Catch up on the day’s stories: Target slashing prices, cannabis poisoning, tick season

👋 Welcome to 5 Things PM! It’s tick season. If you spend a lot of time outside, take a close look to make sure one isn’t burrowing into your skin. Ticks are becoming increasingly common — there are more than 800 varieties — and they can spread disease. Here’s what you need to know about these parasitic little bloodsuckers.

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1️⃣ Cutting prices: Target slashed prices on 1,500 popular items, everything from butter to laundry detergent, effective immediately. Other stores such as Ikea and Aldi also have reduced prices recently in an effort to attract customers fed up with inflation. ➕ Wealthy Americans are starting to spend more carefully.

2️⃣ Cannabis poisoning: Young people are usually the ones we think are using too much marijuana, but that’s not necessarily the case. The greatest increase after legalization was actually among older adults, and some of them ended up in the hospital.

3️⃣ Money matters: If you’re retired, or just taking a break from work, there are ways to make your money work for you. It just takes a little strategizing and determining your threshold for risk. Here are some basics to consider.

4️⃣ Dangerous drinking: Large plastic jugs filled with alcoholic concoctions are popular with college students and other Gen Z partygoers. Some are sounding the alarm about the risks of “blackout rage gallon” drinking, aka BORG.

5️⃣ Fascinating find: A gold earring discovered in the burned ruins of a village is helping researchers piece together clues about what life was like during the Iron Age. Archaeologists also found pottery and tools from the 2,000-year-old inferno.

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☄️ Night light: A dazzling comet streaked across the sky above Portugal and Spain and reached a speed of about 28 miles per second, according to the European Space Agency.

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🏀 Huge comeback: Edwards and his teammates overcame a 20-point deficit to eliminate the defending champion Denver Nuggets and advance to the Western Conference Finals.

Quiz time

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Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Which professional golfer was arrested after a traffic incident while he was on his way to compete in the PGA Championship?
A. Jon Rahm
B. Rory McIlroy
C. Scottie Scheffler
D. Xander Schauffele
⬇️ Scroll down for the answer.

Your health

💉 Medical mystery: Some people taking GLP-1 medications lose up to 20% of their body weight, but for others the scale barely budges. Researchers think they may know why.

Looking ahead

🗓️ Tomorrow: Voters in Georgia, Kentucky, Oregon and Idaho will head to the polls for primaries, and California holds a runoff election to fill Kevin McCarthy’s congressional seat.

Good vibes

😎 We like to wrap things up on a positive note:
Asal Saparbaeva has become a social media superstar thanks to her unique combination of gymnastics and martial arts. Check out some of her moves and see why she has nearly 15 million followers.

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🧠 Quiz answer: C. Scottie Scheffler was detained after a traffic incident near the PGA Championship in Louisville, Kentucky. He called it a “big misunderstanding.”
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