The TAPS Daily - June 29, 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. Lawmakers demand answers on reports of Russian bounties for American military lives
    (Military Times)
    House leaders are demanding an emergency briefing on reports of Russian officials offering bounties on U.S. troops, saying the president either should have known or should have been told.
  2. Arlington National Cemetery loosens some restrictions on military funerals
    (Stars & Stripes)
    More people will be allowed to attend funerals at Arlington National Cemetery starting Monday as the site moves to the next step of its phased reopening.
  3. This former Knicks center ditched the NBA to lead an Army infantry platoon
    (Task & Purpose)
    Lt. Marshall Plumlee is the youngest of three brothers who have all played in the NBA. But he ditched his basketball career almost two years ago for the U.S. Army.
  4. Coronavirus: Worst is still to come on pandemic, WHO chief warns
    (BBC)
    More than 10 million cases of COVID-19 have been recorded worldwide and the World Health Organization is warning the worst is still to come if right policies are not implemented.
  5. The virus that shut down the world
    (Stars & Stripes)
    The coronavirus pandemic of 2020 could become a lost decade of travel, trade, investment and migration as decades of globalization give way to a new era of global distancing.
  6. Doctors Call For Reopening Schools Despite Coronavirus Crisis
    (NPR)
    The American Academy of Pediatrics has called for reopening of schools in the fall, stating the dangers of social isolation for children far outweigh their risks for coronavirus..
  7. Coronavirus: The 17 U.S. states where you must wear a face mask or face penalties
    (We Are The Mighty)
    As coronavirus cases continue to climb across the country, more state officials have made the use of masks or face coverings mandatory in public. 

 

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