daily links: june 2022

6.1.22
BBC News—A field of seagrass three times the size of Manhattan off the coast of Australia is actually one large plant and is estimated to be 4500 years old
NBC News—Experimental gene therapy treatment shows promising results for pancreatic cancer
CBS News—Linda Fagan appointed commandant of the Coast Guard, the first female officer to lead a branch of the US armed forces
ABCnews.com—Jury sides with Johnny Depp in his defamation trial against his ex-wife Amber Heard
CNN.com—Sheryl Sandberg announces she is stepping down as COO of Facebook after 14 years
USA Today—Bucking the pattern of most tech companies, Elon Musk tells Tesla and SpaceX office workers that they need to be in-person for at least 40 hours a week


6.7.22
CBS News—Russian ambassador to the UN storms out of session after other delegates present credible evidence of atrocities against civilians being performed by Russian forces during its invasion of Ukraine
CNN.com—SEC considering big changes to the way stock transactions are processed
USA Today—FDA panel recommends approval for Novovax Covid vaccine, which was developed using more traditional technology
ABCnews.com—Florida woman charged with manslaughter after her 2 year old son finds a loaded, unsecured handgun and discharges it, killing his father
NBC News—Senate to consider bipartisan bill that would regulate cryptocurrencies
BBC News—EU says all new mobile devices must use a USB-C charger by fall 2024


6.8.22
ABCnews.com—House passes sweeping gun reform bill that is likely to stall in the Senate
CNN.com—Man arrested near Supreme Court Justice Kavanaugh's house is charged with attempting to kidnap or murder him
CBS News—Moderna is working on an improved Covid booster that could be ready as soon as August
USA Today—DC bill bans employers from firing workers who test positive for cannabis
NBC News—Leaked Harvard report claims that the university is in possession of the remains of thousands of Native American people and at least 19 enslaved people
BBC News—Microplastics found in newly-fallen snow in Anarctica


6.21.22
CNN.com—Senators unveil text for bipartisan gun safety reform bill
NBC News—Civil jury finds that Bill Cosby sexually assaulted a 16 year old girl at the Playboy Mansion in 1975
CBS News—Analysis finds that the Uvalde school shooter could have been stopped by police within three minutes of him entering the building, likely saving many lives
BBC News—Elon Musk's 18 year old transgender daughter files legal documents to change her name and severe all ties with her father
ABCnews.com—Kellogg announces that it will split different parts of its food business into three separate companies
USA Today—Popeye's brings back cajun rice for a limited time


6.22.22
BBC News—FDA wants to reduce the amount of nicotine in cigarettes
ABCnews.com—Biden calls on Congress and the states to suspend gas taxes for the next three months
CBS News—Amazon plans to start drone deliveries this summer in California
CNN.com—Baltimore Ravens linebacker Jaylon Ferguson dies at age 26
NBC News—Ohio State officially awarded a trademark for the word "THE" from the federal government
USA Today—KFC introduces sporks you can wear on your fingers


6.28.22
CNN.com—Former aide to Trump's Chief of Staff who witnessed the events of Jan 6 from inside the White House testifies that Trump knew his supporters were armed and wanted to lead them as they marched on the Capitol
CBS News—Turkey says it no longer objects to Finland and Ukraine joining NATO, paving the way for both nations to join the alliance
ABCnews.com—Pentagon says that Roe being overturned will not affect access to abortions for service members
USA Today—Jeffrey Epstein paramour Ghislaine Maxwell sentenced to 20 years in prison for sex trafficking of minors
NBC News—More than 50 people dead after a group of migrant workers found locked in the back of an abandoned 18 wheeler outside San Antonio
BBC News—UK decides that patents cannot be issued to inventions that were supposedly created by AI programs


6.29.22
CBS News—R. Kelley sentenced to 30 years in prison after being convicted on federal sex trafficking charges
CNN.com—Some district attorneys in red states with abortion bans pledge not to prosecute abortion cases
ABCnews.com—New York suing gun distributors for selling parts to make ghost guns
BBC News—Nearly a quarter of the Earth's seafloor has now been mapped
NBC News—University of Cincinnati removes name of founder who owned enslaved people from multiple buildings and spaces on campus
USA Today—Howard Stern says he's considering presidential run after Roe v Wade overturned, where he would focus on two issues: getting rid of the electoral college and adding five more justices to the Supreme Court

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