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June 2018 Current Events: US News

Updated June 8, 2018 | Infoplease Staff

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The world is a very busy place, and it's hard to stay on top of everything. Infoplease has got you covered. Here are the world news events you need to know so far for June 2018:

  1. Executive Chairman Leaves Starbucks
  2. Swimsuit Competition Dropped from Miss America
  3. Washington Capitals Win Stanley Cup
  4. Salmonella Outbreak in Cut-Fruit
  5. Hostage Situation Turns Deadly
  6. California to Vote on Splitting the State
  7. Dozens of Immigrants Found in Apartment
  8. President Trump Places Tariff on Chinese Goods
  9. Pipeline Catches Fire in Kansas
  10. Manafort Sent to Jail
  11. Shooting in New Jersey
  12. US Quits UN Human Rights Council
  13. US Border Crisis
  14. Washington Zoo Panda May be Pregnant
  15. Blast at Texas Hospital
  16. Justice Kennedy to Retire
  17. Shooting in Annapolis

Executive Chairman Leaves Starbucks

Starbucks Executive Chairman

On June 4, Howard Schultz, executive chairman of Starbucks, announced he would be leaving after 36 years. The reason for his departure is unknown at this time. (BBC)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File

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Swimsuit Competition Dropped from Miss America

Gretchen Carlson

On June 5, it was announced that the swimsuit competition would be dropped from Miss America. The competition?s chairwoman, Gretchen Carlson, stated that Miss America will ?no longer judge [its] candidates on outward appearance.? (CNN)

Photo Source: Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP

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Washington Capitals Win Stanley Cup

Stanley Cup

On June 7, the Washington Capitals took home the Stanley Cup after defeating the Las Vegas Golden Knights. Thousands of fans poured onto the streets to celebrate the victory. (Reuters)

Photo Source: AP Photo/John Locher

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Salmonella Outbreak in Cut-Fruit

Melon

On June 11, the CDC warned residents of eight US states that pre-cut melon has been linked to a Salmonella outbreak. So far, 60 cases have been reported, but there have not been any deaths. (Reuters)

Photo Source: 123RF/ANTONIO BALAGUER SOLER

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Hostage Situation Turns Deadly

Orlando

On June 12, a hostage situation in Orlando turned deadly when a man barricaded himself in an apartment with four children. Both the gunman and all four children died. Investigations are ongoing. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/John Raoux

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California to Vote on Splitting the State

California

On June 13, a bill to separate California into three different states will be on November?s ballot. It is the first time in 150 years such a choice will be on the bill. (CNN)

Photo Source: 123RF/Rainer Lesniewski

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Dozens of Immigrants Found in Apartment

On June 14, acting on a tip, Border Patrol agents raided a two-bedroom house in Texas. Inside, they found 62 undocumented immigrants with limited food and water. (CNN)

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President Trump Places Tariff on Chinese Goods

Trump

On June 15, it was announced that President Trump will impose a 25% tariff on $50 billion worth of Chinese goods. The tariffs are an attempt to keep jobs in America. (BBC)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Evan Vucci

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Pipeline Catches Fire in Kansas

Kansas Pipeline

On June 15, a natural gas pipeline in Kansas caught fire. No injuries have been reported, and the impact is being assessed. (Reuters)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Ed Zurga

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Manafort Sent to Jail

Manafort

On June 15, a judge sent President Trump?s ex-campaign manager to jail to await his pending charges. Paul Manafort has been charged with witness tampering. (Reuters)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta

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Shooting in New Jersey

New Jersey Shooting

On June 17, a shooting at a New Jersey art festival left twenty people injured and one of the suspects dead. The other suspect has been taken into custody. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Mike Catalini

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US Quits UN Human Rights Council

President Trump

On June 19, the US pulled out of the United Nations Human Rights Council, stating that the organization ?makes a mockery of human rights.? The US has always had a conflicting relationship with the organization. (BBC)

Photo Source: 123RF/Paul Hakimata

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US Border Crisis

Border Protests

On June 20, Republicans continue to scramble to pass a bill that addresses the issue of separating migrant families at the US-Mexico Border. The separations have resulted in much outcry from the US citizens, but President Trump believes the separations are necessary to stop illegal border crossings. He has also stated that he will back whatever legislation is passed. (BBC)

Photo Source: AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite

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Washington Zoo Panda May be Pregnant

Giant Panda

On June 25, it was announced that the giant panda Mei Xiang may be pregnant. Giant pandas are a vulnerable species, and the Smithsonian Institution?s National Zoo is hoping for a positive test. (Reuters)

Photo Source: AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite

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Blast at Texas Hospital

On June 26, a blast at a Texas hospital left four people injured. The explosion is still under investigation, but is thought to be caused by a nearby construction site. (Reuters)

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Justice Kennedy to Retire

Justice Kennedy

On June 27, Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his plans to retire on July 31. His retirement gives President Trump a chance to appoint a conservative to the Supreme Court. (Reuters)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta

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Shooting in Annapolis

Annapolis Shooting

On June 29, a shooter opened fire at Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland, killing five people. A suspect has been taken into custody, but no motive or identification has been made. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana

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