Morning Minutes: What will make headlines, June 21, 2016

Singapore is set to open its first dental clinic that caters to the oral needs of the elderly and special needs patients today (June 21).
Singapore is set to open its first dental clinic that caters to the oral needs of the elderly and special needs patients today (June 21).PHOTO: ST FILE

Good morning! Morning Minutes is a round-up of stories that will break on Tuesday, June 21, and which we think you'd be interested in.

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Opening of dental clinic for the elderly and special needs patients

Singapore’s first dental clinic that caters to the oral health needs of the elderly and special needs patients, the Geriatric Special Care Dentistry Clinic, will officially open today (June 21). The clinic is age-friendly, sporting wider corridors, spacious rooms and special equipment designed for bed-bound and wheelchair-bound patients. - LINETTE LAI

US Senate to vote on gun curbs after Orlando massacre 


People gather to protest gun violence and call for sensible gun laws outside the White House on June 13, 2016, in Washington, DC. PHOTO: REUTERS

The United States Senate will make its strongest push in years to tighten gun controls, voting on four proposals today (June 21) Singapore time (Monday night in Washington), a week after the Orlando shooting massacre prompted new calls to keep firearms away from people on terrorism watch lists. But none of the Bills is expected to achieve the 60 votes needed for passage in the 100-seat chamber.

US Fed chief to testify to the Senate


US Federal Reserve Board chairman Janet Yellen will likely take questions on the outlook of the economy when she testifies to the Senate today (June 21). PHOTO: AFP

US Federal Reserve Board chairman Janet Yellen will testify to the Senate today (June 21) and will likely take questions on the outlook of the United States economy. But her speech is likely to be clouded by the Brexit referendum to be held on Thursday, with economists warning of dire consequences should the “leave” group prevail.