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The Hill's 12:30 Report: Discord greets Trump at G-7 | Trump wants Russia back in group | Trump considers pardon for Muhammed Ali | Dennis Rodman heading to Singapore during summit | Washington celebrates Caps' Stanley Cup win | Plans for Caps parade | Anthony Bourdain dead at 61


I hope there's assigned seating at the G-7 summit or the president may have a hard time finding friends to sit next to: 


On his way to the Group of Seven summit in Canada with world leaders, President Trump called for Russia to be reinstated to the organization.

Why this is newsy: Russia was ousted from the then-Group of Eight over Russia's annexation of Crimea from Ukraine. Who ousted Russia: The U.S. and other world leaders.

THE FEELING AT G-7 -- TENSE: Via The Hill's Niall Stanage, "President TrumpDonald John TrumpSchiff urges GOP colleagues to share private concerns about Trump publicly US-China trade talks draw criticism for lack of women in pictures Overnight Defense: Trump to leave 200 troops in Syria | Trump, Kim plan one-on-one meeting | Pentagon asks DHS to justify moving funds for border wall MORE faces political dangers as he heads to Canada for the Group of Seven economic summit starting Friday, with deep discord at the center of the meeting." What's expected to happen:


Happy Friday, Caps fans! How's everyone feeling this morning? I'm Cate Martel with a quick recap of the morning and what's coming up. Send comments, story ideas and events for our radar to and on Facebook.




Rest in Peace, Anthony Bourdain: 

CNN's Anthony Bourdain was found dead at the age of 61 after apparently taking his own life. What we know:

Statement from CNN: "It is with extraordinary sadness we can confirm the death of our friend and colleague, Anthony Bourdain His love of great adventure, new friends, fine food and drink and the remarkable stories of the world made him a unique storyteller. His talents never ceased to amaze us and we will miss him very much. Our thoughts and prayers are with his daughter and family at this incredibly difficult time." Full statement:

Throwback to a happier time: Remember in 2016 when Anthony Bourdain sat down with former President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein Obama4 ways Hillary looms over the 2020 race Obama goes viral after sporting black bomber jacket with '44' on sleeve at basketball game Obama attends UNC-Duke basketball game MORE for a $6 meal?

Remembrances and reactions from friends:


A pardon for you! And a pardon for you!: 

President Trump said this morning that he's considering pardoning the late boxing champion Muhammad Ali. In Trump's words: "He was not very popular then; his memory is very popular now. I'm thinking about Muhammad Ali. I'm thinking about that very seriously."

Back story: Ali refused to serve in the Vietnam War because of religious objections. He was stripped of his heavyweight title and was sentenced to five years in prison. His conviction was eventually overturned by the Supreme Court.



It's the Kim Jong Un show:

President Trump is now planning to leave the Group of Seven summit early to travel directly to Singapore for his highly anticipated meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong UnWhen he's leaving Canada: Saturday mid-morning. What about the rest of the G-7? A White House aide will then represent the U.S.

Sorry, Dennis: President Trump said NBA Hall of Famer Dennis Rodman is not invited to the meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong UnIn Trump's words: "I like him. He's a nice guy. No, he was not invited."

^^I'll be around just in case you change your mind! :) Rodman is traveling to Singapore anyway. "He is willing to offer his support for his friends, President Trump and Marshall Kim Jong Un," Rodman's agent said.

Bad day to be a Kim Jong Un impersonator: A Kim Jong Un impersonator was detained and questioned for two hours at the Singapore Airport.




The Washington Capitals have won their first Stanley Cup, defeating the Las Vegas Golden Knights. 

Yikes -- congrats, Ovi: "Alex Ovechkin gets his 1st Stanley Cup after 607 regular season goals." For context: "only 2 players had more goals at the time of their 1st Stanley Cup."

Here's a time lapse of Ovi in the NHL: ​It's pretty cool.​

Some context: This was the Caps' 28th (!) appearance in the playoffs.

D.C. freebies: Here's a list of deals in the Washington, D.C., area to celebrate the Caps' win. Like: Z-Burger is giving out free burgers until 3 p.m. Full list:

So, when is the parade?!: D.C. Deputy Mayor Kevin Donahue hinted that the parade will take place next week. He tweeted: "PS -- Your employee will also be taking a sick day next week for a victory parade." The full tweet is pretty funny:

I <3 parades: Washington Capitals owner Ted Leonsis commented on the parade following the Caps' win. "I think it's going to be much bigger than everyone is expecting."

Hooooo boy: "The last time DC won a championship in one of the four major sports, George H.W. Bush was president, the USSR had just collapsed, the Wizards were still the Bullets, Alex Ovechkin was six years old and Donald Trump's Atlantic City properties were in or heading to bankruptcy court." (Via The New York Times's Peter Baker

​This a.m. -- ​Whatever: This morning, President Trump weighed in on whether the Caps will be invited to the White House. "You know my attitude. If they want to be here, it's the greatest on Earth," he said of teams visiting the White House. "If they don't want to be here, I don't want them."

Video of Washington, D.C., right after the Caps won:

Haha omg: 

Well that was fast:


Happening tomorrow -- Dig through your closets for anything rainbow-colored: 
The annual Pride Parade and Capital Pride Block Party is happening tomorrow in the district. The parade: 4:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m. The block party: 4 p.m. –10 p.m. on 15th Street and P Street NW. Everything you need to know:

List of street closures:



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I laughed way too hard at this: 



The House met in this morning and the Senate is out. President Trump is in Canada for the Group of Seven summit, and Vice President Pence has no public events on his schedule today.

11:15 a.m. EDT: President Trump arrived at the Fairmont Le Manoi Richelieu in Quebec, Canada.

Op-ed on the G-7 meeting from Stewart Patrick of the Council on Foreign Relations:

11:20 a.m. EDT: President Trump meets with French President Emmanuel Macron. He then attends a series of Group of Seven events.

9 p.m. EDT: President Trump attends a cultural event at the Group of Seven summit.

Saturday, mid-morning: President Trump is leaving the Group of Seven summit early to travel to Singapore for his meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong UnDetails:



11:45 a.m. EDT: The official welcome ceremony for the Group of Seven summit. Livestream:

5 p.m. EDT: President Trump meets with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Livestream:

9 p.m. EDT Monday: CNN's Chris Cuomo interviews former NBA star Dennis Rodman.



Today is National Jelly-filled Doughnut Day.


Happening on June 16 -- no way I'm missing this: 

Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzInviting Kim Jong Un to Washington Trump endorses Cornyn for reelection as O'Rourke mulls challenge O’Rourke not ruling out being vice presidential candidate MORE (R-Texas) and late-night host Jimmy Kimmel are playing a one-on-one basketball game. Back story: Kimmel said Cruz looked like a "blobfish" while watching Game 7 of the NBA Western Conference finals. Cruz then challenged Kimmel to a game. The loser: Has to donate $5,000 to a charity of the winner's choice.

Lol: "While Cruz played varsity basketball in high school--while Kimmel played clarinet--the late night talk show host seems confident he can win, claiming: 'Ted man walking.' " The rules of the game:


Oh wow, these photos are insane: 

Via Time, a man in Wyoming captured photos of a tornado touching down. See for yourself:


And to get your weekend off to the right start, here's a wiener dog eating a banana. Great job, lil' dude