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June 22, 2017

It’s Thursday. Yesterday, a jury in Milwaukee jury acquitted a former police officer of homicide charges for killing Sylville Smith last year during a traffic stop; a Canadian man stabbed a police officer at an airport in Flint, Michigan in a possible act of terrorism; and the Iraqi military confirmed that the Islamic State blew up the 800-year old Great Mosque of al-Nuri in Mosul.

Coming up today, Senate Republicans will release their version of the GOP health care plan for repealing Obamacare and the 2017 NBA draft takes place again from Brooklyn.

As always, enjoy the day ahead and if you haven’t already, check out our article on LA traffic and culture.


The Wonks Team

Politics and Public Policy

Business, Science, and Health

  • Farhad Manjoo of The New York Times examines the ouster of Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, citing Kalanick’s innovative growth model and ability to keep Uber privately held as primary causes for Uber’s failed governance that overlooked Kalanick’s boorish behavior.

Sports and Culture

  • Bleacher Report profiles NBA prospect De’Aaron Fox, describing his success playing for the University of Kentucky during the March Madness tournament as well as his potential professional rivalry with fellow draftee and point guard Lonzo Ball.
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