☀ May 1: Withdrawal of the last US troops in Afghanistan, Kentucky Derby and ‘It’s gonna be May’ meme

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Good morning! It’s Saturday, May 1 2021. Here’s a look at your news across the nation:

1️⃣❗ Formal start of final phase of Afghan pullout by US, NATO

FILE – In this Sept. 11, 2011 file photo, a U.S. Army soldier walks past an American Flag hanging in preparation for a ceremony commemorating the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, at Forward Operating Base Bostick in Kunar province, Afghanistan. The final phase of ending America’s “forever war” in Afghanistan after 20 years formally began Saturday, May 1, 2021, with the withdrawal of the last U.S. and NATO troops by the end of summer.(AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

2️⃣🕯 FedEx shooting victims to be remembered at big ceremony

Members of the Sikh Coalition gather at the Sikh Satsang of Indianapolis in Indianapolis, Saturday, April 17, 2021 to formulate the groups response to the shooting at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis that claimed the lives of four members of the Sikh community. A gunman killed eight people and wounded several others before taking his own life in a late-night attack at a FedEx facility near the Indianapolis airport. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

3️⃣📹 Exclusive video shows former reality TV star Josh Duggar in jail


4️⃣🐎 With fans and flowery hats, Derby is back at old home in May


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‘It’s gonna be May:’ Meet the woman behind the timely, timeless *NSYNC meme

Every year as April draws to a close, a familiar face inevitably reemerges on social media to make a simple pronouncement: “IT’S GONNA BE MAY.”


📅 What we’re watching

🔴 The NFL Draft Day 3 begins at 12 p.m. ET.

🔴 The eight people killed in a mass shooting at a FedEx warehouse will be remembered Saturday during a public ceremony at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis at 1 p.m. ET.

🔴 SpaceX and NASA are targeting 8:35 p.m. ET for the Dragon capsule carrying four astronauts to undock from the International Space Station (ISS) and splashdown off the coast of Florida on Sunday.

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