⚽ Breaking ... Back-to-back World Cup winner Jill Ellis will step down as the head coach of the U.S. women's national soccer team in October.
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Bernie Sanders made waves ahead of his time in the debate spotlight tonight with a conversation on "canceling student debt, climate change and raising the minimum wage" with rapper Cardi B for an upcoming campaign video.
The big picture ... Their meeting bucks a trend throughout the 2020 Democratic campaign: Celebrities have largely stayed away from wading into the race. The WashPost asked earlier this month: "Are you there, Oprah?"
That hasn't stopped some celebrities from endorsing with their wallets. The second quarter saw some big names open their checkbooks for their preferred candidates, reports CNN:
One of the world's only surviving giant panda triplets enjoys a birthday cake during a birthday party at the Chimelong Safari Park in Guangzhou, China.
Toiletries at the Shangri-La Hotel Bangkok. Photo: May Tse/South China Morning Post via Getty Images
The parent company of Holiday Inn and InterContinental Hotels announced that its nearly 843,000 guest rooms are switching to bulk-size bathroom amenities by 2021 as part of an effort to cut waste, writes the AP:
Why it matters: About 60% of the 8.3 billion metric tons of plastic produced throughout history has ended up as waste, with more than three-fourths of that going into landfills or the environment.
🌳 P.S. ... Ethiopia planted about 350 million trees yesterday to fight climate change and deforestation, per The Guardian.