THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

  • It appears that Kanye West actually made a bit of an effort to run for president, but it reportedly won't be happening this year as he missed getting on the ballot in Florida. In order to meet the ballot requirements, 132,781 Florida voters would have to sign a petition by today.
  • Burger King has enlisted Michel Gondry, the yodeling kid and lemongrass in an eco-friendly push to reduce cow farts. The plan to cut livestock methane emissions is explained by kids in a music video.
  • In the first presidential poll since Kanye West announced he is running, he checks in at 2%.
  • A squirrel has tested positive for the bubonic plague in Colorado. The squirrel was found in a town in Jefferson County, which is west of Denver.
  • Peacock, NBCUniversal's new streaming service, will officially launch today, but won't be available on Roku and Amazon's devices -- the two biggest streaming distributors in the U.S. -- when it launches.
  • Disney Plus, which wrapped up animated series "Star Wars: The Clone Wars in May," has commissioned animated spinoff "Star Wars: The Bad Batch," which is set to debut in 2021.
  • NASCAR hall of famers Ray Evernham and Tony Stewart - will launch an auto racing circuit. Superstar Racing Experience (SRX) will feature six short-track races starting next summer.
  • The body of actress Naya Rivera has been recovered from California's Lake Piru. And, from the land of the creepy, she was found on the 7th anniversary of co-star Cory Monteith's death.
  • In England, a pub owner was concerned about the lack of social distancing in his establishment, so he installed an electric fence. Works like a charm.
  • Oakley and the NFL have unveiled a new type of face shields for players' helmets that were specifically designed to prevent the spread of the virus as players come in close contact with each other.
  • An Alaska Airlines flight from Seattle to Chicago had to return to Seattle after a man started yelling that he was going to "kill everybody on this plane unless you believe Jesus was a black man."
  • Ford rolled out their new and improved 2021 Ford Bronco on Monday... and it's already sold out!
  • The presidential election is now less than 16 weeks away.
  • Grant Imahara, from "MythBusters" and Netflix's "White Rabbit Project" suddenly died from a brain aneurysm, at the age of 49.
  • So, what's the new name for the Washington Redskins? Among those being researched: Redtails, Renegades, Monuments, Veterans and Red-Tailed Hawks. Reports last week indicated Warriors was the front-runner.
  • Claudia Conway, 15-year-old daughter of Kellyanne and George Conway, announced plans to delete her social-media accounts per her parents' request.
  • Tina Turner is coming out of retirement, sort of. She's been working with Norwegian producer DJ Kygo on a remix of "What's Love Got to Do With It?" which will be released on Friday.
  • If you get up early enough to catch that comet in the summer sky, you have to be up right before sunrise. You have through Sunday to catch it. Otherwise, you'll have to see it the next time it passes in 6,800 years. It's name: Neowise.
  • Marina Balmasheva, 35, from the Russian region of Krasnodar Krai, lived with her ex-husband Alexey, 45, and his son for more than 10 years. After they divorced, Marina found love once again, this time with her 20-year-old stepson Vladimir 'Voya' Shavyrin. The couple announced that they planned to marry earlier this year and they married last week at a registry office.
  • Los Angeles, Atlanta and San Diego will NOT be holding in-class school this fall.
  • And now, from Amazon stores, the smart shopping cart. It uses cameras, sensors and a scale to automatically detect what shoppers drop in. It keeps a tally and then charges their Amazon account when they leave the store. No cashier is needed.
  • Due to a coin shortage at the Federal Reserve, Kroger will no longer return coin change to customers. Instead, the remainders from cash transactions can either be donated to charity or applied to the customers' loyalty cards to be used on the next purchase.

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