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10 things to know, Wednesday, May 16


Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

1. North Korea not interested in ‘one-sided’ negotiation

Infuriated by ongoing Seoul/Washington drills, Pyongyang is threatening to scrap a historic summit next month between Trump and Kim Jong Un, with a senior diplomat saying the country refuses to be pressured into one-sidedly abandoning its nukes.

2. Trump-backed politicians score big victories

Two of the president's favored candidates, Lou Barletta in Pennsylvania and Deb Fischer in Nebraska, win their U.S. Senate primaries.

3. Who followed U.S. lead

Guatemala festively opens its new embassy in Jerusalem, becoming the second country to do so after the United States.

4. Trump Indonesia project gets Chinese government partner

Even though the president's involvement in the project predates his election, ethics experts say it possibly puts him in violation of the emoluments clause of the Constitution, which bans gifts from foreign governments.

5. How legal experts view Giuliani

The former New York City mayor's decision to join Trump's legal team could backfire if potential clients of his consulting business view him as too erratic and go elsewhere for representation.

6. Critics say Bill Gates meddling in state education reform

An AP analysis shows his foundation has given about $44 million to outside groups over the past two years to help shape state education plans.

7. Gina Haspel appears headed for confirmation

Trump's pick to be the next CIA director picks up Democratic support and is expected to get a nod from the Senate intelligence committee.

8. Authorities investigate California explosion as intentional

Federal and local authorities are trying to find remnants of a bomb that exploded at a Southern California medical office, leaving a woman dead and three other people injured.

9. Kensington Palace silent on Markle reports

Prince Harry's press office says it is not commenting on reports that Meghan Markle's father needs a heart procedure and will miss the royal wedding.

10. Boston improves to 9-0 in NBA postseason at home

The Celtics withstand a 42-point night by LeBron James to beat the Cavs 107-94 and take a 2-0 lead in the East finals, a lead they've never blown in a playoff series.

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