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Situational awareness: "Dow drops 300 points after Trump threatens new tariffs on Mexico." (CNBC)
A drenched field in Illinois. Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images
Midwest farmers are staring down "what agricultural experts are calling a historically delayed planting season," writes the Washington Post's Katie Mettler.
The big picture: The region has been in the crosshairs of extreme weather events for weeks, facing record rainfall that has led to extensive, historic flooding.
The state of play: Corn and soybean farmers are already feeling the heat with sinking prices and demand due to President Trump's ongoing trade war with China.
What's next: With farm insurance deadlines fast approaching, some farmers now have to consider how much of their fields to plant — or if they should be planted at all.
Drake sitting courtside during Game 1 of the NBA Finals. Photo: Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images
Drake was up to his usual courtside antics during Game 1 of the NBA Finals between his hometown Toronto Raptors and the Golden State Warriors last night.
To kick off the Finals, Drake made his trolling a bit more subtle. He wore the jersey of former Raptor Dell Curry — the father of Warriors star Steph Curry.