News: Top 5 Stories For June 22, 2021 (Reuters)

1. Voters in New York City head to the polls to select Democratic and Republican nominees for mayor, following a campaign dominated by debate over public safety.

2. Severe thunderstorms tore through the Chicago area after the National Weather Service said a ‘confirmed large and extremely dangerous tornado’ had touched down in a western suburb of the city, causing damage.

3. The White House will pursue other initiatives to boost voting rights even if a contentious federal bill to counter state voting restrictions passes the Senate, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said.

4. Las Vegas Raiders’ defensive end Carl Nassib said he was gay, making him the first active National Football League player to come out publicly.

5. Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte threatened to jail people who refuse to be vaccinated against the coronavirus as the Philippines battles one of Asia’s worst outbreaks.

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