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
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 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.