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Skimm This: D-Day and Today, Hyde Amendment, and Long Weekend Forever

Jun 6, 2019

It’s June 6th. Today, we Skimm’d This:

  • Today marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the largest military operation by land, air and sea. Thousands of people died, and global politics was changed forever. We’ll explain why -- and how things are different today.

  • Former VPOTUS (and current aspiring POTUS) Joe Biden has been getting some heat for his stance on the Hyde Amendment, which bars the federal government from funding most abortions. We’ll explain the debate.

  • The French Open is underway, and one player slaying on the court is Amanda Anisimova. Now she’s headed to the semifinals, and fun fact … she’s only 17. We’ll tell you more.

  • And finally: if the sun outside is giving you cabin fever, it might be time for a move across the pond. We’ll tell you why.

theSkimm: World leaders gathered today to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day, and remember those who fought and those who lost their lives. But the alliances in place since D-Day between the US and Europe are now being tested. We’ll explain how we got here. Meanwhile, 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden is singling himself out from the rest of the democratic pack in supporting the Hyde Amendment. Which bars the federal government from funding most abortions. We’ll tell you why Biden’s taking heat for backing it. Also on today’s episode: a Gen-Z is making history at the French Open, and the people in the UK want Summer Fridays all year long.

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