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Mike Pompeo meets with Putin, NBA draft, Cannes: 5 things to know


Editors, USA TODAY
Published 3:37 a.m. ET May 14, 2019
Mike Pompeo to meet with Vladimir Putin in SochiSecretary of State Mike Pompeo is set to meet Russian President Vladimir on Tuesday at the Kremlin’s summer home in Sochi. The meeting coincides with rising tensions in hot button areas around the globe that Russia and the U.S. have clashed over before: Venezuela, Iran, Syria, North Korea, Ukraine, not to mention the U.S.’s escalating trade war with China. President Donald Trump will meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping and Putin when world leaders gather in Japan next month for the annual G-20 summit. NBA Draft lottery: It’s the Zion Williamson sweepstakes The bouncing of a few ping pong balls in Tuesday night’s NBA draft lottery could forever change the fate of one fortunate NBA franchise. Those ping pong balls have mattered before to rebuilding NBA teams looking to reinvigorate their fan base with the coveted No. 1 pick. But this year is different because Duke superstar Zion Williamson is a once-in-a-generation type talent. The New York Knicks, Phoenix Suns and Cleveland Cavaliers all have a 14% chance of landing the No. 1 pick while the Chicago Bulls (12.5%), Atlanta Hawks (10.5%), and Washington Wizards (9%) are also in the running for the Zion Williamson sweepstakes. The lottery airs at 8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN — live from Chicago.Here’s how we ranked the prospects after the NCAA tournament. AutoplayShow ThumbnailsShow CaptionsLast SlideNext SlideWilliam, Kate set to visit royal baby ArchiePrince William and Duchess Kate are reportedly going to pay their first visit to their new nephew, royal baby Archie, Tuesday while grandpa Prince Charles will visit later this week. This is according to a person familiar with the situation but not authorized to speak publicly. Buckingham Palace declined to comment to USA TODAY. The newest member of the royal family is the first child of Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan and the Queen’s eighth great-grandchild. “People” magazine reported Monday that Will and Kate will see the baby Tuesday at Harry and Meghan’s Frogmore Cottage home on the Windsor Castle estate, although it is not clear exactly what time.CLOSE
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Just the FAQs, USA TODAYNBA Conference Finals tip off After a pair of exciting Game 7s on Sunday, the NBA Conference Finals are set and the action tips off Tuesday night from Oakland as the Golden State Warriors try to make it to their fifth straight NBA Finals. To get there, they will face off against the formidable Portland Trail Blazers, who put away the Denver Nuggets behind C.J. McCollum’s impressive performance. For the first time in Conference Finals history, the matchup is a family affair: Brothers Steph and Seth Curry, guards for the Warriors and Blazers respectively, will face off against each other. CHARLOTTE, NC – FEBRUARY 16: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors and Seth Curry #31 of the Portland Trail Blazers pose for a portrait during the 2019 State Farm All-Star Saturday Night on February 16, 2019 at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Michael LeBrecht II/NBAE via Getty Images) (Photo: NBAE/Getty Images)Cannes film festival commences The center of the art world moves to the south of France Tuesday as the 72nd Cannes Film Festival kicks off this week. The festival is facing a renewed push for more female representation about last year’s red carpet protest. On Monday, the Cannes Film Festival defended its record on female filmmakers and for the first time divulged data on its selection process. Organizers are taking extra steps to showcase female directors, like honoring French New Wave pioneer Agnes Varda, who was given an honorary Palme d’Or in 2015, with a featured poster of the director shooting her debut feature, 1955’s “La Pointe Courte,” peering through the lens of a raised camera while standing on the back of a man.    Read or Share this story: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2019/05/14/mike-pompeo-zion-williamson-and-cannes-5-things-to-know-tuesday/1189160001/

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