NUMBER 5 - TINDER LAWSUIT
Popular dating app Tinder is being sued for sexual harassment and discrimination by a former executive. Ex-Vice President of Marketing Whitney Wolfe says Chief Marketing Officer Justin Mateen repeatedly called her derogatory names in front of the CEO. Wolfe also claims she was stripped of her co-founder title, because Mateen said having a 24-year-old girl as a co-founder made the company "seem like a joke."
NUMBER 4 - SCOTUS IMPACT ON SMALL BUSINESSES
The U.S. Supreme Court's decision to exempt some closely-held companies, like Hobby Lobby, from certain contraceptive coverage under Obamacare will not directly impact small businesses. Closely-held companies are majority owned, by five or fewer people. Seventy-eight percent of small businesses are family-owned, but only two percent of small businesses have 50 or more employees. Any business with fewer than 50 employees is already exempt from the mandate.
NUMBER 3 - UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS TURNED BACK AT BORDER
Protesters in California turned back three buses Tuesday loaded with undocumented immigrants. The buses were trying to drop the illegal immigrants at the California border patrol station, but the demonstrators, waving American flags, forced them back. Residents are angry with the way the federal government is handling the crisis. Thousands of undocumented people, many unaccompanied minors, have been streaming over the border in recent months.
NUMBER 2 - CIVIL RIGHTS ACT ANNIVERSARY
Today marks the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act. On July 2, 1964 President Johnson signed the historic act into law. The legislation was the culmination of decades of battling against segregation and discrimination. To celebrate the anniversary, Freedom Riders will travel from Washington, D.C. to Richmond, the capital of the Confederacy during the Civil War.
NUMBER 1 - TROPICAL STORM ARTHUR
Tropical Storm Arthur could ruin Fourth of July celebrations for people along the east coast. The first named storm of the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season is churning off the Atlantic coast of central Florida. The National Hurricane Center predicts the system will drift northwest before turning north. It could impact the outer banks of North Carolina by Thursday night. After that, forecasters expect Arthur to turn northeast.
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