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News: Top 5 Stories For June 25, 2021 (Reuters)

Five stories to know for June 25:

1. Rescue crews picked through tons of rubble looking for survivors after the collapse of part of an oceanfront apartment tower near Miami, where officials reported at least one person dead and nearly 100 missing.

2. Hours after President Joe Biden declared “We have a deal” to renew the infrastructure of the United States, the Senate’s top Republican lashed out at plans to follow the $1.2 trillion bipartisan bill with another measure funding what Democrats call “human infrastructure.”

3. Former Minneapolis policeman Derek Chauvin will be sentenced for murdering George Floyd in May 2020 after a trial that was widely seen as a watershed moment in the history of U.S. policing.

4. An indigenous group in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan said it had found the unmarked graves of an estimated 751 people at a now-defunct Catholic residential school, just weeks after a similar, smaller discovery rocked the country.

5. The U.S. government, once openly dismissive of UFO sightings that for decades sparked the popular imagination, is poised to issue an expansive account of what it calls “unidentified aerial phenomena,” based heavily on observations by American military pilots.

Morning News: Bipartisan Infrastructure Package, Minneapolis, Police Bans

President Biden took a preemptive victory lap yesterday over his massive $1 trillion+ infrastructure package, touting a bipartisan agreement he says he’s brokered.

Plus, Minneapolis prepares for Derek Chauvin’s sentencing.

And, why many Pride parades have banned uniformed police officers.

News: Top 5 Stories For June 4, 2021 (Reuters)

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.

City Views: Minneapolis – Minnesota (4K Video)

Minneapolis is a major city in Minnesota that forms “Twin Cities” with the neighboring state capital of St. Paul. Bisected by the Mississippi River, it’s known for its parks and lakes. Minneapolis is also home to many cultural landmarks like the Walker Art Center, a contemporary art museum, and the adjacent Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, famed for Claes Oldenburg’s “Spoonbridge and Cherry” sculpture.

Morning News Podcast: George Floyd Murder Guilty Verdict, Vaccines

A.M. Edition for April 21. WSJ reporters discuss reactions as former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is found guilty in the death of George Floyd. 

 WSJ’s Sabrina Siddiqui on vaccination challenges in the U.S. And, a soccer league meltdown in Europe. Marc Stewart hosts.

Morning News Podcast: Minneapolis Protests, Iran Nuclear Site Explosion

More protests in Minneapolis as details emerge about the killing of yet another black man by a police officer. Iran is promising revenge for an explosion at one of it’s largest nuclear facilities, threatening the future of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal as talks resume.

And, Russia is building up its military presence along the Ukrainian border stoking fears of another invasion.

Travel: ‘Minneapolis – MInnesota’ (4K Video)

Minneapolis is a major city in Minnesota that forms “Twin Cities” with the neighboring state capital of St. Paul. Bisected by the Mississippi River, it’s known for its parks and lakes. Minneapolis is also home to many cultural landmarks like the Walker Art Center, a contemporary art museum, and the adjacent Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, famed for Claes Oldenburg’s “Spoonbridge and Cherry” sculpture.