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Here’s what you need to know to Get Up to Speed and On with Your Day. (You can also get “5 Things You Need to Know Today” delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here.)1. White HouseThe Biden administration is facing a national security crisis. Ransom-demanding hackers have targeted a pipeline, a Florida water system, schools, health care institutions, government agencies and the meat industry in recent weeks, and the nation’s energy secretary warned yesterday that US adversaries are capable of shutting down the power grid. Many of the attacks appear to be the work of criminal gangs based in Russia. President Biden is set to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin this week on his first foreign trip since taking office, and the summit is likely to be even more tense than expected.Cybersecurity expert: Ransomware criminals are in it for the moneyCybersecurity expert: Ransomware criminals are in it for the moneyCybersecurity expert: Ransomware criminals are in it for the moneyJUST WATCHEDCybersecurity expert: Ransomware criminals are in it for the moneyReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH

Cybersecurity expert: Ransomware criminals are in it for the money 04:14Read More 2. CoronavirusLet’s start with the good news: Most adults in the US have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, and about 66% said in a recent survey that their lives are at least somewhat back to normal. The average national vaccination rate also got back up above a million shots a day, after falling under that threshold last week. But even as things are looking up, experts warn that vaccination lags among groups such as adolescents could delay the return to normal. Also, only 13 states have reached Biden’s goal of vaccinating 70% of US adults with at least one dose by July 4 — and those that are behind could be vulnerable to another outbreak. Vaccine skeptics share their concerns with Alisyn CamerotaVaccine skeptics share their concerns with Alisyn CamerotaVaccine skeptics share their concerns with Alisyn CamerotaJUST WATCHEDVaccine skeptics share their concerns with Alisyn CamerotaReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH

Vaccine skeptics share their concerns with Alisyn Camerota 05:263. VotingSen. Joe Manchin says he plans to vote against a sweeping voting rights bill and remains opposed to gutting the filibuster. The moderate Democrat from West Virginia has for months been a key holdup to the For the People Act, which he described as “partisan voting legislation.” His opposition to filibuster changes also presents a major roadblock for Biden, given that Republicans can hold up many of his legislative priorities under the current rules. Meanwhile, former President Trump continued to push disinformation around the 2020 presidential election in a speech this weekend before the North Carolina Republican Party, while praising states like Texas, Florida and Georgia that have advanced laws making it harder for Americans to vote.Manchin on McConnell: It was wrong what he didManchin on McConnell: It was wrong what he didManchin on McConnell: It was wrong what he didJUST WATCHEDManchin on McConnell: It was wrong what he didReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH

Manchin on McConnell: It was wrong what he did 02:314. MexicoMexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador appears to have lost his grip on power after a poor showing in yesterday’s midterm elections. Preliminary results suggest the country’s ruling political coalition will no longer have a qualified majority in the lower house of Congress, making it harder to pass major legislative and constitutional reforms without the help of opposition parties. The contest was largely seen as a referendum on López Obrador, who was elected in 2018 after campaigning to tackle violence and corruption. But critics say he’s failed to stop the organized crime turf wars that have plagued Mexico for decades. With fears of voter intimidation high, the balloting concluded one of the deadliest recent midterm election seasons.Mexico elections preceded by spike in political killingsMexico elections preceded by spike in political killingsMexico elections preceded by spike in political killingsJUST WATCHEDMexico elections preceded by spike in political killingsReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH

Mexico elections preceded by spike in political killings 04:065. Gun violenceThe US experienced another deadly weekend of shootings as the nation emerges from restrictions imposed during the pandemic. In Chicago, at least five people were killed and 40 others wounded during five gun violence incidents; so far, no one is in custody. Salt Lake City and Indianapolis also reported fatal shootings over the weekend, while a shooting in New Orleans yesterday morning left eight people injured. More than 8,400 people have died from gun violence in the United States this year.Newtown Action Alliance releases chilling PSANewtown Action Alliance releases chilling PSANewtown Action Alliance releases chilling PSAJUST WATCHEDNewtown Action Alliance releases chilling PSAReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH

Newtown Action Alliance releases chilling PSA 04:03BREAKFAST BROWSEMeghan and Harry welcome their second childLilibet Diana is named after her great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, and her late grandmother, the Princess of Wales.Foster: Harry and Meghan's new baby's name a nod to the QueenFoster: Harry and Meghan's new baby's name a nod to the QueenFoster: Harry and Meghan's new baby's name a nod to the QueenJUST WATCHEDFoster: Harry and Meghan’s new baby’s name a nod to the QueenReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH

Foster: Harry and Meghan’s new baby’s name a nod to the Queen 01:16Floyd Mayweather Jr. faced off against YouTuber Logan Paul … and it wasn’t a knockout The two went for eight rounds in yesterday’s highly publicized exhibition match.The last surviving liberator of Auschwitz dies at 98David Dushman helped free prisoners from the notorious Nazi concentration camp as a soldier for the Soviet Red Army in World War II.Wolf Blitzer shares his personal ties to the HolocaustWolf Blitzer shares his personal ties to the Holocaustwolf blitzer holocaust remembrance day grandparents auschwitz reflection tsr vpx_00001730JUST WATCHEDWolf Blitzer shares his personal ties to the HolocaustReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH

Wolf Blitzer shares his personal ties to the Holocaust 02:00Americans can take cruise vacations againThe first big cruise ship to allow North American passengers since the pandemic shut down the industry has set sail. Dozens of tourists were fined after police seized more than 200 pounds of sand and shells taken from the beaches of SardiniaThe Italian island’s white sand is protected, and beachgoers can even face jail time for taking it.TODAY’S NUMBER$70That’s the price of a barrel of oil in the US as of yesterday — the highest it’s been in nearly three years. The reason for the comeback: more demand for gasoline and jet fuel now that life is returning to normal.Climate milestone: Big Oil sent clear message by investors, courtsClimate milestone: Big Oil sent clear message by investors, courtsExxonMobil oil climate crisisJUST WATCHEDClimate milestone: Big Oil sent clear message by investors, courtsReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH

Climate milestone: Big Oil sent clear message by investors, courts 03:57TODAY’S QUOTE”Asian people in Brazil … We pretend we don’t care, but it hurts deep inside.”Sissy Oishi de Lima, a fitness instructor in São Paulo, speaking about the discrimination she’s faced at work since the coronavirus pandemic began. She’s one of many Asian workers around the world who reported experiencing more workplace bias in the last year.TODAY’S WEATHERFlash flood risk shifts towards the MidsouthFlash flood risk shifts towards the MidsouthFlash flood risk shifts towards the MidsouthJUST WATCHEDFlash flood risk shifts towards the MidsouthReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH

Flash flood risk shifts towards the Midsouth 02:05Check your local forecast here>>>AND FINALLYThe song of the cicadaBefore you dismiss their loud, buzzing drone as just a nuisance, let resident bug expert Dr. Sammy teach you a thing or two. Cicadas … they’re just like us! (Click here to view.)

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