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Here are the headlines you Need2Know for Tuesday, June 21, 2022:


In its fourth public hearing, the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol will focus on former President Donald Trump's efforts to pressure Georgia and Arizona state officials to help him remain in office after losing the 2020 election. Today’s hearing will feature testimony from Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger; Gabriel Sterling, Georgia’s top election official; and Arizona House Speaker Rusty Bowers. Trump lost both states to Joe Biden. Four days before the Jan. 6 insurrection, a phone record caught Trump urging Raffensperger to "find" enough votes to hand Trump the win. Cheddar will stream the hearing live starting at 1 p.m. ET. CHEDDAR


Two American fighters who had gone missing in Ukraine are in custody of Russian forces, according to a Kremlin spokesperson, who said Alex Drueke and Andy Tai Ngoc Huynh are not protected under the Geneva Conventions that stipulate prisoners of war must be treated humanely and are protected from prosecution except for war crimes, for which the Kremlin argues the Americans could be held accountable because they allegedly fired at Russian forces. Their conditions are currently unknown, and a Russian broadcaster said they are being held at a Russian detention center. CNN


Back to the polls we go. In Alabama’s U.S. Senate primary,  Rep. Mo Brooks is running against Katie Britt to fill the seat vacated by retiring 88-year-old Republican Sen. Richard Shelby. As has been the story throughout GOP primary elections, the race will be a testament to the power of former President Donald Trump, who rescinded his initial support of Brooks after Brooks urged the party to move on from the 2020 defeat, and later endorsed Brooks' opponent, Britt, who served as Shelby’s former chief of staff. Other headlines from today’s races include a reelection bid from Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser, a Democratic runoff for secretary of state in Georgia, and Virginia primaries that will precede highly competitive congressional races in November. AP


NYC: One man was killed and eight others were injured after gunfire erupted in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City. The victim who died was identified as 21-year-old Darius Lee, who was a star basketball player at nearby St. Raymond High School before joining the Houston Baptist University team in Texas. The victims ranged in age from 21 to 42, with the severity of their injuries varying. ABC7 NEW YORK

DC: A 15-year-old boy was killed and three others, including a police officer, were injured at a shooting at the Moechella street music festival in Washington, D.C. The event was first shut down due to an “incident or fight,” and shots were fired while first responders were clearing the area to treat people injured while fleeing the scene of the fight. No suspects are in custody, and a reward of up to $25,000 has been offered for information leading to the gunman’s arrest and conviction. WTOP


A court in Japan ruled that a ban on same-sex marriage was not unconstitutional, dealing a blow to LGBTQ+ rights activists in the only G7 nation that doesn’t allow people of the same gender to marry. Three same-sex couples filed the case in a district court in Osaka, only the second of its kind heard in Japan. The first ruling last year in Sapporo had decided in favor of a claim that not allowing same-sex marriage was unconstitutional, so yesterday’s ruling marks a step backward for activists. Under current Japenese rules, same-sex couples also cannot inherit each other’s assets nor are they allowed parental rights over each other's children. AP


President Joe Biden said he’s considering a halt to the federal gasoline tax, which is 18.4 cents per gallon. Speaking to reporters near his vacation home in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, Biden said he could make a decision on pausing the federal gas tax by the end of this week. But the underlying questions are just how long it will last, and how effective it will actually be? Critics said pausing the tax could undermine funding for road improvement projects. The president also said a gas rebate is under consideration, but a White House official said it’s less likely than a gas tax holiday. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm is expected to meet this week with oil refining executives, which comes during growing tensions between the White House and the American oil industry. CHEDDAR

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Speaking of expected announcements, today is the first day that the Supreme Court could release a decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, which would end federal abortion protection. In May, a leaked draft opinion indicated that the majority of justices were set to make that a reality, turning over abortion rights to states. Today is an official opinion issuance day, when a final ruling may be announced; the next opinion issuance day is Thursday. Eighteen cases await final rulings before SCOTUS justices depart for their summer break, which usually happens by the end of June or early July. NEWSWEEK


Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and Foreign Minister Yair Lapid have agreed to dissolve the Knesset, triggering the country’s fifth election in three years. The pair was in power for just over a year, but the eight-party coalition they formed proved too fragile and members of Bennett's own hard-line party thought he was offering too many compromises. The final straw came during a disagreement in the Knesset over the status of West Bank settlements. This could open a path for former longtime Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his Likud party to regain power. President Joe Biden is scheduled to visit Israel next month. AXIOS


BTS, the South Korean boy-band-turned-international-phenomenon, shockingly announced its plan to break up (temporarily) so members of the K-pop group could focus on their solo careers. Other than the obvious questions of "Will they get back together? And if so, when?" rumblings about their eligibility for military enlistment are growing. South Korea requires able-bodied men to perform approximately two years of military service, and while all seven BTS members meet the criteria for exemption after receiving government medals in 2018, critics argue this bends the rules to favor the privileged. BTS has also drawn criticism for social justice efforts that some believe have been geared more toward American issues rather than those closer to home. CHEDDAR


Co-sleeping is not safe for infants and should always be avoided, reports the American Academy of Pediatrics in its first update to safe sleep guidelines for babies since 2016. Babies should sleep in the same room with their parents for at least six months on a separate firm, flat surface, AAP said, and the only products that can be marketed for infant sleep are cribs, bassinets, play yards and bedside sleepers. Parents should avoid extras in the crib like soft toys, blankets, pillows, soft bedding, sleep positioners or bumpers, which can trap and suffocate babies. About 3,500 infants die each year from sleep-related deaths in the U.S., the AAP said. Falling asleep while resting with a baby on a couch, armchair or cushion raises the risk of its death by two-thirds, the AAP noted. CNN


Combs Enterprises' Tarik Brooks on Empowering Businesses and What Juneteenth Means to Him

Tarik Brooks, president of Combs Enterprises, joins Cheddar News to discuss the portfolio of brands the company aims to empower. Leading the portfolio of businesses and investments is Sean "Diddy" Combs, and Brooks also talks about his relationship with the rap legend. CHEDDAR