• A jury this week awarded the family of a man shot dead in his garage by a deputy sheriff in Florida $4 — $1 to each of his children and his mother.  The jury found that the deceased Gregory Hill Jr. had contributed to his own death because he was drunk.  The sheriff shot Mr. Hill three times. [BBC]
  • The Prime Minister of Spain Mariano Rajoy was forced to step down on Friday after receiving a vote of no-confidence following a corruption scandal.  Socialist opposition leader Pedro Sanchez will step in to the role in Rajoy’s place. [Al Jazeera]
  • The unemployment rate in the United States fell to 3.8% in May, matching an 18-year low from 2000.  The labor market added 223,000 jobs last month, exceeding expectations. [Wall Street Journal (pay-wall)]
  • Lions and tigers and bears (and a jaguar), oh my! Six of these animals escaped from a German zoo this week following flooding from an overnight storm.   All of the animals were safely recaptured except for the bear, which was shot and killed.  [The Guardian]
  • Denmark this week voted to outlaw garments covering the face in public places, effectively outlawing traditional Islamic religious clothing including the burqa and the niqab.  The law will go into effect in August and carries a fine of approximately $150 U.S. dollars for first time offenders and up to $1,500 by the fourth violation. [NPR]

FACT OF THE WEEK:  A blue whale can consume half a million calories in a single mouthful of food. [LiveScience]