Here are the 5 Things You Need To Know for the morning of June 22nd.
- The NHL Awards and Expansion draft happened last night. While Connor McDavid took home some hardware, the biggest story of the evening was George McPhee and the Vegas Golden Knights draft picks. Using multiple trades, McPhee loaded up on defensemen and added veteran Marc Andre-Fleury late in the evening from the Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins.
- AAA is anticipating 44.2 million travelers making a trip of at least 50 miles over the 4th of July Holiday weekend, a 2.9% increase over a year ago.
- According to an unnamed juror, there were two jurors who refused to convict Bill Cosby on the first and third felony counts, and just one who thought he was a guilty on the second count.
- Islamic State militants blew up a historic mosque on Wednesday. The Grand al-Nuri Mosque of Mosul and its famous leaning minaret were destroyed. This was the site that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared a self-styled "caliphate" spanning parts of Syria and Iraq. According to the Iraqi Prime Minister blowing up this site could be an official acknowledgment of defeat.
- After last week's massive fire that left at least 79 dead in London, an estimated 600 other high-rise buildings could be susceptible to a similar fire due to exterior cladding.