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Good morning, folks. Want to avoid bug bites and stings this summer? Experts say to take these helpful steps. Now, on to the news.

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Denis Balibouse/Reuters

An FDA panel voted unanimously to recommend Eli Lilly’s early-stage Alzheimer’s treatment, donanemab. If it gets FDA approval, it’d become the second Alzheimer’s drug on the market.

Trial results: Researchers studied the drug’s ability to clear a protein believed to cause Alzhheimer’s from the brain and found that it reduced the disease’s progress by 35% over 18 months. [Yahoo Finance]

What it means: The panel concluded that the drug’s benefits outweigh the risks, which can include brain swelling and bleeding, and that even a modest benefit could be worthwhile. [New York Times]

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Michael Laughlin/AP

🏒 Stanley Cup Final

The Panthers beat the Oilers 4-1 in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final, where Evan Rodrigues scored two goals. They now lead the series 2-0 heading into Game 3 on Thursday. [Yahoo Sports]

🌍 Israel-Hamas negotiations

Israel said it would continue its military operation in Gaza shortly after the U.N. Security Council approved a U.S.-backed ceasefire plan. Negotiations to implement the plan’s provisions remain stalled. [CNN]

➡️ Trump’s 2020 loss

In a new book about Donald Trump’s time as a reality TV star, he seemed to admit to the book’s author that he lost the 2020 election — contradicting his long-running claims — before backtracking. [Yahoo News]

📱 New Apple features

Apple announced several new iPhone features during its Worldwide Developers Conference, including AI-powered photo editing and a wider range of iMessage emoji “tapback” reactions. [USA Today]

🎬 ‘Practical Magic 2’

Warner Bros. announced a sequel to 1998’s Practical Magic, with Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman set to return as sister witches Sally and Gillian Owens. The studio didn’t give a release date. [Today]

📚 Legendary swimmer Katie Ledecky, who’s racked up 10 Olympic medals so far, released her memoir Just Add Water. [NBC Sports]

⚾ In the MLB, the Yankees play the Royals at 8:10 p.m. ET on the MLB app. [AP]

📺 Season 6 of Love Island: USA premieres at 9 p.m. ET on Peacock. The show’s new host: Vanderpump Rules’ Ariana Madix. [Yahoo Entertainment]

☀️ And don’t forget to: Read your daily horoscope. Play the Crossword. Check the forecast in your area.

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Illustration: Yahoo News; photo: Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Images

In 1982, Steven Spielberg’s blockbuster E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial hit theaters. How did Spielberg get that bike to fly? Henry Thomas, who starred in the movie as Elliott Taylor, broke down the iconic scene in 2022. [Yahoo Entertainment]

Anthony asked Kate Murphy, who covers national news for Yahoo News, about key cases that the Supreme Court is expected to rule on over the next month.

Kate: As a news team, we’re anticipating 30 rulings, but my guide on the bigger Supreme Court decisions narrows it down to eight that you’ll want to pay attention to.

Kate: A lot. The SCOTUS rulings I’m waiting for revolve around four big themes: abortion access, Trump’s criminal cases, gun access and First Amendment rights.

Kate: I wrote about two things: whether Trump has presidential immunity from criminal prosecution, and if he’ll be charged with certain crimes in the Jan. 6 case.

Catch up on these key cases: Read Kate’s full breakdown.

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Syzygy Publishing and Image Comics

After struggling with severe mental illness as a teen, Naomi Sacks teamed up with her dad Ethan to write a comic book series based on her experiences. “We wanted to show there’s a path to getting better, but there are bumps along the way,” she said. [People]

Have a wonderful day. See you tomorrow!

💡 P.S. Before you go, your daily advice: One dietitian called blueberries the healthiest fruit. Consider adding them to oatmeal or a smoothie. [Yahoo Life]

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