USA: The effects of George Floyd’s death are still being felt across the US. In New York City, the Natural History Museum’s planning to take down that statue of Theodore Roosevelt on horseback and surrounded by a Native American man and an African man outside its entrance. The way: for years, activists have criticized the statue for symbolizing colonial expansion and racial discrimination. Now, it looks like the museum’s listening - but adding that their decision is only based on the statue itself, not on Roosevelt. Speaking of which, Eskimo Pie is changing its name - while NASCAR drivers are standing with Bubba Wallace, the only Black driver in NASCAR’s top racing series, after someone appeared to put a noose in his garage. Over in Seattle, the city’s ending its police-free protest zone after facing shootings.
WORLD: On that note - people are protesting in Canada after Ontario police reportedly killed a man in mental health distress. Now, it looks like Ontario’s police watchdog is taking a magnifying glass to the death. Meanwhile, the Trump team is making a big move. Recently, the gov designated 4 more Chinese state-run media outlets as “foreign missions.” Aka embassies. This is apparently because the outlets are “substantially owned or effectively controlled” by the Chinese gov. Big deal, since the move pretty much requires these outlets to hand the US State Dept a full list of their employees in the US and their real estate holdings - and could potentially force some of their journalists to ditch the US. Cue outrage (courtesy of China).
POLITICS: Today’s a crucial day for New York and Kentucky. The two states head to the polls in their Primary elections. We’ll remind you: even though former Vice Prez Joe Biden has already snagged enough votes to win the Dem nomination for prez, voting is still pretty darn important. Because, Congress. Hint: voters still get to decide which candidate they want to rep their party at the November congressional elections. If you’re in New York or Kentucky, here’s everything you need to know about casting your ballot. And in other gov news, the House Judiciary panel is apparently prepping to subpoena Attorney General William Barr. Yes, really. This comes after controversy over Barr’s effort to fire Manhattan’s top federal prosecutor.