MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — From Tom Brady’s suspension appeal to the latest on the Women’s World Cup, here are the four stories you need to know for Tuesday, June 23.

Flag Removal

Renewed calls to take down the Confederate flag from the South Carolina Statehouse grounds are being forced by the Governor of that state.

The State Legislature will meet Tuesday to discuss its budget but there will also be a rally outside the Capitol to call on lawmakers to vote on removing the flag.

Despite bipartisan support and Gov. Nikki Haley’s statement, two thirds of both chambers have to vote for removal — that could be a hard feat.

Diddy Arrested

Sean “Diddy” Combs is out of jail for assault at a UCLA athletics facility. The arrest of assault with a deadly weapon, involved a kettlebell!

Diddy’s son, Justin Combs, is a defensive back on the football team.

Authorities say the fight was with an assistant football coach.

He paid $50,000 of his $160,000 bail to be released.

Tom Brady’s Appeal

Tom Brady will appeal his four-game “Deflategate” suspension Tuesday.

Key arguments will be about who ordered Brady’s suspension and whether science supports the league’s findings about deflated footballs.

The NFL says Commissioner Roger Goodell authorized the discipline imposed by league executive Troy Vincent.

But the players association is challenging Vincent’s power to issue punishment.

World Cup

The U.S. women’s soccer team continues to roll in the World Cup. But their latest win came with a big loss as well.

The U.S. won last night’s game against Colombia 2-0.

But in the game midfielders Lauren Holiday and Megan Rapinoe were both given their second yellow cards in the tournament.

That means they’ll be suspended 1 game, Friday’s matchup against China.

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