Things you should know today: 5/21/18


Divided Supreme Court rules for businesses over workers

J. Scott Applewhite
The Supreme Court is seen in Washington, April 20, 2018. The Supreme Court says employers can prohibit their workers from banding together to complain about pay and conditions in the workplace. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

The Supreme Court favored businesses by ruling that employers can prohibit their workers from banding together to dispute their pay and work conditions. Now, employees are to use arbitration rather than the courts to solve disputes.

Trump praises new CIA director

Evan Vucci
President Donald Trump applauds incoming Central Intelligence Agency director Gina Haspel during a swearing-in ceremony at CIA Headquarters, Monday, May 21, 2018, in Langley, Va. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

New Director Gina Haspel became the first woman to lead the CIA and was told by Trump that there was “no one in this country better qualified” for the job. Haspel’s goals as the new agency director include sending more officers into the field, improving foreign language proficiency among the ranks and strengthening the agency’s working relationships with intelligence agencies in partner nations.

International outcry grows over disputed Venezuela vote

Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro places his fist against his heart as he arrives with his wife Cilia Flores to address supporters from the presidential palace after the National Electoral Council said he was re-elected in a vote marred by opposition boycott in Caracas, Venezuela, Sunday, May 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

Opposition to the recent re-election of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has increased amongst nations hoping to end the suffering of the Venezuelan people. The Election Council announced that the election had the lowest participation on record for a presidential election in decades. Polling stations reported that Maduro won nearly 68 percent of the votes against candidate Henri Falcon.

The Royal Wedding between Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle is trending on Twitter. Official wedding photographs have been released.

BuzzFeedVideos released a new episode of “Worth It” that’s #1 Trending on Youtube. They visit three restaurants at different price points and compare $3 fries to $100 fries.

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