Evening Edition: Top lawmakers: If Trump has tapes, Congress needs access to them

With Comey out, most Trump aides skip Sunday shows; Under Trump, inconvenient data that was previously public is being sidelined; George Conway helped sow chaos for Bill Clinton. Now he could be picked to keep order in Washington.; White nationalist Richard Spencer leads torch-bearing defense of Robert E. Lee statue in Va.; Launching missiles is not the path to talks with the U.S., Haley tells North Korea; ‘Dude fires people’: How the chaotic Trump news cycle confuses and misinforms the public; 200,000 people among victims of massive malware attack; On SNL, Melissa McCarthy’s Sean Spicer emerges from the bushes and finally confronts Trump; Trump thinks that exercising too much uses up the body’s ‘finite’ energy; Melania Trump loves being a mom. As first lady, will she be mom in chief?; Retropolis: The woman who invented Mother’s Day would absolutely hate what it is today; What’s it like to be the mother of a high school dropout-turned-rock star?; Scientists have identified the 50-foot sea creature that washed up on an Indonesian beach; NASCAR driver Aric Almirola has broken vertebra from fiery crash involving Danica Patrick, Joey Logano;
 
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Top lawmakers: If Trump has tapes, Congress needs access to them
Republican Lindsey Graham and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer were among leaders in both parties requesting that any recordings of White House conversations be turned over for review immediately. Sen. Mike Lee, a former federal prosecutor, said “it’s probably inevitable” that such tapes would be subpoenaed.
With Comey out, most Trump aides skip Sunday shows
Fox News’s Chris Wallace highlighted who was not on the guest list and said the White House offered to book senior officials who would instead talk about the president’s first overseas trip while in office.
 
Under Trump, inconvenient data that was previously public is being sidelined
Workplace violations, climate data, animal welfare and ethics records are among the types of information that has been obscured. In some cases, data that was once easily accessible has moved to locations that are harder to find, while others have entirely vanished.
 
George Conway helped sow chaos for Bill Clinton. Now he could be picked to keep order in Washington.
Kellyanne Conway’s husband was a shadow player in the Lewinsky scandal. He seems to be on track to lead the Justice Department’s civil division, tasked with guarding President Trump and his policies from legal challenges.
 
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White nationalist Richard Spencer leads torch-bearing defense of Robert E. Lee statue in Va.
“What brings us together is we are white, we are a people, we will not be replaced,” said the man who coined the term “alt-right.” He organized two protests Saturday against plans to remove the Confederate monument in Charlottesville.
 
Launching missiles is not the path to talks with the U.S., Haley tells North Korea
The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations commented after analysts said North Korea appeared to have tested a new kind of missile with a longer range.
 
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‘Dude fires people’: How the chaotic Trump news cycle confuses and misinforms the public
President Trump’s firing of FBI Director James B. Comey on Tuesday pulverized a once-stately 24-hour news cycle into mere seconds, cranking up the difficulty factor for dizzied news consumers attempting to discern what, or whom, to believe.
 
200,000 people among victims of massive malware attack
More than 150 nations have had networks crippled since the “ransomware” attack started Friday, Europol said. The number of victims is expected to swell Monday because workers who left their computers on over the weekend could return to find that they were hacked.
 
On SNL, Melissa McCarthy’s Sean Spicer emerges from the bushes and finally confronts Trump
The latest episode of “Saturday Night Live” included a sketch with McCarthy-as-Spicer and Alec Baldwin’s President Trump, who delivered a “kiss of death” that bordered on an intense make-out session.
 
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Trump thinks that exercising too much uses up the body’s ‘finite’ energy
President Trump mostly gave up athletics after college because he “believed the human body was like a battery, with a finite amount of energy, which exercise only depleted.” The human body actually becomes stronger with exercise, experts say, adding that yes, exercise depletes energy stores, but eating replenishes them.
 
Mother’s Day
Melania Trump loves being a mom. As first lady, will she be mom in chief?
Her first Mother’s Day as first lady is an important marker, perhaps more for Melania Trump than her predecessors. The reason she has given for not fully engaging with the duties of her office and not moving into the White House is her commitment to care for her son, Barron.
 
Retropolis: The woman who invented Mother’s Day would absolutely hate what it is today
Anna Jarvis spent decades fighting an uphill battle to keep Mother’s Day from becoming the commercialized holiday that it is today. To her, it was simply a day to honor mothers, and she started it to commemorate her own.
 
What’s it like to be the mother of a high school dropout-turned-rock star?
Ask this former Fairfax County schoolteacher about life with Nirvana and the Foo Fighters.
 
Scientists have identified the 50-foot sea creature that washed up on an Indonesian beach
Blood from the carcass turned the water near the coastline a bright red, but that didn’t stop locals from wading in for a closer look and snapping pictures.
 
NASCAR driver Aric Almirola has broken vertebra from fiery crash involving Danica Patrick, Joey Logano
Driver, who was hospitalized overnight after the crash at Kansas Speedway, is headed home to North Carolina for further treatment.
 
 
     
 
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