Pulling back the layers of dust and gas surrounding a planetary nebula can reveal an object’s history to scientists on Earth, light-years away, Hubble Space Telescope spots a cosmic jewel.

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The big picture: This new photo of the planetary nebula NGC 7027 taken by the Hubble Space Telescope shows that the object had been puffing out layers of gas in spiral or spherical patterns for hundreds of years, but that’s not the case anymore.

Coronavirus dashboard

  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 3 a.m. ET: 9,264,569 — Total deaths: 477,601 — Total recoveries — 4,630,880 — Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 3 a.m. ET: 2,347,022 — Total deaths: 121,228 — Total recoveries: 647,548 — Total tested: 28,065,065 — Map.
  3. Business: Smaller cities face an uphill battle to attract remote workers — How the pandemic will dramatically reshape the job market.
  4. States: Washington the latest state to announce it’ll make wearing masks in public mandatory — Texas governor urges people to stay home after record cases spike.
  5. Primaries: Elections initially delayed in North Carolina, Virginia, Mississippi, Kentucky and New York due to the pandemic to take place today.
  6. World: EU prepares to ban American travelers as borders reopen on July 1.
  7. Public health: Fauci says Trump has never told task force to slow down testing.
  8. Axios-Ipsos Coronavirus Index: People in red states are feeling the risk.

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AOC defeats primary challenger Michelle Caruso-Cabrera

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) defeated Democratic challenger Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, a longtime CNBC journalist, to retain win the New York Democratic primary Tuesday night, AP reports.

Our thought bubble, per Axios’ Margaret Talev: Her win in New York’s 14th congressional district is an important signal about the progressive freshman lawmaker’s lasting power, her fundraising strength and potential to drive a larger movement.Go deeper (<1 min. read)Orion Rummler8 hours ago – Politics & Policy

Louisville police officer involved in Breonna Taylor shooting fired

Louisville police officer Brett Hankison was fired on Tuesday, effective immediately, for “blindly” firing 10 bullets into Breonna Taylor’s apartment on March 13, the police department announced.

Driving the news: Black Lives Matter protesters and activists on social media have called for punitive action in the wake of Taylor’s death, after she was fatally shot by police who entered her apartment without warning through a “no-knock” warrant.

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