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A former Marine dressed in black and carrying extra ammunition shot and killed three Baton Rouge law enforcement officers yesterday, less than two weeks after a black man was fatally shot by police in a confrontation that sparked nightly protests that reverberated nationwide. Three other officers were wounded, one critically. Police said the gunman was killed at the scene. The shooting less than a mile from police headquarters added to the tensions across the country between the black community and police. A news conference will be held today will reveal more details at 1:00PM CT/11:00AM PT.
The Republican National Convention gets underway in Cleveland today, with Donald Trump front and center. A speech by Melania Trump kicks off opening night tonight, which may also include an appearance from Donald.
Russia’s participation in the Rio Olympics may be riding on the results of a sports-doping investigation due today. The investigation was sparked by a New York Times story accusing the Russian government of helping to manipulate drug tests at the 2014 Sochi Games to ensure cheaters wouldn’t get caught. If the report details widespread, state-sponsored doping, anti-doping leaders in the U.S., Canada and other nations say they will call for the International Olympic Committee to ban Russia from competing in Rio. The games are set to start Aug. 5.
South King County housing prices jump as market gets ‘hot’—Seattle and Bellevue grab a lot of the high-cost housing headlines, but home prices are getting more expensive all around Puget Sound. Home prices are up 13% in Tacoma, according to Zillow