Here's a roundup of news trending across the nation and world today.
What to know now:
1. Dallas shooting: Snipers opened fire on police in Dallas Thursday night, killing five officers and injuring seven. Three suspects are in custody and one was blown up by a “bomb robot” in a parking garage in the downtown area. The protest, which was said to be peaceful, took place following the release of videos showing two black men being killed by police officers this week – one in Louisiana and one in Minnesota.
2. Investigation reopened: The State Department announced Thursday that it will reopen an internal investigation into the possible mishandling of classified information by Hillary Clinton and her top aides. According to the Associated Press, Clinton’s aides could still face consequences for their actions related to sending and receiving secret information on Clinton’s private email server, even though they have left the State Department. The most serious punishment being the loss of security clearances. The department’s investigation was suspended after the FBI began its investigation into Clinton’s emails.
3. Will he serve: The New York Times published a story Thursday examining the notion that Donald Trump would not serve as president if he were to win the election in November. The Times referenced an interview with Trump in which he was asked about declining the presidency after defeating Hillary Clinton. Trump, according to The Times, "flashed a mischievous smile,” and replied, "I’ll let you know how I feel about it after it happens."
4. What if he had been white: Minnesota’s governor said late Thursday that if a man who was killed by a Falcon Heights police officer on Wednesday had been white he probably would not have been shot. "Would this have happened if those passengers would have been white? I don't think it would have," Gov. Mark Dayton said to a crowd that gathered outside his residence all day and night Thursday. Philando Castile was shot as he set in a car with his girlfriend and her 4-year-old daughter. The car had been pulled over for a broken tail light, Castile’s girlfriend said.
5. Comey testimony: FBI Director James Comey defended in nearly four hours of testimony before Congress Thursday his department’s decision not to prosecute Hillary Clinton for sending and receiving classified emails over a private server. Comey said that to prosecute Clinton would have been unfair and more like “celebrity hunting” than professional investigative work. "I totally get people's questions," he said, saying the FBI was obliged to follow the law.
And one more
Beyonce called for a moment of silence during a concert in Europe Thursday to remember the two men killed by police officers this week in Louisiana and Minnesota. She asked fans at her concert to think about the families of Alton Sterling and Philandro Castile. She also issued a statement on her official website mourning, “these robberies of lives." She urged fans to contact their politicians. "We all have the power to channel our anger and frustration into action," the statement reads. "We must use our voices to contact the politicians and legislators in our districts and demand social and judicial changes."
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