Three Things You Need to Know on August 21st

August 21, 2019

Danes are surprised and angry that President Trump is canceling a state visit two weeks from now. On Tuesday, Trump tweeted that he was canceling his visit because Denmark refuses to sell Greenland. Former Prime Minister Helle Throning-Schmidt reacted by tweeting, "Deeply insulting to the people of Greenland and Denmark." 

A new report says law enforcement prevented six mass shootings since the deadly attacks in El Paso, Dayton, and Gilroy.  The Guardian reports several of the alleged plots might have involved white supremacists.  The six men suspected of planning attacks are accused of targeting gays, Jewish people, black Americans, Latinos, and Muslims.

Fans of the group Phish are not going to be able to camp when the group puts on its Labor Day shows in Commerce City.  The Denver Post reports that camping has been banned outside Dick's Sporting Park over concerns about pneumonic plague.  Health department officials say fleas carrying the plague have been found around prairie dog burrows and that people need to stay out of those areas.  An alternate place for fans to camp has not been announced.