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Highland Park shooting arrest, Wimbledon quarterfinals: 5 Things podcast

On today’s episode of the 5 Things podcast: Person of interest in custody after shooting in Chicago suburb

At least six people are dead. Plus, health reporter Adrianna Rodriguez looks at whether HIPAA can protect against anti-abortion laws, a hearing is scheduled for a lawsuit to stop a Mississippi abortion law, health enterprise reporter Ken Alltucker explains how some hospitals don’t comply with price listing and Wimbledon singles quarterfinals begin.

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Taylor Wilson:

Buenos dias. I’m Taylor Wilson and this is 5 Things You Need to Know Tuesday, the 5th of July, 2022. Today, the latest from the Chicago area 4th of July shooting, plus HIPAA laws and abortion, and more.

Here are some of the top headlines:

  1. US officials have concluded that gunfire from Israeli positions likely killed Al Jazeera journalist, Shireen Abu Akleh. The veteran Palestinian American correspondent was shot and killed while covering an Israeli military raid in a refugee camp in the occupied West Bank.
  2. $750 billion. That’s how much Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said it’s estimated to cost to rebuild Ukraine. He’s calling on the world to help in the process.
  3. Basketball star Brittney Griner has sent President Joe Biden a letter pleading for help. Griner is still detained in Russia and said she fears she may never return home.

A person of interest is in custody today after a gunman on a rooftop opened fire during a 4th of July parade in a Chicago suburb. At least six people were killed and 30 injured. Authorities spent hours yesterday searching for the person of interest, Robert E. Crimo. He was arrested just before 7:00 local time last night after a short pursuit. Witness, Kate Rappel, saw the arrest.

Kate Rappel:

All this law enforcement just surrounded this car that was turning, and they had the dogs out, they had, I mean, their guns drawn.

Taylor Wilson:

Authorities said digital evidence helped lead them to Crimo. The identities of those killed in the shooting in the town of Highland Park have not been released by authorities, but at least one of those killed was a Mexican national. For more on this developing story, stay with

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Can HIPAA laws protect you from anti-abortion laws? Health Reporter Adriana Rodriguez tells us what to know about medical privacy rights.

Adrian Rodriguez:

So, HIPAA, which is the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, is a federal law that was passed in the nineties to set a national standard for protecting a person’s medical information without their knowledge or consent. But HIPAA has something called the privacy rule, which allows the use and disclosure of protected health information in certain situations, like when law enforcement is involved. So, law enforcement can use a court order, a warrant, a subpoena, or an administrative request to require a provider to disclose a patient’s medical information without their consent. Generally, legal experts say that it would not be violating HIPAA. So, if let’s say a patient goes to a healthcare provider, either seeking abortion or maybe they’re suspected of attempting an abortion in a state where that’s against the law. If law enforcement has that court order, they can go to the healthcare provider and request medical information from that patient without their consent.

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