(Above: Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's Son in law and a top adviser to the president.)
Jared Kushner, the son in law and top adviser of President Donal Trump, will testify in front of a Senate committee today. The issue at hand will be whether or not Kushner knowingly colluded with Russian officials to meddle in the United States Presidential Election, a questions raised by the news earlier this month that he had met with Russian lawyers (along with Donald Trump Jr.) in 2016 to receive dirt on Hillary Clinton. Kushner has denied any prior knowledge to the meeting's agenda and has vehemently denied that he colluded.
The White House recently announced that President Trump would accept new legislation to curtail and limit his ability to lift sanctions on Russia--this is a move that could potentially hurt his agenda and Vladimir Putin. It reveals that lawmakers from both parties distrust the Russian government in some capacity.
The FDA is set to approve gene therapy for fighting cancer in the next few months--a move that could substantially change the way that cancer is treated. Currently, the drug only really works against blood cancers (such as leukemia), but researchers are attempting to apply it to solid tumors as well.
Nine migrants were found dead in a tractor-trailer in Texas late Sunday. This is another example of the terrors of the human trafficking industry.
The president of Poland, in a surprise move, vetoed legislation that would give the far-right government there more power.
In sports, Jordan Spieth won the British Open, his third major golf championship. Chris Froome won the Tour de France, his fourth victory in the major cycling event.
That's all for today!
Have a good one!