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5 things you need to know this morning: May 27, 2024

Start your day off right with five things you need to know this morning.

Five things you need to know

1. American actor killed by catalytic converter thief

An American actor has been shot dead in Los Angeles by a thief who tried to steal the catalytic converter from his car, police have said. Johnny Wactor, who starred in the show General Hospital, was 37 years old.


2. Canada now an 'outlier' in NATO, US says

Canada is becoming an "outlier" within NATO because of the country's refusal to spend two per cent of GDP on defence, the US ambassador has said. David Cohen said Canada looks like being the only country in the alliance to not meet the spending target by the end of 2024.


3. Newly authenticated Caravaggio to go on display

A recently authenticated painting by Michelangelo Caravaggio is set to go on display in Madrid. Ecce Homo, which shows Pontius Pilate presenting Jesus to the people, was due to go on sale for about $2,200 in 2021 before the Spanish government intervened.


4. Family infected with parasites after eating bear meat

A family has been infected with a parasitic disease after eating black bear kebabs south of the border. The US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention said six trichinellosis cases were identified following an investigation.


5. New Brunswick premier to ban sex ed group

The premier of New Brunswick has said he will ban a group from giving presentations at schools after highlighting its use of "inappropriate" content. Blaine Higgs said Thirsty for the Talk, which categorizes itself as an education group, showed kids slides with questions including "Is it good or bad to do anal?"



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