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NYPD officer Miosotis Familia was killed Wednesday morning after being shot in the head while sitting in her police vehicle. According to the New York Times, “she was the first female New York Police Department officer killed in the line of duty since the Sept. 11 attacks, and only the third female officer killed in a combat-type encounter in the department’s history.” New York City police commissioner James P. O’Neill said to officers, “[Familia was] assassinated without warning, without provocation, in a direct attack on police officers assigned to safeguard the people of New York City.” Familia, 48, was a 12-year veteran and had three children.

Big Facts

Three women and four men were arrested in Baton Rouge, La. on Wednesday following an Alton Sterling memorial march. According to NBC News, police reportedly pepper sprayed and shocked protesters—the majority of which were members of the New Black Panther Party—with stun guns. Those arrested were charged with “entering and remaining after being forbidden” from crossing barricades placed across from the Baton Rouge Police Department. Abdullah Muflahi, owner of the store that Sterling was shot in front of, noted the city’s growing distrust of the police department. “It’s not much that the city does around here,” Muflahi told NBC News. “There are things that the city could fix and help make it better, but nobody looks at it like that.” A candlelight vigil was reportedly scheduled to take place Wednesday night.

Big Lies

A day ahead of his scheduled meeting with Putin, Trump stopped in Poland for a news conference with President Andrzej Duda, during which he discussed Russia’s involvement in the election and North Korea’s missile launch. “I think it was Russia, and it could have been other people in other countries. . .Nobody really knows,” he said regarding who potentially meddled in the 2016 election. Regarding North Korea, he claimed he has “some pretty severe things” planned after the country’s launch of a missile supposedly capable of reaching Alaska. According to the Associated Press, he’s ready to stand up to North Korea’s  “very, very bad behavior.” In the meantime, folks continue to wonder what’s in store for his face-to-face with Putin.

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