5 things to know today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

1. DEATH PENALTY GETS GREEN LIGHT The Trump administration was moving ahead early Tuesday with the execution of the first federal prison inmate in 17 years after a divided Supreme Court reversed lower courts and ruled federal executions could proceed.

2. FINDING A JOB CAN BE HARD WORK A new White House-backed ad campaign aims to encourage people who are unemployed or unhappy in their jobs or careers to go out and “find something new.”

3. STRAINED DIPLOMACY IN SOUTH CHINA SEA China is accusing the U.S. of attempting to sow discord between Beijing and the Southeast Asian countries with which it has territorial disputes.

4. LIBERAL CALIFORNIA CITY’S POLICE REFORM Berkeley is considering a proposal to shift traffic enforcement from armed police to unarmed city workers in a bid to curb racial profiling and reduce law enforcement encounters that can turn deadly, especially for Black drivers.

5. MONIKER MODIFICATIONS Now that the Washington Redskins have dropped their nickname, the spotlight has moved to other sports franchises, like the Cleveland Indians, to make changes amid a nationwide movement calling for racial justice.

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