Seven stories PR pros need to know on Friday, June 26th

Top takeaways from this week's Cannes Lions; Target CMO to step down; Confederate monuments vandalized in six states

1. As Cannes winds down and the industry toasts the end of an exhausting and exhilarating week the PR Lions judging jury reveals their most compelling insights for communications pros. And this year’s biggest winners share their secrets to taking home a Grand Prix award.

2. The Supreme Court rebuffed the latest and probably last judicial challenge to Obamacare on Thursday, ruling 6 to 3 that Americans in all 50 states are entitled to subsidies. But here are five signs the fight over the Affordable Care Act isn't finished for Republicans.

3. The French government has ordered police to crack down on Uber in Paris after violence erupted at demonstrations by taxi drivers against the online ride service. The government ruled the app illegal, but Uber hasn’t exhausted all its legal options yet.

4. Target’s chief merchandising and supply chain officer, Kathryn Tesija, is leaving in a move by Target’s new chief, Brian Cornell, to reshape the retailer. Tesija, who also was EVP, will move temporarily to a strategic adviser role on July 6 and leave the company in April 2016.

5. Vandals have painted the slogan "Black lives matter" on monuments dedicated to the leaders and soldiers of the Confederacy in a half-dozen states. The incidents occurred more than a week after a white man was accused of shooting and killing nine black congregants at a Charleston, South Carolina, church.

6. With Greece facing a debt default on Tuesday, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras met with leaders on Friday as talks on providing more loans to his country were due to extend into the weekend ahead of a debt deadline looming next week. Tsipras told German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande that Greece "doesn't understand the insistence of the institutions on such harsh measures," according to a Greek government official.

7. Last night’s NBA draft was considered by many to be tops in terms of talent. With the anticipation over experts are now buzzing about who were the top winners and losers of the evening.



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