5 things to know for May 27: School shooting, NRA, Ukraine, wild weather, air travel | CNN

5 things to know for May 27: School shooting, NRA, Ukraine, wild weather, air travel | CNN


As the US mourns the victims of another mass shooting, many people are left feeling hopeless and helpless. And while it may feel like there is nothing you can do, here are a few ways to help. (A note to our readers: 5 Things is taking a brief hiatus on Monday. We’ll see you back here Tuesday.)

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Conflicting reports from authorities are raising further questions about the police response to the massacre at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas on Tuesday. The 18-year-old gunman was not confronted by police before he entered the school, a Texas law enforcement official said yesterday. This new detail comes after a representative with the Texas Department of Public Safety on Wednesday said a school resource officer had “engaged” with the shooter before he went into the school. Among the many urgent questions that have caused anger and dismay from the public, it is still unclear why it took an hour for a tactical team to assemble and force its way inside. It is also currently unknown why the shooter was able to access the classrooms through an unlocked door at the school that morning.

In the wake of the deadliest US school shooting in nearly a decade, the National Rifle Association is set to hold its 2022 annual convention in Houston, Texas, today. Several notable conservatives, including former President Donald Trump, are scheduled to speak at the meeting. Some other speakers have canceled their planned appearances, including Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, who will instead attend a news conference in Uvalde, according to his spokesperson. Several musicians who were set to sing in a concert at this weekend’s convention have also canceled their performances. The annual meeting is only open to NRA members. The organization currently has over five million members, according to its website.

Musician says he’s a proud gun owner, but canceled on NRA anyway

The Biden administration is preparing to approve sending an advanced long-range rocket system to Ukraine, multiple officials say. Senior Ukrainian officials, including President Volodymyr Zelensky, have pleaded in recent weeks for the US and its allies to provide the Multiple Launch Rocket System. The US-made weapon systems can fire a barrage of rockets hundreds of kilometers – much farther than any of the systems Ukraine has – which the Ukrainians argue could be a game-changer in their war against Russia. The administration is leaning toward sending the systems with a larger package of military and security assistance to Ukraine, which could be announced as soon as next week. This comes as Ukrainian officials today reported heavy fighting across several fronts, including in the Luhansk region where a local military chief describes “fierce battles” are currently taking place. 

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Snow, severe storms and triple-digit heat are expected across the US this Memorial Day weekend. More than a foot of snow will likely stick to the higher elevations above 8,000 feet in the northern Rockies. Cooler temperatures and wet conditions will impact the entire Northwest from Oregon to North Dakota. Some western coastal areas will receive wet weather first starting Saturday – and it will slowly crawl east through the beginning of next week. On the other hand, triple-digit heat is expected to descend on Texas and other neighboring states, where temperatures will climb into the 100s, the National Weather Service said. To make matters worse, this region will dry out again and winds will pick up as the weekend goes on, elevating fire weather conditions.

Delta Air Lines announced yesterday it will cut about 100 flights a day from its summer schedule to “minimize disruptions and bounce back faster when challenges occur.” The company’s decision to scale back will primarily affect markets in the US and Latin America between July 1 and August 7, Delta said in a statement. Delta, however, isn’t the first airline to trim its summer schedule due to operational issues and decreased staffing. JetBlue announced in April that it would cut 8{3b930a6ca12a59604e1bbadfc55b7d1b7a0aa8613f1ab9377cace0d5afcb5fb9} to 10{3b930a6ca12a59604e1bbadfc55b7d1b7a0aa8613f1ab9377cace0d5afcb5fb9} of its summer schedule due to “continued industry challenges.” Alaska Airlines also reduced its schedule by about 2{3b930a6ca12a59604e1bbadfc55b7d1b7a0aa8613f1ab9377cace0d5afcb5fb9} through June to match “pilot capacity.”

Airlines are slashing flights due to staffing shortage

Ellen DeGeneres says goodbye to show that ‘forever changed my life’

Watch Ellen’s emotional farewell to her daytime talk show after 19 seasons. I’m not crying, you’re crying!

Justin Timberlake sells his entire music catalog

Take a guess on how much the pop superstar sold about 200 of his songs for. Now add a couple zeros.

Rat sends dog park into a frenzy

A rat was being hounded by a bunch of dogs, so a hunky hero stepped in to save the day. Watch the chaos unfold!

There’s a real-life yellow brick road forming in Ghana

This artist used pieces of yellow plastic to create a powerful work of art reminiscent of “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.”

Geetanjali Shree becomes first Indian author to win International Booker prize

Well deserved! This inspiring woman has added a new prestigious literary award to her list of accomplishments. 

Which show recently said goodbye to beloved cast members Pete Davidson and Kate McKinnon?

A. “The Daily Show”

B. “Late Night”

C. “The Tonight Show”

D. “Saturday Night Live”

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Ray Liotta, the actor known for his roles in “Field of Dreams” and the Martin Scorsese mob classic “Goodfellas,” has died. He was 67. “Ray was working on a project in the Dominican Republic called ‘Dangerous Waters’ when he passed. He passed in his sleep. He is survived by his daughter, Karsen and his fiancée, Jacy Nittolo,” his publicist Jennifer Allen told CNN.


That’s (still) the price of a rotisserie chicken at Costco, despite the nationwide spike in food prices. There’s a strategy behind the decision by Costco and other stores to hold rotisserie chicken prices steady; it’s a prized item that attracts customers. Typically, shoppers will buy more than just a chicken for dinner when they visit. Though stores lose money selling rotisserie chickens, they often raise prices on other goods to make up for the losses.

“I’m a 2nd Amendment guy, but the 2nd Amendment should not apply to everyone. It’s that simple.”

– Country singer Larry Gatlin, on canceling his upcoming performance at this weekend’s annual NRA convention in Houston in the wake of the tragic school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. At least three other musicians who were scheduled to perform have also canceled.

Critical fire risk returns to the Southwest as storms drop rain in the East

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Deer turns harp session into a Disney movie

Bambi, is that you? Enjoy this beautiful moment unintentionally caught on video. (Click here to view) 

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