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Catch up on the day’s stories: Affordable internet, LGBTQ clergy, anger management

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By Daniel Wine, CNN

👋 Welcome to 5 Things PM! Ever feel as if anger is coursing through your veins? New research suggests that isn’t too far off, and those frustrated feelings could raise your risk of having a heart attack. So take a deep breath and try to just let it go.

Here’s what else you might have missed during your busy day:

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1️⃣ College protests: Hundreds were arrested as protesters clashed with police on campuses in Wisconsin, New York and California. ➕ President Joe Biden realizes there’s no easy solution. 📹 Video shows dramatic clashes at UCLA

2️⃣ Abortion rights: The Arizona Senate voted to repeal the state’s 160-year-old near-total abortion ban just three weeks after the law was revived. 📹 Video: Inside a Florida clinic as 6-week abortion ban takes effect

3️⃣ Affordable internet: The expected collapse of a federal connectivity program will plunge more than 23 million low-income US households into sudden financial distress. Indigenous communities will be hit hardest.

4️⃣ A grim discovery: Demolition workers found a teen girl’s skeleton in a Manhattan basement. Two decades later, a monogrammed gold ring helped police identify her.

5️⃣ LGBTQ clergy: The United Methodist Church dropped its 40-year ban on gay clergy, an issue that had threatened to divide the church.

Watch this

👀 Cheesy stunt: A masked man who ate several hundred cheeseballs in a matter of minutes impressed onlookers in New York City. “I went home a hero,” he said.

Editor’s picks

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Wild weather: Meteorologists were awed by two tornadoes that exhibited very odd behavior as they roared across southern Oklahoma.

Quiz time

Which Republican lawmaker plans to force a vote to oust Mike Johnson as House speaker?
A. Matt Gaetz
B. Nancy Mace
C. Jim Jordan
D. Marjorie Taylor Greene
⬇️ Scroll down for the answer.

Looking ahead

🗓️ Tomorrow: Voters in Britain head to the polls, and with towns and cities struggling, things aren’t expected to go well for Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s Conservative Party.

Good vibes

🤠 We like to wrap things up on a positive note:
The Black Opry helps elevate artists of color in country music and makes them feel welcome in the genre.

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🧠 Quiz answer: D. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene said she plans to force a vote next week on removing Johnson as House speaker.
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