The disease, which is spread mostly by rodents and infected fleas, is highly infectious and often fatal. A 14th century plague pandemic swept through Asia, Europe and Africa, killing an estimated 50 million people.
The species is said to cause a rare brain illness known as primary amebic meningoencephalitis, that destroys brain tissue, causing brain swelling and death. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has registered 34 PAM infections in the country between 2009-2018. Florida has seen 37 cases since 1962.
By tweeting his presidential bid, Kanye West triggered a massive online flashmob of people jokingly joining the race for the Oval Office, with many of the famous happily engaging as well.
Vanessa Guillen, a 20-year-old US Army soldier, has been missing since late April. Earlier in June, human remains were discovered near Fort Hood, not long before a key suspect was confirmed to have committed suicide.
The construction of an Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP), to deliver fracked natural gas 600 miles from West Virginia, through Virginia to a North Carolina port, has faced heavy opposition by environmental activist groups since it's 2014 announcement. Activists also opposed a pipeline tunneling below the famed Appalachian Trail.
Nancy Sinatra, one of three children of iconic American singer Frank Sinatra, is known to publicly criticize US President Donald Trump. Particularly, she made headlines in the media when she shaded Trump in 2017 with the lyrics of Sinatra's "My Way", pointing to the song's first line.
Georgia's Stone Mountain Park is notable for a rock relief of three Confederate figures - Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee, and Stonewall Jackson. The mountain has been mired in controversy due to its Confederate symbolism as well as being a gathering spot for the Ku Klux Klan, where it was "reborn" in the early 20th century.
The pandemic is on the rise in both North and South America, with the number of infected spiking in the US, Mexico, Brazil, Chile, and Peru. In the meantime, European countries are easing some restrictions and opening their borders, as the number of new cases is declining.