Los Angeles Times

Eric Holder Jr. found guilty of murder in death of rapper Nipsey Hussle

Eric Holder Jr., the gang member who killed rapper Nipsey Hussle, was convicted of murder Wednesday in the 2019 slaying. Hussle, a fast-rising rap artist and himself an avowed member of the Rollin 60s gang, was signing autographs for fans on March 31, 2019, outside a clothing store he owned in the Crenshaw neighborhood where he grew up when Holder Jr. approached. Holder Jr. departed after a brief conversation but returned several minutes later and shot Hussle 11 times. Two other men were also shot but survived.

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The Associated Press

Prosecutor: July 4 parade shooter confessed to police

HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. (AP) — The man charged with killing seven people when he unleashed a hail of bullets on an Independence Day parade in suburban Chicago confessed to police that he fired on the crowd, a prosecutor said Wednesday. An Illinois judge ordered that the suspected gunman be...
The New York Times

With Rising Book Bans, Librarians Have Come Under Attack

Martha Hickson, a librarian in Annandale, N.J., says that when book ban attempts turned into personal attacks she became so stressed she couldn’t sleep and lost 12 pounds in a week. (Bryan Anselm/The New York Times)

Philadelphia police officer describes being grazed by bullet

Philadelphia police officer Sergio Diggs was wounded at a Fourth of July celebration when a gunman opened fire on the crowd. He tells CNN’s Brianna Keilar what the impact felt like and the moment when he realized it was a bullet that grazed him on the forehead.
Los Angeles Times

After collapsing onstage, guitarist Carlos Santana explains what happened

Heat and dehydration led to the onstage collapse of legendary musician Carlos Santana during an outdoor concert in Michigan on Tuesday. The 74-year-old rocker was “over-taken by heat exhaustion and dehydration” during a concert at the Pine Knob Music Theatre in Clarkston, about 50 miles northwest of Detroit, his manager, Michael Vrionis, said in a statement posted on the “Supernatural” artist’s website.
UPI News

Biden praises American Rescue Plan for restoring 'dignified retirement'

July 6 (UPI) -- President Joe Biden on Wednesday praised a program under the American Rescue Plan for restoring pensions and providing a "dignified retirement" to union workers during a visit to Cleveland. He touted his support for unions throughout his career and particularly during his 2020 run for the...
The Hill

Harris calls for tighter gun restrictions ‘to end this horror’

Vice President Harris is renewing her call for stricter gun control in the wake of a deadly mass shooting on the Fourth of July in Highland Park, Ill. “As we all know, yesterday should have been a day to come together with family and friends to celebrate our nation’s independence. And instead, that community suffered a violent tragedy. Children, parents, grandparents — victims to a senseless act of gun violence,” the vice president said Tuesday at the National Education Association’s annual meeting in Chicago, just miles away from Highland Park.
The Hill

Corporations’ thirst for profits isn’t to blame for inflation, economists say

There’s growing agreement among economists that companies have become more powerful and more profitable over the past several decades — a fact they say pokes a hole in some lawmakers’ arguments that greed for profits is what’s behind spiking inflation. The logic among lawmakers about the...
San Diego Union-Tribune

Appeals arguments set on immigrants brought to US as kids

Immigrant advocates are hoping a federal appeals court will uphold an Obama-era program that prevents the deportation of thousands of immigrants brought into the United States as children