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5 Things: Thursday, May 27, 2021

Today’s 5 Things includes more on the COVID lab leak thing; an app called Citizen that appears to be a high tech way to generate lynch mobs backed by mercenaries; a criminal cop preying on Black people, bolstered by a corrupt system; republicans blocking the Jan. 6 commission; and the end of the pandemic.

There are two must-reads on this list: the Motherboard story and The Root’s article. Both are horrifying.