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• It’s a day for dads. The strength and devotion of a widowed dad first sparked the notion of a holiday to honor our male parents. More than 100 years later, we wish every dad out there a Happy Father’s Day!
2. Hong Kong protests
• A decorated Navy SEAL goes on trial. The trial of Edward “Eddie” Gallagher is set to start. The sniper has pleaded not guilty to charges including premeditated murder in the 2017 stabbing death of an injured person in Iraq. Convincing President Donald Trump to pardon Gallagher and others accused of war crimes has become a cause célèbre in conservative media and among some top Republicans.
• Trump announces his re-election campaign. The President is expected to launch his formal bid for a second term at a rally in Orlando. Later in the week, Trump is due at a fundraiser in Miami, where some of his rivals will address Latino policymakers before joining most of the Democratic field at a high-dollar fish fry in South Carolina.
• The UK gets a new PM. We expect to learn who the new British Conservative leader – and thus prime minister – is. Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt are vying to replace Theresa May, who resigned after failing repeatedly to finalize a deal for the UK’s departure from the European Union. The new PM will have just 30 days to get Brexit done.
• NTSB reviews fatal Massachusetts fires. A year after a series of fires and explosions rocked cities north of Boston, the National Transportation Safety Board is due to meet to determine what caused the blasts. A teenager was killed and others were hurt when more than 60 suspected gas fires broke out, forcing thousands to evacuate.
• Hope Hicks testifies on the Hill. The former White House communications director agreed to an interview behind closed doors with the House Judiciary Committee. She’s the first member of Trump’s inner circle to go before the panel as part of its investigation into possible obstruction of justice.
• Debate Night, Part 2. There will be 10 more candidates onstage in Detroit Wednesday, but the spotlight will be on former Vice President Joe Biden and California Sen. Kamala Harris, who sparred repeatedly during the first round of debates last month. Biden has vowed to be more aggressive after Harris put him on the defensive last time.
4. Border wall
• NFL preseason kicks off. It’s August, which means football season isn’t far away. The NFL begins its preseason slate with the Denver Broncos battling the Atlanta Falcons in the league’s annual Hall of Fame game in Canton, Ohio.
• More British Open golf. Last week was the men. Now it’s the women’s turn. The Women’s British Open golf tournament tees off at the Woburn Golf Club in Milton Keynes, England. Nine of the event’s past 10 champions are expected to compete, including defending champ Georgia Hall. It runs through August 4.
• ‘Toy Story 4’ hits theaters. Woody, Buzz and the gang are back in what CNN’s critic calls a “towering accomplishment.” It’s rated G.
• Fast, Furious & Idris. Get your weekend crew together for “The Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw,” the first spin-off in the wildly popular action franchise. With Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham and Idris Elba starring, what’s not to love?