Top Stories this AM: Bill and Melinda Gates call it quits, skyrocketing condom sales foretell a 'hot vax summer'

Good morning and welcome to your weekday morning roundup of the top stories you need to know.

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What’s going on today:

  • Bill and Melinda Gates are ending their marriage after 27 years. Details about the divorce are still emerging, but the resulting settlement could be one of the largest ever. The couple announced the news in a Notes App-style message on Twitter.
  • Biden tapped a Warren ally to head up the Office of Federal Student Aid, which could signal student loan debt relief is on the horizon. Richard Cordray, the former director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, has pushed for loan reform and greater oversight of student loan lenders in the past. 
  • New CDC data says CVS and Walgreens wasted thousands of COVID-19 vaccine doses — nearly 130,000 jabs. CVS cited issues with transportation restrictions and limitations on redirecting unused doses as reasons for vaccine wastage.
  • Australia is threatening jail time and a $45,000 fine for Australian citizens who attempt to re-enter the country from India in an attempt to stem the spread of COVID-19. Human rights groups, Indian Australians, and Australian citizens stuck in India criticized the policy as racist and Prime Minister Scott Morrison later walked back his comments.  
  • Americans are stocking up for hot vax summer. Condom sales skyrocketed by nearly 25% over the last month as people prepare to release all their pent-up quarantine-related sexual frustrations.

That’s all for now. See you tomorrow.

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