Ukraine accuses Russia of "ecocide." Florida is credited with transporting migrants on private flights to Sacramento. The Arctic could run out of sea ice by the summer of 2030. Here's what you need to know to start your day. First the truth.

1. "Ecocide": the threat of the destroyed dam in Ukraine

A major dam and hydroelectric power plant in Russian-occupied southern Ukraine was destroyed on Tuesday, leading to mass evacuations and fears of large-scale devastation as Kyiv accuses Moscow's forces of committing an act of "ecocide."

  • Shocking images of the destroyed Nova Kakhovka dam in Ukraine

2. Outrage over child hanging from truck door

A video of a child hanging from a woman's arms through the barred door of a truck from the Directorate of Migration in the Dominican Republic generated great outrage among social media users.

Video of boy hanging from truck in Dominican Republic causes outrage 0:49

3. Shooting outside Virginia graduation leaves two dead

At least two people died after being shot in a shooting outside the Altria Theater in Richmond, Virginia, following a high school graduation ceremony Tuesday, authorities said. At least five other people were injured.

4. How a DeSantis speech captured the dynamics of the 2024 election

When Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis delivered his first speech in Iowa as a presidential hopeful, what he said in the first 15 minutes succinctly anticipated how Republicans might defeat President Joe Biden next year. Analysis by Ronald Brownstein.


  • Republican Chris Christie, former governor of New Jersey, seeks to be president of the United States.
  • ANALYSIS | Many candidates, little impact

The fight between Trump and DeSantis for the presidential nomination 3:34

5. Florida claims to transfer migrants on private flights to Sacramento

The state of Florida claimed responsibility for transporting migrants from El Paso, Texas, to Sacramento, California, on private flights, and said it was a voluntary relocation, according to a statement from the Florida Division of Emergency Management sent to CNN.

A second plane with migrants arrives in California 4:41

At coffee time

Arctic could run out of sea ice by summer 2030, study warns

This would be another clear indication that the climate crisis is unfolding faster than expected while the world continues to generate the pollution that warms the planet.

The Arctic lost a giant ice mass 1:01

"The Little Mermaid" stalls in China and South Korea

"The Little Mermaid" has fared poorly in China and South Korea amid racist criticism over the casting of black actress Halle Bailey for the role of Ariel.

Here's Apple's $3,500 Vision Pro glasses: Features and sale date

The Vision Pro headset is Apple's new mixed reality device (virtual reality with augmented reality), and is considered the company's most ambitious product in years.

The device with which Apple hopes to change the world 3:18

Prince Harry's harsh accusation

Prince Harry arrived at the High Court in London on Tuesday to testify in his lawsuit against Mirror Group Newspapers, whose leaders he accuses of phone hacking and other illicit activities.

Prince Harry Testifies in Lawsuit Against British Publishing Group 2:02

Zoey, a mix of Labrador and Shepherd, has the longest canine tongue in the world

At 12.7 centimeters, Zoey's tongue is longer than a can of soda, according to Guinness World Records.

The figure of the day

3,400 matches

The U.S. Border Patrol's average of 3,400 daily encounters with migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border marks a significant reduction from the nearly 10,000 daily encounters before implementation of Title 42 was suspended.

The appointment of the day

"It's the best club in the world and in history"

French striker Karim Benzema officially said goodbye to Real Madrid on Tuesday in a tribute ceremony organized by the merengue club. Benzema was signed by Al-Ittihad of Saudi Arabia.

LaLiga: Benzema leads a day of farewells 2:55

And finally...

Early celebration turns football match into fireworks display

An Argentine second-division soccer match between Independiente Rivadavia and Deportivo Maipú continued despite Independiente supporters beginning their celebrations before the game was over, according to Reuters.

This football match continues despite the fireworks 0:46