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Military Service Member Found Dead In Southern Arizona

Authorities say a military service member assigned to help secure the U.S.-Mexico border has died in southern Arizona. The military service member with the Southwest Border Support Mission was found dead Sunday near Ajo, Arizona, according to officials at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, Colorado. They say the incident is under investigation, but foul play isn’t suspected.... [Read Full Story]

Supreme Court Allows ‘Peace Cross’ War Memorial Display On State Land

On Thursday, the Supreme Court ruled that a gigantic Latin cross on government land in Maryland does not have to be moved or altered in the name of church-state separation. The justices reasoned that the 40-foot cross was erected nearly a century ago as a World War I memorial, not an endorsement of Christianity. While their verdict could extend to other existing monuments, it does not offer a blank check to new ones.... [Read Full Story]

Shots Fired At Toronto Raptors Championship Parade, Two Arrested

Two people were shot and wounded at a rally Monday for the NBA champion Toronto Raptors that turned into a stampede. Police said there were two arrests. Toronto police spokeswoman Allison Sparkes confirmed the shootings and arrests. Two firearms were recovered. “We have no incidents currently underway. Crowds are dispersing,” Sparkes said. Asked if it was a targeted shooting or terrorism-related, Sparkes said the investigation was underway.... [Read Full Story]

Number Of Undocumented Mexican Immigrants In The U.S. Declines

The number of Mexican immigrants in the U.S. without legal status has declined sharply over the past decade.  For the first time, Mexican immigrants no longer make up the majority of that category, according to an estimate by the Pew Research Center Wednesday. However, the number of undocumented Central Americans is increasing — from 1.5 million in 2007 to 1.9 million in 2017, the study found.... [Read Full Story]

JUUL Offers $7.5 Million Grant To Sponsor Vaping Research

JUUL Labs is sponsoring independent research on the impact of electronic cigarettes and vaping devices through a $7.5 million grant to a Nashville medical college. Meharry Medical College announced last week it will launch a new Center for the Study of Social Determinants of Health.  The center will examine the social factors that influence public health and well being related to the emerging prevalence of e-cigarettes.... [Read Full Story]

St. Louis Woman Falls To Death While Recording Argument With Husband

A woman was recording an argument with her husband on her cell phone when she fell to her death in a St. Louis parking garage. Earlier this month, Allissa Martin was found dead on the ramp of a parking garage near Busch Stadium on June 2, according to a probable cause statement. Martin’s husband, Bradley Jenkins, was arrested and charged with one count of third-degree domestic assault following the incident and was held on $100,000 cash bond.... [Read Full Story]