Daily Edition Top 10 (Week of June 20, 2016)

Gabriella Schwarz / June 26, 2016

A man carries an EU flag outside Downing Street after Britain voted to leave the European Union. REUTERS/Neil Hall

A man carries an EU flag outside Downing Street after Britain voted to leave the European Union. REUTERS/Neil Hall

This week culminated in the U.K.’s historic decision to leave the European Union, which caused Prime Minister David Cameron to announce he will step down from his office and global markets to decline. The surprising outcome followed a week of dramatic politics in the U.S. as Democratic members of Congress staged a sit-in on the House floor to draw attention to gun control, the Supreme Court ruled on immigration and affirmative action and Donald Trump fired his campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski. Get caught up on some of the biggest stories of the week, as they appeared in The Daily Edition.

1. U.K. Voters Back Brexit, Will Leave European Union—NBC News, Cassandra Vinograd

Top line: “Britain has voted to leave the European Union in a historic referendum that forced the country’s prime minister to step down, upended markets and set the stage for a messy untangling with far-reaching implications…The vote served as an indictment of Britain’s government and a barometer of domestic fears about immigration and the economy.”

Topic to follow: Brexit

2. Brexit: David Cameron to quit after UK votes to leave EU—BBC

Top line: “He would attempt to “steady the ship” over the coming weeks and months, but that it would be for the new prime minister to carry out negotiations with the EU and invoke Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, which would give the UK two years to negotiate its withdrawal, he said.

‘The British people have voted to leave the European Union and their will must be respected,’ said Mr Cameron. ‘The will of the British people is an instruction that must be delivered.'”

Top line: David Cameron

3. Democrats End Sit-In After 25 Hours, Drawing Attention to Gun Control—The New York Time, David M. Herszenhorn and Emmarie Huetteman

Top line: “The tactics were more dramatic, a 25-hour siege by House Democrats. The words were more urgent, as Senators debated a compromise offered by a Republican. But by day’s end on Thursday, Congress was in the same place: a fierce stalemate over the nation’s gun laws, even with the additional pressure from the mass shooting in Orlando, Fla…In the House, Democrats on Thursday ended their 25-hour sit-in — a protest Speaker Paul D. Ryan called a high-profile stunt that undermined the basic institutions of government.”

Topic to follow: U.S. Congress

House Assistant Minority Leader James Clyburn, Rep. John Lewis, Rep. Joseph Crowley, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Charles Rangel sing "We Shall Overcome". AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster

House Assistant Minority Leader James Clyburn, Rep. John Lewis, Rep. Joseph Crowley, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Charles Rangel sing “We Shall Overcome”. AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster

4. Deadlocked Supreme Court blocks Obama on immigration—USA Today, Richard Wolf

Top line: “The Supreme Court dealt a likely fatal blow Thursday to President Obama’s effort to protect millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation and allow them to seek work permits, deadlocking 4-4 over a plan that had divided the nation as well as the justices. The tie vote leaves intact a preliminary injunction that stopped the program in its tracks more than a year ago, after Texas and 25 other states claimed Obama lacked the authority to circumvent Congress. While the case now will return to Texas for further review, it’s unlikely the lower federal courts that blocked the program will reverse themselves.”

Topic to follow: U.S. Supreme Court

President Barack Obama speaks in briefing room in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, June 23, 2016 after the Supreme Court divided evenly over Obama's plan to shield as many as 4 million unauthorized immigrants from deportation. Molly Riley/Pool via Bloomberg

President Barack Obama speaks in briefing room in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, June 23, 2016 after the Supreme Court divided evenly over Obama’s plan to shield as many as 4 million unauthorized immigrants from deportation. Molly Riley/Pool via Bloomberg

5. FBI Releases Full Transcript of 911 Calls from Orlando Massacre—NBC News, Corky Siemaszko

Top line: “The FBI reversed direction Monday and released the full transcript of the 911 call Orlando massacre shooter Omar Mateen made while in the midst of shooting-up the Pulse nightclub…In it, both Mateen and the ISIS leader to whom he pledged allegiance, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, are named.”

Magazine to follow: Orlando Nightclub Shooting

6. Trump team axes campaign manager Lewandowski—Politico, Nick Glass and Alex Isenstadt

Top line: “Corey Lewandowski has been fired as Donald Trump’s campaign manager, ending the tenure of the fiery operative who faced a steady string of controversies while guiding Trump’s skeleton campaign operation to a shocking victory in the 2016 Republican presidential primary.”

Topic to follow: Donald Trump

7. Freddie Gray verdict: Baltimore officer who drove van not guilty on all charges—CNN, Ray Sanchez, Lawrence Crook III and Laura Ly

Top line: “Baltimore police officer Caesar Goodson, who drove the van in which Freddie Gray was fatally injured, was found not guilty Thursday on all charges, including the most serious count of second-degree depraved-heart murder…Gray, who was 25, suffered a devastating spinal injury and died in April 2015, about a week after he was arrested and placed into a prisoner van. Though Gray’s death became a symbol of the black community’s distrust of police and triggered days of violent protests, the state has failed to secure a single conviction following three high-profile trials.”

Topic to follow: Baltimore

8. 23 Dead in West Virginia Floods—Time, Jonathan Mattise and Bruce Schreiner

Top line: “The heavy rains that pummeled West Virginia resulted in at least 23 deaths, leaving families homeless with the tearful realization that they’re starting from scratch.”

Topic to follow: West Virginia

9. Marco Rubio will seek Senate reelection, reversing pledge not to run—The Washington Post, Mike DeBonis, Ed O’Keefe and Sean Sullivan

Top line: “Sen. Marco Rubio said Wednesday he will seek reelection to the Senate, reversing a pledge he made a year ago to either assume the presidency or return to private life in Florida. The decision instantly transforms an already competitive race and improves Republicans’ chances of maintaining the Senate majority.

Rubio (R-Fla.) issued a lengthy statement explaining his decision to reverse course, citing the Senate’s power to ‘act as a check and balance on the excesses of a president’ as a central reason.”

Topic to follow: Marco Rubio

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., talks with reporters in the basement of the Capitol before the Senate Policy luncheons, June 21, 2016. Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., talks with reporters in the basement of the Capitol before the Senate Policy luncheons, June 21, 2016. Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call

10. North Korea fires two missiles, South Korea says—CNN, Jung-eun Kim, Madison Park and Barbara Starr

Top line: “North Korea fired two missiles Wednesday morning from its eastern coast, according to South Korean and U.S. officials…The first missile flew 93 miles (150 kilometers), and is considered a failed launch, according to a South Korean military official. The second missile traveled 249 miles (400 kilometers) and the data is still being analyzed by the South Korean military, the official told CNN. North Korea has made at least four previous attempts this year to test this type of missile.”

Topic to follow: North Korea

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