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June 13, 2017: What to Know

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  • Jurors have begun a second day of deliberations in the sexual assault trial of Bill Cosby. The 79-year-old entertainer is accused of drugging and sexually assaulting a woman at his Philadelphia home in 2004. Accuser Andrea Constand is just one of dozens of women who said they were victims of Cosby, but it was Constand's case that Pennsylvania prosecutors decided was strong enough to possibly send Cosby to prison for the rest of his life. CNN reports that Cosby declined to testify in his own defense and his attorneys had only one witness: a police detective who also testified for the prosecution.


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  • McDonald's is using Snapchat as its main platform to get the word out that it's hiring 250,000 workers in the U.S. this summer. USA Today reports that McDonald's is calling its hiring tool "Snaplications." After a user watches a 10-second video on Snapchat, he or she can instantly link to McDonald's Snapchat career page where they can fill out a job application. McDonald's executives say more than half of the employees it hires are 16-24 years old, and Snapchat is an ideal arena to lure new workers. "Their phones are the center of their lives," Snagajob CEO Peter Harrison told USA Today. The newspaper reports the number of younger workers has "taken a nosedive" since the 1970s, when 50-60 percent of teens were working. Today, it's closer to 35 percent.
  • Meanwhile, the Treasure Valley construction industry is having its own challenges with filling is payrolls. KTVB reports a number of construction companies simply can't keep up with the building boom. "I had a roofer here today that said they are booked solid between now and January," Wayne Hammon, CEO of Associated General Contractors told KTVB. "So if you're a commercial owner and you want a roof on your building, your looking at winter months before you can do that."
  • The Golden State Warriors won their second NBA championship in three seasons Tuesday night, defeating the Cleveland Cavaliers 129-120, winning the best-of-seven series 4 games to 1. The Warriors' Kevin Durant was named MVP after scoring 30 or more points in every game of the finals. NBC Sports reports that the Warriors won't be attending a White House ceremony. In May, Warriors head coach Steve Kerr called President Donald Trump a "blowhard" and "ill-suited" for the presidency.
  • Meanwhile, NBC Sports has another report, this time from the world of football, that says the University of Hawaii has offered a scholarship to a boy who has just finished the fifth grade. NBC's John Taylor writes, "I don't know if there is a line for being too young to be offered a football scholarship, bit if there is, this is pretty damn close to it."

  • Controversial film director Oliver Stone appeared on the Late Show With Stephen Colbert Monday night. Vanity Fair reports that Stone got a good grilling in what turned out to be "seven uncomfortable minutes" revolving around Stone's interview with Russian President Vladimir Putin, to be aired on Showtime. Stone said he took Putin's denial of interfering with U.S. elections "at face value." Colbert responded, "That seems like an opportunity for him to merely propagandize." Take a look:




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