7 things to know now: U.S. airstrikes ok'd; Malia graduates; Ali funeral; concealed carry law

Here's a roundup of news trending across the nation and world today.

What to know now:

1. Airstrikes approved: The Obama administration has approved plans to expand airstrikes against the Taliban in Afghanistan. According to officials, the move is part of a plan to better support and assist the Afghan forces in the fight against the terror group.   

2. Gun ruling: A federal appeals court in California upheld a state law that allows law enforcement to require people who want to carry a concealed weapon to show a good reason beyond simple safety before they are approved for a permit. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that Americans don't have a constitutional right to carry concealed weapons in public. The ruling overturned a ruling by the same court in 2014 that allowed citizens of the state to more easily get a permit to carry a concealed firearm.  

3. Dude got fired: A fan of the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers was fired from his job after he posted an obscene tweet targeting the family of Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry. The man, who goes by the Twitter handle @SoftCaramelKiss, told the Curry family to get out of Cleveland and then made an obscene comment about Curry’s 3-year-old daughter, Riley. Curry’s sister, Sydel Curry, engaged the fan in an exchange of tweets, then blocked him from her account. The real estate company the man worked for got word of the exchange and fired the man. They apologized to the Curry family. The Cavaliers and Warriors play in Game 4 tonight in Cleveland. 

4. Ali’s funeral: Boxing great Muhammad Ali will laid to rest Friday in his hometown of Louisville, Kty. The funeral service, said to be planned by “The Greatest” himself, will see former President Bill Clinton, comedian Billy Crystal and Bryant Gumbel eulogizing Ali. Prior to the service, Ali’s body will be driven through the streets of the city.  

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5. Malia graduates: First daughter Malia Obama will graduate from high school Friday. The 17-year-old is receiving her diploma from the private Sidwell Friends School. First lady Michelle Obama says Malia wants to be a filmmaker.  Malia will turn 18 on July 4 – today is her sister Sasha’s 15th birthday.  

And one more

The long-awaited ESPN “30 for 30” documentary about O.J. Simpson premieres Saturday. The nearly 8 hour film begins on ABC, then switches to ESPN for several nights next week. Award-winning director Ezra Edelman conducted 72 interviews for the film. According to Edelman, he tried to get Simpson to participate in the documentary. He said he mailed a letter to Simpson in care of the Lovelock Correctional Center in Nevada where he is serving time for armed robbery and kidnapping, but did not receive a response.  “O.J.: Made in America” airs at 9 p.m. ET on ABC. 

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