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He has cooked for the Obamas, hosted TV shows with Gordon Ramsay and written 25 culinary books. But in the past 2 months, Vikas Khanna has turned his focus to providing millions of meals to poor Indians who have suffered greatly under lockdown. https://nyti.ms/3c0QW6V

Hong Kong protesters, know for their “be water” mantra for their fluid tactics, spent much of today dammed up, blocked by vast numbers of police from reaching Legco and kettled by the dozens as they tried to march through the city. Our first take here https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/27/world/asia/hong-kong-protest-china-anthem.html

The image of a powerful government official flouting the lockdown rules that Downing Street enforces on everyone else has struck a nerve in a way that Britain’s haphazard response to the coronavirus has not https://nyti.ms/2M3lgU8

Thousands of protesters in Hong Kong defied police orders as they took to the streets and gathered in shopping malls to voice their outrage at the Chinese Communist Party’s moves to tighten the grip on the city https://nyti.ms/2X7ziKO

In Opinion Hartosh Singh Bal writes about the Indian government's coronavirus strategy: "The coronavirus cases are spreading fast in dense urban clusters of the poor, who can’t afford the luxury of social distancing" https://nyti.ms/3gr8Fb9

Millions of adults have recently signed up for online classes — a jolt that could signal a renaissance for big online learning networks, known as MOOCs, that started nearly a decade ago as university experiments and had struggled for years https://nyti.ms/2zxlakV

Europe morning briefing: Here's what you need to know to start your day https://nyti.ms/3etfWpj

For months, Hong Kong and Chinese officials have blamed liberal studies, a mandatory civics class that champions independent thinking and analysis, for radicalizing Hong Kong's youth. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/01/world/asia/hong-kong-protests-education-china.html

Thomas Waerner and his dogs have been stranded in Alaska after winning the Iditarod sled race in March. At home in Norway, his wife, Guro, is taking care of 3 children younger than 10 and 35 dogs. “She’s been doing an incredible job,” he said. https://nyti.ms/2ZDjhOg

Most revealing part of this ⁦⁦ @Peter Baker⁩ ⁦ @Maggie Astor⁩ story: they reached out to ⁦ @Marco Rubio⁩ ⁦ @Rick Scott⁩ ⁦ @Ron DeSantis⁩ ⁦ @Matt Gaetz⁩ None of the Fla lawmakers would say a word about Trump’s claims https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/26/us/politics/klausutis-letter-jack-dorsey.html

On Wednesday, NASA is preparing to send two of its astronauts to orbit aboard a spacecraft built by SpaceX, the rocket company founded by Elon Musk. Here’s what you need to know about the launch. https://nyti.ms/2AZx5Iw

"The pivotal question for us individually and as a society is not whether we should take risks, but what risks are acceptable and why," says John Jenkins, the president of  @Notre Dame, which will reopen its campus to students for the fall https://nyti.ms/2X4gxI1

The police presence in Admiralty today feels like Beijing during the Arab Spring. There was a call for protest in Wangfujing, but only a few turned up and were quickly surrounded by police

The police presence in Admiralty today feels like Beijing during the Arab Spring. There was a call for protest in Wangfujing, but only a few turned up and were quickly surrounded by police

President Trump said on Tuesday that the United States could offer a strong response as soon as this week to China’s effort to strengthen its hold over Hong Kong. Stock markets had a mixed reaction. https://nyti.ms/36v6sae

The FBI and Minnesota law enforcement authorities are investigating the arrest of George Floyd, a black man who died after being pinned to the ground by an officer’s knee. Hundreds of people gathered in Minneapolis to protest the conduct of the officers. https://nyti.ms/3gqyCYA

“Kayleigh McEnany, the White House press secretary, pressed by reporters, offered no evidence to back up the president’s insinuations. Instead, she essentially justified them by saying that Mr. Scarborough had been critical of Mr. Trump.” https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/26/us/politics/klausutis-letter-jack-dorsey.html

—International climate talks will likely be delayed by a full year because of the pandemic —About a dozen U.S. states are seeing an uptick in new virus cases —China’s workers are struggling to find jobs after millions were laid off or furloughed https://nyti.ms/2X50mKH

After nearly 2 decades of war, the Taliban are on the brink of seeing the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan without giving up much of their extremist principles https://nyti.ms/2TIq5pZ

DOJ closes stock trading investigations into Feinstein, Inhofe & Loeffler; called their lawyers today to let them know. w.  @Nicholas Fandos https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/26/us/politics/senators-stock-trades-investigation.html

“He’s a fool, an absolute fool to talk that way,” Joe Biden said in his first in-person interview since the coronavirus crisis took him off the campaign trail https://nyti.ms/3gjta9E

Actually, Mr. President, the Pulitzer board gave  @The New York Times the prize after calling our coverage of Russian interference in the 2016 election "deeply sourced" and "relentlessly reported." You can read more here: https://www.pulitzer.org/winners/staffs-new-york-times-and-washington-post

The Failing  @The New York Times, winner of  @The Pulitzer Prizes for its totally flawed coverage of the illegal Russia Witch Hunt, does its research as follows: Think of the absolute worst things you can say about Donald J. Trump, pretend there are sources, and just say it. RETURN THE PULITZERS!

Jimmy Fallon apologized for wearing blackface while impersonating Chris Rock on “Saturday Night Live” in 2000 https://nyti.ms/2zycQRW

When a travel company cancels your trip, depending on where they are headquartered, they may be legally required to offer you the money back https://nyti.ms/36zbBxK

Child hunger in the U.S. is soaring. A program to replace school meals has left out millions, and exposed the patchwork logic of America’s safety net. https://nyti.ms/3go8MUV

Republican leaders plan to sue Speaker Nancy Pelosi and top congressional officials to block the House of Representatives from using a proxy voting system set up by Democrats to allow for remote legislating during the coronavirus pandemic https://nyti.ms/2zpTHSl

The undefeated Charlatan, as well as his stablemate Gamine, tested positive for lidocaine, a local numbing agent, according to a person familiar with the testing process. https://nyti.ms/2TFblbB

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