5 things to know for June 24: Coronavirus, the Ministry of Justice, NASCAR, Mexico, Canada

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2. Ministry of Justice

Two Justice Departments, the prosecutor will testify before the Judiciary Committee of the House today, accusing Attorney General William Barr and senior ministry officials of politicizing the investigations. Aaron Zelinsky, a prosecutor, former Special Advisor Robert Mueller on the team, plans to testify that the sentencing recommendation for Trump’s longtime friend and adviser Roger Pierre was watered down under political pressure from “the highest level “of MJ, based on his remarks. Jean Elias, a career attorney in the Antitrust Division, accused Barr of ordering investigations into 10 cannabis mergers undertaken because he dislikes the industry, according to a copy of his testimony. Their criticism comes just days after Barr’s ruling of the late Geoffrey Berman, the justice minister for the Southern District of New York, who studied the Trumpet and his associates.

3. NASCAR

It turns out the noose found on Sunday in the pilot of Bubba Wallace garage at Talladega Superspeedway had been there since October. This is according to the FBI, which said yesterday that Wallace was not the victim of a hate crime. NASCAR, to mention the FBI report, described the object as a “garage door pull rope shaped like a noose. Wallace, the only black NASCAR driver at the top of the circuit, said he was upset some in the audience are now questioning his integrity. “Whether tied in 2019 or whatever, it was a noose,” he said. “So it was not aimed at me, but someone tied by a noose. That is what I am saying. “

4. Mexico

7.4 magnitude earthquake struck southern Mexico’s Oaxaca region yesterday, killing at least five people. The earthquake stuck around 10:30 am local time, with an epicenter 6.8 km southwest of Santa María Zapotitlán, near El Coyul. He collapsed buildings and invited evacuations, even damaging hospitals that had dealt with coronavirus patients. The earthquake could be felt as far away as Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador. The tremors were also felt in the capital Mexico, more than 200 km away. The US Geological Survey said that damage in the state of Oaxaca is considered mild to moderate – relatively good news, considering that Mexico is one of the most seismically active regions and has a long history of earthquakes devastating.

5. Canada

Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau is appealing China’s decision to charge two citizens of his country with clearly political spies. Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor were formally charged this week with spying and manipulating state secrets. The two men have been detained in China since 2018, in the weeks following the arrest of Vancouver of Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of the Chinese technology company Huawei, on charges filed in the United States . Trudeau is now under pressure to do something about the “two Michaels,” perhaps, including facilitating a prisoner exchange. The Prime Minister said there are no plans to trade the two men for Huawei exec detainees and previously said intervening in the case undermined the independence of the country’s justice system.

BREAKFAST BROWSE

Baseball is (almost) back

The MLB says a 60-game season will begin on July 23 or July 24.

Jimmy Kimmel is apologizing for performing blackface

The late night of the host said that he did not have a recurring impression of NBA player Karl Malone in the 1990s.

Novak Djokovic tested positive for coronavirus

The tennis star had already been catching the heat for hosting a tournament that apparently didn’t have the right safety protocols.

A millennial and an 82 year old stuck on bagels and lox, then the pandemic to strike. Now they drag the Zoom

If it is not the most beautiful thing you have heard all week, we do not know what is.

TODAY, NUMBER

800,000

It’s about how many people in Myanmar may not know about Covid-19 thanks to a one-year internet stop, according to Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International.

TODAY, QUOTE

“I can’t play sports, support, and go to a school that was named after someone who was against my people right here in the United States. “

Trude Lamb, a runner at Robert E. Lee High School in Tyler, Texas. She refuses to wear her jersey school, unless the name is changed.

WEATHER OF THE DAY

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AND FINALLY

Remember that smelly fruit who sent people to the hospital?

It turns out she tastes pretty good, at least based on her fans. (Click here to see them.)

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