☀ June 17: Biden to sign Juneteenth bill, internet outages and $300M for affordable housing

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN – JUNE 19: A man carries a Black Liberation flag through a Juneteenth celebration at the memorial for George Floyd outside Cup Foods on June 19, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865, when a Union general read orders in Galveston, Texas stating all enslaved people in Texas were free according to federal law. (Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images)

Good morning! It’s Thursday, June 17, 2021. Here’s a look at your news across the nation:

1️⃣🖊 President Biden to sign bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – JUNE 19: People participate in a march in Brooklyn for both Black Lives Matter and to commemorate the 155th anniversary of Juneteenth on June 19, 2020 in New York City. Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865, when a Union general read orders in Galveston, Texas stating all enslaved people in Texas were free according to federal law. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

2️⃣🤝 Biden-Putin summit ends with some diplomatic steps forward but no significant announcements


3️⃣💻 Internet outages briefly disrupt access to websites, apps


4️⃣💵 Amazon providing $300 million for affordable housing in 3 areas


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📅 What we’re watching

🔴 The 2021 U.S. Open Golf Championship begins.

🔴 President Joe Biden is expected to sign a bill making Juneteenth a federal holiday and deliver remarks at 3:30 p.m. ET.

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