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On Tuesday, in Baton Rouge, La., 37-year-old Alton Sterling was shot by police. The next day, in Falcon Heights, Minn., police shot and killed 32-year-old Philando Castile. Both were black men, and videos of their deaths have been watched by millions online.

These two videos aren't special. And that's what's so heartbreaking. What do you do with that information as a black person — knowing that the graphic violent death of these men is not a special circumstance.

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A Swiss Way For The U.K.?

Jul 10, 2016
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When a jailer suddenly slumped forward and lay motionless, a group of Texas inmates burst out of a holding cell. Still shackled, the inmates were able to make enough noise to summon help for the guard in distress.

The Bahamas is advising its young male citizens traveling to the U.S. to "exercise extreme caution" in their interactions with police, following two recent high-profile police shootings of black men.

Scotland's Andy Murray won his second Wimbledon title, beating Canadian Milos Raonic in Sunday's final.

Murray was the favorite going into the match, and beat Raonic handily: 6-4 7-6 (7-3) 7-6 (7-2).

This makes him the "first British man to win multiple Wimbledon singles titles since Fred Perry in 1935," as the BBC reported.

In churches across the country, pastors, priests and other religious leaders will talk to a nation still reeling from this past week's fatal shootings of two black men by police officers and the death of five police officers slain by a lone gunman. People often turn to faith during times of crisis — attending services and listening to sermons.

Protesters gathered around the country Saturday. And while the demonstrations were largely peaceful, tensions erupted in Minnesota and Louisiana, where police arrested more than 200 people.

Police in St. Paul, Minnesota, said they arrested 102 people after demonstrators blocked an interstate roadway for several hours.

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Heavy fighting erupted Sunday in South Sudan's capital Juba after a lull Saturday. The clashes between forces loyal to the country's president and vice president have reportedly killed more than 150 people since they started mid-week.

As NPR's Ofeibea Quist-Arcton tells our Newscast unit, "former rebels loyal to a vice president in South Sudan say their military positions in the capital have been attacked by government troops who back his rival – the president." Ofeibea explains:

They call him "The Punisher." And "Duterte Harry." And now, "Mr. President."

Rodrigo Duterte was sworn in as the Philippines' president just over a week ago after running on a simple platform of ridding the country of drug-related crime and corruption.

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