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5 things you need to know this morning: June 12

Start your day off right with five things you need to know this morning.

Five things you need to know

1. Olympic skier Bode Miller’s daughter passes away after drowning in a pool

The sports world is sending their prayers and condolences to the family of Olympic skier Bode Miller after the tragic death of his 19-month-old daughter, Emmy. “We are beyond devastated. Our baby girl, Emmy, passed away yesterday. Never in a million years did we think we would experience a pain like this,” Miller wrote in a personal Instagram post. Emmy reportedly drowned after falling into a pool at a Southern California home.

2. Victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida are remembered on the two-year anniversary

The Pulse “angels” are remembered today on the two-year anniversary of the shooting at the gay nightclub, Pulse, that killed 49 people. It is one of the deadliest shootings in U.S. history.

3. Xi’an Famous Foods raises over $73K for suicide prevention in honor of Anthony Bourdain

A family-run business in New York City has raised an impressive amount of money in honour of American chef and traveller, Anthony Bourdain. The final number was $73,509. 76, which will be donated to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. The business was featured in an episode of No Reservations, and the family says that Bourdain changed their lives.

4. Social media points out that National Geographic magazines are still delivered in plastic bags

Twitter user Luiz Rocha (@CoralReefFish) pointed out the fact that some National Geographic issues are still being delivered in plastic. “Humanity in a nutshell” the user wrote. “The NatGeo magazine about ocean pollution comes wrapped in a plastic bag inside another plastic bag.” The magazine did respond to the observation, saying that their US, UK, and India editions are sent in paper wrapping, and global editions are on course to follow suit.

5. North Korea pledges to remove all nuclear arms in deal with Trump

The much-anticipated Singapore Summit between North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump ended with the signing of a document committing to “working towards” the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula. The exact contents of the agreement are unknown, however reports say the agreement is to simply continue talks with North Korea, and is not a major breakthrough.

Notable Birthdays (Via Famous Birthdays)

Dave Franco (33), George H.W. Bush (94), Jessie Reyez (27), Richard Ayoade (41).



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