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Mass shootings continue, Apple to unveil iphone updates; 5 Things podcast

On today’s episode of the 5 Things podcast: 6 dead, 25 wounded in Philadelphia, Chattanooga shootings

Reporter Ryan Miller also talks about this year’s wave of gun violence. Plus, we look back at D-Day, investigative reporter Rachel Axon tells producer PJ Elliott about some schools’ failures to live up to Title IX and Apple is set to unveil its latest iPhone software.

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Hit play on the player above to hear the podcast and follow along with the transcript below. This transcript was automatically generated, and then edited for clarity in its current form. There may be some differences between the audio and the text.

Taylor Wilson:

Buenos dias. I’m Taylor Wilson and this is 5 Things you need to know Monday, the 6th of June, 2022. Today, more mass shootings, plus 78 years since D-Day, and more.

Here are some of the top headlines:

  1. British defense authorities say Russia is tightening its advance on Ukraine’s Eastern Donbas region, and most recently blew up bridges and shelled apartments in the city of Severodonetsk. The US is sending a new security package to Ukraine with four sophisticated medium-range rocket systems.
  2. Tropical storm Alex became the first named storm of this year’s Atlantic hurricane season yesterday. It’s forecast to pass just north of Bermuda today after killing three people in Cuba.
  3. The NBA finals are now all tied up at one game piece. The Golden State Warriors smashed the Boston Celtics 107 to 88 last night. Game three shifts to Boston on Wednesday.

Police were hunting for multiple gunman yesterday after a shooting rampage on a crowded Philadelphia street killed three people and injured eleven. This witness describes the scene.

Witness to Philadelphia Shooting:

I just saw people running, and so my main job was to make sure that nobody ran into the establishment.

Taylor Wilson:

Hours later, a shooting at a Tennessee nightclub left three dead and fourteen injured in Chattanooga. One of the deaths involved a person hit by a vehicle during a scramble after the shooting started just before 3:00 AM. And in Socorro, Texas, police are investigating a shooting that left five injured at a graduation party.

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