5 things to know for June 17: Coronavirus, police, White House, India, China, Apple


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2. Police reform

President Trump announced his police reform decree yesterday, the latest of many federal attempts to respond to growing calls for change. The order of appeals for, among other things, the creation of a federal database to keep track of officers marked by excessive use of force. In the Senate, Republicans are rallying around a program led by Tim Scott’s Father. It should be presented this morning, but Democratic counterparts are already saying that the GOP approach is too narrow. Majority in the Senate Mitch McConnell rejected the larger Democratic proposal as “typical Democratic going too far.” Both sides are feeling pressure to get some sort of book legislation soon, possibly before the two-week July 4 break. Meanwhile, the Supreme Court declined this week to take up several cases relating to the police’s immunity, from flat-bottomed boats to the issue of the legislative branch.

3. The White House

The administration’s Trump is suing his former national security adviser to stop the release of his book detailing his time at the White House. Their lawsuit claims John Bolton breached non-disclosure agreements and was risking national security, exposing them to classified information. But critics say the administration just wants the negative accelerator of these revelations. Time is running out if the book has already been delivered to warehouses ahead of its scheduled release on Tuesday. Before that, the President has a campaign to return. His large rally on Saturday in Tulsa, Oklahoma, is still after a judge rejected an emergency request from state lawyers to arrest him because of coronavirus concerns. In fact, the campaign is the same, exploring an overflow of place to welcome supporters.

4. India and China

About two dozen people have died in a clash between Indian and Chinese troops along their common border in the Himalayas. It happened near Aksai Chin, an area controlled by China, but long claimed by both nuclear weapons and countries. In the past few years, India has made diplomatic decisions that affect areas near the disputed area and propped up infrastructure. China has also displaced large numbers of troops and armaments to the region. Now the two sides are trying to deal with this sudden and fatal escalation of tensions. The pressure is increasing on, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to react to the incident, in which at least 20 dead Indian soldiers and several others were injured (it is not known how many Chinese soldiers were killed, if any) .

5. Apple

European antitrust regulators are officially investigating the Apple App Store and its Apple Compensation system. Spotify and Rakuten, a Japanese, online retailer, claimed Apple is violating European competition rules by requiring the use of its purchase in the system application to access music and books and preventing apps from alerting customers to cheaper options outside the App Store. EU officials are concerned the practices may deny consumers other choices and lower prices. They also have concerns that Apple is limiting access to convenient iPhone pay functions in stores and perhaps denying rivals access to Apple Pay. Apple says it is disappointed with the European Commission’s decision to study. The company is already facing antitrust pressure from France and the United States.


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