Military Justice, Great Barrier Reef, Britney Spears In Court: The News You Need To Start Your Day
Good morning! We hope everyone's having an excellent start to their day. Here are the major stories we're following:
- In a seismic shift, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin is backing a plan to let independent military lawyers handle sexual assault cases.
- Hong Kong's most prominent pro-democracy paper, Apple Daily, will shut down this weekend, after the government froze its bank accounts.
- A United Nations committee says Australia’s Great Barrier Reef should be listed as “in danger.” The government disagrees.
- 🎧 Listen to our daily podcast, Up First, where we discuss what to expect when Britney Spears appears in court for her conservatorship case today.
— The Morning Edition live blog team
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