Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of May 30- June 5


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Lebron James (left) and Steph Curry (right) shake hands after last year’s game six.

By Billy Steigelman, Assistant Editor

  1. NBA Finals set for rematch

The Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers will play each other in a rematch of last year’s NBA Finals, which the Warriors won in six games. Game one is Thursday and all games will be broadcasted on ABC. To read more about the Finals, click here.

  1. Death of gorilla strikes debate

A 17-year-old gorilla was shot and killed at the Cincinnati Zoo on Saturday after a three-year-old fell into the enclosure. The boy’s mother was not paying attention to him at the time which allowed him to fall. To read more about the incident, click here.

  1. Plan for Detroit area transit begins

Beginning Tuesday, Metro Detroit voters will be sold a tax increase to fund a bus rapid transit, a commuter rail line, an airport shuttle service and a universal fare card. It is said to be part of a plan that will cost around $4.6 billion. To read more about the plan, click here.

  1. Secret Service protects Sanders after group rushes him at rally

Secret Service agents were there to protect Democratic presidential candidate, Bernie Sanders during a rally in Oakland on Monday when a group of four people rushed the stage. The animal rights group claims there were only trying to pull Sanders their way on animal right. To read more, click here.

  1. Indian hospitals infect thousands with HIV

Thousands of Indians have been contracted the HIV virus because of blood transfusions in hospitals in the last 17 months. The country’s National Aids Control Organisation revealed the information and that while it is mandatory for hospitals to screen blood donors, many do not have the money to do so. To read more about the problem, click here.