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5 things you need to know today

1. Anthony Albanese is set to reveal the members of his shadow ministry today, with Kristina Keneally expected to be among those on the frontbench after Ed Husic announced he would step aside and back Keneally yesterday.

2. Special Counsel Robert Mueller has broken his silence on his investigation into Donald Trump. "If we had had confidence that the president clearly did not commit a crime, we would have said so. We did not, however, make a determination as to whether the president did commit a crime," Mueller said of the Justice Department's investigation.

3. The Boeing 737 Max will likely remain grounded until August according to the International Air Transport Association. The aircraft was grounded worldwide in March following a crash in Ethiopia that left 157 people dead and an earlier crash in Indonesia last October that claimed 189 lives.

4. Wall Street stocks closed lower again, with the Dow Jones falling 0.87% to 25,126.41, the S&P 500 dropping 0.69% to 2,783.02 and the Nasdaq closing 0.79% lower on 7,547.31.

5. At least £97 million ($177 million) has been paid by the British government to private consultancy firms for advice on Brexit according to a report by The Guardian.

Published on: Thursday, May 30, 2019

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