USA: Recently, it came out that the Dayton, Ohio gunman had cocaine, Xanax, and alcohol in his system during the attack. Reminder: earlier this month, a gunman opened fire, killing nine people. Since then, authorities have been searching for a potential motive. Unclear how much of each drug was in the gunman’s system. In other news, yesterday, John Hickenlooper - Colorado’s former governor - said ‘well this is going nowhere’ and ended his 2020 presidential campaign. No word yet on whether he’ll run for the Senate. And meanwhile, Prez Trump apparently asked his advisors if he could buy Greenland. We assure you this is not made up.
WORLD: ICYMI, about six weeks ago, Gibraltar said ‘your ship is our ship’ and seized an Iranian oil tanker - apparently for delivering oil to Syria, which violates an EU embargo. In response, Iran...seized a British tanker. Fast forward to yesterday, and the US asked Gibraltar to pretty please hand over the Iranian oil tanker. To which Gibraltar said ‘ha no’ and released the tanker back to Iran. Now, it looks like Iran’s reportedly considering giving up the British tanker. Speaking of which, recently, Israel said ‘keep out’ to US Reps Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib after Prez Trump told the country to block the two lawmakers from visiting. Because, Israel boycotts. And in other news, A$AP Rocky was just found guilty of assault - but won’t face jail time.
TECH: Recently, hundreds of Google employees called on the biz to pledge that it’ll stay away from working with US Customs and Border Protection - along with ICE. This comes as the situation at the US-Mexico border is being labelled a “crisis.” Speaking of which, a federal court just ruled that detained migrant kids must have “basic hygiene supplies.” Think: a toothbrush and toothpaste - things migrants allegedly haven’t been receiving. In other news, recently, a group of LGBTQ+ YouTubers sued the biz - and its parent company, Google - for allegedly discriminating against them. The group says YouTube restricts advertising on LGBTQ+-themed videos - plus limits their reach and discoverability. Stay tuned.