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1.   By a 6-3 rulling, the conservative-leaning US Supreme Court has delivered a major legal victory for LGBTQ rights against discrimination in the work place. NPR's XX has more on today's landmark case.

Two conservative justices, Chief Justice John Roberts, and Trump nominee Niel Gorsuch have voted with the Court's liberal bloc. Writing for the majority, Gorsuch said an employer who fires an individual for being homosexual or transgender fires that person for traits or actions that would not have questioned in members of different sex. He said sex plays a necessary and undisguised role in the decision exactly what Title Seven of the Civil Rights Act forbid. The ruling is a defeat for the Trump administration which argued against to expanding the defination of sex, to include gender identity. LGBTQ groups meanwhile are cheering, the human rights campain calls it a landmark victory for LGBTQ equality.


2.    Democrat Joe Biden's presidential campaign pulled in a whopping 81 million dollars last month, showing the extent that Democrats are now getting behind the presumptive nominee as he seeks to defeat PDT in the fall. The amounts suggests the former vice president will have little difficulty come on with the cash needed to compete with Trump even in the midst of the cvp. also shows how far Biden's campaign has come since he was out-raised by some of his rivals for the nomination early on.


3.    A new analysis from the CDCP finds people diagnosed with Covid-19 with underline health conditions like diabetes was 6 times more likely to be hospoitalized. NPR's XX reports, the analysis results will add to the evidence minority communities have been hard-hit by the v.

Based on an analysis of about 600,000 confirmed Covid-19 cases, Hispanics accounted for about 1/3 of the cases, 22% were African-American. The most common underline conditions found were heart disease, diabetes, and chronic lung disease. And among those hospitalized, deaths were twelve times higher among patients with chronic diseases compared to those who reported none of these underline conditions. When it come to symptoms, 70% noted fevor, cough, or shortness of breath, 36% reported musal ache, 34% of headache, and just 8% reported lost of smell or tast.


4.    The head of the United Auto Workers Union says he will meet later this month with the U.S. attorney in Detroit to discuss potential changes for the union following a wide-ranging corruption scandal. U.S. Attorney Matthew Schneider floated the idea of the government taking control of the union and pushed for letting each member to vote on leadership. Sweeping scandal brought down 10 union officials, including former President Gary Jones.


5.    On Wall Street.....


6.    After announcing a ban on police chokeholds France says it's investigating wider use of stun guns. After the announcement of the ban on certain police mobilizing tactics after the death of George Floyd, Frecn police staged protests around the country including in front of the French??? Ministry. France says it will join with other European countries to look at increased use of stun guns, commonly known as Tasers.


7.    Jeff Bazos could testify before Congress for the first time this summer after long resisting calls for the Amazon funder to testify at the Congressional hearing. The company is now opening a door to that possibility. NPR's XX has more.

A potential firt time congressional appearance by Jeff Bazos would be a part of a mongth long antitrust investigation by the House Judiciary Committee. It's a wide range inquiry into the market power of US tech giants including Amazon. Note Amazon is one of NPR sponsors. In a letter to law makers on Sunday, an Amazon lawer said the company would make Bazos available to appear with other CEOS. But also added that a number of questions would have to be resolved first including "timing, format, and outstanding document production issues. The letter also emphasis that other senior exacutives run the Amazon businesses that the Judiciary Committee is investigating.


8.    Only the fourth time in history, the Oscars are being postponed. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is saying today, the 93rd annual Academy Awards will now be held April 25th of next year. That's 8 weeks earlier than originally planned because of the effects of the cvp on the movie industry.
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