Istanbul — Turkey's capital city — is recovering this morning after three suicide bombers attacked the city's largest airport. 41 people died in the attack while hundreds of others were injured. Often considered one of the world's busiest airports, tens of millions passengers make their way through Istanbul Ataturk Airport's gates each year. Despite no terror group officially claiming responsibility for the attack, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said the Islamic State is suspected. In an act of resilience, the airport quickly resumed regular operation.
Ikea has voluntarily recalled its Malm model chest of drawers. This decision is in light of six children who were crushed to death when the chest tipped over. The recalled models are unstable if not properly attached to the wall. Ikea is offering full refunds to customers who purchased the dresser between 2002 and 2016. The company is also offering free wall anchors to those who want to keep the furniture.
The Supreme Court has handed down a landmark case on abortion rights. Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt ruled the 2013 Texas abortion law unconstitutional. The law required abortion clinics to meet the same standards as ambulatory surgical centers and required doctors performing abortions to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital. These requirements forced many clinics to close across the state. The Court ruled that these new regulations placed an "undue burden" on women seeking an abortion.
Almost all of West Virginia is under a State of Emergency after historic flooding swept through the state, killing at least 25 people and leaving thousands of others displaced. Climatologists say the recent flooding is the third-deadliest in West Virginia's history. Many of West Virginia's bridges and roads have been shut down or washed out. President Obama declared a state of disaster, which allows for federal relief efforts and funds to be released to West Virginia. As more rain is forecasted for the area, federal and state officials are prepping for continued flooding.
While the rest of us may see the summer season as cause to wane our professional responsibilities, the Supreme Court is hard at work. Just yesterday, the court handed down two closely-watched decisions. First, the court reached a 4-4 split in a case involving President Obama's executive action on immigration. With the deadlock, Obama's plan to shield 11 million immigrants from deportation is all but dead. In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court ruled against plaintiff Abigail Fisher's in her case against race-conscious admissions at the University of Texas. The decision is seen as a major victory for affirmative action supporters.
Is the Brexit a good idea?
1. Today is the day that the European Union — and it's more than 500 million people — could be forever changed. After four decades of harmoniously working with fellow European nations, the United Kingdom is voting to leave the EU, a move that could send ripples across the globe. Those in favor of a "Brexit" find it necessary to curb immigration standards set by the EU in response to the Syrian Refugee Crisis.
2. Politicians and economists agree, leaving the EU is a terrible idea. Should the United Kingdom vote to leave, decades-old trade deals would have to be renegotiated leaving the country's economy in limbo. Politically, the UK would have a considerably small role in global discussions.
3. So, is the UK doomed should the Brexit pass?
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624 pages. That's the length of the Federal Aviation Authority's new ultra-comprehensive rulebook for commercial drones, and their previously unregulated owners. The new rules, released just yesterday, are the FAA's latest, and perhaps greatest, attempt to share the skies between drones and commercial aircraft. Under the new rules, drone owners must be at least 16 years old and are required to renew an operation certificate from the TSA every 24 months. Most notably, commercial drones will no longer be allowed to fly at night.
North Korea fired two missiles Wednesday morning as part of ongoing missile tests. Both missiles flew over the Sea of Japan, or the East Sea. South Korean officials believe these launches pose no threat to North America. The launches are in violation of the UN Security Council resolution. South Korea is viewing these launches as a threat to their country.
Is Donald Trump's campaign in legal trouble?
1. Donald Trump's latest filing with the Federal Election Commission is a headline generator. For starters, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee has just $1.3 million cash on hand, a number dwarfed by Hillary Cilnton's $41 million war chest. However, it's the $6.1 million Trump spent paying his own enterprises — like rent at Trump Tower and fees for flying his private plane — that's raising quite a few eyebrows.
2. Legally, it's a mixed bag. Candidates are technically allowed to intermingle their businesses and political campaigns, provided that any service rendered is of "fair market value." With over 10 percent of Trump's May campaign expenses funneling to his own businesses, the question remains: Did Trump provide his business services at fair market value?
3. Do you think politicians should be able to profit from their own campaigns?
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It's been more than half of a century since the City of Cleveland has seen a sports championship. Thanks to LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers, the drought if officially over. The Cavs managed to overcome a 3-1 series deficit to win the NBA Championship, sending Stephen Curry and his record-breaking Golden State Warriors home with no trophy in hand. Fittingly, James was named the championship's unanimous MVP. With their win, the Cavs became the first team in NBA history to overcome a 3-1 series deficit en route to the championship.