Start your Monday smart: Hong Kong, Putin & the Pope, July 4th, Venezuela, World Cup

Find out how much money Americans spend on hot dogs and watermelons to celebrate Independence Day.

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: 94021

Reported Deaths: 2846
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Hinds6979155
DeSoto542555
Harrison374372
Jackson339967
Madison321286
Rankin319375
Lee261067
Jones242778
Forrest239570
Washington218171
Lafayette209239
Lauderdale2007124
Bolivar179565
Oktibbeha175450
Lamar163534
Neshoba1540103
Panola144527
Sunflower142144
Lowndes140357
Warren138150
Leflore137080
Pontotoc123616
Pike121348
Monroe118965
Scott116425
Copiah116333
Coahoma112827
Holmes109258
Marshall107615
Lincoln106853
Grenada106235
Yazoo103929
Simpson101443
Union97824
Tate95537
Leake94037
Adams92136
Wayne87721
Pearl River86750
Marion84133
Prentiss81517
Covington80922
Alcorn77511
Itawamba77021
Newton75923
Tallahatchie75718
George75113
Winston72519
Tishomingo66137
Chickasaw65624
Tippah64516
Attala64125
Walthall59425
Clay58117
Hancock56421
Jasper55515
Noxubee54315
Clarke53739
Smith52414
Calhoun50612
Tunica48113
Montgomery45520
Claiborne45216
Lawrence42512
Yalobusha41814
Perry40918
Quitman3755
Humphreys37315
Stone35711
Greene34617
Webster33113
Jefferson Davis32811
Carroll31212
Amite31110
Wilkinson30217
Kemper28615
Sharkey26312
Jefferson2439
Benton2201
Franklin1893
Choctaw1795
Issaquena1033
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Alabama Coronavirus Cases

Confirmed Cases: 131988

Reported Deaths: 2304
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Jefferson19123337
Mobile13122290
Montgomery8688173
Madison763075
Tuscaloosa7323114
Lee575159
Shelby571950
Baldwin508749
Marshall387943
Calhoun337439
Etowah336547
Morgan321426
Houston272722
Elmore255847
DeKalb237119
St. Clair224335
Walker224380
Talladega207726
Limestone200119
Cullman186218
Dallas174926
Franklin174528
Russell17312
Autauga169124
Lauderdale165333
Colbert160926
Escambia156425
Blount156014
Jackson151611
Chilton150227
Dale133343
Covington131127
Coffee12838
Pike11619
Tallapoosa113683
Chambers113242
Clarke105517
Marion94828
Butler91138
Barbour8387
Winston71612
Marengo70119
Lowndes64927
Pickens63814
Bibb63610
Randolph62212
Hale61528
Lawrence59220
Bullock59114
Geneva5814
Monroe5768
Cherokee56916
Clay5527
Washington54913
Perry5386
Wilcox53111
Conecuh52411
Crenshaw52331
Macon47820
Henry4754
Fayette4269
Sumter41819
Lamar3532
Choctaw34512
Cleburne3326
Greene30015
Coosa1653
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