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The world’s most premature baby has celebrated his first birthday after beating 0% odds of surviving. Here’s what else you need to know to Start Your Week Smart. 

By Faith Karimi 

the weekend that was The US marked a coronavirus vaccine milestone, but experts say the Delta variant remains a concern.  Georgia will remove 100,000 names from its voter registration rolls to keep state files “up to date.” The EU has lifted restrictions on more than a dozen countries as it tries to resume near-normal travel.   Some people who lost loved ones to coronavirus say they’re receiving messages from beyond the grave.  A hardline judiciary chief will be the next Iranian president after winning an election with low turnout. the week ahead

Ethiopia’s delayed election is Monday despite a raging war in the Tigray region. Experts have said internal displacement in areas affected by the conflict are major obstacles to a fair election. The national elections were originally set for last August, but were postponed due to the pandemic. 

In Canada, a 20-year-old man appears in court Monday after he allegedly slammed into a Muslim family with his truck. He faces terrorism and first-degree murder charges in the attack that killed four relatives. He intentionally mounted the curb and hit them because of their Islamic faith, officials said. 


After months of drama surrounding Britney Spears’ conservatorship, the pop star will break her silence in court Wednesday. The battle over her $60 million estate has been going on since August — when her attorney filed to remove her father as a conservator.  In April, Spears asked a judge to allow her to address the court directly. She’ll get a chance to do that this week. 

Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin will be sentenced Friday, two months after his conviction in last year’s murder of George Floyd. Prosecutors are seeking a 30-year sentence while Chauvin’s defense team is asking that he receive probation and time served. 


Former President Trump is set to begin his long-promised revenge tour against Republicans who spurned him after the election. His first stop is a rally in Cleveland on Saturday against a Republican who voted to impeach him. He’ll later head to Florida for a second rally on the eve of July Fourth.

tonight's big event

The day that rocked AmericaCNN takes a deeper look at the Capitol attack in a two-hour special, “Assault on Democracy: The Roots of Trump’s Insurrection.” In the show airing at 9 p.m. ET, senior investigative correspondent Drew Griffin talks with those who stormed the Capitol, relatives of those who were arrested, congressional staffers, police officers and others.

just watch

Move over, JadaWill Smith is taking over Red Table Talk hosting duties from his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith. In a  special Father’s Day episode on the series that airs on Facebook today, Smith discusses parenting, fatherhood and relationship mistakes with fellow actor Kevin Hart. The episode drops days after Hart’s new Netflix movie, “Fatherhood.”

total recall

Quiz time! President Joe Biden signed legislation making June 19th — officially called Juneteenth National Independence Day — a federal holiday. Prior to Juneteenth, what was the most recently established federal holiday?


A. Veterans DayB. Memorial Day C. Martin Luther King Jr. DayD. Labor Day


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

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Props to dadsIn honor of Father’s Day, here’s a collection of dads being superheroes.  (Click here to watch.)

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