Dennis Rodman may attend Trump-Kim summit

Former NBA star Dennis Rodman's agent says he's "considering going to Singapore" for the historic summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. CNN's Brian Todd reports.

Posted: Jun 7, 2018 1:18 PM
Updated: Jun 7, 2018 1:30 PM

Meet the man who's swimming across the ocean -- and through the Great Pacific Garbage Patch -- to raise awareness about plastic pollution. Here's what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door. (You can also get "5 Things You Need to Know Today" delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here.)

1. Justice Department

The Justice Department will now let top lawmakers look at documents related to the FBI's use of a confidential source during the 2016 presidential campaign. That's a big about-face for the department, which had resisted earlier efforts by lawmakers to get access to the documents, fearing it would put the source's life at risk. President Trump has railed for weeks, without evidence, that the FBI source was spying on his campaign. But House Speaker Paul Ryan rebuked Trump on that claim, agreeing with GOP Rep. Trey Gowdy's assessment that the FBI didn't do anything wrong in regards to the confidential source.

2. Alice Marie Johnson

President Trump commuted the life sentence of Alice Marie Johnson, a first-time nonviolent drug offender, just a week after his Oval Office meeting with reality star Kim Kardashian West, who pleaded for Johnson's release. Johnson, 63, standing outside the Alabama prison where she'd been held for 21 years, had a message for the President: "I am going to make you proud that you gave me this second chance in life." Her commutation is the sixth act of clemency Trump has issued since taking office, and others may be on the way. CNN has learned that Trump is considering pardons for at least 30 more people.

3. China

China may have pulled its missiles from a disputed island in the South China Sea. China has made claims on almost the entire sea and the islands located there and has ticked off Washington with its military buildup in the area. An Israeli intelligence firm believes the Chinese have removed missile systems they placed on one of the islands. But two US defense officials told CNN they think the Chinese are just hiding the missiles in buildings. The South China Sea is one of the most contested regions in the world, with overlapping territorial claims by China, the Philippines and Vietnam, among several others.

4. Immigration

Consider this: A woman was kidnapped in 1990 by guerrillas in El Salvador. They killed her husband and forced her to cook and clean for them. She made her way to the US and applied for asylum, but a court says she shouldn't get it and has to leave -- because her forced labor is considered providing help to terrorists. The controversial ruling was issued yesterday by an immigration court run by the Justice Department. US law doesn't recognize a difference between voluntary or involuntary "material support" for terrorist groups, Board of Immigration Appeals Judge Roger Pauley wrote. The dissenting judge said that's just a crazy interpretation of the law. The woman can appeal.

5. Airline tickets

If you plan to fly to your dream getaway this summer, be prepared to shell out more cash. Fuel prices are on the rise, which is putting a hurt on airlines' profits. So, of course, they're passing that on to all of us in the form of higher ticket prices. The airlines -- like Delta, which said its fuel prices are up 50% from last year -- have already started to tell Wall Street that passengers should prep for higher ticket prices. Customer demand is way up this year, thanks to the strong economy, but the airlines haven't added more seats, so that's also contributing to higher prices.

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I left my clothes right here!

A thief shouted about Nazis as he stole the clothes of a German far-right party leader while he swam in a lake.

Cue the cards

When reporters asked Malcolm Jenkins about his team's White House snub, the Philadelphia Eagles player let cue cards do the talking.

Calling for backup

When only two friends showed up to a birthday party for his son, who has autism, this dad called for the cops to get the fun started.

Vanishing act

Lava from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano has taken out homes and highways. Now, it has evaporated the state's largest freshwater lake.

HAPPENING LATER

Critical issue

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will meet with President Trump today, in a bid to make sure Trump discusses North Korean abductions of Japanese citizens when the President sits down with Kim Jong Un.

TODAY'S NUMBER

$3.3 billion

That's the value of the tariffs the European Union plans to hit the US with next month in retaliation for the Trump administration's steel and aluminum tariffs issued last week on US allies, including EU nations

TODAY'S QUOTES

"Didn't you guys burn down the White House?"

President Trump to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, after Trudeau, during a testy phone call about tariffs, asked the President how he could justify them as a national security issue. Spoiler alert: It was the British, not the Canadians, who burned down the White House during the War of 1812.

"I've done nothing wrong."

Dr. Windell Boutte, the so-called "dancing doctor," defending her appearance in videos posted online in which she is seen singing and dancing during surgical procedures

AND FINALLY

The mountain climber

Cuteness alert! A baby mountain goat learns to climb, with a little help from mom. (Click to view.)

Minnesota Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 480091

Reported Deaths: 6502
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Hennepin995591576
Ramsey42700795
Dakota35723383
Anoka32968383
Washington21824253
Stearns18677200
St. Louis14644262
Scott13104104
Wright12400114
Olmsted1167988
Sherburne864873
Carver755340
Clay682284
Rice664190
Blue Earth585535
Kandiyohi576374
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Chisago493344
Otter Tail478770
Benton441090
Winona413548
Mower399231
Douglas390168
Nobles385147
Goodhue382468
Polk340762
McLeod336149
Beltrami334449
Morrison321446
Lyon311343
Itasca308245
Becker306841
Isanti303052
Carlton298344
Steele297211
Pine280316
Freeborn275923
Nicollet251241
Todd243830
Brown240037
Le Sueur230120
Mille Lacs225447
Cass217224
Waseca206317
Meeker205534
Martin186628
Wabasha18503
Roseau177617
Hubbard159740
Houston156214
Dodge15114
Renville146840
Redwood146327
Fillmore13638
Chippewa135735
Cottonwood133420
Wadena128120
Pennington125716
Faribault121216
Aitkin117633
Sibley116110
Rock115313
Watonwan11478
Kanabec106619
Pipestone100724
Yellow Medicine97517
Murray9408
Jackson92310
Swift87118
Pope7875
Marshall76615
Stevens7378
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Clearwater71414
Lac qui Parle67916
Wilkin66410
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Big Stone5093
Lincoln5022
Grant4848
Norman4648
Mahnomen4367
Unassigned43568
Kittson40421
Red Lake3534
Traverse3015
Lake of the Woods2131
Cook1190

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Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 358981

Reported Deaths: 5342
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Polk57492544
Linn20508311
Scott18171204
Black Hawk16156286
Woodbury14835211
Johnson1371072
Dubuque13438192
Dallas1120090
Pottawattamie10678140
Story1011545
Warren549170
Clinton538983
Cerro Gordo530580
Webster514686
Marshall493372
Sioux490468
Buena Vista469436
Des Moines454059
Muscatine445989
Wapello4247107
Jasper404865
Plymouth392277
Lee372051
Marion355967
Jones293254
Henry292635
Carroll284448
Bremer276154
Crawford271235
Boone257530
Washington253344
Benton249254
Mahaska222745
Jackson219638
Dickinson215938
Tama211464
Kossuth206754
Clay192725
Hamilton191041
Delaware188739
Winneshiek186626
Fayette183832
Buchanan183128
Page181319
Hardin179538
Wright179031
Harrison178369
Cedar174722
Clayton167853
Butler165431
Floyd161939
Mills161820
Poweshiek153229
Cherokee153135
Madison152817
Hancock146429
Lyon145341
Iowa143723
Allamakee143444
Appanoose138147
Grundy138030
Jefferson137232
Winnebago136830
Calhoun133010
Cass132248
Mitchell129840
Louisa127741
Union125831
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Sac123618
Emmet120840
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Franklin118119
Humboldt116724
Guthrie116128
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Monroe92128
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Davis82123
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Lucas72721
Osceola69714
Worth6876
Taylor66212
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