Things you should know today: 5/15/18


Israel faces diplomatic fallout after dozens killed in Gaza

A Palestinian ambulance emerges from a cloud of tear gas during clashes with Israeli forces after a rally to mark the 70th anniversary of what Palestinians call their “nakba,” or catastrophe — the uprooting of hundreds of thousands in the Mideast war over Israel’s 1948 creation, in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, Tuesday, May 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)

Monday marked the deadliest day in Gaza after 59 Palestinians were killed and 2,700 others were injured at a mass protest from across a border fence. Israel is now facing major backlash for its use of excessive violence against Gaza.

APNewsBreak: Police end dig for remains of missing girls

Mike Householder
Machinery sits idle in a field in Macomb Township, Mich., Tuesday, May 15, 2018. Crews have stopped digging up an area in suburban Detroit where police have said they hoped to find the remains of up to seven missing girls. Warren Mayor James Fouts told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the weeklong excavation on the outskirts of a subdivision in Macomb Township has ended. (AP Photo/Mike Householder)

Police have decided to stop digging in Detroit for the remains of seven girls who have been missing for decades. They are evaluating whether to dig in different locations in Michigan, or to resume the search in roughly the same area.

Tom Wolfe, pioneering ‘New Journalist,’ dead at 87

Bebeto Matthews
FILE – In this July 26, 2016 file photo, American author and journalist Tom Wolfe, Jr. appears in his living room during an interview about his latest book, “The Kingdom of Speech,” in New York. Wolfe died at a New York City hospital. He was 87. Additional details were not immediately available. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)

Tom Wolfe, who has authored bestselling books in the ’80s like “The Right Stuff” and “The Bonfire of the Vanities,” passed away. He is known for insisting that the only great way to tell a story was to go out and report it.

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