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More people are going into the office, and that means more Covid-19 vaccination questions. There are certain things your employers can legally ask you about your status — and certain things they can’t.  Here’s what else you need to know to Start Your Week Smart. 

By AJ Willingham

the weekend that was Some families are frustrated by the pace of the search and rescue efforts in the Florida building collapse Five people were killed when a hot air balloon crashed in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Turkish police fired tear gas at Pride participants in Istanbul.

A fan holding a sign caused a huge crash among riders in the Tour de France cycling race. A man ate a hot dog and chips, then left a $16,000 tip. the week ahead

Monday, June 28


President Joe Biden will meet with outgoing Israeli President Reuven Rivlin at the White House. The meeting will “highlight the enduring partnership between the United States and Israel and the deep ties between our governments and our people,” the White House says. Isaac Herzog will officially succeed Rivlin as president on July 9.


Secretary of State Antony Blinken will meet with Pope Francis in the Vatican in hopes of restoring ties that were strained during the last administration.

Wimbledon will begin on Monday, but it will go on without two of tennis’ biggest stars: Naomi Osaka and Rafael Nadal are both skipping the tournament due to personal health issues.


Thursday, July 1 


China’s Communist Party will celebrate its 100th anniversary amid growing international tensions and concerns over Beijing’s crackdowns on political opposition. Chinese President Xi Jinping is a big believer in the party’s “red genes,” and reinforcing that loyalty among its 91 million members is a top priority for him. 

It’s also Canada Day on Thursday. We love our Canadian 5 Things family. 

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Remembering Princess Diana

July 1 marks the 60th anniversary of the birth of Lady Diana Spencer, Princess of Wales. To commemorate the occasion, her sons Prince William and Prince Harry will attend the unveiling of a statue of Diana they commissioned in the sunken garden at Kensington Palace.


Read how Diana become the “people’s princess,” a moniker first given to her by former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair after her death in 1997


If you’d like more news and insight from London, sign up for CNN’s Royal News newsletter

total recall

Quiz time! Carl Nassib just became the first active NFL player to announce he is gay. What team does he currently play for? 


A. The Las Vegas RaidersB. The Pittsburgh SteelersC. The Baltimore RavensD. The New Orleans Saints


Play “Total Recall,” CNN’s weekly news quiz, to see if you’re correct!


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Lifting Canadian voicesWhenever I write the weekend 5 Things, of course you’re going to get some classical music. Enjoy “Vision Chant,” a moving choral piece by Andrew Balfour, a Winnipeg composer of Cree descent. (Click here to listen)

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