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:
- Musk doesn’t like being the top dog. Speaking to a Delaware court, Elon Musk said he “rather hates” being the head of Tesla. The billionaire was in Delaware to defend his company’s 2016 acquisition of solar panel firm SolarCity. It’s also not the first time he’s made comments about not liking leadership positions.
- Sanders is going big on infrastructure. Bernie Sanders has asked for a Democrat-only infrastructure bill bigger than $3.5 trillion. He says it’s a good way to show Americans the government can improve their lives. Talks are still in early stages.
- North Korea’s manspower shortage solution. North Korea wants to build a wall on its border with China within the next three months – and it’s making married women build cement blocks so it can get the job done, per a Radio Free Asia report.
- Tragedy in an Iraq COVID-19 isolation ward. A massive fire ripped through a COVID-19 ward at a hospital in Nasiriya, Iraq, killing dozens with many more missing. At least 36 people died.
- An extremely deep pool. A new pool just opened in Dubai, and it’s not just any pool. At almost 200 feet deep, it’s the deepest in the world and contains enough water to fill six Olympic-sized swimming pools. Right now, it’s invite-only, but when it opens, an hour’s dive will set you back as much as $410.
That’s all for now. See you tomorrow.