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Monday, June 12
PREET BHARARA: I REFUSED PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP‘S CALL, GOT FIRED THE NEXT DAY The former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York said he refused the call as he considered it to be “an inappropriate breach of protocol” and reported it to Attorney General Jeff Sessions‘ office. The next day, the prosecutor was fired. [HuffPost]
UBER CEO TRAVIS KALANICK MAY BE FORCED OUT The Uber board of directors reportedly voted to adopt all of the recommendations made by former U.S Attorney General Eric Holder following allegations of sexual harassment at the ride-sharing company. The board was also expected to discuss Kalanick temporarily stepping away from his role. [Reuters]
D.C. AND MARYLAND TO SUE TRUMP “Attorneys general for the District of Columbia and the state of Maryland say they will sue President Trump on Monday, alleging that he has violated anti-corruption clauses in the Constitution by accepting millions in payments and benefits from foreign governments since moving into the White House.” [WaPo]
PUERTO RICANS VOTED FOR U.S. STATEHOOD But don’t start looking for flags with 51 stars just quite yet. [Reuters]
THE PITTSBURGH PENGUINS ARE BACK-TO-BACK STANLEY CUP CHAMPS Winning the series 4-2 over the Nashville Predators. [Reuters]
MELANIA AND BARRON TRUMP MOVED INTO THE WHITE HOUSE SUNDAY And their view of the Washington Monument is pretty great. [WaPo]
‘THIS PHARMA COMPANY WON’T COMMIT TO FAIRLY PRICING A ZIKA VACCINE YOU HELPED PAY FOR’ “The American people, with their money, developed this vaccine,” Dr. Rebekah Gee, the secretary of Louisiana’s Department of Health and Hospitals, said. “It’s not like the company went out, did the research, innovated and did this out of the goodness of its heart.” [HuffPost]
KEVIN SPACEY HAD ALL THE CLOSET JOKES AT THE TONYS Along with a few musical numbers. “Dear Evan Hansen” was this year’s “Hamilton.” Bette Midler took home her first competitive Tony and refused to be played off stage. And here’s a complete list of Tony winners. [HuffPost]
CONGRATS TO JESSICA CHASTAIN Who married her Italian boyfriend Gian Luca Passi de Preposulo over the weekend. [Glamour]
KATY PERRY JUST WANTS THIS FEUD TO BE OVER She publicly apologized to Taylor Swift. [HuffPost]
JIMMY CARTER SHOOK THE HANDS OF EVERY PERSON ON THIS PLANE TO D.C. And the internet loved the former president for it. [HuffPost]
‘WONDER WOMAN’ WON THE BOX OFFICE AGAIN Folks are loving that the princess from “Princess Bride” is now a general. And speaking of “Wonder Woman,” Gal Gadot’s style evolution is one for the books. [HuffPost]
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