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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has dissolved the country’s six-member war cabinet, an Israeli official said on June 17, in a widely expected move that came after the departure from government of the centrist former general, Benny Gantz. Mr. Netanyahu is now expected to hold consultations about the Gaza war with a small group of ministers, including Defense Minister Yoav Gallant and Strategic Affairs Minister Ron Dermer, both of whom had been serving in the war cabinet. This could pose an additional challenge to the already-fragile negotiations aimed at ending the eight-month war in Gaza.

U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy has said the threat social media poses to American children requires urgent action, and he is demanding that Congress put a label on social media apps as it does with cigarettes and alcohol. “The mental health crisis among young people is an emergency—and social media has emerged as an important contributor,” Mr. Murthy said in an op-ed in The New York Times. Mr. Murthy cited several studies, including a 2019 American Medical Association study that showed teens who spend three hours a day on social media double their risk of depression.

President Joe Biden delivered a series of warnings about what a second Donald Trump presidency could hold during a star-studded Los Angeles fundraiser over the weekend, framing the 2024 presidential election as an inflection point in American history. The fundraiser, which featured former President Barack Obama, raised more than $30 million for President Biden’s reelection efforts, a campaign official told CNN. The conversation between Presidents Biden and Obama was moderated by TV host Jimmy Kimmel.