CORONAVIRUS: The US reported its second highest number of new coronavirus cases yesterday. Think: 91,000. You read that right. This comes as global virus cases surpassed 46 million. Cases appear to be on the rise in China, Japan, and the Indian capital of New Delhi. Meanwhile, a new study says that pregnant women face a higher risk of severe illness and death from coronavirus. Plus getting infected with the virus puts women at a higher risk for premature delivery. Over in New Jersey, 2,258 prisoners are set to be released in a single day due to the pandemic. Meaning the state has now reduced its prison population by about 35 percent.
SHOOTINGS: Everyone is still talking about the Vienna terrorist attack, which saw gunmen opening fire on the city’s streets. At least four people were killed. Now, it looks like ISIS is claiming responsibility for the attack. Meanwhile, at least four people are dead after a shooting at an apartment complex in Nevada. Police were reportedly responding to a call about a shooting when they found two people who had been shot. They confronted a suspect - which led to an “officer-involved shooting” that resulted in the suspect’s death. Now, it looks like authorities are taking a magnifying glass to the shooting.
WORLD: The US is officially out of the Paris Climate Agreement. Not a typo. Quick refresher: years ago, almost every country signed off on the Paris Climate Agreement, which is pretty much just a nonbinding agreement to cut domestic emissions. Problem, since Prez Trump has never really liked the Paris Climate Agreement. See: one of the very first things he did when he took office in 2017 was wave goodbye to it. But the actual withdrawal process takes a few years, so things were just made official. Cue backlash from much of the world. In other news, two Ugandan presidential candidates were just detained while attempting to file to run for office. The candidates are up against incumbent Yoweri Museveni, who’s been in power since 1986.