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    The Chicago White Sox talked to Major League Baseball about postponing their game against the Minnesota Twins after a gunman opened fire on an Independence Day parade in suburban Chicago, killing at least six people. After the team's contact with MLB and local authorities, the game began on time. The postgame fireworks show was canceled, and a moment of silence was observed before the first pitch.

      Kansas voters have said no to Kris Kobach twice over the past four years, but the immigration hard-liner is pursuing a political comeback. Kobach is running for Kansas attorney general after losing a general election for governor in 2018 and a Republican primary for the U.S. Senate in 2020. Opponents say Kobach could lose the seat to a Democrat given his past struggles with voters. But Kobach says his two statewide wins for secretary of state show he can win in a conservative tide in November. Kobach's Republican primary opponents, state Sen. Kellie Warren and former federal prosecutor Tony Mattivi, lack his name recognition.

        Police say a gunman on a rooftop opened fire on an Independence Day parade in suburban Chicago, killing at least six people, wounding at least 30 and sending hundreds of marchers, parents with strollers and children on bicycles fleeing in terror. Authorities said 21-year-old Robert E. Crimo III was named as a person of interest in the shooting and was taken into police custody Monday evening after an hourslong manhunt. The July 4 shooting was just the latest to shatter the rituals of American life. Schools, churches, grocery stores and now community parades have all become killing grounds in recent months.

          Independence Day celebrations in the United States have been rattled by a shooting that left at least six people dead at a parade in Illinois. The shooting further rocked a nation already awash in turmoil over high court rulings on abortion and guns as well as hearings on the Jan. 6 insurrection. Police say at least 30 other people were wounded in the attack in the Chicago suburb of Highland Park. Authorities brought a person of interest into custody Monday evening. The latest mass shooting came as the nation tried to find cause to celebrate its founding and the bonds that still hold it together.

          A detention center in the wind-swept California desert town of Adelanto could house nearly 2,000 migrants facing the prospect of deportation. These days, it’s nearly empty. The facility is an extreme example of how the U.S. government’s use of guaranteed minimum payments in contracts with private companies to house immigrant detainees can have a potential financial downside. The U.S. government pays to guarantee 30,000 immigration detention beds in four dozen facilities, but so far this fiscal year about half of them on average have been occupied, according to Immigration and Customs Enforcement data. In the last two years, immigration detention facilities across the United States have been underutilized as authorities needed to space out detainees due to COVID-19.

          A federal judge has ruled in favor of three major U.S. drug distributors in a landmark lawsuit filed in West Virginia. Judge David Faber issued the ruling Monday nearly a year after closing arguments were held in a bench trial in a lawsuit filed by Cabell County and the city of Huntington. The suit accused AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal Health and McKesson of causing a health crisis by distributing 81 million pills over eight years in a county ravaged by opioid addiction. Faber says that while the opioid crisis has taken a considerable toll, such cases should be decided on the facts and the law, not sympathy.

          Chile’s Constitutional Convention has presented the formal draft of a proposed constitution to the president, who has set a plebiscite for Sept. 4. The charter is meant to replace the constitution imposed by a military dictatorship 41 years ago and remake the country's structure. But the ceremonial handover Monday to President Gabriel Boric comes at a time when Chileans appear to be increasingly skeptical of the proposed constitution. Polls at the beginning of the year showed a clear majority of Chileans intended to vote in favor of it, but surveys since April have shown a marked change in opinion, with those who oppose the new document appearing to be ahead. That could change again. More than three-quarters of voters in a 2020 referendum backed giving Chile a new constitution.

          A San Francisco couple that has parked their car for decades on a paved part of their property in front of their home is now banned from doing so. KGO-TV reported Monday that city officials sent a letter to Judy and Ed Craine telling them they can’t park there and threatening fines. The city's planning chief says a decades-old city code to preserve neighborhood aesthetics prevents residents from amassing cars in yards. In the end, the city agreed not to impose the fines because the couple said they would stop parking there. They also have the option of covering the paved property or building a garage.

          Brittney Griner made an appeal to President Joe Biden in a letter passed on to the White House through her representatives saying she feared she may never return home and asking that he not “forget about me and the other American Detainees.” Griner's agent says the letter was delivered on Monday. The Phoenix Mercury All-Star and two-time Olympic gold medalist is in the midst of a trial in Russia that began last week after she was arrested on Feb. 17 on charges of possessing cannabis oil while returning to play for her Russian team. The trial will resume Thursday.


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          A member of the House Jan. 6 committee says more witnesses are coming forward with new details on the Capitol insurrection following former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson’s devastating testimony last week against former President Donald Trump. Illinois Republican congressman Adam Kinzinger says “there will be way more information" in two public hearings this month and to “stay tuned,” because people are emerging “every day.” Hutchinson testified that Trump wanted to join an angry mob of his supporters who marched to the Capitol, where they rioted. Hutchinson also said then-White House counsel Pat Cipollone was concerned Trump would face criminal charges if the Republican then-president joined them.

          Authorities in Virginia say the 17-year-old daughter of Toronto Blue Jays first base coach Mark Budzinski died in a tubing accident in Richmond over the weekend. A spokesperson for the Department of Wildlife Resources says Julia Budzinski was one of two girls who fell off a tube being pulled behind a boat on the James River on Saturday. As the boat operator returned to get the girls out of the water, the boat hit a wave. That caused it to be pushed on top of Budzinski and striking her with the propeller. Budzinski was a rising senior at Glen Allen High School who played soccer and other sports.

          The number of U.S. flights being canceled is slowing down, but plenty of travelers are facing long delays as they try to get home from trips over the July Fourth holiday weekend. By late Monday afternoon on the East Coast, more than 2,200 U.S. flights had been delayed and more than 200 were canceled, according to FlightAware. The good news is, that's fewer delays and cancellations than we've seen in recent days. Industry experts say airlines are struggling because demand for travel has recovered from the bottom of the pandemic faster than anyone expected. That's causing airports to be almost as crowded as they were in 2019, before the pandemic.

          Sacramento police say a man has been killed and four men were wounded in a shooting outside a downtown nightclub. Police Chief Kathy Lester told the Sacramento Bee that authorities received a call about shots fired shortly before 2 a.m. Monday after patrons left a club. Authorities say the victims were taken to hospitals where one was pronounced dead. Police say identified the man who died as as 31-year-old Gregory Grimes. Police released little information about the incident and are asking witnesses to come forward with additional information. Authorities did not immediately identify suspects in the shooting.

          A Shawnee attorney elected last week to be the new district attorney for Pottawatomie and Lincoln counties has died. David Hammer's family announced in a Facebook post that the 47-year-old died on Sunday. No cause of death was given, and family members didn't immediately respond to messages seeking comment. Hammer defeated incumbent District Attorney Allan Grubb and Tanya Roland in Tuesday's Republican primary with more than 58% of the vote. With no Democrats having filed for office, Hammer was scheduled to take office in January. The governor is expected to announce an appointment to fill Hammer's term.

          Across the U.S. West, rural residents have historically faced barriers in accessing abortion, such as long travel distances and lack of transportation. Now, abortion providers serving rural areas are concerned those pre-existing challenges could be further compounded by the overturning of Roe v. Wade, as more patients travel to their clinics from states where the procedure is now banned or greatly restricted. In Oregon, the sole Planned Parenthood clinic serving the eastern half of the state is hiring more staff in expectation of an influx of patients from neighboring Idaho, where a trigger law banning most abortions is expected to take effect this summer.

          California authorities say three men are missing and presumed dead after they swam into a river in an attempt to rescue a young boy over the weekend. The Los Angeles Times reports the boy was swept away Sunday at a popular Sacramento County swimming and boating destination called Three Mile Slough. The delta area of the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers is about 40 miles south of Sacramento. Authorities says the boy was rescued and was not hurt but that three relatives trying to save him went underwater and haven't been seen since then.

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