Monday, July 4
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Highland Park shooting, Jayland Walker video, 4th of July: Biggest news you missed

6 dead, dozens wounded in shooting at July 4th parade near ChicagoSix people were killed and about 24 wounded as gunfire and chaos shattered a Fourth of July parade in Highland Park, a suburb of Chicago, and a manhunt was underway for the killer. The shooter – described by authorities as a white male with dark hair, 18 to 20 years old – is still at large, and residents were warned to shelter in place. Video from the scene shows scores of people running for cover as music continued to play minutes after the event began at 10 am local time. This is a developing story. Here's the latest. Akron police release footage of Jayland Walker being shot up to 60 timesAuthorities on Sunday released "heartbreaking" video of the fatal shooting of Black motorist Jayland Walker in a hail of bullets m...
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Brittney Griner sends Biden handwritten letter amid trial in Russia

WNBA star Brittney Griner asked President Joe Biden to bring her home from detention in Russia, where she is being tried on drug smuggling charges, telling the president in a handwritten letter: "I'm terrified."“As I sit here in a Russian prison, alone with my thoughts and without the protection of my wife, family, friends, Olympic jersey, or any accomplishments, I'm terrified I might be here forever,” Griner wrote.A spokesperson released excerpts of Griner's letter Monday. The spokesperson said the document was delivered to the president at the White House on Monday. The White House didn't immediately respond to a request for comment on the letter.Brittney Griner of the Phoenix Mercury during a game against the Chicago Sky in Phoenix on Oct. 10.Michael Gonzales / NBAE via Getty Image...
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Witnesses describes scene of mass shooting at Highland Park July Fourth parade

HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. — Letham Burns wanted to arrive at Highland Park's July Fourth parade early. Just as he was setting up lookout spots for himself, his friend and their five children to enjoy the festivities, Burns, who is a competitive shooter, heard a distinguishable sound.“We heard 20 to 30 rounds,” he said. “It definitely was semiautomatic, in a rapid cadence.”Burns shouted to the kids: “Gunfire! Back to the car! Move!” They were about 150 yards from where the shooter was stationed, atop a business, indiscriminately shooting into the crowd with a “high-powered” rifle, police said.All of the active shooter trainings the children had undergone at school paid off, Burns said. They remained calm and exited quickly. Back home, they tried going to the pool, but helicopters were h...
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Boston activists question city’s response to Saturday’s white nationalist demonstration

Two days after a group of white supremacists carrying shields and a banner saying “Reclaim America” marched through downtown Boston and allegedly assaulted a 34-year-old Black man walking through Back Bay, local civil rights leaders are questioning the Boston Police Department’s response to the march.Civil rights advocates, at a press conference today outside the Boston Public Library, also called on Boston’s mayor to form a commission on race relations in the city. About 100 members of a white supremacist group called the Patriot Front marched Saturday in Boston. Police responded around 1:30 p.m. to an assault at the corner of Dartmouth and Stuart street, according to a Boston police report.The victim, later identified as Charles Murrell — an activist and street artist from Boston — to...
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Release date, plot and everything we already know about the final season of Stranger Things

The countdown to the final season of Stranger Things has begun and for this reason we have decided to collect all the information about this fifth season. The fourth season of Stranger Things has ended, the two volumes that make it up have been released and the most loyal fans are eager to know how the story will continue. Despite everything that has been speculated about, the first thing to keep in mind is that the fifth season of Stranger Things will happen and that the following lines have spoilers. And, it is that, we are going to try to break down all the information that this fourth season has given us in order to know what we can expect from the fifth season of Stranger Things. Also, it is clear that this will be the last season of the series that has captivated...
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UN special envoy gives up plans to visit Western Sahara for the first time

Updated Monday, July 4, 2022 - 22:42The cancellation of Staffan de Mistura's trip, for which no explanations have been given, is the first major setback suffered by his mediation between Morocco and the Polisario FrontStaffan de Mistura.Fabrice CoffriniAFPanalysis The world powers realign themselves on the Maghreb board Surrounded by a certain secrecy, Staffan de Mistura has embarked on his second tour as UN special envoy for Western Sahara. The diplomat stopped this weekend in Rabat to meet with the Moroccan authorities and was also expected in the annexed territory, although he had not disclosed his travel schedule. After two days of waiting, De Mistura was finally forced to give up his stopover in Western Sahara on Monday.De Mistura "has decided not to proceed with a visit to Weste...
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The European Commission calls for an investigation into the deaths at the Melilla fence

Enrique SerbetoCONTINUECORRESPONDENT IN BRUSSELS Updated:07/04/2022 22:38h Save RELATED NEWSThe European Commissioner for the Interior, Ylva Johansson, yesterday requested a independent investigation about what happened at the Melilla fence on June 24. In a speech before the plenary session of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, he said that the events that took place on the border of the autonomous city of Melilla with Morocco are not acceptable.The commissioner also condemned the "violent attempts" to enter European territory. “It cannot be accepted that people die at the borders of the European Union. At the same time, we cannot accept that nobody tries to gain access in a violent way to enter the European Union. UNHCR, the African ...
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Newsom airs Florida ad urging people to fight for freedom – or move to California | Gavin Newsom

Governor Gavin Newsom of California has aired a commercial in Florida over the Fourth of July holiday weekend urging residents there to fight for freedom, or move to his state in order to find it.The ad – which pits blue state California against currently red state Florida – exemplified the growing divides in the US as Republican-led state legislatures have pursued rightwing policies on a slew of issues from banning abortion to attacking LGBTQ+ rights and voting issues.“Freedom is under attack in your state,” California's Democratic leader said in the punchy advertisement, paid for by Newsom's re-election campaign and aired on the rightwing Fox News channel.“Republican leaders – They're banning books, making it harder to vote, restricting speech in classrooms, even criminalizing women a...
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Women’s Euro 2022: our writers predict the winners and surprises | Women’s Euro 2022

Which two teams will reach the end and who will win?Anita Ashante This is a fantastic opportunity for England to reach a European final with huge support from a home crowd, but also they have so much depth and cover in every position. I can see France joining England in the final if they get a good run of form because they have equally strong threats in attack. Tough shout, but England to win.Karen Carney Sweden v England, with Sweden to win. When you take bronze at the World Cup and silver at the Olympics, you are on a trajectory. Sweden are the most complete team in all areas, they are mentally strong and have an experienced squad.Jonathan Lee England to beat Denmark. The warm-up wins have convinced me something special is happening with this team.Sid Lowe Spain and England (if t...
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Model pro Nick Kyrgios shocks again with polite and efficient victory | Wimbledon 2022

Just when you think you know someone, that's when they go and let you down. On a balmy afternoon in front of a fond, even – whisper it – quietly adoring Center Court crowd, Nick Kyrgios confirmed his own mercurial nature, his basic inconsistency by remaining controlled, rigidly polite, and an all-round model pro and steady guy throughout this fourth-round win over Brandon Nakashima.In victory Kyrgios was gushingly courteous towards his 20-year-old opponent. He paid tribute to his girlfriend (“the best girlfriend in the world”), referenced his many friends in tennis and namechecked his many excellent conversations with “Andy”. He even deflected a question about the potentially rule-skirting Air Jordans he had worn to walk on court with a wink and the words, "You keep doing you champio...