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July 2019 Current Events: US News

Updated July 7, 2019 | Infoplease Staff

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The world is a very busy place, and it's hard to stay on top of everything. Infoplease has got you covered. Here are the world news events you need to know so far for July 2019:

  1. Two Mall Shootings in Two Days
  2. Blast in Florida Shopping Center
  3. More Measles Cases Reported
  4. Illness Outbreak in Retirement Home
  5. Power Outage in New York
  6. Federal Inmates to be Released Under New Law
  7. Strikes in Puerto Rico
  8. Trump’s Wall Has Been Funded
  9. LA Shooting Spree
  10. Two Festival Shootings

Two Mall Shootings in Two Days

Mall Shootings

On July 1, four people were injured after gunfire erupted in a San Francisco Mall. Few details have been released about the case, but all victims are expected to make a recovery. On July 2, at least two people were injured after someone opened gunfire at a North Carolina mall. Investigators are still looking for information, but they do not believe the shooting was random. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Stephanie Mullen

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Blast in Florida Shopping Center

Florida Explosion

On July 6, a ruptured gas line in a Florida shopping center left 21 people injured. Authorities are still investigating the cause, though it is suspected to be a ruptured gas line. (Reuters)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Brynn Anderson

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More Measles Cases Reported

Measles Outbreak

On July 8, fourteen new measles cases were reported. These numbers suggest that the outbreak is beginning to slow. (Reuters)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Paul Vernon

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Illness Outbreak in Retirement Home

Virginia Retirement Home

On July 11, two people died and dozens more fell ill after a respiratory illness outbreak broke out in a Virginia retirement home. Authorities are still investigating the cause of the outbreak. (CNN)

Photo Source: Eric Kayne/AP Images for AARP Services, Inc.

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Power Outage in New York

NY Power Outage

On July 14, power was restored to Manhattan after nearly 70,000 homes experienced a blackout. Many people were stranded in subways and elevators until the fix. (BBC)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Michael Owens

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Federal Inmates to be Released Under New Law

Prison Reform

On July 18, it was announced that 3,100 inmates in federal prison will be released on good behavior. Most of the inmates are imprisoned due to drug offensive, but will be released because last year, President Trump signed a criminal reform law. (Reuters)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Susan Walsh

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Strikes in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Protests

On July 22, protests in Puerto Rico progressed. The protesters have been going for 12 days and show no signs of stopping until the governor resigns. Anger rose after a scandal involving the governor’s private messages to his inner circle, though many people are protesting corruption, as well. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Carlos Giusti

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Trump’s Wall Has Been Funded

Trump Border Wall

On July 26, the Supreme Court ruled to give President Trump $2.5 billion to fund his wall. The court ruled in a 5-4 vote. (BBC)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Evan Vucci

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LA Shooting Spree

LA Shooting Spree

On July 26, four people were left dead and two wounded after a man went on a shooting spree in 3 LA neighborhoods. After a 12-hour manhunt, police were able to detain the suspect. (Reuters)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes

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Two Festival Shootings

Gilroy Shooting

On July 27, a festival in Brooklyn ended in chaos. Gunfire killed one person and left another 11 dead. On July 28, three people died and another twelve were injured after gunshots rang out at a Gilroy food festival. One of the shooters has been pronounced dead, but at least one more suspect is thought to still be on the run. A manhunt is underway, but police are not positive there is another suspect. On July 31, it was announced that there likely was not a second shooter. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Noah Berger

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