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Posted: Jul 2, 2019 2:30 AM
Updated: Jul 2, 2019 2:30 AM

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TODAY

• Trump visits South Korea. En route from the G20 summit in Japan, President Donald Trump is in South Korea for a meeting with President Moon Jae-in and possibly a stop at the Demilitarized Zone at the North and South Korean border. The visit could set the stage for a third summit between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

• New York celebrates Pride. More than 100 floats and 500 marching groups are slated to roll through Manhattan starting at noon ET to honor the sacrifices and triumphs of the gay rights movement in the 50 years since the Stonewall riots.

It's Asteroid Day, so move over, Bruce Willis. Now's the time all earthlings are called upon to consider the hazard posed by the rocky orbiters and how to protect our planet.

MONDAY

• Hong Kong protests return. Demonstrators are again expected to flood the streets of Hong Kong, this time to mark 22 years since the territory reverted to China. Recent protests against a controversial extradition bill have drawn hundreds of thousands of activists to the streets.

• Happy Canada Day! Parades, picnics, fireworks and welcome ceremonies for new citizens highlight this holiday, which marks the joining in 1867 of Canada's original three provinces.

• It's strawberries and cream time. It wouldn't be Wimbledon without the legendary snack. The Grand Slam tennis tournament begins in London, with defending champ Novak Djokovic aiming for his fifth title.

• The Walkman turns 40. Sony's iconic portable music player -- once the ultimate in freedom -- enters middle age.

TUESDAY

• Ain't no sunshine. Remember a few years back, when we all cut holes in paper plates, put them over our faces and stared at the sun? It's déjà vu in Chile and Argentina when a total solar eclipse turns out the lights on parts of South America.

• Women's World Cup victory is in sight. It's semifinals week, with the US taking on England at 3 p.m. ET. The other semi is Wednesday, ahead of Saturday's third-place playoff. Here's when to watch on Fox.

• Don't get caught in the spoiler web. "Spider-Man: Far from Home" hits theaters, picking up where Marvel's latest blockbuster left off. (If you haven't seen "Avengers: Endgame" yet, now's the time.)

THURSDAY

• Happy Birthday, USA! The nation celebrates its 243rd year of independence. Trump has touted "one of the biggest gatherings in the history of Washington, D.C.," including a presidential address, though it could happen in the shadow of the Trump baby balloon that's flown over protests against the President in London.

• Putin visits the Pope. Russia's President is due to hold talks with Francis against the backdrop of warming relations between the Vatican and the Russian Orthodox Church. Though Russia's proxy war with Ukraine remains a sticking point, the sit-down could set the stage for the Pope to visit Russia.

• 'It's 1985 in Hawkins, Indiana.' And "summer's heating up." If you're ready for the sizzle, the third season of Netflix's "Stranger Things" drops.

FRIDAY

• Venezuelans hit the streets. Big pro- and anti-government protest are planned on the anniversary of the nation's declaration of independence from Spain. The country is still in limbo after a budding revolution failed to deliver, leaving President Nicolás Maduro to preside over a society still in crisis.

SATURDAY

• The Yellow Jersey turns 100. Riders start competing for the ultimate in cycling apparel as the Tour de France begins in Belgium en route to the final stage on July 28.

Mississippi Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 13260

Reported Deaths: 625
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Hinds89324
Lauderdale67855
Madison65421
Scott58910
Neshoba51231
Forrest48034
Jones46713
DeSoto4616
Leake38410
Holmes36523
Rankin3496
Jackson29613
Copiah2784
Attala27014
Lincoln24320
Monroe24224
Leflore24025
Harrison2346
Newton2243
Lamar2194
Yazoo2152
Pearl River20327
Pike19611
Adams18615
Lowndes1607
Noxubee1586
Washington1535
Warren1506
Bolivar14010
Jasper1393
Oktibbeha13410
Smith13110
Covington1271
Chickasaw12612
Clarke12616
Kemper12510
Lafayette1233
Carroll11310
Wayne1090
Marion1088
Lee1045
Clay993
Winston981
Coahoma983
Lawrence901
Hancock8711
Simpson850
Itawamba857
Yalobusha824
Wilkinson829
Montgomery781
Sunflower773
Grenada752
Jefferson Davis712
Union715
Tippah7011
Marshall693
Panola622
Calhoun604
Tate591
Claiborne581
Humphreys537
Amite521
Walthall510
Tunica483
Perry462
Jefferson400
Prentiss383
Stone300
Choctaw292
Webster271
Pontotoc263
Franklin252
Tishomingo250
Quitman240
Tallahatchie241
George191
Alcorn151
Benton140
Greene71
Sharkey70
Unassigned00

Alabama Coronavirus Cases

Confirmed Cases: 14478

Reported Deaths: 551
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Mobile1996109
Jefferson161488
Montgomery118630
Marshall6499
Tuscaloosa50512
Lee49832
Franklin4476
Shelby43319
Tallapoosa39662
Butler34411
Chambers33623
Madison2964
Baldwin2749
Elmore2637
Etowah23610
DeKalb2213
Coffee2001
Walker1981
Dallas1973
Sumter1916
Lowndes18610
Houston1644
Morgan1621
Autauga1593
Calhoun1413
Choctaw1414
Pike1360
Colbert1362
Marengo1336
Hale1293
Russell1280
Lauderdale1282
Randolph1257
Wilcox1187
Marion11310
Bullock1111
Barbour1101
Clarke1022
St. Clair1021
Pickens934
Talladega912
Greene894
Chilton871
Dale830
Cullman760
Limestone740
Jackson692
Covington651
Washington645
Winston620
Macon602
Bibb591
Crenshaw582
Henry562
Blount491
Escambia433
Lawrence420
Coosa331
Geneva330
Cherokee332
Perry310
Monroe282
Clay272
Conecuh251
Lamar200
Cleburne131
Fayette110
Unassigned00
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