5 things to know on Monday

Panel assesses Trump election interference in Georgia to start

A special grand jury will convene Monday in Fulton County, Georgia, to begin weighing evidence and testimony regarding former President Donald Trump’s election interference. A primary focus of the investigation, which began last year, was Trump’s January 2, 2021, phone call to Georgian Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, in which the former president urged Raffensperger to swing the 2020 statewide vote in his favor. In addition to the Georgia investigation, the New York Attorney General continues to develop a civil case into Trump’s financial practices, and a House Select Committee is investigating Trump’s ties to the Jan. 6 insurgency and the attempt to undo President Joe Biden’s election victory.

Met Gala: Stars gear up for fashion’s biggest night

Hollywood’s biggest stars are ready to dazzle on the steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Monday at this year’s Met Gala. It’s the first time the museum has seen the event in person at its traditional berth on the first Monday in May since 2019. The gala is an annual fundraiser for the Met’s Costume Institute and calls on designers to adorn the stars, models and influencers according to a theme chosen to match a wing of the museum exhibition. The latest exhibit – “In America: An Anthology of Fashion” – inspired this year’s theme of golden glamour, referencing the America of the late 1800s that was driven by industrialization and innovation. Regina King, Blake Lively, Ryan Reynolds and Lin-Manuel Miranda will serve as co-chairs for the event.

Over 100 civilians expected to arrive in Zaporizhzhia, says Zelenskyy

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said more than 100 civilians, mostly women and children, were expected to arrive in the Ukrainian-held city of Zaporizhzhia on Monday. The expected arrival comes after video posted online by Ukrainian forces showed elderly women and mothers with young children being helped as they clambered over a pile of debris from the rubble of the sprawling Mariupol steelworks. Over the weekend, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi pledged military and financial support after leading a high-level meeting with Zelenskyy in Kyiv. Pelosi, the highest-ranking U.S. lawmaker to visit Ukraine since the start of the war in Russia, said the U.S. congressional delegation she led was proud to convey to Zelenskyy “the message of unity from the Congress of United States, a message of appreciation from the American people for their leadership and admiration for the Ukrainian people for their courage.

Hearings begin for NFL discrimination lawsuit

Hearings in a lawsuit filed against the NFL over alleged racist hiring practices begin Monday. Brian Flores, who was fired from his role as head coach of the Miami Dolphins in January, has filed a lawsuit, alleging the league is “riddled with racism” despite publicly condemning it. Two other coaches – Steve Wilks and Ray Horton – joined Flores in the lawsuit in April. In an NFL letter released Thursday, the league asked a federal judge in Manhattan to dismiss the coaches’ claims or force them into arbitration, saying the claims had no legal basis. In the same letter, attorneys for Flores and the other coaches said they would oppose NFL plans to force arbitration or drop the case. The lawsuit comes as the NFL wraps up its annual draft ahead of the 2022-23 season.

The NHL playoffs begin

The NHL playoffs open Monday night with four first-round games, including the Tampa Bay Lightning’s bid to become the first team in 40 years to win three consecutive Stanley Cup titles. The Islanders, who won four straight from 1980 to 1983, are the latest team to accomplish the feat. Monday’s games are Boston at Carolina, Tampa Bay at Toronto, St. Louis at Minnesota and Los Angeles at Edmonton. The remaining four series begin Tuesday: Pittsburgh vs. New York Rangers, Washington vs. Florida, Nashville vs. Colorado and Dallas vs. Calgary. The Stanley Cup will be awarded no later than June 30.

5 things to know on Monday

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