The Friday Flyover Replay 6/21/2024

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Welcome to The Friday Flyover Replay. This is the Debut Edition of the Flyover Replay.. We will publish Monday thru Friday with audio added. With That, Here we go!

FRIDAY, JUNE 21, 2024

Good Morning! On this day in 1788, New Hampshire became the ninth and last necessary state to ratify the Constitution of the United States, thereby making the document the law of the land.

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RFK Jr. Doesn’t Qualify For Debate

Independent candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. will not participate in next week’s presidential debate in Atlanta after failing to meet state ballot and polling benchmarks.

CNN, the network hosting the June 27 debate, required candidates to have at least four qualifying national polls with at least 15% support and ballot access in enough states to potentially win a majority in the Electoral College—270 electoral votes.

Kennedy received at least 15% in three qualifying polls and was on the ballot in six states, making him eligible for only 89 electoral college votes.

In a statement, Kennedy described his exclusion as “undemocratic, un-American, and cowardly.” Kennedy filed a legal complaint to the Federal Election Commission.

Senate Proposes Draft for Women

A proposal by Senate Democrats to require women to register for the draft ignited protests from Republicans, complicating the passage of the annual National Defense Authorization Act.

The proposal, which Congress rejected before, was added to the defense bill in the Armed Services Committee, and while it’s not expected to pass, it’s likely to delay the bill.

Senator Josh Hawley has opposed the provision, calling it “insane,” stating that women shouldn’t be forced to serve if they don’t want to, and criticized Democrats for using the military for social experiments.

Currently, only men aged 18-25 must register with the Selective Service, with options for deferments or exemptions if drafted.

Actor Donald Sutherland Dies at 88

Donald Sutherland, the iconic Canadian actor who appeared in over 200 movies, passed away on Thursday at the age of 88.

His long career, spanning over 60 years, included memorable performances in classics like the original film version of “M.A.S.H.,” “Klute,” “Ordinary People,” and more recently, “The Hunger Games” saga. You can see his life in pictures here.

Sutherland’s achievements include an honorary Oscar for his contributions to cinema, an Emmy, and two Golden Globe Awards. He was often noted as one of the best actors never to receive a competitive Academy Award nomination.

He is survived by his five children, including actor Kiefer Sutherland.

Politics

House Republicans outraised their Democratic counterparts $12.6 million to $11.9 million in May, marking the first time the GOP brought in more monthly cash than Democrats this year. (More)

A new poll taken after his New York trial shows former President Trump still holding a narrow lead over President Biden in crucial battleground states. (More)

The Biden administration announced it would accelerate the delivery of air defense systems to Ukraine on Thursday by halting shipments originally designated for allies. (More)

Emerson College officials said recent anti-Israel protests on its campus have contributed to a significant drop in freshman enrollment and may lead to budget cuts and faculty layoffs. (More)

Sports and Entertainment

Former NBA player and current sportscaster JJ Redick has agreed to a four-year contract to be the Los Angeles Lakers’ next coach, a week after Connecticut coach Dan Hurley turned down the job. (More)

Indiana rookie star Caitlin Clark recorded her second career double-double, 18 points and 12 rebounds, on Wednesday, helping the Fever beat the Washington Mystics 88-81 for their third consecutive win. (More)

Charlie Woods, the 15-year-old son of Tiger Woods, shot a 1-under 71 on Wednesday, earning a spot in his first USGA championship. (More)

Athletic commissioners were given two options to expand the NCAA Tournament field to 72 or 76 teams on Wednesday. If approved, tournament expansion wouldn’t occur until the 2025-26 season. (More)

Finance

Big Stock Move: PENN Entertainment stock rose 10% Thursday on news that the gaming entertainment company is in talks to be acquired by casino operator Boyd Gaming. (More)

CDK Global, a car dealership software provider, faced its second cyber attack in two days on Wednesday. They shut down most systems, causing widespread outages at North American auto dealerships. (See Details)

Amazon announced that it will replace plastic air pillows in its boxes with paper fillers, aiming to use nearly 15 billion fewer plastic pillows annually. (More)

Rite Aid is closing 27 store locations in Ohio and Michigan as part of nearly 550 closures since it filed for reorganization in October. (More)

Science and Tech

A new study says DNA inherited from parents is a big factor in how coffee affects individuals, but that the overall health impact of coffee is too complex to say whether it’s good or bad for you. (See Details)

Lego has partnered with the European Space Agency to create “Space Bricks” made from a mix of meteorite dust and other materials to explore the potential for building structures on the moon. (More)

The James Webb Space Telescope captured detailed images of the exotic Crab Nebula, revealing intricate cage-like structures of magenta dust grains. (See Images)

The Rotator

Feel Good Friday

A family of taekwondo instructors in Texas saved a woman from assault by using their martial arts training to subdue the attacker until law enforcement arrived. (See Details)

A tense video shows a penguin getting separated from his family on a piece of ice as it drifts away, threatening to carry him out to sea. (Watch Video)

A group of college students invented a leaf blower that cuts noise by 40%, with the patented design hitting stores in two years. (More)

ET Cetera

British track cyclist Katie Archibald broke two leg bones and dislocated her ankle when she tripped over a step, leaving the two-time Olympic champion unable to compete at the Paris Games. (More)

“The Rest on the Flight into Egypt,” a masterpiece by Italian Renaissance painter Titian, which was stolen twice and recovered in plastic wrap at a bus stop, could sell for as much as $32 million at auction. (More)

An energy company found what may be the oldest and deepest shipwreck ever in the Mediterranean Sea while searching for potential energy sources off the coast of Israel. (See Images)

 

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