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Judge dismisses most claims against Trump administration in clearing of Lafayette Square

Activists and civil liberties groups accused Trump of violating the civil rights of protesters who were removed from the park near the White House.
Image: Protesters Demonstrate In D.C. Against Death Of George Floyd By Police Officer In Minneapolis
Image: Protesters Demonstrate In D.C. Against Death Of George Floyd By Police Officer In Minneapolis

Why the U.S. canceled NATO flag-lowering ceremony in Kabul

The U.S. abruptly canceled a NATO flag lowering ceremony in Kabul, Afghanistan, amid growing confusion over what the event would signify. NBC News’ Courtney Kube shares how this cancelation relates to the impending withdrawal of U.S. troops from the country. 
Why the U.S. canceled NATO flag-lowering ceremony in Kabul
Why the U.S. canceled NATO flag-lowering ceremony in Kabul

Biden admin steps up efforts to raise Covid vaccination rates among teens

A mix of misinformation, low vaccination rates among teens and the spread of a variant causing concern is fueling urgency and spurring a new push by the administration.
A healthcare worker administers a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine to a teenager at Holtz Children's Hospital in Miami on May 18, 2021.
A healthcare worker administers a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine to a teenager at Holtz Children's Hospital in Miami on May 18, 2021.

White House announces global destinations of 55 million donated Covid vaccines

The announcement follows an earlier shipment of 25 million vaccines abroad, accounting for all 80 million doses Biden promised to share with other countries by the end of June.
Image: COVID vaccine shipment
Image: COVID vaccine shipment

FBI agent acknowledges in court filing that Trump backers discussed 'revolution' before Jan. 6

Language in an FBI court document contrasts with how Director Wray has portrayed what experts call a vast trove of intel pointing to potential violence.
Image: Trump Supporters Hold \"Stop The Steal\" Rally In DC Amid Ratification Of Presidential Election
Image: Trump Supporters Hold \"Stop The Steal\" Rally In DC Amid Ratification Of Presidential Election

Supreme Court says NCAA can't limit some benefits to student athletes

In a unanimous decision, the justices said a lower court's injunction is consistent with established antitrust principles.
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Image: NCAA

CDC launches Covid-19 WhatsApp chat in Spanish to spur more Latino vaccinations

As of June 14th, 36 percent of Latinos had received at least one vaccine dose compared to 45 percent of whites.
A health worker administers a Pfizer Covid-19 vaccination to a woman at Miami International Airport in Miami on May 10, 2021.
A health worker administers a Pfizer Covid-19 vaccination to a woman at Miami International Airport in Miami on May 10, 2021.

Graphic: Track Biden's latest vaccination goals

By the Fourth of July, Biden wants 160 million adults fully vaccinated and 70 percent of adults with at least one shot of a Covid-19 vaccination.
Image: Leanne Montenegro, vaccination Covid-19
Image: Leanne Montenegro, vaccination Covid-19

Supreme Court rules NCAA cannot stop universities from giving athletes education-related benefits

The Supreme Court has unanimously ruled that the NCAA cannot prevent universities from giving education-related benefits, such as computers, instruments or internships, to student athletes. NBC's Pete Williams reports on this decision and how it may impact the discussion over compensating students.
Supreme Court rules NCAA cannot stop universities from giving athletes education-related benefits
Supreme Court rules NCAA cannot stop universities from giving athletes education-related benefits

Here are three questions New York's mayoral primary will answer

First Read is your briefing from "Meet the Press" and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter.
Image: Eric Adams, Democratic candidate for New York City Mayor, speaks to supporters during a campaign appearance in Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York
Image: Eric Adams, Democratic candidate for New York City Mayor, speaks to supporters during a campaign appearance in Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York

With tax credit push, White House seeks infrastructure momentum

The administration's latest effort comes as it also works aggressively to pre-empt any GOP arguments that a rebounding economy is coasting on Trump-era policies.
Image: Joe Biden
Image: Joe Biden