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FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2018, file photo, a model wears a creation as part of the Gucci women's Fall/Winter 2018-2019 collection, presented during the Milan Fashion Week, in Milan, Italy. Luxury fashion got a whole lot of blowback when the brands lined up social media posts to show solidarity with Black Lives Matters protests. Global fashion brands have faced racial backlashes in the past, notably in the wake of scandals like the Gucci knitwear recalling blackface, Prada’s Little Black Sambo bag charm and Dolce&Gabbana’s anti-Asian comments. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni, File)
June 22, 2020 - 4:15 AM

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

1. PRESIDENT’S RALLY HIGHLIGHTS VULNERABILITIES Donald Trump’s return to the campaign trail was designed to show strength but instead crystallized a divisive reelection message that largely ignores broad swaths of voters: independents, suburban women and people of colour.

2. SOUTH SUDAN STRUGGLES AGAINST COVID-19 Five years of civil war and corruption stripped away much of its health system. Nearly half of the population was hungry before the pandemic. One doctor says the situation could spin “out of control at any time.”

3. POACHING ON RISE IN ASIA, AFRICA AMID PANDEMIC Wildlife advocates fear that poor families are turning to hunting animals such as gazelles for food or chopping down trees to eke out a living. Authorities in India worry about endangered tigers and leopards as well as the species those big cats depend on to survive.

4 NASCAR DRIVER BUBBA WALLACE FINDS NOOSE IN GARAGE STALL Wallace, the only full-time Black driver in NASCAR’s elite Cup Series, successfully pushed for NASCAR to ban the Confederate flag at its tracks and properties.

5. FASHION BRANDS UNDER FIRE FOR RACIST ATTITUDES Global fashion brands have been challenged in the past to become more racially inclusive. But the U.S protests against systemic racism are increasingly targeting the fashion world and its role as a cultural beacon.

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