The committee investigating the attack on the U.S. Capitol dug into how former President Donald Trump was involved in efforts to overturn the election. The belongings of two missing men were found underwater in the Amazon. And it’s hot. Really hot. We’ve got the forecast.
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Jan. 6 hearing: Trump pressed on voter fraud claims despite pushback
The Jan. 6 committee investigating the Capitol attack, in the second of eight public hearings, dug into the details Monday of former President Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election. Some of Trump’s top campaign advisers told the committee during depositions that they discouraged the president from declaring victory prematurely on election night. Testimony from campaign insiders suggested Trump listened to Rudy Giuliani, who witnesses said was drunk, about how to react to the election results instead of advisers who had told him he lost. Trump persisted in claiming election fraud, a campaign that ended with the Jan. 6 insurrection, committee members said. Monday’s hearing also included a panel of witnesses that debunked conspiracy theories about a “suitcase” full of ballots in Georgia and claims that thousands of dead voters cast ballots in Pennsylvania. Get the full recap here.
- Rudy Giuliani denies he was drunk at White House on election night.
- Here’s who testified about Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election.
- Who are the Proud Boys? Jan 6. committee says they played role in riot.
- What else does Ivanka Trump know? Her testimony could be key.
- Barr told Trump his fraud claims were ‘bull—-.’ Former AG emerges as a key witness.
Millions bake as heat wave moves east
More than 100 million Americans were under some form of heat warning or advisory Monday as a withering, potentially record-breaking heat wave made its way toward the central and eastern U.S. Phoenix, Las Vegas and Denver were among cities posting record temperatures as southerly winds push hot and humid air into the eastern two-thirds of the nation through Wednesday. Temperatures could top 10 to 30 degrees above normal, forecasters said. And just in case you need permission to chill on the couch in front of a fan: “Limit strenuous outdoor activities and sun exposure!” the National Weather Service in Chicago warned. Meanwhile, a weather switcheroo is expected in the West. After a weekend of record-breaking heat, a strong cold front was expected to bring cooler temperatures across much of California and the Great Basin on Monday. Read more here.
- What’s the weather doing? Check your local forecast here.
- 🎥 Arizona man uses his car to cook up burgers.
What everyone’s talking about
- Travel is bouncing back. So is plastic surgery tourism. Is it risky?
- Parents sue Meta, saying Instagram triggered teen’s eating disorder.
- White supremacist group charged in plan to ‘riot’ at Idaho Pride event.
- This ‘internal shower’ drink went viral on TikTok. Is it safe?
- ‘He’s a fantastic actor’: Amber Heard says she doesn’t ‘blame’ jury for Johnny Depp verdict.
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How Title IX changed sports for women over the past 50 years
This June marks the 50th anniversary of the passage of Title IX, the landmark law that banned sex-based discrimination in schools. Initially introduced in hopes of getting more women into graduate schools, the law today is most commonly associated instead with athletics because of its seismic impact on women’s sports. When the law passed, fewer than 300,000 girls played high school sports and 32,000 played in college. The exponential increase in girls’ and women’s participation over the past five decades, and the explosion in popularity of women’s college and professional sports, can be directly linked to the law. But did you know Title IX offers a host of other protections, too? Most people still don’t fully understand how the legislation works, or what it all entails. Keep reading to see the law’s impact on the field and in classrooms.
S&P 500 enters bear market territory for the first time in 2 years
The bear is growling on Wall Street. Monday’s stock market drop officially put the S&P 500 stock index in a bear market, meaning it has declined 20% or more from its January peak. The S&P 500 closed down 151 points, or 3.87%, on Monday, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed down 876 points, or 2.79%. The Nasdaq Composite, which already hit the bear market threshold prior to Monday, closed down 531 points, or 4.68%. Meanwhile, yields on 10-year Treasury notes rose to around 3.375%, the highest level in over a decade. Yields on 2-year Treasury notes hovered slightly below 10-year Treasuries at 3.363%. Monday’s sell-off is a continuation of Friday’s, which came after May’s Consumer Price Index report revealed that inflation had not peaked, sparking fears that the Fed could raise interest rates by more than 50 basis points at its meeting later this week. Read more here.
- Stagflation vs recession: What’s the difference? Which is worse?
- Record inflation: New level driven by gas, grocery prices and high rent.
- NASA loses 2 weather satellites when Astra rocket launch fails.
- Kevin Spacey formally charged with sex crimes in London.
- Raphael Warnock on life’s big battles, and on facing Herschel Walker.
- Phil Mickelson arrives at Brookline for 2022 US Open, wild week awaits.
- FDA advisers likely to recommend COVID-19 vaccines for little kids this week.
Belongings of 2 missing men found submerged in Amazon
Brazil’s search for an Indigenous expert and a journalist who disappeared in a restive area of the Amazon a week ago advanced with the discovery of a backpack, laptop and other personal belongings of the men submerged in a river. Federal Police officers said Sunday they had discovered items they identified as the belongings of both missing men, including a health card and clothes of Bruno Pereira, the Brazilian Indigenous expert. The backpack, which was identified as belonging to freelance journalist Dom Phillips of Britain, was found tied to a tree that was half-submerged, a firefighter said. It is the end of the rainy season in the region and part of the forest is flooded. Pereira, 41, and Phillips, 57, were last seen June 5 near the entrance to the Javari Valley Indigenous Territory, which borders Peru and Colombia. They were returning alone by boat on the Itaquai to Atalaia do Norte but never arrived. A fisherman, the only suspect in the disappearance, has been arrested. Read more here.
A break from the news
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