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Venus Williams faces a lawsuit following a Palm Beach Gardens car crash that resulted in 78-year-old Jerome Barson’s death. According to TMZ Sports, a lawsuit states that on June 9, Williams broke the law by entering an intersection, failing to yield right of way and speeding through a red light – resulting in the crash. The suit also states the crash was so severe that the car was “crushed, the front windshield shattered, the airbags deployed, there was crush damage to the rear on the driver’s side, and the back window was shattered.” Barson’s wife was also injured. “This is an unfortunate accident and Venus expresses her deepest condolences to the family who lost a loved one,” Williams’ attorney, Malcolm Cunningham, said in a statement, according to ESPN. “Venus’ rep claims she was only going 5 MPH and entered the intersection on a green light,” reports TMZ.

Big Facts

Michigan state sued Flint on Wednesday, “alleging that the City Council’s refusal to approve a broadly backed deal to buy water over the long term from a Detroit-area system is endangering public health,” reports Boston Globe. ‘‘Ensuring that the residents of Flint have drinking water that meets public health standards is our primary concern,’’ Heidi Grether, director of the Department of Environmental Quality told The Associated Press. ‘‘The city council’s inaction does not give us security that that is going to be the case.’’ Read more here.

Big Lies

Susan Rice, former national security adviser to President Obama, will reportedly testify before the House intelligence committee, according to reports. “President Donald Trump and Republicans have focused on allegations that Rice revealed the names of Trump’s transition aides in intelligence reports—called ‘unmasking’—saying that Obama officials were seeking to divulge damaging information about the Trump campaign,” says CNN. Rice maintains she’s done nothing wrong, though in May she reportedly denied an appearance before a Senate judiciary subcommittee. The forthcoming closed-door session is slated to happen around August.

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