Skimm for May 25th
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QUOTE OF THE DAY

"32.1%" – The percentage of millennials living with their parents. According to a new survey, this is the first time in more than a century that living in the basement is more popular than living with bae. Because ramen does not equal home-cooked meal.

NOT FUNNY

THE STORY

After years of using the Shaggy defense, yesterday, Bill Cosby found out from a judge that he's going to trial for a sexual assault case against him.

BACK UP.

Over the past year, many, many women have come forward and accused Cosby of sexual misconduct. Cosby has said 'not true' to all of them. But the statute of limitations on most of those cases has expired, so they'll never go to trial. Except for one case...Back in 2005, Andrea Constand — who Cosby met while he was on the Board of Trustees at Temple University — accused the comedian of sexually assaulting her. Cosby denied it, and both sides reached a settlement. But then last year, a deposition from the case was made public. In it, Cosby admits to drugging women and having sex with teens.

WHERE DO THINGS STAND NOW?

This is a criminal sexual assault case. Cosby's lawyers argued that it should be dropped because there are a lot of inconsistencies. But a judge said 'disagree,' so it's going to trial. If convicted, Cosby could face up to 10 years in prison.

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Constand was one of the first women to publicly accuse Cosby of sexual assault. As of today, more than 50 women have come forward with similar accusations. And now, he's finally heading to court.

REPEAT AFTER ME...

WHAT TO SAY WHEN YOUR CO-WORKER BOUNCES BACK FROM THE FLU AFTER ONE DAY OF BEING SICK…

That was fast. Today, the Taliban let everybody know that it's got a new guy in charge after the terror group's no. 1 was killed in a US drone strike in Pakistan last weekend. Mullah Mansour's death was seen as a possible crack open in the door to new peace talks between Afghanistan's government and the group. Those talks fell apart last year after Mansour said 'we're out,' opting for more violence. So, who's the new guy? Haibatullah Akhundzada: one of Mansour's deputies known for his extreme views. He's seen as being very unlikely to back any kind of peace process with the Afghan government. Great. 

WHAT TO SAY WHEN YOUR INBOX IS ALREADY FLOODED WITH MEMORIAL DAY DEALS...

This is out of control. Last night, protesters turned violent outside a rally for likely GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump in New Mexico. They lit fires and threw things rocks and bottles at police. Although a lot of protesters interrupted Trump during his speech, he'd already left by the time things got really crazy. Meanwhile, yesterday, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders asked Kentucky to take another peek at how people voted in last week's presidential primary there. Because he's pretty, pretty, pretty sure he actually won – even though the official results say he was thiiiiis-close...but no cigar. If he's right and is named the winner, he'll get at least one more delegate.

WHAT TO SAY TO YOUR COUSIN WHOSE KIDS ARE GOING TO FOOTBALL CAMP THIS SUMMER…

Might want to rethink that. This week, it came out that two big-name athletes who died recently suffered from CTE. CTE: the degenerative brain disease that's been linked to the kinds of repeated hits to the head that come with many sports. One was legendary BMX biker Dave Mirra, who killed himself earlier this year. The other was NFL star Bubba Smith, who died in 2011. Mirra was one of the most popular X Games athletes ever. Surprise: he also fell on his head a lot. Meanwhile, Smith is one of 90 NFL players who've been diagnosed with CTE after their deaths. Many think the NFL has not done enough to protect players from the long-term dangers of the sport. It doesn't help that earlier this week, a Congressional report found that top NFL officials tried to influence US government research that was looking into the link between football and CTE. Fumble.

WHAT TO SAY WHEN YOU TREAT YO'SELF TO AN 'EVEN MORE SPACE' SEAT…

Just like Twitter. Yesterday, the company announced it's making some groundbreaking changes. Prepare yourself...now, if you want to reply to a tweet, the username you're responding to won't count as a part of the 140-character limit. So much freedom. And, now you can retweet yourself, just in case you feel like the Twittersphere didn't hear you loud enough the first time. Also, anytime you "@" someone now, you don't have to put a "." in front of the tweet to make sure all of your followers see it. Psst…if you have no idea what this means, great news: you don't have to anymore. Twitter's hoping getting rid of these little annoyances will help fix the bigger issue of its slowing user growth and help the Little Blue Bird spread its wings.

THING TO KNOW

DTC: Direct to consumer. Talking advertising here. Means different things to different industries, but basically it's when a company takes out the middle man and markets something straight to its potential customers. Think: that blogger that 'can't say enough good things' about a new moisturizer.


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