Things you should know today: 6/26/18


Missing Thai soccer team known for adventures

Songpol Kanthawong, 13, sits with his father Noppadon Kanthawong, right, in a tent for families and friends to wait for news outside the cave where his soccer team and coach went missing in Mae Sai, Chiang Rai province, Northern Thailand, Tuesday, June 26, 2018. Songpol is a member of the missing team but didn’t join them on the trip. About a dozen navy SEAL divers and other rescuers re-entered a partly flooded cave in northern Thailand on Tuesday morning to search for 12 boys and their soccer coach who have been missing for three days in the sprawling caverns. (AP Photo/Tassanee Vejpongsa)

Twelve boys of the Wild Boars soccer team and their coach have been missing for three days since they went on a trip to the Tham Luang Nang Non cave that flooded Saturday afternoon. The boys range from ages 11 to 16. Nacy SEAL divers and other rescuers have been working inside the cave to find the boys and their coach. Officials discovered some of their belongings, raising hope that they found a safe space away from the floods.

Enemy turned ally: Poliovirus is used to fight brain tumors

Shawn Rocco
This Aug. 8, 2013 photo provided by Duke University shows Dr. Matthias Gromeier at his laboratory at Duke in Durham, N.C. Gromeier developed a modified poliovirus to attack glioblastoma brain tumor cells. One of the world’s most dreaded viruses has been turned into an immune system therapy to fight deadly brain tumors. Survival was better than expected for patients in a small study treated with the modified poliovirus, which helped their bodies attack their cancer, doctors reported on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. (Shawn Rocco/Duke Health via AP)

The poliovirus, one of the world’s most dreaded viruses, has been turned into a treatment that helps fight deadly brain tumors. Many patients in the first human test of the treatment seemed to have long-lasting benefit. About 21 percent were alive at three years versus 4 percent in a comparison group of previous brain tumor patients.

High court rules against Calif. crisis pregnancy center law

J. Scott Applewhite
Visitors depart the Supreme Court early Monday, June 25, 2018. The justices are expected to hand down decisions this week as the court’s term comes to a close. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Pro-life centers no longer have to promote abortion due to the government. The Supreme Court ended a 2016 California law that requires anti-abortion crisis pregnancy centers to tell clients about the availability of contraception, abortion and pre-natal care, at little or no cost. The 5-4 ruling also casts doubts on similar laws in Hawaii and Illinois. Centers disagreed with the law since it forced them to deliver a message which they did not approve of, whereas California said it was necessary to let poor mothers know their options.

The Supreme Court voted with a 5-4 ruling to uphold the Trump administration’s travel ban, which blocks immigrants from several Muslim countries from entering the U.S. People on Twitter are sharing their thoughts.

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir is trending on Twitter after welcoming the San Francisco’s Gay Men’s Chorus to perform with them in a special event in Mountain View, California.

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