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Europe’s largest known carnivorous dinosaur’s fossils found in England
Paleontologists at the University of Southampton have identified fossilized parts of a dinosaur skeleton that is probably the largest predatory dinosaur ever found in Europe. The dinosaur, referred to as the "White Rock spinosaurid," has not yet been given a scientific name.
Biden announces the Americas Partnership for Economic Prosperity agreement
On Wednesday, President Joe Biden officially kicked off the 9th Summit of the Americas as he addressed regional leaders, civil society & private sector leaders at the Summit's inaugural ceremony. Biden noted that the Hemisphere's leaders would launch the Los Angeles Declaration on Friday.
Justice Department team to review police response to Robb Elementary shooting
On Wednesday, Attorney General Merrick Garland ordered an investigation into local law enforcement's response to the Uvalde mass shooting. Nineteen children and two adults were killed in the shooting.
Moderna’s new bivalent booster shows superior antibody response against Omicron
Moderna has announced that its new bivalent Covid-19 vaccine booster has shown a "superior antibody response" against the Omicron variant one month after administration, compared to the original mRNA vaccine. The updated bivalent booster contains Moderna's original Spikevax vaccine and a vaccine candidate targeting the Omicron variant of COVID-19.
Frank Atwood executed nearly 35 years after receiving a death sentence
On Wednesday, AZ inmate Frank Atwood was executed by lethal injection. Atwood was sentenced to death nearly 35 years ago for the murder of 8-year-old Vicki Lynne Hoskinson. Vicki Lynne Hoskinson went missing in September 1984 in Tucson after leaving her home to drop off a birthday card in a nearby mailbox. Hoskinson's body was found in the Tucson desert in April 1985.
Proud Boys members charged for seditious conspiracy connected to 2021 Capitol attack
On June 6th, the former national chairman and four additional members of the far-right group "The Proud Boys" were indicted in federal court on charges of seditious conspiracy. The charge, one of many against them, relates to their actions before and during the 2021 US Capitol attack. The indicted individuals are Proud Boys' former leader, Henry "Enrique" Tarrio (from FL), Ethan Nordean (from WA), Joseph Biggs (from FL), Zachary Rehl (from PA), and Dominic Pezzola (from NY).
Ukrainian troops continue to fight for control of Sievierodonetsk
Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has gone on record to state that Ukrainian troops are not giving up their positions and are fighting street by street for the control of Sievierodonetsk, a key industrial city in the country's eastern Donbas region. Zelenskyy stated, "Our heroes do not give up positions in Sievierodonetsk. In the city, fierce street fighting continues... And the Ukrainian Donbas stands, stands strong."
Four-day workweek pilot program kicks off in the UK
The world's biggest four-day workweek pilot program has begun in the UK, with over 70 companies across various sectors participating in the experiment. The pilot program aims to measure participating workers' productivity and wellbeing over a six-month period as they work four-day weeks instead of the traditional five. The participants will not accrue pay cuts during the program and have committed "to maintain at least 100 percent productivity" throughout.
DC reports its 1st Orthopox & potential Monkeypox case
DC Health has confirmed the first Orthopox and potential Monkeypox case in the District. The patient is a DC resident who had recently traveled to Europe. Monkeypox belongs to the Orthopox family of viruses. DC Health sent the patient's samples to the CDC for additional testing and "confirmation of the Monkeypox virus." Health authorities noted that the patient is currently in isolation and thus did not pose a risk to the public.
78th anniversary of Allied troops’ Normandy landings commemorated
June 6th marked 78 years since D-Day when Allied troops stormed the beaches of Normandy as a part of Operation Overlord to liberate Nazi-occupied north-west Europe during World War 2. World War 2 veterans and other French and international visitors gathered in Normandy for the 78th D-Day anniversary and paid tribute to the nearly 160,000 Allied troops that landed on Normandy's beaches to fight for freedom.