1. U.S. President Donald Trump will sign an executive order on police reform on Tuesday amid nationwide protests against racism and police brutality. The protests erupted last month after George Floyd, an African American, died in police custody in Minneapolis.
  2. The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled for the first time that a federal law banning workplace discrimination applies to sexual minorities. The court ruled on Monday that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and other sexual minority workers are protected under the 1964 Civil Rights Act that bars job discrimination on the basis of sex, among other factors.
  3. Japanese Defense Minister Kono Taro says the government will suspend a plan to deploy the land-based Aegis Ashore missile defense system in the country. Kono told reporters on Monday that due to technical and financial challenges the plan to deploy the system was being halted.
June 16, Tuesday, 2020 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline