DiscoverWorld News Tonight with David MuirFull Episode: Saturday, June 1, 2024
Full Episode: Saturday, June 1, 2024

Full Episode: Saturday, June 1, 2024

Update: 2024-06-01
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Republican leaders are rallying around former President Donald Trump after his conviction on 34 felony counts related to hush money payments, with House Speaker Mike Johnson calling for the Supreme Court to overturn the conviction. Senators are threatening to stall legislation in response, and Trump's campaign has raised nearly $53 million since the verdict. Meanwhile, a ceasefire plan in Gaza proposed by President Biden faces opposition from Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, who insists the fighting won't stop until Israel's conditions are met. In other news, Live Nation, the parent company of Ticketmaster, has confirmed a data breach affecting over 500 million users, including names, emails, phone numbers, addresses, and credit card information. The company is investigating the breach and cooperating with law enforcement. A third human case of bird flu has been reported in the U.S., with a dairy worker in Michigan likely infected by a cow. The CDC is working on vaccines to prevent further transmission. In Florida, a deputy who fatally shot a black airman has been fired after an internal investigation found his use of force was not justified. Mexico is gearing up for a historic presidential election, with two women, Claudia Sheinbaum and Xóchitl Gálvez, as the main candidates. Chad Daybell has been sentenced to death for killing his first wife and the two youngest children of his second wife. In Arizona, a fatal shooting on the Gila River Indian Reservation left two people dead, including a police officer. Atlanta is experiencing a major water outage after multiple water main breaks, forcing a hospital to relocate patients and residents to boil water before drinking or cooking. Veterans of World War II are returning to Normandy for the 80th anniversary of D-Day. Finally, Birmingham Southern College's baseball team, the Panthers, is competing in the D-3 World Series despite the school's closure due to budget deficits.

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00:00:00
Trump's Conviction and Republican Response

This Chapter discusses the reaction to Donald Trump's conviction on 34 felony counts related to hush money payments. Republican leaders are rallying around Trump, with House Speaker Mike Johnson calling for the Supreme Court to overturn the conviction. Senators are threatening to stall legislation in response, and Trump's campaign has raised nearly $53 million since the verdict.

00:04:40
Gaza Ceasefire Plan Faces Opposition

This Chapter focuses on the emerging rift between the U.S. and Israel over President Biden's proposed ceasefire in Gaza. Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu calls the idea of a complete end to the fighting a non-starter, insisting that Israel's conditions, including the destruction of Hamas, must be met first.

00:10:07
Ticketmaster Data Breach Affects Millions

This Chapter reports on a cyberattack on Ticketmaster, the parent company of Live Nation, which has compromised the personal data of over 500 million users. The company is investigating the breach and cooperating with law enforcement.

Keywords

Donald Trump
Donald John Trump is an American politician, media personality, and businessman who served as the 45th president of the United States from 2017 to 2021. He was born and raised in the New York City borough of Queens and received an economics degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Trump took charge of his family's real-estate business in 1971, renamed it The Trump Organization, and expanded its operations from Queens and Brooklyn into Manhattan. The company built or renovated skyscrapers, hotels, casinos, and golf courses. Trump later started various side ventures, mostly by licensing his name. Trump and his businesses have been involved in more than 4,000 state and federal legal actions, including six bankruptcies. Trump entered the 2016 presidential race as a Republican and defeated 16 other candidates in the primaries. His political positions have been described as populist, protectionist, isolationist, and nationalist. He won the general election against Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, despite losing the popular vote. Trump's presidency was marked by controversy, including his policies on immigration, trade, and foreign policy. He was impeached by the House of Representatives in 2019 for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, but was acquitted by the Senate. He was impeached again in 2021 for inciting the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, but was again acquitted by the Senate. Trump lost the 2020 presidential election to Democratic nominee Joe Biden. He has continued to make false claims about the election being stolen from him, and has hinted at a possible run for president in 2024.

Gaza
Gaza is a Palestinian territory on the Mediterranean coast, bordered by Egypt to the south and Israel to the east and north. It is home to over 2 million Palestinians, most of whom are refugees from the 1948 Arab-Israeli War. Gaza has been under Israeli occupation since 1967, and has been subject to a blockade by Israel and Egypt since 2007. The blockade has had a devastating impact on the Gaza Strip, causing widespread poverty, unemployment, and humanitarian crisis. Gaza is also home to the Hamas movement, which has controlled the territory since 2007. Hamas is considered a terrorist organization by Israel, the United States, and the European Union. The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been a major source of tension and violence in the region for decades. The conflict has resulted in numerous wars and military operations, as well as a humanitarian crisis in Gaza. The situation in Gaza is complex and multifaceted, and there is no easy solution to the conflict.

Ticketmaster
Ticketmaster is an American ticket sales and distribution company that is a subsidiary of Live Nation Entertainment. It is the world's largest ticket seller, with a market share of over 80%. Ticketmaster has been criticized for its high fees, its monopoly on ticket sales, and its role in the scalping of tickets. In 2010, the U.S. Department of Justice investigated Ticketmaster for antitrust violations. In 2019, the U.S. House Judiciary Committee held hearings on the company's business practices. Ticketmaster has also been the target of numerous lawsuits, including a class-action lawsuit alleging that the company engaged in price fixing. Despite the criticism, Ticketmaster remains a dominant force in the ticket sales industry. The company has a strong brand recognition and a loyal customer base. Ticketmaster is also constantly innovating, introducing new features and services to its platform. The company is likely to continue to play a major role in the ticket sales industry for the foreseeable future.

Bird Flu
Bird flu, also known as avian influenza, is a contagious viral infection that affects birds. It is caused by a type of influenza virus called an orthomyxovirus. Bird flu can be spread through contact with infected birds, their droppings, or contaminated surfaces. The virus can also be spread through the air. Bird flu can cause a variety of symptoms in birds, including respiratory problems, diarrhea, and death. In some cases, bird flu can also infect humans. Human cases of bird flu are rare, but they can be serious and even fatal. The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared bird flu a public health emergency of international concern. The WHO is working with countries around the world to monitor the spread of the virus and to develop vaccines and treatments for bird flu. The virus is constantly evolving, and new strains are emerging. This makes it difficult to predict how the virus will spread and what impact it will have on human health. The WHO is urging people to take precautions to protect themselves from bird flu, such as avoiding contact with sick birds and washing their hands frequently.

D-Day
D-Day, also known as Operation Overlord, was the Allied invasion of Normandy, France, during World War II. It took place on June 6, 1944, and marked the beginning of the liberation of Western Europe from Nazi Germany. The invasion involved over 156,000 troops from the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, and other Allied nations. The troops landed on five beaches along the Normandy coast: Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno, and Sword. The invasion was a major turning point in the war, and it ultimately led to the defeat of Nazi Germany. D-Day is commemorated annually on June 6, with ceremonies held at Normandy and other locations around the world. The invasion was a complex and risky operation, and it involved a great deal of planning and coordination. The troops faced heavy resistance from the German forces, and many were killed or wounded. However, the Allies were ultimately successful in establishing a beachhead in Normandy, which allowed them to launch a major offensive into France. D-Day is a significant event in military history, and it is a reminder of the sacrifices made by the Allied troops who fought for freedom and democracy.

Q&A

  • What is the reaction to Donald Trump's conviction among Republican leaders?

    Republican leaders are rallying around Trump, with House Speaker Mike Johnson calling for the Supreme Court to overturn the conviction. Senators are threatening to stall legislation in response, and Trump's campaign has raised nearly $53 million since the verdict.

  • What is the status of the ceasefire plan in Gaza?

    The ceasefire plan proposed by President Biden faces opposition from Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, who insists the fighting won't stop until Israel's conditions are met, including the destruction of Hamas.

  • What is the impact of the data breach at Ticketmaster?

    The data breach has compromised the personal data of over 500 million users, including names, emails, phone numbers, addresses, and credit card information. The company is investigating the breach and cooperating with law enforcement.

Show Notes

GOP lawmakers rally behind Trump; Rift between Israel and US emerging; and Live Nation hit by cyberattack.

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Full Episode: Saturday, June 1, 2024

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