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The Morning Brief: London Terrorist Attack, Megyn Kelly and Smartphone Ban Proposal

Jun 19, 2017

Good morning. These are today’s top stories:

Vehicle attack near London mosque injures 10

Ten people were injured after a vehicle plowed into a crowd of pedestrians near a mosque in London early Monday, authorities said. The 48-year-old driver was arrested. London Mayor Sadiq Khan said the incident was a "horrific terrorist attack."

Megyn Kelly defends Alex Jones interview

Right before NBC News aired Megyn Kelly’s controversial interview with conspiracy theorist Alex Jones on Sunday, Kelly said she felt it was important to feature him because he has “the ear” of President Donald Trump. "Some thought we shouldn't broadcast this interview because his baseless allegations aren't just offensive, they're dangerous. But here's the thing: Alex Jones isn't going away," she said on Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly. "He has millions of listeners and the ear of our current president.” The interview sparked outrage last week because Jones, a conservative radio host, has previously suggested the deadly Sandy Hook elementary school shooting was a hoax.

Colorado might ban smartphone sales to kids

A potential ballot measure in Colorado would ban smartphone sales to children under the age of 13. If the proposal gains the 300,000 signatures it needs to make it onto the 2018 ballot, and if it passes, it would make Colorado the first U.S. state with legal limits on smartphone sales to children.

Also:

The Pentagon said U.S. forces have shot down a Syrian aircraft for the first time.

Trump's lawyer said Trump is not under investigation for obstruction of justice.

French President Emmanuel Macron's new centrist party swept parliamentary elections.

A record 65.6 million people are now displaced worldwide, according to the U.N. refugee agency.

A new report has found that 20% of baby food contains traces of lead.

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