5 things to know today

  • President Donald Trump supporters cheer as Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the BOK Center, Saturday, June 20, 2020, in Tulsa, Okla.

    President Donald Trump supporters cheer as Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the BOK Center, Saturday, June 20, 2020, in Tulsa, Okla. Associated Press

  • In this photo taken Sunday, June 21, 2020, an infectious disease specialist, left, takes a sample from Dr. Reagan Taban Augustino, right, now a coronavirus patient himself under quarantine, at the Dr John Garang Infectious Diseases Unit in Juba, South Sudan. The United Nations says the country's outbreak is growing rapidly, with nearly 1,900 cases, including more than 50 health workers infected, and at the only laboratory in the country that tests for the virus a team of 16 works up to 16-hour days slogging through a backlog of more than 5,000 tests.

    In this photo taken Sunday, June 21, 2020, an infectious disease specialist, left, takes a sample from Dr. Reagan Taban Augustino, right, now a coronavirus patient himself under quarantine, at the Dr John Garang Infectious Diseases Unit in Juba, South Sudan. The United Nations says the country's outbreak is growing rapidly, with nearly 1,900 cases, including more than 50 health workers infected, and at the only laboratory in the country that tests for the virus a team of 16 works up to 16-hour days slogging through a backlog of more than 5,000 tests. Associated Press

  • This November 2014 photo provided by the Wildlife Trust of India shows a leopard caught in a trap in a forest in Karnataka, India. Authorities in India are concerned a 2020 spike in poaching not only could kill more endangered tigers and leopards but also species these carnivores depend upon to survive. (WTI via AP)

    This November 2014 photo provided by the Wildlife Trust of India shows a leopard caught in a trap in a forest in Karnataka, India. Authorities in India are concerned a 2020 spike in poaching not only could kill more endangered tigers and leopards but also species these carnivores depend upon to survive. (WTI via AP) Associated Press

  • Bubba Wallace stands for the national anthem before a NASCAR Cup Series auto race Sunday, June 14, 2020, in Homestead, Fla.

    Bubba Wallace stands for the national anthem before a NASCAR Cup Series auto race Sunday, June 14, 2020, in Homestead, Fla. Associated Press

  • FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2018, file photo, a model wears a creation as part of the Gucci women's Fall/Winter 2018-2019 collection, presented during the Milan Fashion Week, in Milan, Italy. Luxury fashion got a whole lot of blowback when the brands lined up social media posts to show solidarity with Black Lives Matters protests. Global fashion brands have faced racial backlashes in the past, notably in the wake of scandals like the Gucci knitwear recalling blackface, Prada's Little Black Sambo bag charm and Dolce&Gabbana's anti-Asian comments.

    FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2018, file photo, a model wears a creation as part of the Gucci women's Fall/Winter 2018-2019 collection, presented during the Milan Fashion Week, in Milan, Italy. Luxury fashion got a whole lot of blowback when the brands lined up social media posts to show solidarity with Black Lives Matters protests. Global fashion brands have faced racial backlashes in the past, notably in the wake of scandals like the Gucci knitwear recalling blackface, Prada's Little Black Sambo bag charm and Dolce&Gabbana's anti-Asian comments. Associated Press

 
 
Posted6/22/2020 7:00 AM

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

1. PRESIDENT'S RALLY HIGHLIGHTS VULNERABILITIES Donald Trump's return to the campaign trail was designed to show strength but instead crystallized a divisive reelection message that largely ignores broad swaths of voters: independents, suburban women and people of color.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

2. SOUTH SUDAN STRUGGLES AGAINST COVID-19 Five years of civil war and corruption stripped away much of its health system. Nearly half of the population was hungry before the pandemic. One doctor says the situation could spin 'out of control at any time.'

3. POACHING ON RISE IN ASIA, AFRICA AMID PANDEMIC Wildlife advocates fear that poor families are turning to hunting animals such as gazelles for food or chopping down trees to eke out a living during the pandemic. Authorities in India worry about endangered tigers and leopards as well as the species those big cats depend on to survive.

4 NASCAR DRIVER BUBBA WALLACE FINDS NOOSE IN GARAGE STALL Wallace, the only full-time Black driver in NASCAR's elite Cup Series, successfully pushed for NASCAR to ban the Confederate flag at its tracks and properties.

5. FASHION BRANDS UNDER FIRE FOR RACIST ATTITUDES Global fashion brands have been challenged in the past to become more racially inclusive. But recent protests against systemic racism are increasingly targeting the fashion world and its role as a cultural beacon.

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