Updated Jun 17, 2018

A father’s perspective: Raising a black son in America

This Father’s Day, writer and educator Clint Smith talks about fatherhood through the lens of racial bias. In an interview with Axios, he asks, "How does one grow up in a home in which you feel loved, affirmed and celebrated, and then go out into a world where you are rendered a caricature of someone else’s fear?”

Why it matters: Studies have found that black Americans, including children, are treated differently than their white counterparts. “A white kid running around with a water gun is not the same as a black child. Tamir Rice is the case study in that,” Smith says.

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Coronavirus spreads to new countries, while U.S. confirms 57 cases

Data: The Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins, the CDC, and China's Health Ministry. Note: China numbers are for the mainland only and U.S. numbers include repatriated citizens.

Public health officials confirmed Tuesday the U.S. has 57 people with the novel coronavirus, mostly those repatriated from the Diamond Princess cruise ship — an increase they had expected after the passengers were allowed to return home from Japan against their initial advice.

The big picture: COVID-19 has killed more than 2,700 people and infected more than 80,000 others, mostly in mainland China. There's only been two cases of person-to-person infections in the U.S. so far, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is now warning that Americans should prepare for a much broader outbreak here.

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Space tourism gets ready for launch

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

Multiple space tourism companies are aiming to send their first customers to the edge of space before the end of this year.

Why it matters: Right now, most revenue in the space industry is tied up in government contracts, but experts say the maturing industry will need tourism to grow into the $1 trillion economy some predict it could be.

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