Happy Friday. The U.S. mint will issue quarters featuring notable women such as writer Maya Angelou and Sally Ride, the first woman in space. Meanwhile, Victoria’s Secret will ditch the Angels supermodels because they are no longer “culturally relevant.” New ads will feature women of all ages and sizes who are famous for their achievements and who also wear underwear.
In Case You Missed It.
🗓 President Biden signed a law officially adopting June 19th as a federal holiday called Juneteenth National Independence Day. Federal workers will be off today as a result.
🐝 The first murder hornet of 2021 has been found.
🚨 A software bug caused a massive cyber outage for dozens of financial institutions, airlines and other companies on Thursday.
💸 The value of gold plummeted as the value of the U.S. dollar surged.
💨 Connecticut has passed a law allowing recreational use of marijuana.
🏛 The Department of Justice will challenge state laws against transgender youths in court.
Coronavirus Update: 😷 Total confirmed global cases as of 6:15 p.m. ET on Thursday: 177,201,586 — Total deaths: 3,836,092 — Total vaccine doses administered: 2,484,231,001
- Sydney, Australia has reinstated mask mandates due to the spread of the Delta variant.
- The British pound dropped to the lowest level in a month as Covid cases re-surge in the U.K.
- Germany will now allow vaccinated travelers to visit from outside the European Union.
- A new study shows that Covid infection could lead to long-term loss of brain tissue.