The Top Stories on the Internet Today (Thursday May 21)

May 21, 2020

Here are some of today’s biggest headlines.

Trump sows division and confusion as anxious country edges toward opening

If America navigates its risky pursuit of a comeback without unleashing a vicious resurgence of coronavirus, it will be in spite of President Donald Trump, not because of him.

Fact check: Trump falsely denies FDA warning on hydroxychloroquine, baselessly alleges political bias in study Fact check: Trump falsely denies FDA warning on hydroxychloroquine, baselessly alleges political bias in study

President Donald Trump continued Tuesday to make false and baseless claims about hydroxychloroquine, the anti-malaria drug he has repeatedly promoted and now says he is himself taking.

Obama White House portrait unveiling not expected as Trump accuses him of crime

An official portrait unveiling for former President Barack Obama at the White House isn’t expected to occur anytime soon as his successor, President Donald Trump, accuses him of unsubstantiated and unspecified crimes.

Gregory Tyree Boyce, ‘Twilight’ actor, found dead with girlfriend

Gregory Tyree Boyce, an actor who appeared in the 2008 film “Twilight,” was found dead in a Las Vegas residence, a spokesperson with the Clark County Office of the Coroner/Medical Examiner confirmed to CNN.

Joe Rogan’s exclusive Spotify deal and 4 other business stories you need to read today

Here are some headlines you might have missed today in the world of business and finance.

Texas church cancels masses following death of a possibly Covid-19 positive priest

A church in Houston has canceled mass indefinitely after one of its priests died and five others subsequently tested positive for the coronavirus.

The sun is experiencing a less active phase called ‘solar minimum,’ but it won’t cause an ice age like last time

In a solar minimum, the sun is much quieter, meaning less sunspots and energy.

How Asia’s richest man is trying to build the next global tech giant

Mukesh Ambani wants to build the next global technology company. And if he plays his cards right, his mobile carrier and technology juggernaut JioPlatforms could soon hold rank alongside the likes of Google, Amazon, Alibaba and Tencent.

Trump’s stone-age views on ‘women’s work’

In defending his secretary of state Mike Pompeo against charges of using his position to get aides to do personal errands for him, President Donald Trump showed his hand on what he really thinks women are for, says Jill Filipovic – to clean up the mess.

Trump Allies Recruiting ‘Pro-Trump’ Doctors To Prescribe Rapid Reopening

WASHINGTON (AP) – Republican political operatives are recruiting “pro-Trump” doctors to go on television to prescribe reviving the U.S. economy as quickly as possible, without waiting to meet safety benchmarks proposed by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to slow the spread of the new coronavirus.

Biden Blasts Trump For Taking Hydroxychloroquine: ‘C’mon Man!’

Former Vice President Joe Biden, speaking publicly for the first time about President Trump’s controversial announcement Monday that he was taking hydroxychloroquine to prevent coronavirus infection, reacted, as many Americans did, with bafflement.

Chrissy Teigen Calls Out Her Thirsty Rich Friends Asking For Free Stuff

Chrissy Teigen sees you begging for freebies, rich people, and she doesn’t approve. After showing off “Cravings” packages – which included cooking gear from her signature line – that she sent to influential friends like Ali Wong, Kourtney Kardashian and Shay Mitchell, Teigen revealed Monday night on her Instagram stories that some people wanted one of their own.

I Was Set To Become An Elite Athlete This Year. Instead I Got A Job At A Grocery Store.

A wave of despair washed over me as I crossed the grocery store parking lot. It was March 28 and I was supposed to be in Tennessee preparing for the biggest race of my life. One month ago, I was on the verge of achieving my childhood dream of becoming a professional athlete.

Revisiting ‘Game of Thrones’ during social distancing is a bittersweet memory of shared fandom

All products featured here are independently selected by our editors and writers.If you buy something through links on our site, Mashable may earn an affiliate commission. Like many Game of Thrones fans, I was disappointed with the show’s finale. The two seasons leading up to it were also not the fantasy juggernaut’s best, but the finale hurt.

Joe Rogan’s massively popular podcast is moving exclusively to Spotify

Spotify must’ve backed up the Brinks truck for Joe Rogan. He announced on Tuesday that his massively popular podcast, the Joe Rogan Experience, would soon be available exclusively on the streaming platform. Spotify announced the pod would debut on its platform on Sept. 1 and would become exclusive later in the year.

Former Amazon ‘rival’ is dead because Walmart doesn’t need it anymore

Walmart has jettisoned Jet. Well, sort of. The big-box retail giant released its quarterly earnings this week. It was good news for Walmart and bad news for In the earnings release, Walmart confirmed the e-commerce site it acquired in 2016 would be shut down because, well, Walmart can live without it.

‘Apple Glass’ could start at $499 with support for prescription lenses

After years of rumors, Apple might finally launch its highly anticipated augmented reality glasses. Not only will “Apple Glass” be sold for the relatively low price of $499, but it will also be compatible with prescription lenses (for an additional cost).

Netflix drops hilarious new ‘Space Force’ trailer with Steve Carell

All products featured here are independently selected by our editors and writers.If you buy something through links on our site, Mashable may earn an affiliate commission. If you wanted more Space Force before you’ve even had any Space Force, here’s a big dollop.

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