By Bobby M.
In case you missed any of the news from June 16th through June 18th, here is a brief recap regarding much of what happened. Not everything will have a hyperlink, so if you would like more information, please highlight and google it.
The themes for this past weekend in the news were trials and tragedy. A pair of court trial verdicts dominated some of the weekend talking points. The most publicized had the first Bill Cosby case end in a mistrial due to some of the members of the jury not being able to agree with the others on a verdict. On the other side was the police officer in the Philando Castile case acquitted of any wrong doing. This led to protests throughout the Twin Cities area involving a march of support by hundreds and numerous arrests. The tragedy involved a Navy destroyer colliding with another ship near Japan, killing 7 U.S. sailors.
The rest of what is listed below may have been harder to hear details about…
- A U.S. Navy craft shot down a Syrian government warplane after it came under attack from forces in favor of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad
- After days of negative press leading up to the Megyn Kelly/Alex Jones interview, the final telecast received mixed reviews, with many praising how she exposed his act
- GOP backers in Georgia disgustingly used the shooting of Scalise as part of an attack campaign ad in the House seat between Ossoff and Handel
- The Iranian Revolutionary Guard claims it launched airstrikes into eastern Syrian against ISIS
- Beyonce and Jay Z welcome the birth of twins
- Stephen Furst, best known for his role as the hapless Delta House fraternity pledge Kent “Flounder” Dorfman in the landmark comedy “National Lampoon’s Animal House,” has died at the age of 63
- NCAA Baseball kicked off it’s College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska
- Due to the heat and lack of rain, wildfires in Portugal killed at least 62 people
- North Korea was found to be responsible for the WannaCry virus, the worst cyberattack and ransomware case in the history of the internet that affected hundreds of millions of people in more than 150 different countries
- Trump’s lawyer tried to spin that his client was not under investigation for obstruction, but later recanted under scrutiny
- A van slammed into worshipers near a mosque in London, killing one person and injuring 10 other people in what witnesses described as a deliberate terrorist attack on Muslims
- The White House released Trump’s latest financial disclosure forms to the public