Start your week smart: Israeli hostages rescued, Gaza pier reopens, new border policy, William Anders, Michael Mosley

The record-setting heatwave that’s gripped the Southwest in recent days no doubt has driven many people to pools and beaches. And when it comes to inexperienced swimmers such as young children, the color of their swimsuits could help save their lives in a water emergency.

Here’s what else you need to know to Start Your Week Smart.

The weekend that was

• Four Israeli hostages were freed in a special operation in central Gaza, the IDF said. The Israeli military said it spent weeks planning the rescue. Gaza hospital officials said 236 people died, and Hamas accused Israel of carrying out “a horrific massacre.” Follow live updates.
Maritime aid deliveries to Gaza resumed after a US-built temporary pier was repaired a day prior, US Central Command announced. More than a million pounds of aid was delivered beginning Saturday morning, the first delivery since the pier broke apart last month.
• A new Biden administration policy that aims to address illegal southern US border crossings would have been in effect for at least the last three years because of a surge in migrant encounters, a CNN data analysis shows. The executive action bars migrants if the number encountered by border agents exceeds a daily average of 2,500.
• William Anders, a NASA astronaut who was part of the 1968 Apollo 8 crew who were the first three people to orbit the moon, died in a plane crash in Washington state, according to his family. He was 90 years old.
A body has been found in the search for missing British TV presenter Michael Mosley in Greece, police said, but it needs formal identification. Mosley, who gives health advice on British media, disappeared after going for a walk alone on the island of Symi.

The week ahead

Monday
Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference kicks off with a keynote address from CEO Tim Cook that’s expected to detail updates coming to Apple platforms later this year. Apple is notoriously tight-lipped ahead of events such as this, but that hasn’t stopped the rumor mill from churning. Artificial intelligence is likely to be high on the company’s agenda, with an AI-powered operating system for its iPhone reportedly in the works. Several tech outlets are also saying Apple will announce a partnership with OpenAI, the creator behind the viral ChatGPT tool. Apple has lagged behind other tech giants in formalizing its AI strategy. Chipmaker Nvidia, Wall Street’s AI darling, edged past Apple last week to become the second-largest publicly traded company in the US by market capitalization, just behind Microsoft.

Tuesday
President Joe Biden will address a gun violence prevention conference in Washington, DC, nearly two years after he signed the first major federal gun-safety legislation in decades. The appearance, first shared with CNN, comes as the White House and the Biden campaign have sought to promote the president’s work to tackle gun violence — an issue his team believes resonates with key blocs of voters, including women, young people and Latino communities. A CNN/SSRS poll conducted in April found nearly half of registered voters — 48% — said gun policy will be extremely important to their presidential vote in November. A Gallup survey last year found 56% of US adults believe gun laws in the country should be stricter.

Voters head to the polls in Maine, Nevada, North Dakota and South Carolina to cast their ballots in non-presidential primary races.

Wednesday
Federal Reserve policymakers will announce their decision on interest rates at the conclusion of their two-day meeting. Wall Street had been hoping for as many as three rate cuts this year as inflation fears died down, but Friday’s stronger-than-expected monthly jobs report dashed hopes of any cuts in June, late July or even as far out as September.

Thursday
The leaders of the Group of Seven nations — the US, Canada, Britain, France, Germany, Italy and Japan — will gather in Verona, Italy. A meeting of the G7’s finance ministers last month resulted in a plan to funnel money generated by Russian financial assets frozen in Europe to Ukraine, giving Kyiv a boost as it struggles to counter an advance by Moscow’s troops. Now it’s up to the heads of state to sign off on the plan during this week’s summit.

Friday
June 14 is Flag Day in the US. It also the birthday of Donald Trump. The former president turns 78.

One Thing: Election media guide
In this week’s “One Thing” podcast, CNN’s Hadas Gold has tips on how to navigate media coverage of the upcoming presidential election, from AI disinformation to campaign spin. Listen here.

Photos of the week

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What’s happening in entertainment

TV and streaming
The CNN Original Series “Violent Earth with Liev Schreiber” premieres tonight at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Each episode combines heart-pounding footage of natural disasters like tornadoes, tsunamis, wildfires, volcanoes and hurricanes with first-hand accounts of survivors. Scientists also will explain how these deadly natural occurrences form, where they happen, and what to do if you find yourself trapped in one.

“Secrets & Spies: A Nuclear Game” examines the tenuous global geopolitics during the Cold War through the lens of two notorious double agents: Oleg Gordievsky and Aldrich Ames. The four-part CNN Original Series airs tonight at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

“Presumed Innocent” hits Apple TV+ on Thursday. Based on Scott Turow’s 1986 best-selling novel of the same name, this limited series stars Jake Gyllenhaal as a Chicago prosecutor and family man accused of murdering his mistress. (Editor’s note: If you are among the millions of people who have read the book or watched the 1990 movie starring Harrison Ford … NO SPOILERS!)

On the big screen
Disney and Pixar’s “Inside Out 2” is a return trip into the mind of Riley, who is now a teenage girl. With the arrival of adolescence, Riley’s core team of emotions — Joy, Sadness, Fear, Anger and Disgust — are joined in the control room by Anxiety, Envy, Embarrassment and Ennui, which is a feeling of weariness and dissatisfaction. “Inside Out 2” arrives in theaters on Friday.

What’s happening in sports

At a glance …
The French Open wraps up today with the men’s singles championship match at Roland Garros in Paris. Spain’s Carlos Alcaraz is facing Alexander Zverev. Top-seeded Novak Djokovic was forced to withdraw from the tournament before the quarterfinals due to a knee injury that required surgery. In the women’s final, Iga Świątek overwhelmed Italy’s Jasmine Paolini 6-2, 6-1 to win her third consecutive French Open.

Game 2 of the NBA Finals is set for tonight. The Boston Celtics blew out the Dallas Mavericks 107-89 to take Game 1 of the series. Game 3 is scheduled for Wednesday.

In the NHL, the Florida Panthers shut out the Edmonton Oilers 3-0 to take a 1-0 lead in the Stanley Cup Final. Game 2 is Monday.

In the final leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown, Dornoch won the Belmont Stakes. Kentucky Derby champion Mystik Dan and Preakness Stakes winner Seize The Grey were among the favorites.

And in golf, the 124th US Open begins Thursday at the legendary Pinehurst No. 2 course in North Carolina. Wyndham Clark is the defending champion, but world No. 1 Scottie Scheffler is the odds-on favorite to win. Tiger Woods will also be teeing off at the Open for the 23rd time after accepting a special exemption from the United States Golf Association, which runs the tournament. Woods, a 15-time major champion, won the championship in 2000, 2002 and 2008, the latter of which he achieved despite a leg fracture and torn ligaments.

For more of your favorite sports, head on over to CNN Sports as well as Bleacher Report, which — like CNN — is owned by Warner Bros. Discovery.

Sunday spotlight

2024 Election Voter Handbook - CNN
2024 Election Voter Handbook - CNN

Early voting starts in several states in September. Check out CNN’s voter guide to the Biden vs. Trump presidential rematch.

Quiz time!

Looking for a challenge to start your week? Take CNN’s news quiz to see how much you remember from the week that was! So far, 65% of fellow quiz fans have gotten eight or more questions right. How will you fare?

Play me off …

‘How Deep is Your Love’
The illuminated dance floor from “Saturday Night Fever” is up for auction this week as part of a sale featuring Hollywood memorabilia. With a pre-auction estimate of up to $300,000, you have to ask yourself: How deep is your love of disco? (Click here to view)

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