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Wednesday, June 22, 2022

News and Weather Briefing for Wednesday, June 22, 2022

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Hazards and Tropical Weather
Macon Calendar
Local and StateNews
Russo-UKrainian War Updates
National News Roundup
COVID-19 News and Updates
Science and Technology
Russo-Ukrainian War Videos (mostly long form)
On This Day
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Temperatures will rise to near record values this afternoon with deep ridge of high pressure over the region, although humidity will remain quite low for the season. A chance for rain develops Thursday as a front approaches from the north. A slightly stormier weather pattern will develop by the weekend.


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Local Weather

General Forecast Through Thursday Night

Franklin Area


Sunny, with highs in the low-to-mid 90s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.


Patchy fog after 4am. Otherwise, increasing clouds, with lows in the mid 60s. Calm winds.


A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with highs near 90. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out

of the northwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Thursday Night

Mostly clear, with lows around 60. Calm winds.


A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with highs in the mid 80s.

Friday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid 60s.

Highlands Plateau


Sunny, with highs in the mid 80s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Tonight Increasing clouds, with lows around 63. North northwest winds 5 to 8 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.


A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 5pm. Mostly sunny, with highs near 80. Winds out of the northwest around 5 mph. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Thursday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows around 60. Winds out of the north 3 to 5 mph.


A slight chance of showersbefore midmorning, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am. Mostly sunny, with highs in the mid-to-upper 70s. Chance of rain is 20%.

Friday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows in the lower 60s.

Otto and South Central Macon County


Sunny, with highs near 90. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.


Increasing clouds, with lows in the mid 60s. Light winds out of the northwest.


A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Patchy fog before midmorning. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with highs in the upper 80s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Thursday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the lower 60s. Light winds out of the north.


A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am. Mostly sunny, with highs in the mid 80s.

Friday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows around 66.

Nantahala Area


Sunny, with highs in the mid 80s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.


A 20 percent chance of showers after 3am. Increasing clouds, with lows in the upper 60s. Calm winds.


A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Mostly sunny, with highs in the low-to-mid 80s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Thursday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the lower 60s. Calm winds.


A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Mostly sunny, with highs in the low-to-mid 80s.

Friday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid 60s.

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Hazards and Tropical Weather

Hazardous weather is not expected today or tonight.


Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
200 AM EDT Wed Jun 22 2022

For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:

Tropical cyclone formation is not expected during the next 5 days.

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24 Hour Smoke Forecast

No smoke fields will be crossing Macon County today, no map was produced.

Air quality is in themiddle range of yellow for most of the county, with the ridges and other higher elevations today being in the upper range of yellow.

Fire and Smoke Map

Local Air Monitor


Pollen levels are expected to be in the low-medium range 4.1 out of 12) today with Grasses and Plantain being the main culprits. Tomorrow is expected to be in the low-medium range (3.8 out of 12).

Record Weather Events for June 22nd

Record weather events for this date in Macon County

Highest Temperature 96°F in Franklin in 1964
Lowest Temperature 40°F in Highlands in 1992
Greatest Rainfall 3.65 inches in Highlands in 1957
Greatest Snowfall (no measurable snowfall has been recorded on this date since records started being kept in 1872)

Weather Extremes for Macon County for the month of June
Data available from 1873 to 2018

Highest Temperature 99°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station on 06-30-2012
Lowest Temperature 32°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station on 06-02-1966
Greatest Rainfall 7.63 inches in Highlands on 06-16-1949
Greatest Snowfall no measurable snowfall has been recorded since records started being kept in 1873

All-time record weather events for Macon County

Highest Temperature 101°F in Franklin on Jul 29, 1952
Lowest Temperature -19°F in Highlands on Jan 21, 1985
Greatest Rainfall 21.15 inches in Highlands on Jul 29, 1879
Greatest One-Day Snowfall 25.5 inches at the Coweeta Experimental Station on Mar 13, 1993

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Macon Calendar
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Local and State News

• NC General Assembly could soon make Asheville a wee bit smaller through de-annexation [Asheville Citizen Times]

• House panel advances bills to legalize online sports gambling in NC [WRAL-TV (Raleigh, NC)]

• 'Very, very pressing matter' NC bill seeks to 'de-weaponize' medical debt [WLOS-TV (Raleigh, NC)]

• MCSO affidavits offer strange and heinous details of alleged kidnapping, homicide [Smoky Mountain News]

• Judge orders Cherokee County DSS to turn over open case records [Carolina Public Press]

• WNC conservationists seek federal protection for native Hickory Nut Gorge salamander [Asheville Citizen Times]

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Special Section: Russo-Ukrainian War Updates
(sharing of a particular source is not an endorsement)
(Longer videos are in the Russo-Ukraine Videos section)

• Russian Offensive Campaign Assessment, June 21 [Institute for the Study of War] [PDF for June 21st]

Two Economies at war - Russia and Ukraine after 100 days of sanctions and shelling | Perun

• Ukraine soon to receive first temporary storage for 2022 grain harvest [Reuters]


• ‘The impossible’: Ukraine’s secret, deadly rescue missions to Azovstal [The Times of Israel]

• First heavy weapons from Germany arrive in Ukraine [DW News]

• Inside Ukraine’s war crimes investigations [Al Jazeera]

• Ukraine's Lysychansk under 'massive' Russian bombardment [France 24]

• Russia Pushes to Seize Chemical Plant in Severodonetsk as Ukraine Detains Suspected Spies [Wall Street Journal]

• Ukraine: Could it join the EU, and how might Russia react? [BBC News]

News from Russian or pro-Russian outlets or Video About the Russian Perspective

• Timeline when Ukraine could become EU candidate revealed [Russia Today]

• France to drop out of united anti-Russian Western front [Pravda ]

• Russian embassy received no requests about US mercenaries — ambassador [TASS Russian News Agency]

The Ukraine War From Russia's Perspective

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National and World News Roundup

• The Supreme Court strikes down Maine’s ban on using public funds at religious schools [SCOTUSblog]

• Putin says Sarmat ballistic missile to be deployed by end of 2022 [Al Jazeera]

January 6th Committee Fourth Public Hearing | C-SPAN

• Washington Today (6-21-22): Jan 6 Cmte: state GOP election officials resist Trump pressure/threats [C-SPAN via Youtube]

• Jan. 6 Hearing: State Officials Recall Pressure From Trump, Allies on 2020 Election Result [Wall Street Journal]

• US, Iran in tense sea incident; Tehran preps new centrifuges [Yahoo! News]

• Fox News parent must face defamation lawsuit over election coverage [Reuters]

• Uvalde officers had resources to stop gunman within 3 minutes, testifies Texas DPS Director McCraw [San Antonio Express News]

• title [SOURCE]

Roe v Wade Opinion Leak (Read the Draft Opinion for Yourself)

Read the leaked opinion on Google Drive or below:

MTP NOW June 17 — Gov. Jared Polis, Amb. Bill Taylor, Pete Williams on the Watergate break-in at 50 | NBC News

Global National: June 20, 2022 | Challenges ahead as Canada aims to ban single-use plastics

NBC Nightly News Full Broadcast - June 207th, 2022

PBS NewsHour Full Episode June 209th, 2022

• Yes, the Great Books Make Us Better People [New York Times]

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COVID-19 News and Updates

Here is a section on COVID-19. It includes local, regional, state, national, and global items.

COVID-19 Numbers for Macon County:

• WHO Coronavirus (COVID-19) Dashboard [World Health Organization]

Globally, as of 5:40pm CEST, 20 June 2022, there have been 536,590,224 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 6,316,655 deaths, reported to WHO. As of 16 June 2022, a total of 11,902,271,619 vaccine doses have been administered.
In United States of America, from 3 January 2020 to 5:40pm CEST, 20 June 2022, there have been 85,007,630 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 1,002,946 deaths, reported to WHO. As of 10 June 2022, a total of 582,178,649 vaccine doses have been administered.

• How common is long COVID? Why studies give different answers [Nature]

• Broadway Lifts Masks Mandate in July [Variety]

• Covid-19: Almost 1.3m children in Malaysia fully vaccinated [The Malaysian Reserve]

President Biden Delivers Remarks on COVID-19 Vaccines for Children Under Five | The White House

• Biden celebrates COVID vaccine access for kids as young as six months: 'A monumental step forward' [USA Today via Yahoo! News]

• Covid Vaccines Slowly Roll Out for Children Under 5 [New York Times]

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Science and Technology News Roundup

• Amazon announces its first fully autonomous mobile warehouse robot [The Verge]

• Russian govt hackers hit Ukraine with Cobalt Strike, CredoMap malware [Bleeping Computer]

• Canada to Compel YouTube, TikTok and Streamers to Boost Domestic Content [Wall Street Journal]

• Google set to force G Suite freeloaders to cough up - and businesses are mad [TechRadar]

• A Legal Challenge Over Crypto Reporting Could Strike Down Decades-old Anti-money Laundering Laws [The Verge]

• Web3 Was Supposed to Save the Internet. It Has a Long Way to Go. [Barron's]

• Is Jack Dorsey's Web5 Idea Truly Decentralized? [HackerNoon]

• Free, legally available series/movies on YouTube in a Netlflix-like interface [Lamplight TV]

Podcasts and Long Form Videos
Anything from educational, entertainment, history, current events and technology

Level1 News June 22 2022: Internet Explorer Goes To Live On Grandpa's Farm

Crab ‘N' Go Justice - DTNS 4300 | Daily Tech News Show

Will Our 20 Foot B-17 FLY!!! ✈🤞 | Flite Test

3 SpaceX Launches in 36 Hours - Launchapalooza 2022 - Deep Space Updates June 21st. | Scott Manley

Brunch with Brent: Quentin Stafford-Fraser | Jupiter Extras 86

Buckner LR 11000 Crane Lowered | SpaceX Boca Chica

Dealing with the Coming Hard Years - Epi-3709 | The Survival Podcast

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Russo-Ukrainian War Videos (mostly long form)

--> Ukraine expects 'greater hostile activity from Russia' | DW News

Russia to 'intensify' fighting, Ukraine warns as EU decision looms | FRANCE 24 English

Russia blockading Ukrainian grain is a 'real war crime' says EU | BBC News

European Union executives back Ukraine's bid to join bloc | CBS News

Ukraine War Report | The Situation Room | Evening Report (June, 20th, 2022)

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On This Day

June 22nd is the 173rd day of the year (174th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar; 192 days remain until the end of the year.

On this day the Summer solstice may occur in the Northern Hemisphere, and the Winter solstice may occur in the Southern Hemisphere.

Historical Events

Historical Events

(Please note that the Wikipedia articles often contain a bibliography and links to where you can learn more about a historical event)

217 BC – Battle of Raphia: Ptolemy IV Philopator of Egypt defeats Antiochus III the Great of the Seleucid kingdom.
• [VIDEO: History of Battle - The Battle of Raphia]
• [Wikipedia Bio: Ptolemy IV Philopator]
• [Wikipedia Bio: Antiochus III the Great]

168 BC – Battle of Pydna: Romans under Lucius Aemilius Paullus defeat Macedonian King Perseus who surrenders after the battle, ending the Third Macedonian War.
• [Wikipedia: Battle of Pydna]
• [Wikipedia: Third Macedonian War]
• [Kings and Generals: Battle of Pydna]

431 - Council of Ephesus (3rd ecumenical council) opens
• [Wikipedia: Council of Ephesus]

813 – Battle of Versinikia: The Bulgars led by Krum defeat the Byzantine army near Edirne. Emperor Michael I is forced to abdicate in favor of Leo V the Armenian.
• [Wikipedia: Battle of Versinikia]

910 – The Hungarians defeat the East Frankish army near the Rednitz River, killing its leader Gebhard, Duke of Lotharingia (Lorraine).

1527 – Fatahillah expels Portuguese forces from Sunda Kelapa, now regarded as the foundation of Jakarta.

1533 - Ferdinand of Austria and Ottoman Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent sign peace treaty

1535 - Cardinal John Fisher is beheaded on Tower Hill, London, for refusing to acknowledge Henry VIII as head of the Church of England
• [Luminarium: The Death of Bishop Fisher]
• [Wikipedia Bio: John Fisher]

1559 - Jewish quarter of Prague burned and looted

1593 – Battle of Sisak: Allied Christian troops defeat the Ottomans.
• [Wikipedia: Battle of Sisak]

1611 - Henry Hudson set adrift in Hudson Bay by mutineers on his ship Discovery and never seen again
• [What Happened To Henry Hudson?]

1633 – The Holy Office in Rome forces Galileo Galilei to recant his view that the Sun, not the Earth, is the center of the Universe in the form he presented it in, after heated controversy. (Vatican only admits it was wrong on Oct 31, 1992!)
• [HistoryPod Video]
• [And Yet It Moves: Galileo Vindicated (Intro Astronomy module 2, lecture 6)]

1675 - Royal Greenwich Observatory established in England by Charles II
• [VIDEO: The Royal Greenwich Observatory]
• [Wikipedia article]
• [Official Website]

1679 - Battle at Bothwell Bridge on Clyde: Duke of Monmouth beats Scots
• [Wikipedia article]

1772 - Somerset v Stewart court case finds slavery unsupported by English common law, encouraging the abolitionist movement
• [Wikipedia article]

1774 – The British pass the Quebec Act, setting out rules of governance for the colony of Quebec in British North America.
• [VIDEO: The Quebec Act]
• [Wikipedia: Quebec Act]

1775 - 1st Continental currency issued ($3,000,000)
• [ article]

1783 – A poisonous cloud caused by the eruption of the Laki volcano in Iceland reaches Le Havre in France.

1799 - Britain and Russia decide to invade Batavian Republic
• [Wikipedia: Anglo-Russian invasion of Holland]
• [Wikipedia: War of the Second Coalition]

1807 – In the Chesapeake–Leopard affair, the British warship HMS Leopard attacks and boards the American frigate USS Chesapeake, a provocation leading to War of 1812
• [Wikipedia: Chesapeake–Leopard affair]
• [Chesapeake Leopard Affair Explained, Embargo Act 1807]

1813 - War of 1812: After learning of American plans for a surprise attack on Beaver Dams in Ontario, Laura Secord sets out on a 30 kilometer journey on foot to warn Lieutenant James FitzGibbon.
• [Wikipedia: Battle of Beaver Dams]

1815- 2nd abdication of Napoleon (after Waterloo)
• [Abdication of Napoleon, 1815]

1839 – Cherokee leaders Major Ridge, John Ridge, and Elias Boudinot are assassinated for signing the Treaty of New Echota, which had resulted in the Trail of Tears.
• [Wikipedia Bio: Elias Boudinot (Cherokee)]
• [Wikipedia Bio:]
• [Wikipedia Bio: Major Ridge]
• [Wikipedia: Treaty of New Echota]
• [Wikipedia: Trail of Tears]

1848 - Barnburners (anti-slavery) party nominates Martin Van Buren for President
• [Wikipedia: Barnburners and Hunkers]
• [Wikipedia Bio:]

1848 - Beginning of the June Days uprising in Paris by French workers
• [Wikipedia: June Days uprising]
• [Revolutions of 1848: Crash Course European History #26]

1865 - American Civil War: The CSS Shenandoah fires the last shot of the American Civil War in the Bering Strait to indicate surrender
• [Wikipedia: CSS Shenandoah]
• [Last shots of the American Civil War and the CSS Shenandoah. Updated episode.]

1870 – The United States Department of Justice is created by the U.S. Congress.
• [Library of Congress: The Creation of the Department of Justice]

1893 – The Royal Navy battleship HMS Camperdown accidentally rams the British Mediterranean Fleet flagship HMS Victoria which sinks taking 358 crew with her, including the fleet's commander, Vice-Admiral Sir George Tryon.
• [British Battleship Sinks British Battleship Without Firing a Shot!]
• [Wikipedia: HMS Camperdown (1885)]
• [Wikipedia: HMS Victoria (1887)]
• [Wikipedia: George Tryon]

1897 – British colonial officers Charles Walter Rand and Lt. Charles Egerton Ayerst are assassinated in Pune, Maharashtra, India by the Chapekar brothers and Mahadeo Vinayak Ranade, who are later caught and hanged.

1898 – Spanish–American War: In a chaotic operation, 6,000 men of the U.S. Fifth Army Corps begins landing at Daiquirí, Cuba, about 16 miles (26 km) east of Santiago de Cuba. Lt. Gen. Arsenio Linares y Pombo of the Spanish Army outnumbers them two-to-one, but does not oppose the landings.

1907 – The London Underground's Charing Cross, Euston and Hampstead Railway opens.

1910 - 1st airship with passengers sets afloat-Zeppelin Deutscheland

1911 – George V and Mary of Teck are crowned King and Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.

1911 – Mexican Revolution: Government forces bring an end to the Magonista rebellion of 1911 in the Second Battle of Tijuana.
• [Wikipedia: Second Battle of Tijuana]

1918 – The Hammond Circus Train Wreck kills 86 and injures 127 near Hammond, Indiana.
• [The Deadliest Circus Train Wreck in American History]
• [Circus performers killed in Hammond train crash remembered 100 years later]
• [Wikipedia: Hammond Circus Train Wreck]

1934 - John Dillinger is informally named America's first Public Enemy Number One

1939 - Princess and future Queen Elizabeth meets future husband Prince Philip of Greece (Midshipman Mountbatten, RN)

1940 – World War II: France is forced to sign the Second Compiègne armistice with Germany, in the same railroad car in which the Germans signed the Armistice in 1918.
• [Wikipedia: Armistice of 22 June 1940]
• [Wikipedia: German military administration in occupied France during World War II]
• [Silent Newsreel]

1940 - World War II: About 10,000 Afrikaner women march to the union buildings in protest of South Africa's involvement in WWII
• [South African History Online Article]

1940 - 1st Dairy Queen restaurant opened, in Joliet, Illinois

1941 – World War II: Nazi Germany invades the Soviet Union in Operation Barbarossa, the largest military operation in history.
• [Wikipedia: Operation Barbarossa]
• [096a - Operation Barbarossa - Biggest Land Invasion in History - WW2 - June 22 1941]
• [096b - Operation Barbarossa - End of the Nazi-Soviet Alliance - WW2 - June 27 1941]
• [Soviet Storm. WW2 in the East - Operation Barbarossa. Episode 1]
• [Battlefied S2/E3 - The Battle for Russia]
• [Winds of War - Operation Barbarossa]

1942 – World War II: Erwin Rommel is promoted to Field Marshal after the Axis capture of Tobruk.

1942 – The Pledge of Allegiance is formally adopted by US Congress.
• [HistoryPod Video]

1944 – World War II: Opening day of the Soviet Union's Operation Bagration against the Army Group Centre.
• [Wikipedia: Operation Bagration]
• [Germany's Worst Defeat: Operation Bagration | Animated History]
• [Soviet Storm. WW2 in the East - Operation Bagration. Episode 11]

1944 – U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs into law the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, commonly known as the G.I. Bill.
• [Wikipedia: G.I. Bill]

1945 – World War II: The Battle of Okinawa comes to an end.

1948 – The ship HMT Empire Windrush brought the first group of 802 West Indian immigrants to Tilbury, marking the start of modern immigration to the United Kingdom.

1948 – King George VI formally gives up the title "Emperor of India", half a year after Britain actually gave up its rule of India.

1962 – Air France Flight 117 crashes on approach to Pointe-à-Pitre International Airport in Guadeloupe, killing 112 people.

1965 – The Treaty on Basic Relations between Japan and the Republic of Korea is signed.

1966 – Vietnamese Buddhist activist leader Thích Trí Quang was arrested as the military junta of Nguyen Cao Ky crushed the Buddhist Uprising.

1969 – The Cuyahoga River catches fire in Cleveland, Ohio, drawing national attention to water pollution, and spurring the passing of the Clean Water Act and the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency.
• [The Cuyahoga River Caught Fire at Least a Dozen Times, but No One Cared Until 1969]
• [VIDEO: Cuyahoga River]

1970 - President Richard Nixon signs extension of the 1965 Voting Rights Act that requires voting age at 18 in all federal, state, and local elections

1975 - Ulster Volunteer Force try to derail a train by planting a bomb on the railway line near County Kildare, Ireland; a civilian who tries to stop them is stabbed-to-death (his actions delay the explosion to let the train pass safely)

1978 – Charon, the first of Pluto's satellites to be discovered, was first seen at the United States Naval Observatory by James W. Christy.

1984 – Virgin Atlantic launches with its first flight from London to Newark.

1986 – The famous Hand of God goal, scored by Diego Maradona in the quarter-finals of the 1986 FIFA World Cup match between Argentina and England, ignites controversy. This was later followed by the Goal of the Century. Argentina wins 2–1 and later goes on to win the World Cup.
• [Maradona 'Hand of God' Goal 1986 World Cup]
• [Maradona’s 'Hand of God' Was More Than Just A Goal…]
• [Wikipedia article]

1990 – Cold War: Checkpoint Charlie is dismantled in Berlin.
• [ABC News Story]
• [Wikipedia: Checkpoint Charlie]
• [Checkpoint Charlie - Gate to Communism - U.S. Army in Cold War Berlin Video]

2000 – Wuhan Airlines Flight 343 is struck by lightning and crashes into Wuhan's Hanyang District, killing 49 people.
• [Wikipedia: Wuhan Airlines Flight 343]

2002 – An earthquake measuring 6.5 Mw strikes a region of northwestern Iran killing at least 261 people and injuring 1,300 others and eventually causing widespread public anger due to the slow official response.

2009 – A Washington D.C Metro train traveling southbound near Fort Totten station collides into another train waiting to enter the station. Nine people are killed in the collision (eight passengers and the train operator) and at least 80 others are injured.
• [NTSB video documenting Washington DC Metro crash]
• [Wikipedia: June 2009 Washington Metro train collision]
• [USA TODAY: D.C. train crash raw footage]

2012 – Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo is removed from office by impeachment and succeeded by Federico Franco.

2012 – A Turkish Air Force McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II fighter plane is shot down by the Syrian Armed Forces, killing both of the plane's pilots and worsening already-strained relations between Turkey and Syria.

2015 – The Afghan National Assembly building is attacked by gunmen after a suicide bombing. All six of the gunmen are killed and 18 people are injured.

2018 - President Trump spokesperson Sarah Sanders is asked to leave Red Hen Restaurant in Lexington, Virginia over her support of Trump's policies, igniting debate
• [Red Hen controversy impacts Lexington tourism]

2019 - Russian volcano Raikoke erupts from 700m-wide-crater, seen from International Space Station. Turns sunsets purple across the Northern Hemisphere all summer.

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• [RAIKOKE VOLCANIC Eruption seen from Space - Himawari 8 & the ISS]
• [NASA: Earth Observatory]

2020 - New York City, once the epicentre of the pandemic in America, begins stage 2 of re-opening, allowing outdoor dinning and some in-store shopping

2020 - US government data shows African Americans four times more likely than whites to be hospitalized for COVID-19 highlighting racial disparities for the pandemic

2020 - Brazil becomes second country to pass 50,000 deaths (officially) with states of Amazonas, Pará, Ceará, São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro most effected.

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Published at 5:00am on Wednesday, June 22, 2022
Author: Bobby Coggins

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