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Opinion 10 things you need to know today: June 28, 2020

18:42  28 june  2020
18:42  28 june  2020 Source:   theweek.com

Call of June 18: Macron in London, "cradle of free France"

 Call of June 18: Macron in London, © Tolga Akmen / Pool via REUTERS French President Macron and Prince Charles lay wreaths in front of the statue of Charles de Gaulle at Carlton Gardens in the center from London on June 18, 2020. Paris and London celebrated this Thursday the 80th anniversary of the call of June 18, 1940 launched by General de Gaulle on the BBC. First received by Prince Charles, French President Emmanuel Macron testified to the "infinite recognition" of the Republic in London, "the cradle of free France".

Sign up for. ' 10 things you need to know today ' newsletter. Your free email newsletter subscription is confirmed. Though Democrats say making D.C. a state would give much- needed representation to a district with more than 700,000 residents, Republicans say the bill could be a

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a group of people walking down the street: Coronavirus testing. © Asanka Ratnayake/Getty Images Coronavirus testing.

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The number of confirmed global coronavirus cases crossed 10 million on Sunday while deaths approached 500,000. The 10 million figure is roughly double the number of severe flu cases recorded every year, per the World Health Organization. The United States accounts for more than 25 percent of worldwide cases, and several states — including Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Nevada, and Arizona — either broke or matched their previous records for daily confirmed cases Saturday, prompting Vice President Mike Pence to call off campaign events in Arizona and Florida. Washington state, meanwhile, paused the fourth and final phase of re-opening in several counties after registering a new state record of infections over a seven-day stretch. India and Brazil are among other countries battling severe outbreaks. Some nations that had largely stemmed the virus' spread like China, Australia, and New Zealand have seen smaller resurgences. [Reuters, The Wall Street Journal]

A hilarious Father’s Day photo had NBA fans discussing LeBron’s hairline

  A hilarious Father’s Day photo had NBA fans discussing LeBron’s hairline Bald LeBron coming soon?

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Sign up for. ' 10 things you need to know today ' newsletter. Your free email newsletter subscription is confirmed. Johns Hopkins University 's count of confirmed infections showed 34,700 new confirmed coronavirus cases the previous day, meaning at the time, that was the biggest

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One man was killed and another was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries after a shooting Saturday evening in Louisville, Kentucky. The fatal incident occurred at a park where demonstrators had gathered to protest the death of Breonna Taylor who was shot and killed by police who entered her Louisville home on a no-knock warrant in March. Videos posted online appear to show a man on the edge of the park where Saturday's gathering took place firing more than a dozen shots into the crowd as protesters scrambled to take cover. The police said they are investigating the shooting, but so far there have not been reports of any arrests. [The New York Times, The Associated Press]

Miami Dolphins Rookie QB Reached Out to His Celebrity Music Crush and She Said ‘Thank You Baby’

  Miami Dolphins Rookie QB Reached Out to His Celebrity Music Crush and She Said ‘Thank You Baby’ Miami Dolphins rookie quarterback Tua Tagovailoa said Shania Twain was his “celebrity crush” and “guilty pleasure” and Shania got back and thanked him, but also wondered why “guilty?”But it was when he was asked who his favorite guilty pleasure singer was that things got interesting. You see, Tagovailoa, 22, said Shania Twain, but then he also said she was his celebrity crush. “Shania if you watch this, from this moment on, please message me back,” he said.

Sign up for. ' 10 things you need to know today ' newsletter. Your free email newsletter subscription is confirmed. Albuquerque authorities on Tuesday took down a bronze statue of Spanish conquistador Juan de Onate, known for his brutal treatment of Native Americans.

Sign up for. ' 10 things you need to know today ' newsletter. Your free email newsletter subscription is confirmed. I don't know if they had to use force or not, but they got something out of the back of the squad, and all of them sat on this man." 28 , 2021.

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Democratic presidential nominee and Former Vice President Joe Biden on Saturday criticized President Trump's attitude toward Moscow following a New York Times report that United States intelligence determined a Russian military intelligence unit secretly paid Taliban-linked militants in Afghanistan bounties to kill U.S. and coalition troops. The Times reports Trump was briefed on the matter in March, but the White House denied that, though it did not dispute the validity of the intelligence report. Biden blasted Trump for failing to sanction Russia over the report. "His entire presidency has been a gift to [Russian President Vladimir] Putin, but this is beyond the pale," Biden said during a virtual town hall event Saturday. Both Russia and the Taliban have denied the American intelligence assessment. [The New York Times, CNBC]

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Mississippi's state House and Senate on Saturday both approved a resolution to suspend legislative deadlines and introduce a bill to commission the redesign of the state flag, which currently bears the Confederate battle emblem. Debate over the bill is expected Sunday and all signs point to it passing. Mississippi's Republican Gov. Tate Reeves has said he'll sign the bill since the "argument over the 1894 flag has become as divisive as the flag itself." The resolution calls for the immediate removal of the current flag, and a new design will be decided by a public vote in November. If rejected, the commission will try again. The move comes at a time of reappraisal of all kinds of Confederate commemoration throughout the U.S., including statues and buildings bearing Confederate leaders' names. [The Washington Post, NPR]

Georgia governor signs state hate crimes bill into law

  Georgia governor signs state hate crimes bill into law Georgia Governor Brian Kemp on Friday signed a hate crimes bill into law, adding penalties to criminals motivated by race, color, gender or sexual orientation. © 2020 Getty Images ATLANTA, GA - JUNE 06: People gather outside the Georgia State Capitol during a protest against police brutality on June 6, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia. This is the 12th day of protests since George Floyd died in Minneapolis police custody on May 25.

June 1, 2020 . Sign up for. ' 10 things you need to know today ' newsletter. Your free email newsletter subscription is confirmed. The artist Christo, known for public artworks featuring fabric-wrapped buildings and natural landmarks, died Sunday of natural causes.

Sign up for. ' 10 things you need to know today ' newsletter. Your free email newsletter subscription is confirmed. President Trump will hold a rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on June 19, a campaign official said Wednesday. The rally will mark Trump's return to the campaign trail after a

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As China's National People's Congress Standing Committee began a three-day session in Beijing that is expected to result in the passing of a controversial national security law many fear will severely curb Hong Kong's autonomy, the city's opposition movement took to the streets in protest Sunday. The demonstrations were silent and largely peaceful, although police did arrest more than 50 people — including two district councilors — "for unlawful assembly." Beijing has maintained the new law, a draft of which won't be made public until after it passes, is meant to protect Chinese sovereignty over Hong Kong and will keep things like freedom of speech in tact, but critics are wary and believe the legislation will lead to a crackdown on civil liberties. [The South China Morning Post, Reuters]

Delphine (Married at first sight): Confirmed break with Romain

 Delphine (Married at first sight): Confirmed break with Romain The beautiful love story between Romain and Delphine from the show Married at first sight (season 4) is indeed over. It was Delphine who confirmed her break with Romain on June 26, 2020 via her Instagram account. In the caption of a photograph in which we discover the two (ex) embracing spouses, she writes: " Fairy tales do not necessarily end with" they married and had many children " and yet I have indeed lived one by your side my prince charming ...

June 4, 2020 . Sign up for. ' 10 things you need to know today ' newsletter. Your free email newsletter subscription is confirmed. 4. Protesters applaud officers' arrests but say more progress needed . Protests over the death of George Floyd in police custody continued through Wednesday

Sign up for. ' 10 things you need to know today ' newsletter. Your free email newsletter subscription is confirmed. They kept things brief, finishing the day's arguments in about two hours. They focused on challenging the Democratic prosecution's case presented earlier this week.

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Two people, including the gunman, were killed and several others were injured in a Saturday shooting at a Walmart distribution center in Red Bluff, California. The shooter, identified as 31-year-old Louis Lane, circled the center's parking lot, crashed into the building, got out, and opened fire with a semiautomatic rifle, Lt. Yvette Borden of the Tehama County Sheriff's Office said. Police officers arrived at the scene and reportedly engaged in a shootout with the suspect, striking him. He was pronounced dead at a local hospital. The victim, who also died at a hospital, was reportedly a Walmart employee named Martin Haro-Lozano. [CNN, NBC News]

Russia accuses U.S. of taking destructive stance on nuclear-test ban treaty

  Russia accuses U.S. of taking destructive stance on nuclear-test ban treaty RUSSIA-USA/NUCLEAR (URGENT):Russia accuses U.S. of taking destructive stance on nuclear-test ban treaty

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Opposition candidate Lazarus Chakwera has been sworn in as Malawi's president after winning an election rerun earlier this week against incumbent Peter Mutharika. Chakwera's victory was declared late Saturday, marking the first time a court-overturned vote in Africa has led to an incumbent's defeat. Mutharika won the initial election in May 2019, which sparked months of protests and a unanimous Supreme Court decision that the results could not stand because of widespread irregularities. Chakwera, who garnered 58 percent of the vote, called the reversal "a win for democracy," while Mutharika said it was the "worst" election in Malawi's history. He alleged his party's monitors were beaten and intimidated during voting Tuesday, but the Malawi Human Rights Campaign said the vote was peaceful and transparent. Chakwera, a former cleric, ran a reform-centric campaign. [BBC, The Associated Press]

NYC delays resumption of indoor dining at restaurants

  NYC delays resumption of indoor dining at restaurants NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday that he was delaying the planned resumption of indoor dining at restaurants in the city out of fear it would cause a spike in coronavirus infections. The mayor, a Democrat, said he was concerned that if the city welcomed diners back into the enclosed spaces of its restaurants, it might experience the same surge in illness now being seen in other states. “Honestly, even a week ago,The mayor, a Democrat, said he was concerned that if the city welcomed diners back into the enclosed spaces of its restaurants, it might experience the same surge in illness now being seen in other states.

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The Federal Aviation Administration and Boeing are launching a three-day certification test campaign for the 737 MAX airplane Monday over Washington state, Reuters reports. The trial flights, which will reportedly include pilots and crew running scripted mid-air scenarios while progressively testing extreme maneuvers, are a big moment for Boeing, which has been under intense scrutiny after two of its 737 MAX planes crashed in 2018 and 2019 in Indonesia and Ethiopia, respectively, killing a combined 346 people following the malfunction of the aircraft's stall-prevention software known as MCAS. The incidents ultimately led to the worldwide grounding of the model in March 2019. During the test, pilots will reportedly intentionally trigger MCAS. Even if all goes well, the FAA reportedly isn't likely to approve the 737 MAX for flight until September. [The Wall Street Journal, Reuters]

Florida’s Miami-Dade to Require Masks in All Public Spaces

  Florida’s Miami-Dade to Require Masks in All Public Spaces Miami-Dade County, Florida’s most populous, will start requiring masks in all public spaces. © Photographer: Cliff Hawkins/Getty Images North America MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA - JUNE 10: An aerial drone view as beachgoers take advantage of the opening of South Beach on June 10, 2020 in Miami Beach, Florida. Miami-Dade county and the City of Miami opened their beaches today as the area eases restrictions put in place to contain COVID-19. (Photo by Cliff Hawkins/Getty Images) Mayor Carlos Gimenez said he will sign an emergency order later Wednesday, according to an emailed statement.

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Former President Woodrow Wilson's name will be removed from Princeton University's campus, University President Christopher L. Eisgruber said in a letter to the Princeton community Saturday. The decision to remove Wilson's name from the School of Public and International Affairs, as well the residential college, Wilson College, is the result of a Board of Trustees vote. Eisgruber said the board determined "Wilson's racist thinking and policies make him an inappropriate namesake for a school or college" that "must stand firmly against racism in all its forms." The board had considered making the change in 2015, but opted to keep Wilson's namesake since he played a vital role in turning Princeton into a leading research university when he served as the university's president. However, recent nationwide protests against police brutality and systemic racism propelled the trustees to reconsider, Eisgruber said. [Princeton University, The Week]

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While the MLB is still finalizing its regionally-based, 60-game 2020 schedule as the league looks to return to action amid the coronavirus pandemic, the defending World Series champion Washington Nationals are reportedly slated to host the New York Yankees on July 23 to launch the altered season. If all goes according to plan, that would likely mean Washington's ace Max Scherzer would face New York's big free agent addition Gerrit Cole in a star-studded pitching matchup. The Nationals and Yankees were not initially slated to play this year, but the revamped schedule means teams will only play their division rivals as well as the other league's corresponding regional division. In this case, that would be the National League East and the American League East. [The New York Post, ESPN]

Florida’s Miami-Dade to Require Masks in All Public Spaces .
Miami-Dade County, Florida’s most populous, will start requiring masks in all public spaces. © Photographer: Cliff Hawkins/Getty Images North America MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA - JUNE 10: An aerial drone view as beachgoers take advantage of the opening of South Beach on June 10, 2020 in Miami Beach, Florida. Miami-Dade county and the City of Miami opened their beaches today as the area eases restrictions put in place to contain COVID-19. (Photo by Cliff Hawkins/Getty Images) Mayor Carlos Gimenez said he will sign an emergency order later Wednesday, according to an emailed statement.

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