The Five Things You Need To Know Today

White House Believes Syria Has Used Chemical Weapons- Yesterday the Obama administration admitted they believed the government of President Bashar al-Assad in Syria used chemical agent sarin on a small scale in their civil war. It will take more evidence however for the Obama administration to take action.

Bush Library Dedication- With three former Presidents (Clinton, Bush and Carter) and President Obama on hand, the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum was dedicated on the Southern Methodist University campus Dallas, Texas. Bush raised more than $500 million for 226,565-square-foot presidential center.

U.S. Economy Grew at 2.5% Rate in First Quarter- According to a commerce report released today, the economy grew at a 2.5% rate in the first four months this year. Consumer spending was also reported to be up.

Skylar Diggins signs with Roc Nation Sports- Jay-Z is quickly adding to his stable of athletes as Skylar Diggins of the WNBA’s Tulsa Shocks agency, signed with the artist’s new sports agency. Diggins is the third athlete to sign, joining the ranks of the New York Yankees Robinson Cano and New York Giant Victor Cruz.

Nicki Minaj Set to Make Film Debut- After a season of judging others on American Idol, Minaj will star alongside Cameron Diaz in the revenge comedy The Other Woman. Set to be directed by Nick Cassavettes, the film also includes This is 40 star Leslie Mann.


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