These are the headlines you Need 2 Know. * **Epstein Arrest: Indictment:** Jeffrey Epstein, accused of abusing dozens of underage girls over years, has pleaded not guilty to sex trafficking charges. The financier is accused of paying victims for sex, some as young as 14, under the guise of massages. Prosecutors say “an extraordinary volume” of nude and partially nude photos of young women and girls were found at Epstein’s townhouse in Manhattan. Epstein remains behind bars while his attorneys work on a proposed bail package. Meanwhile, prosecutors urged any potential victims to come forward. [NBC News]( * **Epstein Arrest: White House Connection:** The indictment has prompted new scrutiny of Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta’s handling of Epstein’s case in Florida more than 10 years ago. As U.S. Attorney at the time, Acosta oversaw a plea deal that landed Epstein just 13 months behind bars in a county jail, in which he was allowed to spend 12 hours a day, six days a week on work release. [Politico]( * **Epstein Arrest: Clinton Connection:** Former President Bill Clinton was among Epstein’s former associates and rode on his private plane, nicknamed the “Lolita Express,” multiple times, according to flight logs. A spokesperson for Clinton says he “knows nothing about” the charges against Epstein. [AP]( * **Drug Price Ruling:** A federal judge dealt a blow to the Trump Administration, ruling that it could not force pharmaceutical companies to list prices of drugs in T.V. commercials. That order was supposed to take effect this week. The judge ruled that the Dept. of Health and Human Services overstepped its regulatory authority in making the rule, which was President Trump’s most high-profile effort to pressure drug companies into lowering prices. [Wash Post]( * **2020 Watch:** The Democratic field of presidential candidates is changing. Rep. Eric Swalwell announced Monday that he was dropping his bid after failing to gain traction in the first debate. Swalwell said he plans to run for re-election in his California House district. However, Tom Steyer, the billionaire donor who had decided not to run, has changing his mind. Tuesday morning he announced that he's jumping into the race. [LA Times]( * **Tropic Watch:** The NWS says there is an 80 percent chance that a disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico will become a tropical depression by the end of the week. If winds reach 39 m.p.h. it will become Tropical Storm Barry, the second named storm of the 2019 hurricane season. [USA Today]( * **Pot Study:** Legalizing marijuana may actually be leading to a decrease in use by teenagers. A new study in JAMA analyzed teen marijuana use in states that have legalized medical and recreational cannabis, and found the number of teens who say they smoked in the previous month dropped eight percent. One theory posed by the study’s authors: where drug dealers have been replaced by legal dispensaries that require ID, it makes it harder for underage kids to access marijuana. [CNBC]( * **Minimum Wage:** A federal $15 minimum wage would give a raise to 17 million Americans, but also cause 1.3 million minimum wage workers to lose their jobs, according to an estimate by the nonpartisan CBO. House Democrats plan to vote on a $15 wage bill this summer, though it is likely dead in the Senate. The federal minimum wage has been $7.25 for the last decade. [Vox]( * **Bank Layoffs:** Deutsche Bank began major layoffs Monday, as employees in New York, London and Tokyo could be seen with personal belongings as they exited their office buildings -- a scene that brought back memories of the 2008 financial crisis. Their layoffs are part of 18,000 planned by the German lender as it embarks on a major restructuring of its business. [CNBC]( * **Wimbledon:** Cori ‘Coco’ Gauff lost in the fourth round to Simona Halep of Romania, putting an end to an extraordinary run for the 15-year-old phenom, who is set to become a star in American tennis. Meanwhile, American Alison Riske upset #1 seed Ashleigh Barty of Australia. Riske will face off against Serena Williams in the quarterfinals today. [ESPN]( * **Ratings: World Cup:** More viewers in the U.S. tuned in to watch the Women’s World Cup final Sunday than the Men’s World Cup final last year. Numbers show Sunday’s final had 22 percent more viewers in the U.S. than the men’s final in 2018. More than 14 million viewers tuned in to watch the women clinch the tournament on Fox platforms, which peaked at almost 20 million, and more than a million reportedly watched on Telemundo. [Fox Sports]( * **Ratings: Stranger Things:** Netflix says more than 40 million accounts streamed the new season of Stranger Things since it premiered on July 4 -- a new four-day record. Almost half have already finished the eight-episode season. [CNet]( * **Markle in Vogue:** Meghan Markle is reportedly in talks with Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of Vogue, to write a monthly column on her charity work. It would be featured in both the British and American editions. [Daily Mail]( * **Curry Bird:** An exotic-looking bright orange bird was rescued from the side of a road in the UK. It wasn’t until the bird was given a bath that rescuers realized it was just a seagull that had somehow become covered in curry. They named him Vinny, after the vindaloo curry that gave him his bright coat. 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