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5 things you need to know this morning: June 26, 2019

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

Five things you need to know

1. Renewables beat coal as source of power in the US

For the first time ever, clean energy resources like solar power and wind power supplied more power than coal in the United States. Those numbers, from April, have many ecstatic over the major strides being made to rely less on coal and make the move to renewable energy. It’s projected that half the world’s energy will come from renewables by 2050.

2. Stephanie Grisham takes over as White House press secretary

We now know who’s taking over as White House press secretary after the departure of Sarah Sanders. Melania Trump announced on Tuesday that Stephanie Grisham, who is Melania’s communications director, will take over the role. She’s been working with the Trumps since 2015.

3. Hockey Hall of Fame’s 2019 class announced

Six people have been announced as 2019 inductees into the Hockey Hall of Fame. This year’s class includes Canadian legend Hayley Wickenheiser, along with Guy Carbonneau, Sergei Zubov, Vaclav Nedomansky, Jerry York and Jim Rutherford. The induction ceremony takes place on Nov. 18 in Toronto.

4. A pair of tweets has Breaking Bad fans going crazy

Breaking Bad fans are speculating and trying to contain their excitement after a pair of cryptic tweets from Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul on Tuesday. The show’s two stars both tweeted out the same picture of two donkeys with the caption “soon.” Most fans believe that it means the highly anticipated Breaking Bad is on its way.

5. Popular YouTube personality found dead in New York

After going missing nearly a week ago, the NYPD confirmed on Tuesday that a body pulled from the East River belongs to YouTube star Desmond Amofah. Tributes instantly began to pour in for the man who was better known as ‘Etika’ online. There was also plenty of talk about mental health as the 28-year-old’s death is believed to have been a suicide.

Notable Birthdays (via Famous Birthdays)

Derek Jeter (46), Ariana Grande (27), Aubrey Plaza (36), Michael Vick (40), Nick Offerman (50)

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