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📌 BULLETIN BOARD
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🦅 U.S. NEWS
The number of Americans working in their 70s is skyrocketing
Over the past 20 years, the share of Americans working in their 70s has risen from less than 10% to nearly 15%. The overall trend is hitting Americans of all different levels of educational attainment, although the percentages vary by category. In addition to people being healthier and living much longer, economists say that a combination of financial considerations such as years of stagnant real wages and a shift away from traditional pensions in the private sector are some of the reasons people are working longer. Here’s why men specifically are opting to delay retirement. – Quartz
Supreme Court rejects Trump administration request to fast-track DACA appeal
The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a request from the Trump administration to speed up its consideration of the future of DACA, the federal program that has allowed 700,000 young people — known as Dreamers — to avoid deportation. The Trump administration, considering the program to be illegal, has tried for almost two years to shut it down, but lower courts have blocked that effort. The issue could still be taken up when the appeals go through the normal process, and arguments and a ruling could still happen in 2020. The justices on Monday just decided not to fast-track the issue. – NBC / Fox News
The ’90s live on
Brands are bringing back a wave of reinvented 1980s and 1990s gadgets to capitalize on millennials’ nostalgia for their childhood toys. Japan’s Bandai is releasing a new version of the 1996 digital pet called Tamagotchi in North America in July, while Net-a-Porter is selling scrunchies. The spike in retro goods has come as young adults who can afford to buy things they want for themselves or their kids look for comfort in the “good old days,” says Mintel Retail Analyst Chana Baram. – BBC / Retail Dive
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🌎 WORLD NEWS
Remembering Tiananmen Square
Thirty years ago today, Chinese troops opened fire on protesters in Beijing, killing hundreds, perhaps thousands, and crushed a nationwide, student-led movement for democracy. The enduring image of a lone man confronting Chinese tanks has come to stand for the bloody showdown. Why it matters: China’s ruling Communist Party now presides over the world’s second-largest economy and appears to enjoy broad popular support at home. It has been so successful at erasing the 1989 massacre from history that many young Chinese have no idea it happened. For those that may have forgotten or aren’t old enough to remember, here’s what happened, in pictures. – NYT / TIME
Russia Orders Tinder to Share User Data Amid Online Clampdown
Russia’s internet censorship body has put Tinder on a list of companies who have to share their user data with the Kremlin. This means the FSB, Russia’s main security agency, could be privy to the personal information of the app’s more than 50 million users worldwide — not just in Russia. Tinder could refuse, which other internet companies have done. Big picture: Russia has recently intensified efforts to monitor the internet; it banned encrypted messaging app Telegram in May 2018, and in May 2019 it began creating a closed-off internet just for Russia. – Business Insider
Canada Blamed for ‘Genocide’ Against Indigenous Women
After two and a half years of hearings, a Canadian inquiry Monday released its final report on the disappearance and death of hundreds, if not thousands of indigenous women, victims of endemic violence it controversially said amounted to “genocide.” Background: According to official estimates, almost 1,200 indigenous women and girls went missing or were killed between 1980 and 2012, out of a community of 1.6 million people. What’s next: The report’s recommendations include recognizing more than 60 indigenous languages as official languages of Canada; improving transportation links to remote communities; expanding indigenous courts; stopping the removal of children from families; and creating a task force to assess or reopen cold cases. – AFP
Tech tumbles on antitrust concerns
Tech stocks fell on Monday, June’s first day of trading, amid reports that the U.S. government is planning to target a host of big companies in the industry with antitrust and business practice probes. Shares of Alphabet, Amazon, Facebook, and Apple all weighed on the market during Monday’s session. Big picture: tech seems to be fighting both trade tensions and now anti-trust issues. These stocks have been such a big part of the bull market that when they sneeze, the rest of the market catches a cold. – CNBC
Caster Semenya free to run without medication after IAAF ordered to suspend rules
South African Olympic champion Caster Semenya will be permitted to run in the 800m event without medication to lower her testosterone levels until an appeal to the Swiss Federal Tribunal has been ruled on, the court said on Monday. Background: The International Association of Athletics Federations recently changed its rules, with the result requiring that Semenya, 28, lower her testosterone level artificially before she can compete against other women in the 800 meters and other track events. Also, on our radar: tennis player, Amanda Anisimova, became the first player born in the 2000s to reach a Grand Slam quarterfinal yesterday. She is the youngest U.S. player to get to the round of eight in Paris since Jennifer Capriati in 1993, the youngest from any country since 2006. – ESPN / AP
The podcast industry expected to create $1 billion in annual revenue by 2021
The podcast industry is growing fast; the industry generated an estimated $479.1 million in revenue in 2018 and is expected to produce more than $1 billion by 2021. Why it matters: The shift to podcast ads backs up what industry titans, like Spotify, have been saying for months. The company plans to spend up to $500 million this year on podcast-related acquisitions. Speaking of podcasts and industry titans, during its annual developers’ conference yesterday, Apple announced that it’s breaking iTunes up into three separate macOS apps: Podcasts, TV, and Music. Here’s everything else that was announced yesterday. – The Verge
📅 ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY
1919: Congress passes the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote
The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, guaranteeing women the right to vote, is passed by Congress and sent to the states for ratification.
🇺🇸 TOP TAGS
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📷 COVER PHOTO
Cover Photos: Rwandan Genocide, Dolly the Sheep, Princess Diana, Gulf War, Dissolution of the Soviet Union, Hubble Space Telescope, Tupac.