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June 2019 Current Events: US News

Updated June 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 June 2019:

  1. Homelessness Rises in Los Angeles
  2. Columbine May be Torn Down
  3. Trump Reaches Deal with Mexico
  4. Crane Falls on Apartments
  5. Shooting at California Costco
  6. Sarah Sanders to Leave White House
  7. Another American Dies in Dominican Republic
  8. Plane Crashes in Hawaii
  9. Shooting at Indiana Bar
  10. Protests Turn Violent in Portland

Homelessness Rises in Los Angeles

LA Homelessness

On June 4, it was revealed that homelessness in LA had increased by 12% in the past year. The increase is due to lack of available, affordable homes. This is the highest number in the past decade. (Reuters)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File

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Columbine May be Torn Down

Columbine High School

On June 7, following an incident from a few months before, local authorities proposed to tear down Columbine High School. The proposal comes in hopes of ending the “morbid fascination” with the school shooting that happened 20 years prior. (BBC)

Photo Source: AP Photo/David Zalubowski

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Trump Reaches Deal with Mexico

President Trump

On June 8, President Trump reached an agreement with Mexico to avoid tariffs. The negotiation calls for Mexico to take steps to curb the number of migrants and human trafficking. (BBC)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Alex Brandon

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Crane Falls on Apartments

Dallas Crane

On June 9, a crane fell on an apartment complex in Dallas, killing 1 person and injuring 6. Though most of the collapse has been dealt with, rescuers are still searching for missing people. (CNN)

Photo Source: Michael Santana via AP

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Shooting at California Costco

Costco Shooting

On June 14, one person died and two more were injured after a gunman entered a Costco in Southern California. The suspect is in custody, and the shooting is suspected to have been the result of an argument. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File

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Sarah Sanders to Leave White House

Sarah Sanders

On June 15, it was announced that Sarah Sanders will depart her position as press secretary at the end of the month. President Trump stated this was because she had political opportunities in Arkansas. (Reuters)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin

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Another American Dies in Dominican Republic

Tourist Deaths

On June 18, it was revealed that the eighth American tourist died after visiting the same resort in the Dominican Republic. Two others fell ill at the same resort but did recover. Most who died drank from the hotel minibar in their room. The FBI is now helping the Dominican investigators. (BBC)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Tatiana Fernandez

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Plane Crashes in Hawaii

Hawaii

On June 21, all nine people aboard a plane for a skydiving excursion in Hawaii died after the plane wrecked and caught flames. The cause of the wreck is still unknown. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Sam Eifling, File

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Shooting at Indiana Bar

Indiana Police

On June 23, eleven people were shot, one fatally, at South Bend Bar in Indiana. Currently, there are no suspects and police have very little information regarding the shooting. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley

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Protests Turn Violent in Portland

Portland Protests

On June 30, eight people were injured and three were arrested after protests in Portland turned violent. The demonstrators are said to have been anti-facist protesters and members of far right wing parties. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Steven Dubois

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