It’s June 21st. Today, we Skimm’d This:
President Trump says he called off military strikes on Iran last night with ten minutes to spare. Also: news to us that these strikes were planned to begin with. We’ll break down the latest in this rocky relationship.
Philadelphia has put dozens of police officers on desk duty after a group released a trove of offensive social media posts by the officers. But this issue isn’t just confined to Philly. We’ll explain.
It’s Take Your Dog to Work Day. But at Amazon HQ: it’s Take Your Dog To Work Every Day.
And finally: Do you need an (augmented) reality check? Grab your wand and get to it.
theSkimm: President Trump says he approved military strikes on Iran planned for last night – but that he called them off with ten minutes to spare. This is the latest episode in the rocky relationship between the US and Iran, and it has the world’s attention. We’ll explain the complexities here. Meanwhile, dozens of police officers in Philadelphia have been put on desk duty after a group uncovered public social media posts that were racist, Islamophobic, and misogynistic. But Philly isn’t the only city where police are under fire for this. We’ll explain. Also on today’s episode: puppy love at Amazon HQ, and your Hogwarts acceptance letter is finally en route.
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