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The Broadsheet: May 26th

Good morning, Broadsheet readers! Hillary Clinton has email issues, Marilyn Mosby has two strikes, and thinking pink will cost you. Have a wonderful Thursday.


• Worse than hitting Reply All? The U.S. State Department’s inspector general has concluded that Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server and months of missing records from her tenure as Secretary of State were violations of State Department policies. The report is just one of the hurdles Clinton faces over her email practices, including an FBI probe, and certainly isn’t going to help the candidate with voters who say they don’t trust her. Fortune


How you like her now? Seeing Clinton’s actual problems in the headlines makes the recent hand-wringing over her “likability” seem even sillier. That’s not to say that everyone adores her—on the contrary, she’s headed into the general election with the second-highest-ever disapproval rating of any candidate of either party. At No. 1? You guessed it: Donald Trump. But why is it that Trump’s camp is largely ignoring the popularity issue, while Dems and pundits like David Brooks fret over whether Americans think Clinton would be a chill lady to hang out with? The answer, writes Time‘s Jay Newton-Small, has a lot to do with double standards that make likability a vital factor for female candidates.  Time

• All the single presidents. A Chinese military official wrote in the state-controlled International Herald Leader that newly-elected Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen’s status as a single woman makes her “emotional” and “extreme.” Not surprisingly, the story sparked a major outcry and the online version was quickly pulled. Quartz

• In the pink? Apparently we need to start thinking about the “pink tax” a bit more literally: a new analysis finds that online retailers regularly price pink items higher than identical non-pink items. The worst offenders? Kids’ toys. Fortune

• Warren’s war. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) continued her barrage of attacks on Donald Trump, bashing him for comments he made about the housing crash, taxes, and Dodd-Frank. “Donald Trump is concerned about helping poor little Wall Street,” she said. “Let me find the world’s smallest violin to play a sad, sad song.”  Fortune

A prosecutor on trial. An impassioned speech announcing charges against six Baltimore police officers in the death of Freddie Gray launched Maryland State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby into the national spotlight. But now that she’s tried two of those cases without a conviction, her critics are getting louder. New York Times

• Great expectations. A handful of high-profile movies and TV shows, including The Night Manager and Neighbors 2, are creating new opportunities for moms-to-be in Hollywood, by making pregnant characters more visible and casually featuring pregnant actresses. Vanity Fair


• Words of wisdom. This year’s college graduation season has been packed with blockbuster commencement speakers, so Fortune rounded up the best quotes from a few of our favorites, including Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, Attorney General Loretta Lynch, and Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. Click here to get your Thursday off to an inspirational start: Fortune

• A water warrior. At 25, U.S. Army Sgt. Elizabeth Marks has overcome more adversity than most of us will face in our entire lives. She lost a leg in Iraq at 19, recovered to become a world-class Paraswimmer, nearly died of a mysterious lung disease and battled back to the top ranks in her sport, despite ongoing complications. Now, she’s looking for gold at Paralympic Games in September. ESPN

• Arizona showdown. Donald Trump attacked Arizona Gov. Susana Martinez—a frequent Trump critic—at a rally in her home state. He blamed the Republican, who is the country’s first Hispanic governor, for the state’s struggling economy and “not doing the job.” Martinez’s press secretary fired back, saying, “The governor will not be bullied into supporting a candidate until she is convinced that candidate will fight for New Mexicans.” ABC News

• At home at Airbnb. Tina Garg, a mentee in the Fortune/State Department Global Women’s Mentoring Program, writes about her experience shadowing her Airbnb mentors, chief business affairs and legal officer Belinda Johnson and head of global operations Varsha Rao. Airbnb

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How Rihanna made this year’s must-have shoe  Vanity Fair

Vietnam’s ‘queen of hip-hop’ impresses Obama with her rhymes  Time


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