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7 things you need to know about Friday, July 5

7 things you need to know about Friday, July 5

7 things you need to know about Friday, July 5

1

British voters have ended 14 years of Conservative Party rule.

Keir Starmer, leader of Britain’s Labour Party and incoming prime minister, celebrated his party’s landslide victory at a rally in London on July 5. (Video: Reuters)

2

President Biden faces a critical day to counter calls to abandon the election.

3

Hurricane Beryl will hit Mexico this morning.

4

Job growth slowed last month.

  • The numbers: Employers added 206,000 jobs in June, according to a federal report released this morning. The unemployment rate rose slightly to 4.1%.
  • What does it mean: It’s the latest sign that the U.S. economy is stabilizing after four years of breakneck growth, which could be good news for curbing inflation.

5

It’s been a year since Meta launched Threads.

6

Wimbledon bid an emotional farewell to Andy Murray.

A new male hot dog eating champion was crowned yesterday.

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