Situational awareness ... Second 180 in two days: "The White House says President Trump believes Russia would target U.S. elections again, even though he seemed to contradict his own intelligence officials on that point earlier today," per AP:
Twelve boys and their coach from the 'Wild Boars' soccer team receive gifts from local goverment during a press conference. Photo: Linh Pham/Getty Images
The "Wild Boars" soccer team — alive and well — gave its first media appearance today since being saved from a Thai cave by a heroic rescue operation, Axios' Zach Basu notes.
Why it matters... The entire world felt like it had a stake in this saga, with so many stories worth knowing:
What they're saying, as described by The Guardian:
The bottom line: 13 people presumed dead are alive, free to return to their parents and families. That's worth celebrating on any day.
Prince Harry tries archery during a visit to the RFU Injured Players Foundation annual Client Forum. Photo: Tim Ireland - WPA Pool/Getty Images
Passengers sing and dance during the first flight between the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa and the Eritrean capital Asmara in twenty years. Photo: Michael Tewelde/AFP/Getty Images
The first commercial flight between Ethiopia and Eritrea in two decades took place today after a landmark agreement between the two countries.
The details: Passengers celebrated the historic event, taking selfies, as well as dancing and singing during the 60-minute flight, per BBC News. Some reportedly broke down in tears upon their arrival in Asmara, as they met relatives and friends for the first time since the standoff started in 1998.