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5 Things to Know for Today

June 09, 2020 - 3:13 AM

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

1. GEORGE FLOYD TO BE LAID TO REST The black man whose death inspired a worldwide reckoning over racial injustice will be buried next to his mother in Houston, carried home in a horse-drawn carriage.

2. ‘DEFUND THE POLICE’ PUSH CREATES CONFUSION Some supporters say it is a symbolic commitment to end systemic racism and shift policing priorities rather than an actual plan to eliminate law enforcement agencies.

3. ‘THE SITUATION IS CATASTROPHIC’ Houthi rebels in Yemen have suppressed information about the coronavirus, punished those who speak out, enforced little mitigation measures, and promoted conspiracies and false claims, AP finds.

4. PROTESTS SHADOW LATEST PRIMARIES Voters in Georgia and West Virginia could provide both the Trump and Biden campaigns an opportunity to prove they can assemble a coalition strong enough to win in November.

5. BASEBALL EYES EXPANDED PLAYOFF Major League Baseball is talking about having as many as 16 teams in the playoffs this year if the season is able to start after a long delay caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

News from © The Associated Press, 2020
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