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Daily Briefing: Nancy Mace's big race

It's unclear how far the support of former President Donald Trump will take Republican Rep. Nancy Mace in her South Carolina district primary. A jury continues to deliberate in Hunter Biden's felony gun case and Apple Intelligence is coming for your iPhone.

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How far will Trump's support go for Nancy Mace?

Republican Rep. Nancy Mace faces a competitive primary challenge for South Carolina’s 1st congressional district from former state cabinet official Catherine Templeton.

The race is shaping up to be a proxy fight between former President Donald Trump’s MAGA wing of the Republican Party and establishment conservatives.

Prep for the polls: See who is running for president and compare where they stand on key issues in our Voter Guide

Rep. Nancy Mace, R-S.C., is seen on the House floor as lawmakers hold a second vote to elect a new speaker in Washington.

Jury begins deliberating in Hunter Biden trial

Hunter Biden’s trial on federal gun charges is now in the hands of the jury of 12 Delaware residents who will decide whether the president's son illegally bought and owned a revolver while he was an unlawful drug user or addict. Biden, 54, faces a maximum of 25 years in prison if convicted of all three felony charges. The trial is historic because Biden is the first child of a sitting president to be tried for a crime. Read more

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UN Security Council backs cease-fire proposal

The Biden administration's proposal for a cease-fire in Gaza received the United Nations' endorsement Monday when the Security Council voted 14-0 in favor of a resolution supporting the plan, with only Russia abstaining but not vetoing. Still, acceptance by the warring parties remains elusive. The three-stage proposal would bring about an immediate stop in the fighting between Israel and Hamas, along with the release of hostages in exchange for Palestinian prisoners. Read more

What do know about donanemab

A Food and Drug Administration advisory panel on Monday endorsed the experimental Alzheimer's drug donanemab, which studies showed slowed early stages of the fatal mind-robbing disease. The recommendation came despite pointed questions from advisory committee members about the potential side effects of Eli Lilly's drug, an antibody that removes beta-amyloid that accumulates in the brains of patients with Alzheimer's disease. The panel also said the benefits of the drug outweighed potential risks for people with early stages of the disease. Read more

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AI = Apple Intelligence

Apple is embracing the power of generative models and how it can enhance their existing software with Apple Intelligence. Capabilities coming for millions of Apple product users will include actions across apps — like carrying out tasks seamlessly on your behalf. For example, Apple Intelligence can help your writing, such as in emails and other documents, with proofread and rewrite features, including tones, summaries and editing. There will also be a smart reply option. Apple is also partnering with ChatGPT, so Siri may tap into ChatGPT to supplement responses, for which it will first ask for user permission. Read more

Apple's new "tapback" reaction feature coming with iOS18.

Photo of the day: A summer of competition is heating up

The Paris Olympics are mere weeks away, meaning the best of the world's athletes are vying in competitions around the world to get spots on their respective national teams — and set the bar for competition in France.

Athletes compete in the women's 4 x 400m relay heat during the European Athletics Championships at the Olympic stadium in Rome on June 11, 2024.

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