What to know this morning: In 5 minutes or less

The Queen Isn't Dead (Despite What You Read on Twitter)
The Queen Isn't Dead (Despite What You Read on Twitter)


1. Buckingham Palace took an unusual step Wednesday, confirming that Queen Elizabeth II went to a hospital for her annual checkup when social media rumors were speculating about her health. A BBC reporter had tweeted that the Queen was "being treated" and then that she had died. BBC has apologized and the tweets were removed. Read more here.

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2. President Obama has signed into law the reforms of the government surveillance program that Congress passed on Tuesday. The program that collected millions of Americans' phone records has been reversed. Read more here.

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3. 30 people are now confirmed to have been infected with MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) in South Korea, and two people have died. South Korean President Park Geun-hye said that everything must be done to stop the disease, with fear causing hundreds of schools to be shut down. Read more here.

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4. The latest entrant into the 2016 presidential election will reportedly be Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, who is expected to make a "major announcement" on June 24th. Read more here.

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5. Interpol added six men with ties to FIFA to their "most wanted" list, naming two former FIFA officials and four executives and citing charges of racketeering and corruption. This comes just a day after the President of the organization, Sepp Blatter, announced he will step down amid the growing scandal. Read more here.

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6. China has escalated its efforts to rescue over 400 trapped victims that are still in the overturned river cruise ship, with officials sending "scores" more divers and equipment to help. Read more here.

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