Olympics, Democrats, Biden, Trump, elections, NATO, Euros, NASA, Boeing: Daily Briefing

Team USA is officially set for the 2024 Paris Olympics. Officials from President Joe Biden’s campaign are meeting with Senate Democrats on Thursday to address skepticism about his candidacy. England is headed to the Euros finals against Spain.

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Sixteen or 60 years old, they’re coming for the gold

The U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee unveiled the full, final roster for its 2024 Olympic team, a group of nearly 600 athletes who will represent the United States across 31 different sports in Paris. Gymnast Simone Biles, swimmer Katie Ledecky and sprinter Noah Lyles are among the returning Olympians and presumptive gold-medal favorites who headline Team USA, which is expected to bring one of the largest delegations to the Paris Games. The team will feature athletes from 46 states and the District of Columbia, ranging in age from 16 to almost 60. And while it will include hundreds of first-time Olympians, it will also have a few six-timers, too. Read more

Democrats are still in scramble mode

Democratic senators will meet Thursday with a handful of President Joe Biden’s campaign officials as lawmakers determine how and whether to continue to support Biden’s reelection bid.

It’s not clear whether the meeting will be enough to stop the bleeding for Biden: Several senators have expressed more serious doubt about Biden’s candidacy in recent days, and one has directly called for Biden to step aside.

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NATO heads home

On top of hosting this year’s NATO Summit for 31 U.S. allies, President Joe Biden will participate in a press conference Thursday as the world continues to rigorously examine his competence and coherence since his botched debate performance. NATO allies close the summit marking the 75th anniversary of the alliance on Thursday after holding dialogues on a pledge by the alliance to continue to support Ukraine and an “irreversible” path to Kyiv’s NATO membership. Read more

Republican majority on a Nevada county commission refuses to certify election

Three Republican commissioners in a key Nevada swing county have refused to certify an election recount, creating new turmoil in a community that since the 2020 election has been a hotbed for election skepticism, misinformation and vitriol against public officials. The members make up a majority of the Washoe County Commission, a five-member board in the Reno area that will be responsible for holding a similar vote after the Nov. 5 presidential election. Read more

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Just a little extra time in space

A week-long trip into a 35-day and counting stay. The first astronauts to fly Boeing’s troubled Starliner are definitely not “stranded” at the International Space Station, NASA said last month. But the space agency also has a clear timeframe for bringing them home. According to an update on Wednesday, Navy test pilots Barry “Butch” Wilmore and Sunita “Suni” Williams may stay at the International Space Station (ISS) until later in the summer. Scientists and engineers are working through testing to better understand and resolve issues that occurred during Starliner’s launch and flight last month, including some misfiring thrusters and helium leaks. Read more

Photo of the day: Ollie Watkins cinches England’s Euros final

Ollie Watkins’ goal in the 90th minute gave England a 2-1 win over the Netherlands, the late drama in Dortmund sending England to Sunday’s final against Spain. England has never won the European championship, finishing runner-up in the last edition of the tournament.

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