US fires airstrikes in Syria, primary takeaways, Ukraine’s Independence Day
Starting with breaking news overnight —
The u-s military carried out airstrikes in eastern syria.
The strikes targeted areas used by militias backed by iran’s revolutionary guard.
A central command spokesman said the strikes were in response to an attack on u-s forces earlier this month.
Last night’s primaries in new york and florida saw a win for abortion rights — with democrat pat ryan riding the wave of support for pro-choice candidates to win a special election in a typically swing new york district.
New york also saw the ousting of two current members of congress — with representatives carolyn maloney and mondaire jones falling in redistricted primaries.
In florida’s biggest race — representative charlie crist won the democratic nomination for governor.
Residents in ukraine are marking 31 years since the country gained its independence from the soviet union today.
This year’s anniversary also marks exactly six months since russia’s invasion.
Kyiv authorities pushed back large-scale celebrations to tomorrow out of fear of potential russian missile attacks on the anniversary.