Gun Reform Deal, Heat Waves, and How the World Laughs

Everything you need to know for today in five minutes. ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌
Everything you need to know today in five minutes.

No images? Click here

Good morning. It's Monday, June 13, and we're covering an emerging bipartisan gun reform bill, blistering temperatures in the US Southwest, and much more. Have feedback? Let us know at hello@join1440.com.

PS—Happy Flag Day!

 

First time reading? Sign up here.

NEED TO KNOW

 

Gun Reform Deal

Lawmakers have reached a tentative agreement on a package of gun reform measures, a group of bipartisan senators announced yesterday. The proposal follows high-profile mass shootings in Buffalo, New York, and Uvalde, Texas. 

 

The legislation reportedly provides increased resources for mental health and school safety, incentivizes states to enact red flag laws (see 101), and requires expanded criminal and mental health background checks for buyers under the age of 21. It also closes the "boyfriend loophole." The details of the bill still need to be translated into legislative text. 

 

Negotiations included 20 senators, 10 from each side—a sign that sufficient bipartisan support exists to overcome the 60-vote filibuster threshold. The package is likely to be considered in the coming days. 

 

The announcement came one day after thousands marched in gun violence protests around the country, including an estimated 40,000 in Washington, DC. 

Early Summer Heat Waves

More than 80 million Americans were under heat advisories over the weekend as a stalled heat wave scorched much of the US Southwest. Phoenix and Las Vegas matched daily records Saturday at 114 and 109 degrees, respectively, while California's Death Valley saw temperatures reach 120 degrees. 

 

Coming less than two weeks into meteorological summer, the heat stretched eastward as the weekend proceeded. Most of Texas saw triple digits, with large parts of Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas, and more under heat advisories. 

 

The jet stream is expected to lift northward throughout the week, bringing high temperatures to much of the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic. Some forecasts suggest Chicago will hit triple digits for the first time in a decade. 

 

One enterprising Arizona man has used the heat to cook various dinners inside his parked car. (w/video)

French Elections

French voters cast ballots yesterday in the first round of parliamentary elections to fill the country's 577-seat National Assembly. The outcome will determine whether President Emmanuel Macron, elected to a second term in April, will retain a legislative majority. 

 

The centrist Macron has faced a surging opposition effort spearheaded by veteran liberal politician Jean-Luc Mélenchon, who finished third in the presidential race. Mélenchon has assembled a coalition of progressive, leftist, and environmental parties around a platform of expanding the country's social safety net, raising taxes and the minimum wage, and lowering the retirement age.

 

Analysts say frustration with major parties has led to a drop in voter enthusiasm. Early returns suggest less than 50% of eligible voters cast ballots yesterday, the lowest level in modern French history. 

 

The determinative second round of elections is scheduled for next Sunday.

Share with friends, earn swag.

Click here to share

In partnership with InsideTracker

BIOMARKERS & AGING

 

Sometimes, our bodies need to be recalibrated. To live our longest and healthiest lives possible, our bodies need to be periodically tested for important blood biomarkers.

Blood biomarkers—objective measures of health status—can change over time. And certain blood biomarkers are more closely associated with aging than others. Through extensive research, InsideTracker has identified five main blood biomarkers related to healthy aging. And all five of these biomarkers are measured with available reports within their Ultimate Plan.

For a limited time, InsideTracker is offering 1440 subscribers a FREE e-book: The Top 5 Biomarkers for Longevity. Check out the e-book today and learn about how InsideTracker is helping people live longer, healthier lives.

Please support our sponsors!

IN THE KNOW

 

Sports, Entertainment, & Culture

> Tampa Bay Lightning top New York Rangers 4-2 to advance to third straight Stanley Cup Final (More) | Lightning will face Colorado Avalanche in Game 1 Wednesday (8 pm ET, ABC); see full series preview (More)

 

> "A Strange Loop" wins Best Musical, “The Lehman Trilogy” wins Best Play at 75th Tony Awards; see full list of winners (More) | Justin Bieber reveals facial paralysis from Ramsay Hunt syndrome (More)

 

> Steph Curry scores 43 points in Golden State's Game 4 win over Boston in NBA Finals; series tied at 2-2 (More) | Mo Donegal wins 154th Belmont Stakes; Kentucky Derby winner Rich Strike finishes sixth (More)

Science & Technology

In partnership with PhoneSoap

> US monkeypox tally hits at least 45 cases across 15 states and the District of Columbia; global case count passes 1,300 across 31 countries (More) | See US map (More)

 

> Free-floating black hole potentially discovered for the first time in the Milky Way; new detection approach relies on the distortion of nearby starlight by the black hole's gravitational field (More)

 

> Genetic analysis confirms discovery of a living Fernandina Island Galápagos giant tortoise, a species believed to be extinct for more than 100 years (More)

From our partners: Your phone is covered with germs. It's gross—and you probably try to fix that with sprays and wipes that will just end up damaging your phone without even reaching everything. PhoneSoap's UV-C sanitizing technologies are transforming the fight against the world's meanest microbes by killing up to 99.99% of bacteria and viruses using only UV-C light. Unlike other sanitizers, their patented 360-degree chamber design disinfects all sides and surfaces of an object, and their HomeSoap sanitizer can disinfect tablets, gaming gear, remote controls, toothbrushes, and countless other larger items. Check out PhoneSoap for 30% off today.

Business & Markets

> US stock markets fell Friday (S&P 500 -2.9%, Dow -2.7%, Nasdaq -3.5%) as US inflation in May reached 40-year high (More) | US consumer sentiment index falls to lowest level on record (More)

 

> Average US gas prices top $5 per gallon over the weekend for the first time ever (More)

 

> Tesla plans three-for-one stock split; Oracle founder Larry Ellison to step down from board of directors (More)

Politics & World Affairs

> German, French, and Italian leaders set to visit Kyiv to meet with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy (More) | Russia reportedly close to controlling the city of Severodonetsk; see updates here (More)

 

> First Jan. 6 committee hearing draws an estimated 20 million viewers during Thursday prime-time airing (More) | Second hearing scheduled for this morning (Watch, 10 am ET)

 

> Mexican authorities reportedly disband 7,000-person strong migrant caravan headed from Central America to the US border (More) | Encounters with border officials along the Southwest US-Mexico border passed 230,000 in May; see data (More)

CHANGE IS AN INSIDE JOB

 

In partnership with InsideTracker

Founded in 2009 by top scientists from acclaimed universities in the fields of aging, genetics, and biology, InsideTracker is a truly personalized nutrition and performance system.

InsideTracker products have helped thousands of people improve their lives by improving their bodies from the inside out, using personalized recommendations for nutrition, supplements, and lifestyle. In addition to a free e-book, 1440 subscribers can save 20% off the entire InsideTracker store. Head on over to InsideTracker today to get started!

Please support our sponsors!

ETCETERA

 

Scientists are finally unraveling COVID-19 and smell loss.

 

A Google engineer says its AI has become self-aware.

 

Mapping how the world laughs online.

 

The six forces fueling friendship. (paywall, Atlantic)

 

The Savannah Bananas and the business of making baseball fun.

 

A bee ball tops this year's Big Picture competition

 

Hero rats help save earthquake victims.

 

Welsh seal caught hanging out on dinghy.

 

Clickbait: When your bridge inauguration goes terribly wrong.

 

Historybook: Miranda rights are established (1966); Thurgood Marshall becomes first African American nominated to Supreme Court (1967); Pioneer 10 is first human-made object to exit our solar system (1983); HBD actresses Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen (1986).

 

"Sometimes history takes things into its own hands."

- Thurgood Marshall

Why 1440? The printing press was invented in the year 1440, spreading knowledge to the masses and changing the course of history. Guess what else? There are 1,440 minutes in a day and every one is precious. That’s why we scour hundreds of sources every day to provide a concise, comprehensive, and objective view of what's happening in the world. Reader feedback is a gift—shoot us a note at hello@join1440.com.

Interested in advertising to smart readers like you? Apply here!

1440 Media
222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza
Suite 1212
Chicago, IL 60654

 

Copyright © 2022, 1440 Media, All rights reserved.

Update your preferences or unsubscribe from all emails.

 

Older messages

Alaska Election, Inflation, and Thailand’s Marijuana Giveaway

Saturday, June 11, 2022

1440 Weekend Edition ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌

Gas Prices, Golf Shake-up, and Shrinkflation Arrives

Friday, June 10, 2022

Everything you need to know for today in five minutes. ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌

You're in! Here's how 1440 works...

Thursday, June 9, 2022

Your impartial, comprehensive news source. Hey there - This is Drew, Editor-in-Chief of 1440. Thanks for joining our community of over 1.5 million readers. 1440 covers all the day's top news and

Colin Powell, 'Forever Chemicals,' and America's Best High Schools

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Everything you need to know for today in five minutes. ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌

Missionaries Kidnapped, Ahmaud Arbery, and Life Before Social Media

Monday, October 18, 2021

Everything you need to know for today in five minutes. ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌

[ALERT] - Kamala Called Out By Liberals…

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Here's What Happened Please read orunsubscribe here Conservative News [ALERT] - Kamala Called Out By Liberals… And Biden Lets Them? Here's What Happened >>> Learn more about

💤 R.E.M.

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Take your sleep hygiene seriously. June 28, 2022 | View Online | Sign Up Sidekick Logo TOGETHER WITH Babbel Hey, Sidekickers. Flying is stressful enough, so don't be the hot mess traveler who has

Are gas prices finally going down?

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

How to save on gas ahead of the busy holiday weekend Your Weekly Advisor Update Editorial Note: We earn a commission from partner links on Forbes Advisor. Commissions do not affect our editors'

☕️ That’s the spirit

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Tequila-seltzer brand Onda lands $12.5 million in funding. June 28, 2022 Retail Brew TOGETHER WITH AdRoll Good day. Fourth of July celebrations are coming up this weekend, but, as with a lot of things

Seattle SPAC stocks suffering

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Beanless coffee brewer lands $40M | Startups team up to design new proteins ADVERTISEMENT GeekWire SPONSOR MESSAGE: AWS re:Inforce | July 26-27, 2022: Build your cloud security skills with bootcamps,

Don’t stop me now

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Keep advertising through a recession? June 28, 2022 Marketing Brew TOGETHER WITH Brave Welcome to Tuesday. Here's a civic engagement reminder: If you live in New York, Oklahoma, Colorado, Illinois,

Unexpected Relief

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

A few surprisingly helpful ways to create some calm: Get rid of something. Whether donating an item or canceling an unused subscription, you'll feel a tiny bit lighter right away. Send something

Should companies talk politics at work?

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Execs speak out — new UK visa — cloud salaries View email in browser | Forward this email By Michelle Ma and Lizzy Lawrence June 28, 2022 Welcome back to our Workplace newsletter. It's only been

June 28 - Instagram Shares New Tips on How to Maximize Your Reels Content Approach

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Twitter Provides Tips on How to Maximize Carousel Ads and Posts; Google Launches New Funding and Support Programs for International Small Business Week; The Top 5 Strategies for Promoting a Book on

SCOTUS's gun control ruling.

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

The court struck down a New York law. SCOTUS's gun control ruling. By Isaac Saul – 28 Jun 2022 – View online → I'm Isaac Saul, and this is Tangle: an independent, ad-free, subscriber-supported