The Daily Rundown: Klobuchar Takes on Antitrust Reform, VA Set to Abolish Death Penalty


Happy  Thursday,

 Here’s some stuff you may have missed and you should know.

THE COVID COUNT

  • According to Johns Hopkins University today’s COVID-19 US Death Count is approx. 453,000 , that’s roughly the population of  Virginia Beach, VA

  • Approx. 2.27 million global deaths total, that’s roughly the population of Houston, Texas (my hometown)

  • Approx. 26.6 million U.S. cases total, that’s roughly the population of Texas.

From Today’s Business Brief:

Jobless claims top 779,000 as Klobuchar takes on antitrust reform. Meanwhile, Amazon settles with FTC after allegedly pocketing driver tips. Here are all the big business stories dominating the headlines on this Thursday.Remember you can catch this on select ABC, CBS, CW, Fox and Newsnet affiliated stations. 

(Thanks to Newsnet’s Northern Michigan affiliate for posting it on their Youtube)

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FIVE STORIES THAT SHOULD BE ON YOUR RADAR

1.NASA will pay $500,000 for good ideas on food production in space upi.com

2.Tokyo Olympics boss refuses to resign after saying women talk too much in meetings abc.net.au

3. Virginia set to become first Southern state to abolish death penalty newsweek.com

4. Wisconsin prosecutors seek arrest of Kyle Rittenhouse and $200,000 bail increase cbsnews.com

5. Former Ohio police officer indicted in fatal shooting of Andre Hill  nbcnews.com

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The Distraction

Every edition America In Context will share a movie, clip, song, antidote or something that we’re into right now to help distract you from all the noise in the world. Here’s today’s:

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By Andy Hirschfeld
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Andy Hirschfeld is a multimedia journalist based in New York City. He’s a contributing writer to numerous publications including Al Jazeera English, Observer, The Daily Dot BBC, CNBC, Bloomberg, CS Monitor, OZY, Fortune, and Mic among others. He’s the anchor of Business Brief, a nationally syndicated business news update and interview program. Previously he produced for CBS and CNN.