Daily Briefing: June 1

The stat, the quote, and the read you need to start your day right.


The French interior ministry claims that 70% of tickets presented by Liverpool fans ahead of the Champions League final in Paris were fakes, blaming the club's supporters for massive-scale ticket fraud.

On Sunday, the eagerly anticipated match between Liverpool and Real Madrid was delayed for more than 30 minutes as Liverpool fans waited in long, dangerously narrow queues to enter the stadium—and some were tear-gassed by French police. A dispute is brewing between English and French officials over the cause of the chaotic pre-match atmosphere.


“Look, I have opposed a ban, you know, fairly recently. I think I’m open to a ban now.”

After the mass shooting at a high school in Uvalde, TX, that killed 21 people, including 19 children, Illinois Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger said he had maybe changed his mind on a federal ban on AR-15 weapons. In reference to gun legislation restricting access, Texas Republican Sen. John Cornyn stated there was an “urgency that we didn't feel previously.”


Our excrement is a natural, renewable, and sustainable resource—if only we can overcome our visceral disgust of it. (Aeon)

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