Bill Clinton recovers, 'Succession' returns: 5 things you need to know this weekend

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Bill Clinton hospitalized for urological infection, sepsis but 'on the mend'

Former President Bill Clinton is still recovering after he was hospitalized for a urological infection that developed into a blood infection known as sepsis. The 75-year-old was admitted to the University of California Irvine Medical Center after feeling fatigued Tuesday night, according to the aide who spoke on the condition of anonymity in order to discuss Clinton's condition. Sepsis is a generic infection in the bloodstream that can develop from an infection in the lung, urinary tract, skin or gastrointestinal tract, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. An aide clarified Clinton did not go into septic shock, which is a life-threatening condition that occurs with a severe drop in blood pressure. "He is on the mend, in good spirits, and is incredibly thankful to the doctors, nurses, and staff providing him with excellent care," Clinton spokesman Angel Ureña said.

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Chicago Sky look to win first WNBA title

The Chicago Sky could win the first WNBA championship in franchise history if they can close out the Phoenix Mercury on Sunday (3 p.m. E.T., ESPN). Despite the addition of two-time WNBA MVP Candace Parker, who returned to her home state after 13 brilliant years with the L.A. Sparks, the Sky largely weren't expected to reach this point after a 16-16 regular season that earned them the sixth seed. But Chicago won one-off battles with Dallas and Minnesota to reach the semifinals before taking out the WNBA-best Connecticut Sun, 3-1. Now, the Sky are on the verge of their first title after they took a 2-1 lead on the Mercury on Friday night with an 86-50 win, the biggest rout in WNBA Finals history.

NASA to launch first mission to the Trojan Asteroids

NASA is launching a probe named Lucy into space on Saturday to begin a 12-year mission to eight different asteroids: a Main Belt and seven Trojans. According to NASA, the Trojan asteroids are "stabilized by the Sun and its largest planet in a gravitational balancing act. …These primitive bodies hold vital clues to deciphering the history of the solar system, and perhaps even the origins of organic material on Earth." Tim Russ, who played Lieutenant Commander Tuvok on the sci-fi show "Star Trek: Voyager," along with five other citizen astronomers contributed to the detection of one of the asteroids, Patroclus. "These Trojan asteroids were captured in Jupiter's orbit, probably from farther out in the solar system, so they're more rare and more pristine in terms of what information they might have in their chemical makeup," Russ tells USA TODAY.

Family drama abounds in 'Succession' Season 3

The HBO drama series kicks off its third season to breathless anticipation Sunday, with show devotees desperately missing the nastiest super-rich family on TV. Adding to the excitement is the two-year wait for the new dose of televised rich-family discord. The shocking Season 2 finale of "Succession" aired in October 2019, when Kendall, the forever-disappointing son whom Logan Roy, the patriarch of the family at the center of the show, shockingly turned the tables on his father. The answer to what happens is full-out "Corporate Avengers: Civil War" for the new season. The action picks up in the immediate chaotic aftermath, as Kendall and blindsided Logan scramble for power and allies. Tune in Sunday to see what happens next.

Winners of the first-ever Earthshot environmental prize announced

The winners of Prince William's inaugural Earthshot Prize, which recognizes individuals working to fix the planet's most pressing environmental issues, will be announced Sunday. Five people will be chosen from the 15 finalists, and each will receive a grant worth 1 million pounds ($1.4 million). In addition, 14 global companies and brands, including Microsoft, Unilever, Ikea and Walmart, have agreed to support and scale the ideas developed by the finalists. William and his charity, The Royal Foundation, launched the Earthshot Prize last year, inspired by President John F. Kennedy's 1962 "Moonshot" speech. William said he wanted to capture that "spirit of human ingenuity, purpose and optimism."

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