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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 more

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 more

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 more