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Need To Know.
Toronto Mass Shooting.
One person was killed and 13 others injured when a man opened fire at a busy intersection in Toronto's Greektown neighborhood last night. Officials have not yet identified the suspect, though the shooter was also killed by police at the scene. The shooter's motive is so far unknown and police have not ruled out the possibility of a terrorist attack. An eight-year-old girl was among the victims and was listed in critical condition. Overall gun violence in Canada is relatively rare, though total shootings in Toronto have doubled from 177 in 2014 to 395 in 2017 (see data), and yesterday's shooting follows a deadly terrorist attack that killed ten pedestrians when a van intentionally drove down a crowded sidewalk in April. 

NFL Pauses Protest Policy.
The NFL and the league's Players Association released a joint statement over the weekend effectively pausing new rules regarding player behavior during the national anthem. In an attempt to address the controversy around player protests that has befuddled owners over the past two seasons, the NFL announced in May it would require players to "show respect" - or remain in the locker room - during the playing of the anthem. However, the NFL will fine the teams - not the players - and will leave it up to the individual teams on how to dole out punishments and/or potential fines. The statement was released on the same day reports leaked indicating that the Miami Dolphins planned to add on-the-field anthem protests to its list of conduct detrimental to the team - placing it on par with drug use and gambling, with a potential four-game suspension. Teams were previously required to submit plans to deal with player protests before training camps, which begin this week for most teams. 

Trader Joe's Standoff.
Police arrested a southern California man after a car chase that ended in a shootout at a Los Angeles area Trader Joe’s yesterday that left one person dead. The suspect, 28-year-old Gene Atkins, allegedly shot his grandmother after a heated argument at her home and took another woman hostage before leading police on a car chase in his grandmother’s Toyota Camry (the grandmother is in stable condition after surgery). The chase ended when Atkins crashed into a pole outside the store, after which Atkins ran in the store and trapped dozens of customers and employees. One woman was killed by crossfire as she attempted to flee the store – it was unclear whether the bullet came from Atkins or the police. Atkins surrendered after a three-hour standoff.

 
In The Know.

Science & Technology.

Physicists break record in adding neutrons to the nucleus of a single atom by producing a calcium atom with 40 neutrons, more than double what's found in nature (More) | What's in an atom? (More)
Scientists reverse age-related wrinkles and hair loss in mice by boosting gene that supports mitochondrial function in cells (More)
> Complete image of entire fly brain captured with nanoscale resolution, allows scientists to trace path of individual neurons through the whole brain (More)
 

Business & Markets.

General Electric's Q2 profits slide 30% year-over-year, shares tumble 4% (More)
Pharmaceutical and life sciences giant Bayer to stop selling Essure, a permanent birth control device with over 16,000 lawsuits or claims that it caused severe injuries in women (More)
French technology firm Atos to acquire Michigan-based Information Technology provider Syntel for $3.6B (More)
 

Politics & World Affairs.

Manhunt underway after renowned cardiologist who treated George HW Bush killed by shooter on bicycle (More)
FBI reportedly possesses tapes from former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen discussing payments to former Playboy playmate with then-candidate Trump (More) | Justice Department releases documents detailing surveillance of former Trump presidential campaign adviser Carter Page while probing his relationship with Russian officials (More)
GOP picks Charlotte, NC, to host 2020 convention (More)
 

Sports, Entertainment & Culture.

Francesco Molinari holds off late charges from Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods to become first Italian to win British Open (More)
Director James Gunn fired from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 after controversial tweets resurface (More) | 50k+ sign petition asking Disney to re-hire Gunn (More)
Jonathan Gold, Pulitzer Prize-winning food and music critic, dies at 57 (More)

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Etcetera.
The winner of the 2018 dog photographer of the year awards are here

Computer science breaks down the most danceable number one hits

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The 50 most stylish musicians of the last 50 years.

Ever wonder what a music conductor is actually doing on stage (video)? 

The real hero of the British Open is Eddie Pepperell, who played his final round hungover

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11-year-old graduates from St. Petersburg College in Florida

Clickbait: Radioactive footprint from Fukushima disaster found in California wines

Historybook: RIP Ulysses S. Grant (1885); 43 killed, 342 injured in Detroit Riots (1967); HBD Philip Seymour Hoffman (1967); Hale-Bopp comet is discovered (1995); The first woman in space, Sally Ride, passes away (2012).

 
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