WORLD: Over the weekend, Prez Trump nodded his head to a plan to cut the number of US troops in Germany. By a lot. Quick refresher: the US has had a military presence in Germany since the end of World War II - with about 34,000 troops still there today. And ICYDK, they’re largely credited with keeping the Soviet Union from attacking NATO members during the Cold War. Now, experts say the Trump team’s latest move could be a big blow to NATO. Meanwhile, the US economy apparently gained 2.5 million jobs in May. Not a typo. And in more good news, the US unemployment rate dropped for the first time since the start of the pandemic. Speaking of the US, Tropical Storm Cristobal just made landfall in Louisiana.
POLITICS: The 2020 US Primaries are still underway. Hint: Georgia, Nevada, South Carolina, North Dakota, and West Virginia head to the polls tomorrow in elections. Here are all the voting deets you need. Speaking of elections, Colin Powell’s taking sides. You know Powell as a Republican who served as Sec of State under Prez George W. Bush. Spoiler: yesterday, he officially endorsed former Vice Prez Joe Biden. And added that Trump has “drifted away” from the Constitution and “lies all the time.” In more election news, Google just announced that Chinese hackers are targeting the personal email accounts of Biden’s campaign staff members. The biz also confirmed that Iran has gone after Prez Trump’s campaign. Suspense, thick.
CORONAVIRUS: At least 400,000 people have now died of coronavirus. In Brazil, people are protesting after the country’s prez - Jair Bolsonaro - cut back on the amount of virus data he’s releasing to the public. This comes as Brazil has nearly 700,000 coronavirus cases. Over in the UK, the gov’s travel quarantine officially went into effect. Meaning all visitors to the country will have to self-isolate for 14 days. In India, the gov’s relaxing its nationwide lockdown. New York City’s also got reopening on its mind. See: Mayor Bill de Blasio says the city’s all set to start reopening today. Yes, really. And speaking of which, California’s expected to lift its statewide ban on most activities by next week.