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Queen Elizabeth II misses the anniversary service, Biden calls for stricter gun laws and more trending topics

Here’s a look at the trending topics for today, June 3rd.

Queen Elizabeth, Platinum Jubilee

Queen Elizabeth II stepped cautiously onto the balcony of Buckingham Palace on Thursday, drawing wild cheers from the tens of thousands who flocked to her at the start of four days of celebrations to mark her 70th jubilee.

Her fans wore Union Jack flags, party hats or plastic tiaras. Some had camped overnight hoping to catch a glimpse of the 96-year-old Queen, whose appearances are becoming infrequent, and a chance to see Trooping the Color – a military parade that has marked every sovereign’s official birthday since 1760.

There was an explosion of joy in the huge crowd, one of the first large gatherings in the UK since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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<p>President Joe Biden addresses the recent round of mass shootings in the East Room of the White House in Washington on Thursday, June 2, 2022.  Biden is trying to ramp up pressure on Congress to pass tougher gun restrictions after such efforts faltered after previous outbursts.</p>
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President Joe Biden addresses the recent round of mass shootings in the East Room of the White House in Washington on Thursday, June 2, 2022. Biden is trying to increase pressure on Congress to pass tougher gun restrictions after such efforts have failed following previous outbreaks.

Biden’s address

President Joe Biden, in an address to the nation Thursday night, made an impassioned plea for Congress to crack down on gun control and called on lawmakers to ease restrictions on the sale of assault weapons and high-capacity magazines following a series of mass shootings in the United States restore land.

Speaking at the White House, Biden sought to increase pressure on Congress to enact tougher gun restrictions after such efforts failed after previous attacks.

“How much more carnage are we willing to accept,” Biden said after last week’s shooting by an 18-year-old gunman that killed 19 students and two teachers at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, and another attack Wednesday in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where a gunman shot dead four people and himself at a doctor’s office.

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<p>Coco Gauff of the USA reacts as she defeats Italy’s Martina Trevisan during their semi-final match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium on Thursday June 2, 2022 in Paris.  Gauff won 6-3, 6-1.</p>
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Coco Gauff of the USA reacts as she defeats Italy’s Martina Trevisan during their semi-final match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium on Thursday June 2, 2022 in Paris. Gauff won 6-3, 6-1.

Coco Gauff

In a way, Coco Gauff is a typical 18-year-old who marches into Court Philippe Chatrier for her French Open semi-final on Thursday, earplugs on, and listens to a playlist she calls “rap” — and I can’t say that next word.”

And in a way, she’s an old soul, anything but an ordinary teenager — or an ordinary tennis player.

So as Gauff wrapped up her 6-3, 6-1 win over Martina Trevisan to reach her maiden Grand Slam final and set up a showdown against No. 1 Iga Swiatek on Saturday, the American thought about the recent spate of mass shootings in her home country, and wrote in felt-tip pen on a pitchside TV camera: “Peace. end gun violence.”

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