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Louisville to pay $12M to the family of Breonna Taylor

  • The legal case over Breonna Taylor, a Black woman who was killed by police officers in March, has been settled in civil court. The city of Louisville will pay $12M to the Taylors and implement sweeping reforms of police procedure
  • According the the Taylor’s attorney, the settlement is among the largest in a case of police killing
  • The Taylors, while appreciative of the restitution, still demand justice for the wrongful entry into Breonna’s home and the murder that ensued. At present, none of the officers responsible have been arrested


Peace treaties between UAE, Bahrain, and Israel officiated

  • On Tuesday, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu signed the peace treaty with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain in an event heralded as the “dawn of a new Middle East”
  • The bilateral “Abraham Accords” were signed in Washington D. C. and are working to effectively promote peaceful trade, put off conflict with Palestine, and halt Emirati annexation of land


Trump’s effort to appease the Latino vote puts pressure on Biden

  • After a three-day rally in the American Southwest, Trump has expressed confidence in securing the Latino vote after a “Latinos for Trump” rally in Phoenix, AZ
  • The support demonstrated over the weekend indicates that pro-Trump Latino voters may pose a threat to Biden in swing states, particularly in Florida, as well as those with a larger Hispanic American population


Apple announces the Apple Watch Series 6

  • The newest installment to the smartwatch lineup at Apple boasts further developments from the fifth edition, including the ability to monitor blood oxygen levels, faster recharge times, better battery life, and improved sleep tracking
  • Other useful features include Family Setup, providing parents the ability to manage who the child can message or call from the watch, set up location alerts, and implement "do not disturb" modes for school time


AT&T could shift their financial model to encompass funding from ads

  • The nationwide cell service provider’s CEO, John Stankey told a press conference “I believe there’s a segment of our customer base where given a choice, they would take some load of advertising for a $5 or $10 reduction in their mobile bill”  
  • The company’s popular streaming service, HBO Max, will provide a “foundational element” that will provide new advertising inventory for the company

COVID-19 💉

New epidemiology findings show the outcome of a COVID-19 infection

  • Researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill infected healthy lung cells with SARS-CoV-2, waited 96 hours and then captured electron micrograph images of the virus-laden cells
  • What they found shows that the infectious cells target healthy lung cells where they reproduce in “astronomic numbers” and get propelled deeper into the lungs


  • Entertainment🎞. The first trailer for The Mandalorian season two has been released
  • Sports⚾️. Hedge-fund billionaire Steve Cohen buys the Mets for $2.475 B in cash
  • Funny😂. Bear wakes Massachusetts man up from a poolside nap
  • Interesting🔎. Phoenecian wine press found in Lebanon—from 2,600 years ago
  • Space🪐. Check out NASA's image of the day postings

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