____________________________________________________________________ MoneyWatch: U.S. Postal service loses $2 billion; Chiquita brand may have buyer The U.S. Postal Service lost $2 billion this spring, which means it won't be able to meet a payment for the retiree health care fund. Also, banana producer Chiquita Brands International received a buyout offer. Jill Wagner has some of today's top MoneyWatch headlines. Wealth Gap: Wide And Getting Wider The wealth gap between white and black families is growing — and that's especially apparent in the housing market. Host Michel Martin talks to Washington Post correspondent Michael Fletcher about the financial disparities facing black families. Book Review: ‘Life’s Edge,’ by Carl Zimmer In “Life’s Edge,” Carl Zimmer examines the many scientific attempts to define what it is that exactly constitutes life. Coronavirus: What is the R number and how is it calculated? The R number is a simple but crucial figure at the heart of lockdown decisions across the UK. A Virginia school district is returning a woman's wallet almost 70 years after she lost it in her high school gym A Virginia school district was able to track down a former student to let her know that they had found her lost wallet, almost 70 years after it went missing. Kylie Jenner responds to backlash over appeal to help make-up artist after accident Kylie Jenner has responded after facing criticism for not donating more to a funding page in aid of a make-up artist who was reportedly seriously injured in a car crash. Crew Members of ISS Expedition 65 Hold Pre-Flight Videoconference A Soyuz MS-18 spacecraft will carry two Russian cosmonauts and one US astronaut to the International Space Station, where Expedition 65 crew members will replace the Expedition 64 mission. Embattled Iraqi prime minister steps down Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki says he will resign after eight years in office. That move is expected to break a long-standing deadlock that allows the terror group known as ISIS to control much of Northern Iraq. Charlie D'Agata reports from Dohuk, Iraq. 'Hiding In Plain Sight' Corrects The Record On Lady Bird Johnson The first lady is often remembered as a genteel Southerner who promoted highway beautification, but author Julia Sweig says archival records show Lady Bird was also a savvy political strategist. E.U. Set to Curb Covid Vaccine Exports for 6 Weeks The European Union has drafted new emergency rules that will most likely severely cut exports to Britain and other countries to ease supply shortages at home. Pope Francis holds first mass in Iraq He was met by groups of people outside of Baghdad's Saint Joseph Cathedral. Serena Williams shares video of her 3-year-old daughter training with tennis coach Serena Williams' has shared a video clip of her 3-year-old daughter, Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr., perfecting her swing on the court, with the help of coach Patrick Mouratoglou. Jury chosen in trial of ex-police officer accused of George Floyd killing The jury has been selected in the trial of Derek Chauvin, the former US police officer accused of murdering George Floyd. Over 40% of Vaccinated French Citizens Would Want to Get Sputnik V COVID-19 Vaccine, Poll Shows MOSCOW (Sputnik) - More than 40 percent of French citizens who have already been immunised against COVID-19 would want to be revaccinated with the Russian-made vaccine Sputnik V, according to a French Institute of Public Opinion (IFOP) poll for Sputnik.

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