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Statues Toppled, Facial Recognition Pause & PGA Tour Returns (+ New Era of Space Travel)- Thursday, June 11th, 2020

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The news to know for Thursday, June 11th, 2020! What to know today about the protests that brought down statues in three different cities, and how it’s now just one part of a nationwide debate. Also, the U.S. hit a new coronavirus milestone: 2 million cases. We’ll tell you where the new hot spots are and how those states are responding. Plus, golf’s new normal, Amazon’s ban on its own technology, and Twitter’s newest feature. Those stories and more in less than 10 minutes! Then, hang out after the news for the Thing to Know Thursday bonus interview about a new era in space travel with "The Space Gal." Head to to read more about our guest or any of the stories mentioned. This episode is brought to you by Go to or use promo code 'newsworthy'  Thanks to The NewsWorthy Insiders! Become one here:       Sources: Confederate Statues Toppled: AP, FOX News, NY Times, The Virginian-Pilot Trump Won’t Rename Confederate Bases: AP, Politico, Tweet Nascar Bans Display of Confederate Flag: NBC News, ABC News, NASCAR George Floyd’s Brother Testifies: NBC News, AP, Reuters, Politico, NY Times U.S. Virus Cases Surpass 2 Million: Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Comeback: NBC News, WaPo, USA Today, CNN Trump to Resume Rallies: NY Times, FOX News, Tulsa World Fed Economic Outlook: WSJ, Axios, Reuters, WaPo Stock Market Impact: AP, Bloomberg Apple Stock Growth: 9to5 Mac, Barron’s PGA Tour Starts: AP, CBS Sports, Golf Channel, AP Soccer to Allow Kneeling: CBS Sports, NPR, U.S. Soccer IOC Talks about Easing Protest Ban: ESPN, The Guardian Amazon Suspends Facial Recognition Tech: WSJ, NPR, CNBC, Amazon, MIT Media Lab IBM Quits Facial Recognition: Business Insider, TechCrunch, NBC News, AP ‘Gone with the Wind’ Pulled from HBO Max: CNN, USA Today, NY Times ‘Live PD’ Canceled: AP, NBC News, Deadline Twitter’s New Retweet Notification: The Verge, Bloomberg

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