May 30, 2018: What to Know 

  • There's a disturbing story in this morning's New York Times that reveals plastic and paper from dozens of American cities is being dumped in landfills, despite residents' efforts to put those items in recycle bins. The Times focuses in on Oregon where Rogue Disposal and Recycling, which serves much of that state, sends all of its recyclable materials to landfills.
  • Officials at the Idaho Transportation Department announced this morning that all county DMV offices would be open today to resume the issuance of driver's licenses and state IDs. An ITD spokesman said DMV technicians worked throughout the night to test and restore its systems following Tuesday's disruption, the eighth ITD outage so far this year.

  • Roseanne Barr still hasn't stopped tweeting ever since her racist tweet on Tuesday triggered the cancellation of her hit ABC sitcom reboot. Reuters reports Barr now blames the sleep aid Ambien for her inappropriate tweet that compared a former Obama administration official, a black woman, to an ape. The original Roseanne sitcom ran from 1988 to 1997, and the recent reboot was ABC's biggest hit of the 2017-2018 television season. Meanwhile, TV Land, Paramount Television and the CMT network have all announced they're pulling reruns of Roseanne episodes from their schedules, too.

  • Another controversy is mounting over a new video game that allows players to reenact a school shooting. The game, dubbed Active Shooter, was scheduled to launch Wednesday, June 6, but USA Today reports that developers are now holding off from that release following some significant pushback.

  • NFL star Laurent Duvernay-Tardif spends his Sundays inflicting pain on other football players. But the Kansas City Chiefs right guard will now spend a few more of his days as a healer. Sports Illustrated reports that Duvernay-Tardif just graduated from McGill University's medical school, making him the first active NFL player to hold a medical degree.

  • Tonight will be Game 2 in the best-of-seven Stanley Cup championships when the Washington Capitals take on the Las Vegas Golden Knights in Sin City. The Golden Knights won Game 1 in a 6-4 victory on May 28.
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