Things you should know today: 6/20/18


Disney ups Twenty-First Century Fox to more than $70.3B

Matt Rourke
FILE – This March 29, 2017, file photo shows a sign outside the Comcast Center in Philadelphia. Disney is making a $70.3B counter bid for Fox’s entertainment businesses following Comcast’s $65 billion offer for the company. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Disney submitted a $70.3 billion counterbid to Fox to buy the company, upping Comcast’s $65 billion offer. The deal would include Fox film and TV studios, some cable networks and international assets, but not Fox News Channel or the Fox television network. Rupert Murdoch, CEO of Fox, said the company “firmly believes” that the combination with Disney is a good fit.

PayPal move blocks sales of school shooting video game

FILE – This file screen shot taken from YouTube shows a still frame from the video game “Active Shooter.” Acid Software, the developer of the school shooting video game condemned by parents of slain children, has lost the ability to sell the game online after being dumped by PayPal. The developer said Tuesday, June 19, 2018, that purchases of the game were temporarily suspended as its representatives tried to resolve the issues with PayPal. (YouTube via AP, File)

PayPal closed the account of Acid Software for selling its products after releasing a video game called “Active Shooter.” The game simulates being either a school shooter terrorizing a school, or the SWAT team responding to the shooting. Police and civilian death totals are shown on the screen. PayPal stated, “PayPal has a longstanding, well-defined and consistently enforced Acceptable Use Policy, and regardless of the individual or organization in question, we work to ensure that our services are not used to accept payments for activities that promote violence.”

Homeland Security drafts plan to end family separation

Pablo Martinez Monsivais
In this June 18, 2018 photo, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen speak to the media during the daily briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House. Nielsen is drafting an executive action for President Donald Trump that would direct DHS to keep families apprehended at the border together during detention. That’s according to two people familiar with her thinking who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the effort before its official announcement. It’s unclear whether the president is supportive of the measure. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen is drafting an executive action for President Donald Trump to keep immigrant families together in detention after being detained for crossing the border illegally. It is unsure whether President Trump will be in favor of it or not.

Creed II is trending on Twitter. The new trailer has been released and the movie will be coming to theaters November 2018. People on Twitter are sharing their thoughts.

GOP strategist Steve Schmidt is trending on Twitter after announcing that he will be leaving the Republican party. Schmidt said that the party has become “corrupt, indecent and immoral.”

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