The TAPS Daily - July 2, 2020


Welcome to The TAPS Daily - your source for some of the latest news, resources, and thought pieces from across the military and veteran community during the COVID-19 response.


Top 5 News Items

Today's Highlights

 

  1. Intelligence chiefs brief congressional leaders on Russia bounties
    (PBS NewsHour)
    U.S. intelligence chiefs conducted classified briefings for lawmakers who have demanded more answers about assessments Russia offered bounties for killing U.S. troops in Afghanistan.
  2. U.S. no longer 'flattening the curve' of coronavirus pandemic, administration official says
    (The Hill)
    The U.S. reported 50,000 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday, surpassing previous single-day highs and levels seen when New York was the epicenter of the epidemic.
  3. Despite pandemic, Trump promoting July 4th fireworks in D.C. over mayor's objections
    (ABC News)
    President Donald Trump’s July Fourth celebration on the National Mall will feature one of the largest fireworks displays ever despite COVID-19 concerns from D.C.‘s mayor.
  4.  Hugh Downs Has Died. The Army Veteran and News Anchor was 99
    (Variety)
    Hugh Downs, the Emmy-award winning broadcaster and anchor of ‘20/20’ and ‘Today Show’, has died at age 99. Downs served in the Army’s 123rd Infantry Regiment.
  5. How to watch 'Hamilton' online: Hit musical on Disney+ July 3
    (CBS Local)
    The hit Broadway musical "Hamilton" will arrive on Disney's streaming service on Friday, just in time for the July 4th holiday weekend.
  6. Fireworks and hand sanitizer could make for dangerous combination on July 4th
    (CNN)
    While hand sanitizer has become an integral part of the daily routine during the COVID-19 pandemic, it could make for a painful combination with Fourth of July fireworks.
  7. Here's four things you might not know about the Fourth
    (Connecting Vets)
    As the nation prepares to celebrate a socially distanced Fourth of July this year while marking its 244th birthday, here are four interesting things you might not know about the holiday.
  8. Get set for July 4 buck moon, partial lunar eclipse: NASA’s top tips for July skywatchers
    (FOX Local)
    Skywatchers are in for a treat on July 4, when the buck moon, or July full moon, rises in the sky. There will also be a partial lunar eclipse.

 

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