GENIUS. MacArthur Foundation launches special $100 million grant to be given every 3 years for an innovative idea that has the power to solve one of the world’s biggest problems.
ON THE STUMP. Donald Trump shouts and points out African-American supporter at his rally: “Look at my African-American over here! Look at him! Are you the greatest?”
SMALL TOWN GAY BAR. Go inside Mongolia’s only gay bar: “In Mongolia, it isn’t easy for a gay bar to fly under the radar, even in the center of Ulaanbaatar, the country’s biggest city, home to more than a third of Mongolia’s total population of 2.8 million. Outside the city, the steppes are home to some of the world’s last nomadic people.”
CRIME. Former Glee star Mark Salling has surrendered himself to police after being indicted on child pornography charges.
THEATRE. Jesse Eisenberg’s play Spoils (in which he stars) opens on the West End.
FOREIGN POLICY. Bernie Sanders was not fully a fan of Hillary Clinton’s speech yesterday.
PIECE OF WORK. Joan Rivers’ head writer on Fashion Police recalls the last moment he shared with the iconic comedienne before her passing: “Joan called Rihanna a w***e every week, and Katy Perry, who she trashed – all these people tweeted their thoughts for Joan. Katy Perry wrote that what was the point of dressing up in ‘dumb outfits’ if Joan wasn’t there to trash it. ‘[I told her,] ‘Can you believe all these girls we’ve been so rough on this whole time ‘got it’? That part of being famous was being made fun of by Joan Rivers.'”
IN THE NAVY. Sailors celebrate Pride.
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SOCCER. Former FIFA head Sepp Blatter and 2 other high-ranking officials reportedly paid themselves $80 million: “The investigators say a series of contract amendments resulted in payouts of tens of millions of dollars in salary and bonuses to the three executives from 2011 to 2015. The perks also included multimillion-dollar severance packages for Kattner and Valke in case they were ousted if Blatter’s 2011 re-election bid failed. It didn’t, and Blatter served as FIFA president until he resigned last year.”
VEEP STAKES. Harry Reid wants Warren: “Harry Reid is quietly promoting Elizabeth Warren as a top pick to be Hillary Clinton’s running mate, and the Senate minority leader is already looking into Massachusetts law to see how quickly her Senate seat could be filled if Warren does ascend to the vice presidency, a source close to him said Friday.”
ZIKA VIRUS. New report suggests it can be transmitted via oral sex.
TELEVISION. Doctor Who Executive Producer Steven Moffat says black actor was offered the titular role on the show but turned it down.
MR. FRIDAY. Fernando Skinner.
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