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Donald Trump Republicans who won primary races in Nevada include U.S. Senate candidate Adam Laxalt who spearheaded Trump’s efforts to overturn the state’s 2020 election results, and secretary of state candidate Jim Marchant, who has falsely alleged the 2020 election was stolen and wants to oversee the state’s 2024 election. Laxalt will face Democratic incumbent Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto in a high-stakes November vote. In South Carolina, Republican Rep. Tom Rice, who voted to impeach Trump after the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, was defeated by Trump-backed challenger Russell Fry in the 7th District, but GOP Rep. Nancy Mace defeated her Trump-endorsed challenger, Katie Arrington, in the 1st District. And Mayra Flores became the first Latina Republican to win a House seat from Texas. NY TIMES


The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection postponed today’s hearing because of “technical issues” resulting from "overwhelming" demand on the video production staff. The third hearing was set to focus on how former President Donald Trump allegedly pressured the Department of Justice to back his unfounded claims that the 2020 election results were fraudulent. One of the expected witnesses was then-acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen. The Washington Post has new details on a series of meetings in the days before the Jan. 6 siege when Trump considered replacing Rosen with one of his subordinates, Justice Department official Jeffrey Clark, who was more supportive of claims the election was stolen. With the next hearing scheduled for tomorrow at 1 p.m., the status of Rosen’s testimony is unclear. THE HILL


The House of Representatives passed legislation that would provide security to family members of Supreme Court justices, sending the bill to President Joe Biden for final approval. The Supreme Court Police Parity Act cleared the House in a 396-27 vote, with all 27 objections coming from Democrats. The Senate had previously unanimously passed the measure. The bill offers “around-the-clock security protection” to justices’ family members. Republicans increased pressure to pass the bill after an armed man who said he planned to assassinate Brett Kavanaugh was arrested last week near the justice’s home and charged with attempted murder. NBC NEWS

But did they consult the security guards who now have to work the graveyard shift?


The Pentagon said it will not pressure Ukraine into negotiating a cease-fire, even as Russia makes substantial gains in Ukraine’s eastern region. Ukrainian officials said their forces are suffering “painful losses” in the Kharkiv region to the east of Kyiv while desperate street fighting continues in Severodonetsk and elsewhere. Meanwhile, there are no signs of progress in freeing WNBA star Britney Griner, whose detention period was extended for another 18 days. Griner has been in a Russian jail for four months, after officials arrested her at Moscow’s airport for having vape cartridges containing traces of hash oil in her luggage. REUTERS


During a Democratic presidential debate in 2018, Joe Biden called Saudi Arabia a “pariah” in reference to the murder of U.S.-based journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Now, the president will travel to the country to meet with Saudi Arabia’s de facto leader, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, whom U.S. intelligence officials determined likely ordered the killing. While Biden will address human rights, the visit is seen as an attempt to repair relations between the two countries. U.S. officials also acknowledge that oil will be discussed. Biden’s mid-July trip to the Middle East will also include visits to Israel and the West Bank. NBC NEWS


Coinbase, the U.S.’s biggest cryptocurrency exchange platform, is laying off 18% of its workforce amid the current crypto market meltdown. The company will idle approximately 1,100 employees two weeks after announcing a pause on new hires, as CEO Brian Armstrong claimed the country is “entering a recession after a 10+ year economic boom,” which “could lead to another crypto winter, and could last for an extended period.” After going public during a crypto boom in April 2021, shares of Coinbase have plummeted; in the last year, its share price has dropped nearly 80%. CNBC

“Crypto winter” — the exact opposite of “hot girl summer.”


For the first time since agreeing to purchase Twitter for $44 billion in April, Elon Musk will speak with the social media company’s employees. Tomorrow, Musk will participate in an all-hands meeting where he’ll answer questions submitted in advance from the company’s workforce. Since Musk announced plans to acquire Twitter, its employees have expressed concerns that the billionaire’s erratic behavior could destabilize the social media platform’s business and company culture. CHEDDAR


The World Health Organization said it will rename the monkeypox virus after 30 international scientists last week said the monkeypox label is discriminatory and stigmatizing, and that there’s an “urgent need” to rename the virus. The current name doesn’t adhere to WHO guidelines, which recommend avoiding geographic regions and animal names. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said a new name will be announced as soon as possible. This year, the virus has infected over 1,600 people in 39 countries. BLOOMBERG


Yellowstone National Park is closed indefinitely after it experienced record flooding, rockslides and hazardous conditions during days of torrential downpour. The flooding prompted evacuations for residents near the park, and left hundreds of people in and around the Yellowstone region stranded after roads were knocked out and bridges were washed away; one video showed a house swept away into a river. The flooding coincides with heat advisories that apply to a third of the country, or 100 million people, spanning from Minnesota to the Florida Panhandle. AP


Beginning in 2023, Apple TV will stream every Major League Soccer match. Apple and MLS announced a 10-year deal reportedly worth $2.5 billion that allows fans to subscribe to a new, currently unnamed MLS streaming service that will be available “exclusively through the Apple TV app,” according to Apple’s press release. Apple said that a “broad selection” of MLS and matches will be available to Apple TV+ subscribers, “with a limited number of matches available for free.” It’s unclear when soccer fans can sign up for the service, or what pricing will look like. The league’s current media rights package with ESPN, Univision and Fox expires after this season, but MLS is reportedly in negotiations to remain on other platforms too. SPORTS BUSINESS JOURNAL

First “Ted Lasso” and now ALL MLS games. … Leave some soccer for the rest of us, Apple.


It’s officially championship season in American sports. In the NBA Finals, Golden State took a 3-2 series lead over the Boston Celtics, putting Steph Curry’s Warriors one win away from another title, which would be Curry’s fourth — the same number as LeBron James. In hockey, the Stanley Cup Final begins tonight between the Colorado Avalanche and Tampa Bay Lightning with the puck dropping in Denver at 8 p.m. ET.  And finally — when the GOAT joins us at Cheddar, we have to promote it. Tom Brady will be on “Closing Bell” today at 3:40 p.m. ET, so tune into Cheddar News or watch it on Cheddar.comESPN


“All of the sudden, we were thrown into a situation where we were learning this training, and figuring out how to fly … and our characters were going through a similar thing.”
— Actor Jay Ellis on the making of the blockbuster film "Top Gun: Maverick." Ellis joined Cheddar News to discuss the film, and his time working with the star-studded cast led by iconic actor Tom Cruise, whom Ellis is now on a "texting" basis with. CHEDDAR
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