, that guy. Well, you need to know that he’s not just all hands. What he’s trying to do now is regain his reputation in Major League Baseball as a Venezuelan player. In the bigs, it’s not easy. Once you lose your credibility, it’s hard to regain it, particularly among players. ESPN’s Calvin Watkins profiles the Texas Rangers’ second baseman from Maracaibo.

Free Food

Coffee Break: You’ve got to love artists that stand up for what they believe in. Yesterday, The Weeknd and rapper Belly said that they refused to take the stage on Jimmy Kimmel Live! because Donald Trump was scheduled to appear. And it wasn’t just a blanket walk off. The man with the unmistakable haircut had some eloquent words to say about it, too.

Snack Time: If you’ve ever been within, say, arm’s length of a lion that wasn’t in a cage, you understand their beauty. At their most serene, they are genuinely glorious cats. But if you woke up to one licking your tent, what would you do?

Dessert: You’re not going to see anything more inspirational than this video, today. I promise.

Wild Style

Except not really, it just sort of looks like the movie

8:35 AMIt’s sad news to wake up to, but someone was killed at a T.I. concert in New York City Thursday night. Don’t forget that the Atlanta rapper’s homey, Philant Johnson, was killed at a concert in Cincinnati 10 years ago. Nearly to the week.

There is no opponent harder to topple for Donald Trump than President Barack Obama. But he’s not exactly facing him in a head-to-head matchup. So, Trump’s usual tactics don’t quite apply the same way competition-wise because he’s dealing with a sitting president. Conversely, whenever Obama says something about Trump it carries a ton of weight, particularly when he’s making references to things he’s heard in his dealings with world leaders, since, you know, he’s the commander in chief. ABC News’ Arlette Saenz has the details.

National parks are American treasures. That’s how many feel, despite the fact that the National Park Service is constantly dealing with myriad issues, to the point that it’s considering selling naming rights to corporate America. Sort of. As someone that grew up in D.C., I’ve got huge respect for the NPS and what it does. As it turns out, national parks as popular as they’ve ever been. Which unfortunately probably means the likelihood of a bunch of idiots messing it up for everyone is a possibility. Anyway, FiveThirtyEight’s Andrew Flowers explains.

There are few things I have more respect for than kids in a spelling bee. The “twitching freaks” as they were once called by Tony Kornheiser are not only incredibly smart, but incredibly bold, too. This is the part where I tell you that I got third place at the National Press Club spelling bee, after competing as a favor to a friend. That aside, these things are beyond intense, even for grown adults, nevermind preteens. Oh, did I say preteens? Because there’s A 6-YEAR-OLD in this year’s field, kiddos. ABC’s Enjoli Francis tells this wonderful story.

You remember Rougned Odor? Of course you do. He’s the guy that one-pieced the Toronto Blue Jays’ Joey Bautista so viciously that his helmet and sunglasses flew off at the same time. Yeah, that guy. Well, you need to know that he’s not just all hands. What he’s trying to do now is regain his reputation in Major League Baseball as a Venezuelan player. In the bigs, it’s not easy. Once you lose your credibility, it’s hard to regain it, particularly among players. ESPN’s Calvin Watkins profiles the Texas Rangers’ second baseman from Maracaibo.

Free Food

Coffee Break: You’ve got to love artists that stand up for what they believe in. Yesterday, The Weeknd and rapper Belly said that they refused to take the stage on Jimmy Kimmel Live! because Donald Trump was scheduled to appear. And it wasn’t just a blanket walk off. The man with the unmistakable haircut had some eloquent words to say about it, too.

Snack Time: If you’ve ever been within, say, arm’s length of a lion that wasn’t in a cage, you understand their beauty. At their most serene, they are genuinely glorious cats. But if you woke up to one licking your tent, what would you do?

Dessert: You’re not going to see anything more inspirational than this video, today. I promise.

Wall bangers

More people should do this

8:35 AMIt’s sad news to wake up to, but someone was killed at a T.I. concert in New York City Thursday night. Don’t forget that the Atlanta rapper’s homey, Philant Johnson, was killed at a concert in Cincinnati 10 years ago. Nearly to the week.

There is no opponent harder to topple for Donald Trump than President Barack Obama. But he’s not exactly facing him in a head-to-head matchup. So, Trump’s usual tactics don’t quite apply the same way competition-wise because he’s dealing with a sitting president. Conversely, whenever Obama says something about Trump it carries a ton of weight, particularly when he’s making references to things he’s heard in his dealings with world leaders, since, you know, he’s the commander in chief. ABC News’ Arlette Saenz has the details.

National parks are American treasures. That’s how many feel, despite the fact that the National Park Service is constantly dealing with myriad issues, to the point that it’s considering selling naming rights to corporate America. Sort of. As someone that grew up in D.C., I’ve got huge respect for the NPS and what it does. As it turns out, national parks as popular as they’ve ever been. Which unfortunately probably means the likelihood of a bunch of idiots messing it up for everyone is a possibility. Anyway, FiveThirtyEight’s Andrew Flowers explains.

There are few things I have more respect for than kids in a spelling bee. The “twitching freaks” as they were once called by Tony Kornheiser are not only incredibly smart, but incredibly bold, too. This is the part where I tell you that I got third place at the National Press Club spelling bee, after competing as a favor to a friend. That aside, these things are beyond intense, even for grown adults, nevermind preteens. Oh, did I say preteens? Because there’s A 6-YEAR-OLD in this year’s field, kiddos. ABC’s Enjoli Francis tells this wonderful story.

You remember Rougned Odor? Of course you do. He’s the guy that one-pieced the Toronto Blue Jays’ Joey Bautista so viciously that his helmet and sunglasses flew off at the same time. Yeah, that guy. Well, you need to know that he’s not just all hands. What he’s trying to do now is regain his reputation in Major League Baseball as a Venezuelan player. In the bigs, it’s not easy. Once you lose your credibility, it’s hard to regain it, particularly among players. ESPN’s Calvin Watkins profiles the Texas Rangers’ second baseman from Maracaibo.

Free Food

Coffee Break: You’ve got to love artists that stand up for what they believe in. Yesterday, The Weeknd and rapper Belly said that they refused to take the stage on Jimmy Kimmel Live! because Donald Trump was scheduled to appear. And it wasn’t just a blanket walk off. The man with the unmistakable haircut had some eloquent words to say about it, too.

Snack Time: If you’ve ever been within, say, arm’s length of a lion that wasn’t in a cage, you understand their beauty. At their most serene, they are genuinely glorious cats. But if you woke up to one licking your tent, what would you do?

Dessert: You’re not going to see anything more inspirational than this video, today. I promise.

Gary Rogers

is the most talented person on YouTube

8:35 AMIt’s sad news to wake up to, but someone was killed at a T.I. concert in New York City Thursday night. Don’t forget that the Atlanta rapper’s homey, Philant Johnson, was killed at a concert in Cincinnati 10 years ago. Nearly to the week.

There is no opponent harder to topple for Donald Trump than President Barack Obama. But he’s not exactly facing him in a head-to-head matchup. So, Trump’s usual tactics don’t quite apply the same way competition-wise because he’s dealing with a sitting president. Conversely, whenever Obama says something about Trump it carries a ton of weight, particularly when he’s making references to things he’s heard in his dealings with world leaders, since, you know, he’s the commander in chief. ABC News’ Arlette Saenz has the details.

National parks are American treasures. That’s how many feel, despite the fact that the National Park Service is constantly dealing with myriad issues, to the point that it’s considering selling naming rights to corporate America. Sort of. As someone that grew up in D.C., I’ve got huge respect for the NPS and what it does. As it turns out, national parks as popular as they’ve ever been. Which unfortunately probably means the likelihood of a bunch of idiots messing it up for everyone is a possibility. Anyway, FiveThirtyEight’s Andrew Flowers explains.

There are few things I have more respect for than kids in a spelling bee. The “twitching freaks” as they were once called by Tony Kornheiser are not only incredibly smart, but incredibly bold, too. This is the part where I tell you that I got third place at the National Press Club spelling bee, after competing as a favor to a friend. That aside, these things are beyond intense, even for grown adults, nevermind preteens. Oh, did I say preteens? Because there’s A 6-YEAR-OLD in this year’s field, kiddos. ABC’s Enjoli Francis tells this wonderful story.

You remember Rougned Odor? Of course you do. He’s the guy that one-pieced the Toronto Blue Jays’ Joey Bautista so viciously that his helmet and sunglasses flew off at the same time. Yeah, that guy. Well, you need to know that he’s not just all hands. What he’s trying to do now is regain his reputation in Major League Baseball as a Venezuelan player. In the bigs, it’s not easy. Once you lose your credibility, it’s hard to regain it, particularly among players. ESPN’s Calvin Watkins profiles the Texas Rangers’ second baseman from Maracaibo.

Free Food

Coffee Break: You’ve got to love artists that stand up for what they believe in. Yesterday, The Weeknd and rapper Belly said that they refused to take the stage on Jimmy Kimmel Live! because Donald Trump was scheduled to appear. And it wasn’t just a blanket walk off. The man with the unmistakable haircut had some eloquent words to say about it, too.

Snack Time: If you’ve ever been within, say, arm’s length of a lion that wasn’t in a cage, you understand their beauty. At their most serene, they are genuinely glorious cats. But if you woke up to one licking your tent, what would you do?

Dessert: You’re not going to see anything more inspirational than this video, today. I promise.

Daniel Espinoza

managed to show up after a long night

8:35 AMIt’s sad news to wake up to, but someone was killed at a T.I. concert in New York City Thursday night. Don’t forget that the Atlanta rapper’s homey, Philant Johnson, was killed at a concert in Cincinnati 10 years ago. Nearly to the week.

There is no opponent harder to topple for Donald Trump than President Barack Obama. But he’s not exactly facing him in a head-to-head matchup. So, Trump’s usual tactics don’t quite apply the same way competition-wise because he’s dealing with a sitting president. Conversely, whenever Obama says something about Trump it carries a ton of weight, particularly when he’s making references to things he’s heard in his dealings with world leaders, since, you know, he’s the commander in chief. ABC News’ Arlette Saenz has the details.

National parks are American treasures. That’s how many feel, despite the fact that the National Park Service is constantly dealing with myriad issues, to the point that it’s considering selling naming rights to corporate America. Sort of. As someone that grew up in D.C., I’ve got huge respect for the NPS and what it does. As it turns out, national parks as popular as they’ve ever been. Which unfortunately probably means the likelihood of a bunch of idiots messing it up for everyone is a possibility. Anyway, FiveThirtyEight’s Andrew Flowers explains.

There are few things I have more respect for than kids in a spelling bee. The “twitching freaks” as they were once called by Tony Kornheiser are not only incredibly smart, but incredibly bold, too. This is the part where I tell you that I got third place at the National Press Club spelling bee, after competing as a favor to a friend. That aside, these things are beyond intense, even for grown adults, nevermind preteens. Oh, did I say preteens? Because there’s A 6-YEAR-OLD in this year’s field, kiddos. ABC’s Enjoli Francis tells this wonderful story.

You remember Rougned Odor? Of course you do. He’s the guy that one-pieced the Toronto Blue Jays’ Joey Bautista so viciously that his helmet and sunglasses flew off at the same time. Yeah, that guy. Well, you need to know that he’s not just all hands. What he’s trying to do now is regain his reputation in Major League Baseball as a Venezuelan player. In the bigs, it’s not easy. Once you lose your credibility, it’s hard to regain it, particularly among players. ESPN’s Calvin Watkins profiles the Texas Rangers’ second baseman from Maracaibo.

Free Food

Coffee Break: You’ve got to love artists that stand up for what they believe in. Yesterday, The Weeknd and rapper Belly said that they refused to take the stage on Jimmy Kimmel Live! because Donald Trump was scheduled to appear. And it wasn’t just a blanket walk off. The man with the unmistakable haircut had some eloquent words to say about it, too.

Snack Time: If you’ve ever been within, say, arm’s length of a lion that wasn’t in a cage, you understand their beauty. At their most serene, they are genuinely glorious cats. But if you woke up to one licking your tent, what would you do?

Dessert: You’re not going to see anything more inspirational than this video, today. I promise.

Los Angeles highways

are apparently littered with skaters trying the #FreewayChallenge

8:35 AMIt’s sad news to wake up to, but someone was killed at a T.I. concert in New York City Thursday night. Don’t forget that the Atlanta rapper’s homey, Philant Johnson, was killed at a concert in Cincinnati 10 years ago. Nearly to the week.

There is no opponent harder to topple for Donald Trump than President Barack Obama. But he’s not exactly facing him in a head-to-head matchup. So, Trump’s usual tactics don’t quite apply the same way competition-wise because he’s dealing with a sitting president. Conversely, whenever Obama says something about Trump it carries a ton of weight, particularly when he’s making references to things he’s heard in his dealings with world leaders, since, you know, he’s the commander in chief. ABC News’ Arlette Saenz has the details.

National parks are American treasures. That’s how many feel, despite the fact that the National Park Service is constantly dealing with myriad issues, to the point that it’s considering selling naming rights to corporate America. Sort of. As someone that grew up in D.C., I’ve got huge respect for the NPS and what it does. As it turns out, national parks as popular as they’ve ever been. Which unfortunately probably means the likelihood of a bunch of idiots messing it up for everyone is a possibility. Anyway, FiveThirtyEight’s Andrew Flowers explains.

There are few things I have more respect for than kids in a spelling bee. The “twitching freaks” as they were once called by Tony Kornheiser are not only incredibly smart, but incredibly bold, too. This is the part where I tell you that I got third place at the National Press Club spelling bee, after competing as a favor to a friend. That aside, these things are beyond intense, even for grown adults, nevermind preteens. Oh, did I say preteens? Because there’s A 6-YEAR-OLD in this year’s field, kiddos. ABC’s Enjoli Francis tells this wonderful story.

You remember Rougned Odor? Of course you do. He’s the guy that one-pieced the Toronto Blue Jays’ Joey Bautista so viciously that his helmet and sunglasses flew off at the same time. Yeah, that guy. Well, you need to know that he’s not just all hands. What he’s trying to do now is regain his reputation in Major League Baseball as a Venezuelan player. In the bigs, it’s not easy. Once you lose your credibility, it’s hard to regain it, particularly among players. ESPN’s Calvin Watkins profiles the Texas Rangers’ second baseman from Maracaibo.

Free Food

Coffee Break: You’ve got to love artists that stand up for what they believe in. Yesterday, The Weeknd and rapper Belly said that they refused to take the stage on Jimmy Kimmel Live! because Donald Trump was scheduled to appear. And it wasn’t just a blanket walk off. The man with the unmistakable haircut had some eloquent words to say about it, too.

Snack Time: If you’ve ever been within, say, arm’s length of a lion that wasn’t in a cage, you understand their beauty. At their most serene, they are genuinely glorious cats. But if you woke up to one licking your tent, what would you do?

Dessert: You’re not going to see anything more inspirational than this video, today. I promise.

Nas’ latest movie

is a tale of Cleveland skaters trying to make it

8:35 AMIt’s sad news to wake up to, but someone was killed at a T.I. concert in New York City Thursday night. Don’t forget that the Atlanta rapper’s homey, Philant Johnson, was killed at a concert in Cincinnati 10 years ago. Nearly to the week.

There is no opponent harder to topple for Donald Trump than President Barack Obama. But he’s not exactly facing him in a head-to-head matchup. So, Trump’s usual tactics don’t quite apply the same way competition-wise because he’s dealing with a sitting president. Conversely, whenever Obama says something about Trump it carries a ton of weight, particularly when he’s making references to things he’s heard in his dealings with world leaders, since, you know, he’s the commander in chief. ABC News’ Arlette Saenz has the details.

National parks are American treasures. That’s how many feel, despite the fact that the National Park Service is constantly dealing with myriad issues, to the point that it’s considering selling naming rights to corporate America. Sort of. As someone that grew up in D.C., I’ve got huge respect for the NPS and what it does. As it turns out, national parks as popular as they’ve ever been. Which unfortunately probably means the likelihood of a bunch of idiots messing it up for everyone is a possibility. Anyway, FiveThirtyEight’s Andrew Flowers explains.

There are few things I have more respect for than kids in a spelling bee. The “twitching freaks” as they were once called by Tony Kornheiser are not only incredibly smart, but incredibly bold, too. This is the part where I tell you that I got third place at the National Press Club spelling bee, after competing as a favor to a friend. That aside, these things are beyond intense, even for grown adults, nevermind preteens. Oh, did I say preteens? Because there’s A 6-YEAR-OLD in this year’s field, kiddos. ABC’s Enjoli Francis tells this wonderful story.

You remember Rougned Odor? Of course you do. He’s the guy that one-pieced the Toronto Blue Jays’ Joey Bautista so viciously that his helmet and sunglasses flew off at the same time. Yeah, that guy. Well, you need to know that he’s not just all hands. What he’s trying to do now is regain his reputation in Major League Baseball as a Venezuelan player. In the bigs, it’s not easy. Once you lose your credibility, it’s hard to regain it, particularly among players. ESPN’s Calvin Watkins profiles the Texas Rangers’ second baseman from Maracaibo.

Free Food

Coffee Break: You’ve got to love artists that stand up for what they believe in. Yesterday, The Weeknd and rapper Belly said that they refused to take the stage on Jimmy Kimmel Live! because Donald Trump was scheduled to appear. And it wasn’t just a blanket walk off. The man with the unmistakable haircut had some eloquent words to say about it, too.

Snack Time: If you’ve ever been within, say, arm’s length of a lion that wasn’t in a cage, you understand their beauty. At their most serene, they are genuinely glorious cats. But if you woke up to one licking your tent, what would you do?

Dessert: You’re not going to see anything more inspirational than this video, today. I promise.

Christian McCaffrey

feels sting of stereotypes as white football player

8:35 AMIt’s sad news to wake up to, but someone was killed at a T.I. concert in New York City Thursday night. Don’t forget that the Atlanta rapper’s homey, Philant Johnson, was killed at a concert in Cincinnati 10 years ago. Nearly to the week.

There is no opponent harder to topple for Donald Trump than President Barack Obama. But he’s not exactly facing him in a head-to-head matchup. So, Trump’s usual tactics don’t quite apply the same way competition-wise because he’s dealing with a sitting president. Conversely, whenever Obama says something about Trump it carries a ton of weight, particularly when he’s making references to things he’s heard in his dealings with world leaders, since, you know, he’s the commander in chief. ABC News’ Arlette Saenz has the details.

National parks are American treasures. That’s how many feel, despite the fact that the National Park Service is constantly dealing with myriad issues, to the point that it’s considering selling naming rights to corporate America. Sort of. As someone that grew up in D.C., I’ve got huge respect for the NPS and what it does. As it turns out, national parks as popular as they’ve ever been. Which unfortunately probably means the likelihood of a bunch of idiots messing it up for everyone is a possibility. Anyway, FiveThirtyEight’s Andrew Flowers explains.

There are few things I have more respect for than kids in a spelling bee. The “twitching freaks” as they were once called by Tony Kornheiser are not only incredibly smart, but incredibly bold, too. This is the part where I tell you that I got third place at the National Press Club spelling bee, after competing as a favor to a friend. That aside, these things are beyond intense, even for grown adults, nevermind preteens. Oh, did I say preteens? Because there’s A 6-YEAR-OLD in this year’s field, kiddos. ABC’s Enjoli Francis tells this wonderful story.

You remember Rougned Odor? Of course you do. He’s the guy that one-pieced the Toronto Blue Jays’ Joey Bautista so viciously that his helmet and sunglasses flew off at the same time. Yeah, that guy. Well, you need to know that he’s not just all hands. What he’s trying to do now is regain his reputation in Major League Baseball as a Venezuelan player. In the bigs, it’s not easy. Once you lose your credibility, it’s hard to regain it, particularly among players. ESPN’s Calvin Watkins profiles the Texas Rangers’ second baseman from Maracaibo.

Free Food

Coffee Break: You’ve got to love artists that stand up for what they believe in. Yesterday, The Weeknd and rapper Belly said that they refused to take the stage on Jimmy Kimmel Live! because Donald Trump was scheduled to appear. And it wasn’t just a blanket walk off. The man with the unmistakable haircut had some eloquent words to say about it, too.

Snack Time: If you’ve ever been within, say, arm’s length of a lion that wasn’t in a cage, you understand their beauty. At their most serene, they are genuinely glorious cats. But if you woke up to one licking your tent, what would you do?

Dessert: You’re not going to see anything more inspirational than this video, today. I promise.

Our History

Mob violence

changed the course of Memphis’ history

8:35 AMIt’s sad news to wake up to, but someone was killed at a T.I. concert in New York City Thursday night. Don’t forget that the Atlanta rapper’s homey, Philant Johnson, was killed at a concert in Cincinnati 10 years ago. Nearly to the week.

There is no opponent harder to topple for Donald Trump than President Barack Obama. But he’s not exactly facing him in a head-to-head matchup. So, Trump’s usual tactics don’t quite apply the same way competition-wise because he’s dealing with a sitting president. Conversely, whenever Obama says something about Trump it carries a ton of weight, particularly when he’s making references to things he’s heard in his dealings with world leaders, since, you know, he’s the commander in chief. ABC News’ Arlette Saenz has the details.

National parks are American treasures. That’s how many feel, despite the fact that the National Park Service is constantly dealing with myriad issues, to the point that it’s considering selling naming rights to corporate America. Sort of. As someone that grew up in D.C., I’ve got huge respect for the NPS and what it does. As it turns out, national parks as popular as they’ve ever been. Which unfortunately probably means the likelihood of a bunch of idiots messing it up for everyone is a possibility. Anyway, FiveThirtyEight’s Andrew Flowers explains.

There are few things I have more respect for than kids in a spelling bee. The “twitching freaks” as they were once called by Tony Kornheiser are not only incredibly smart, but incredibly bold, too. This is the part where I tell you that I got third place at the National Press Club spelling bee, after competing as a favor to a friend. That aside, these things are beyond intense, even for grown adults, nevermind preteens. Oh, did I say preteens? Because there’s A 6-YEAR-OLD in this year’s field, kiddos. ABC’s Enjoli Francis tells this wonderful story.

You remember Rougned Odor? Of course you do. He’s the guy that one-pieced the Toronto Blue Jays’ Joey Bautista so viciously that his helmet and sunglasses flew off at the same time. Yeah, that guy. Well, you need to know that he’s not just all hands. What he’s trying to do now is regain his reputation in Major League Baseball as a Venezuelan player. In the bigs, it’s not easy. Once you lose your credibility, it’s hard to regain it, particularly among players. ESPN’s Calvin Watkins profiles the Texas Rangers’ second baseman from Maracaibo.

Free Food

Coffee Break: You’ve got to love artists that stand up for what they believe in. Yesterday, The Weeknd and rapper Belly said that they refused to take the stage on Jimmy Kimmel Live! because Donald Trump was scheduled to appear. And it wasn’t just a blanket walk off. The man with the unmistakable haircut had some eloquent words to say about it, too.

Snack Time: If you’ve ever been within, say, arm’s length of a lion that wasn’t in a cage, you understand their beauty. At their most serene, they are genuinely glorious cats. But if you woke up to one licking your tent, what would you do?

Dessert: You’re not going to see anything more inspirational than this video, today. I promise.

NBA

Figure it out, Kyle

the game and series aren’t over

8:35 AMIt’s sad news to wake up to, but someone was killed at a T.I. concert in New York City Thursday night. Don’t forget that the Atlanta rapper’s homey, Philant Johnson, was killed at a concert in Cincinnati 10 years ago. Nearly to the week.

There is no opponent harder to topple for Donald Trump than President Barack Obama. But he’s not exactly facing him in a head-to-head matchup. So, Trump’s usual tactics don’t quite apply the same way competition-wise because he’s dealing with a sitting president. Conversely, whenever Obama says something about Trump it carries a ton of weight, particularly when he’s making references to things he’s heard in his dealings with world leaders, since, you know, he’s the commander in chief. ABC News’ Arlette Saenz has the details.

National parks are American treasures. That’s how many feel, despite the fact that the National Park Service is constantly dealing with myriad issues, to the point that it’s considering selling naming rights to corporate America. Sort of. As someone that grew up in D.C., I’ve got huge respect for the NPS and what it does. As it turns out, national parks as popular as they’ve ever been. Which unfortunately probably means the likelihood of a bunch of idiots messing it up for everyone is a possibility. Anyway, FiveThirtyEight’s Andrew Flowers explains.

There are few things I have more respect for than kids in a spelling bee. The “twitching freaks” as they were once called by Tony Kornheiser are not only incredibly smart, but incredibly bold, too. This is the part where I tell you that I got third place at the National Press Club spelling bee, after competing as a favor to a friend. That aside, these things are beyond intense, even for grown adults, nevermind preteens. Oh, did I say preteens? Because there’s A 6-YEAR-OLD in this year’s field, kiddos. ABC’s Enjoli Francis tells this wonderful story.

You remember Rougned Odor? Of course you do. He’s the guy that one-pieced the Toronto Blue Jays’ Joey Bautista so viciously that his helmet and sunglasses flew off at the same time. Yeah, that guy. Well, you need to know that he’s not just all hands. What he’s trying to do now is regain his reputation in Major League Baseball as a Venezuelan player. In the bigs, it’s not easy. Once you lose your credibility, it’s hard to regain it, particularly among players. ESPN’s Calvin Watkins profiles the Texas Rangers’ second baseman from Maracaibo.

Free Food

Coffee Break: You’ve got to love artists that stand up for what they believe in. Yesterday, The Weeknd and rapper Belly said that they refused to take the stage on Jimmy Kimmel Live! because Donald Trump was scheduled to appear. And it wasn’t just a blanket walk off. The man with the unmistakable haircut had some eloquent words to say about it, too.

Snack Time: If you’ve ever been within, say, arm’s length of a lion that wasn’t in a cage, you understand their beauty. At their most serene, they are genuinely glorious cats. But if you woke up to one licking your tent, what would you do?

Dessert: You’re not going to see anything more inspirational than this video, today. I promise.

You know you’re getting older when …

you realize Fresh Prince’s final episode was 20 years ago

The Undefeated

3:33 PM

Accept it. You’re old. Twenty years ago today, Hillary and Ashley were moving to New York. Carlton was moving east as well to start school at his father’s alma mater, Princeton. Uncle Phil, Aunt Viv and Nicky headed east to be closer to the rest of the family. Geoffrey, everyone’s favorite butler, gladly accepted his one-way ticket back to London.

But Will was still unsure what direction his life was headed in.

If anyone’s been living under a rock the past quarter century and doesn’t recognize the names, Friday marked the 20-year anniversary of the series finale of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Debates have raged for years about the two Aunt Vivs, the best episode or funniest character, but it’s impossible to deny the show’s legacy and staying power.

For what it’s worth, too, Will figured out life pretty quickly after everyone moved out. Less than two months later, he stumbled upon an acting gig in some movie called Independence Day. Sources say it performed marginally decent at the box office.

Michael Brown

your life changed the game

8:35 AMIt’s sad news to wake up to, but someone was killed at a T.I. concert in New York City Thursday night. Don’t forget that the Atlanta rapper’s homey, Philant Johnson, was killed at a concert in Cincinnati 10 years ago. Nearly to the week.

There is no opponent harder to topple for Donald Trump than President Barack Obama. But he’s not exactly facing him in a head-to-head matchup. So, Trump’s usual tactics don’t quite apply the same way competition-wise because he’s dealing with a sitting president. Conversely, whenever Obama says something about Trump it carries a ton of weight, particularly when he’s making references to things he’s heard in his dealings with world leaders, since, you know, he’s the commander in chief. ABC News’ Arlette Saenz has the details.

National parks are American treasures. That’s how many feel, despite the fact that the National Park Service is constantly dealing with myriad issues, to the point that it’s considering selling naming rights to corporate America. Sort of. As someone that grew up in D.C., I’ve got huge respect for the NPS and what it does. As it turns out, national parks as popular as they’ve ever been. Which unfortunately probably means the likelihood of a bunch of idiots messing it up for everyone is a possibility. Anyway, FiveThirtyEight’s Andrew Flowers explains.

There are few things I have more respect for than kids in a spelling bee. The “twitching freaks” as they were once called by Tony Kornheiser are not only incredibly smart, but incredibly bold, too. This is the part where I tell you that I got third place at the National Press Club spelling bee, after competing as a favor to a friend. That aside, these things are beyond intense, even for grown adults, nevermind preteens. Oh, did I say preteens? Because there’s A 6-YEAR-OLD in this year’s field, kiddos. ABC’s Enjoli Francis tells this wonderful story.

You remember Rougned Odor? Of course you do. He’s the guy that one-pieced the Toronto Blue Jays’ Joey Bautista so viciously that his helmet and sunglasses flew off at the same time. Yeah, that guy. Well, you need to know that he’s not just all hands. What he’s trying to do now is regain his reputation in Major League Baseball as a Venezuelan player. In the bigs, it’s not easy. Once you lose your credibility, it’s hard to regain it, particularly among players. ESPN’s Calvin Watkins profiles the Texas Rangers’ second baseman from Maracaibo.

Free Food

Coffee Break: You’ve got to love artists that stand up for what they believe in. Yesterday, The Weeknd and rapper Belly said that they refused to take the stage on Jimmy Kimmel Live! because Donald Trump was scheduled to appear. And it wasn’t just a blanket walk off. The man with the unmistakable haircut had some eloquent words to say about it, too.

Snack Time: If you’ve ever been within, say, arm’s length of a lion that wasn’t in a cage, you understand their beauty. At their most serene, they are genuinely glorious cats. But if you woke up to one licking your tent, what would you do?

Dessert: You’re not going to see anything more inspirational than this video, today. I promise.

Prince

Magic Johnson

told an incredible Prince story on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

8:35 AMIt’s sad news to wake up to, but someone was killed at a T.I. concert in New York City Thursday night. Don’t forget that the Atlanta rapper’s homey, Philant Johnson, was killed at a concert in Cincinnati 10 years ago. Nearly to the week.

There is no opponent harder to topple for Donald Trump than President Barack Obama. But he’s not exactly facing him in a head-to-head matchup. So, Trump’s usual tactics don’t quite apply the same way competition-wise because he’s dealing with a sitting president. Conversely, whenever Obama says something about Trump it carries a ton of weight, particularly when he’s making references to things he’s heard in his dealings with world leaders, since, you know, he’s the commander in chief. ABC News’ Arlette Saenz has the details.

National parks are American treasures. That’s how many feel, despite the fact that the National Park Service is constantly dealing with myriad issues, to the point that it’s considering selling naming rights to corporate America. Sort of. As someone that grew up in D.C., I’ve got huge respect for the NPS and what it does. As it turns out, national parks as popular as they’ve ever been. Which unfortunately probably means the likelihood of a bunch of idiots messing it up for everyone is a possibility. Anyway, FiveThirtyEight’s Andrew Flowers explains.

There are few things I have more respect for than kids in a spelling bee. The “twitching freaks” as they were once called by Tony Kornheiser are not only incredibly smart, but incredibly bold, too. This is the part where I tell you that I got third place at the National Press Club spelling bee, after competing as a favor to a friend. That aside, these things are beyond intense, even for grown adults, nevermind preteens. Oh, did I say preteens? Because there’s A 6-YEAR-OLD in this year’s field, kiddos. ABC’s Enjoli Francis tells this wonderful story.

You remember Rougned Odor? Of course you do. He’s the guy that one-pieced the Toronto Blue Jays’ Joey Bautista so viciously that his helmet and sunglasses flew off at the same time. Yeah, that guy. Well, you need to know that he’s not just all hands. What he’s trying to do now is regain his reputation in Major League Baseball as a Venezuelan player. In the bigs, it’s not easy. Once you lose your credibility, it’s hard to regain it, particularly among players. ESPN’s Calvin Watkins profiles the Texas Rangers’ second baseman from Maracaibo.

Free Food

Coffee Break: You’ve got to love artists that stand up for what they believe in. Yesterday, The Weeknd and rapper Belly said that they refused to take the stage on Jimmy Kimmel Live! because Donald Trump was scheduled to appear. And it wasn’t just a blanket walk off. The man with the unmistakable haircut had some eloquent words to say about it, too.

Snack Time: If you’ve ever been within, say, arm’s length of a lion that wasn’t in a cage, you understand their beauty. At their most serene, they are genuinely glorious cats. But if you woke up to one licking your tent, what would you do?

Dessert: You’re not going to see anything more inspirational than this video, today. I promise.

Daily Dose: 5/20/16

Serena isn’t stopping any time soon

8:35 AMIt’s sad news to wake up to, but someone was killed at a T.I. concert in New York City Thursday night. Don’t forget that the Atlanta rapper’s homey, Philant Johnson, was killed at a concert in Cincinnati 10 years ago. Nearly to the week.

There is no opponent harder to topple for Donald Trump than President Barack Obama. But he’s not exactly facing him in a head-to-head matchup. So, Trump’s usual tactics don’t quite apply the same way competition-wise because he’s dealing with a sitting president. Conversely, whenever Obama says something about Trump it carries a ton of weight, particularly when he’s making references to things he’s heard in his dealings with world leaders, since, you know, he’s the commander in chief. ABC News’ Arlette Saenz has the details.

National parks are American treasures. That’s how many feel, despite the fact that the National Park Service is constantly dealing with myriad issues, to the point that it’s considering selling naming rights to corporate America. Sort of. As someone that grew up in D.C., I’ve got huge respect for the NPS and what it does. As it turns out, national parks as popular as they’ve ever been. Which unfortunately probably means the likelihood of a bunch of idiots messing it up for everyone is a possibility. Anyway, FiveThirtyEight’s Andrew Flowers explains.

There are few things I have more respect for than kids in a spelling bee. The “twitching freaks” as they were once called by Tony Kornheiser are not only incredibly smart, but incredibly bold, too. This is the part where I tell you that I got third place at the National Press Club spelling bee, after competing as a favor to a friend. That aside, these things are beyond intense, even for grown adults, nevermind preteens. Oh, did I say preteens? Because there’s A 6-YEAR-OLD in this year’s field, kiddos. ABC’s Enjoli Francis tells this wonderful story.

You remember Rougned Odor? Of course you do. He’s the guy that one-pieced the Toronto Blue Jays’ Joey Bautista so viciously that his helmet and sunglasses flew off at the same time. Yeah, that guy. Well, you need to know that he’s not just all hands. What he’s trying to do now is regain his reputation in Major League Baseball as a Venezuelan player. In the bigs, it’s not easy. Once you lose your credibility, it’s hard to regain it, particularly among players. ESPN’s Calvin Watkins profiles the Texas Rangers’ second baseman from Maracaibo.

Free Food

Coffee Break: You’ve got to love artists that stand up for what they believe in. Yesterday, The Weeknd and rapper Belly said that they refused to take the stage on Jimmy Kimmel Live! because Donald Trump was scheduled to appear. And it wasn’t just a blanket walk off. The man with the unmistakable haircut had some eloquent words to say about it, too.

Snack Time: If you’ve ever been within, say, arm’s length of a lion that wasn’t in a cage, you understand their beauty. At their most serene, they are genuinely glorious cats. But if you woke up to one licking your tent, what would you do?

Dessert: You’re not going to see anything more inspirational than this video, today. I promise.