Five stories to know for June 4: Infrastructure deal, COVID vaccines, George Floyd Square, Tiananmen and Tokyo Games
1. President Joe Biden offered to scrap his proposed corporate tax hike during negotiations with Republicans, sources say, in what would be a major concession by the Democratic president.
2. The White House laid out a plan for the United States to share 25 million surplus COVID-19 vaccine doses to the world.
3. Work crews in Minneapolis took down barricades that had stopped most vehicles from driving through the intersection where George Floyd was murdered, though activists quickly replaced them with makeshift barriers.
4. Hong Kong sealed off a park where tens of thousands gather annually to commemorate China’s 1989 Tiananmen crackdown and arrested the vigil’s organizer.
5. A Japanese Olympic Committee board member blasted organizers of the Tokyo Games for ignoring public concerns about holding the global sporting showpiece amid a pandemic.