5 happenings for Monday, June 12: Conferences, Qatar, Puerto Rico, Uber

( CNN) A year ago today, a gunman opened fire at a gay nightclub in Orlando, killing 49. The shockwave it generated still sounds. Here’s what else you need to know today to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door.( You can also get “5 Things You Necessary to Know Today” delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here .)

There’s another blockbuster hearing for the Senate intelligence committee this week. We simply don’t know if it’ll be in public or private. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said he plans to testify before the members of the commission tomorrow. That came as a surprise to a lot of kinfolks — especially the senators on the committee.

Embattled attorney general to face grilling

Qatar crisis threatens to tear houses apart

Why Puerto Rico might become the 51 st state

Severed head, headless torso discovered

‘Batman’ actor Adam West dead at 88

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