News Wrap: Akron declares state of emergency after police killing of unarmed Black man

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Amna Nawaz:

In a statement, Abu Akleh’s family called for justice and said — quote — “The Israeli military killed Shireen, according to policies that view all Palestinians, civilian, press or otherwise, as legitimate.”

Abu Akleh had covered the Israel Palestine conflict for over two decades. On the morning she was killed, she was reporting on Israeli army raids in the West Bank city of Jenin. The U.S.-monitored probe results come nine days before President Joe Biden will make his first presidential visit to Israel and the West Bank.

Previous investigations into Abu Akleh’s death by the AP, Washington Post, New York Times, and the U.N. have found that an Israeli bullet likely killed her.

Well, Danish authorities say a gunman who killed three people at a busy shopping mall yesterday in Copenhagen acted alone and had mental health issues. Investigators said they don’t believe it was an act of terrorism. They said the 22-year-old Danish man chose his victims randomly, killing two 17-year-olds and a 47-year-old man. Many young people had gathered there ahead of a concert. The gunman will be held in a mental health facility for 24 days, pending the investigation.

A new round of evacuation orders were issued in and around Sydney today, as severe flooding continues to wreak havoc across Australia’s largest city. More than 30,000 people have been told to either evacuate or prepare to leave their home soon. Some areas have reported as much as three feet of rain in the past day alone. This is Sydney’s fourth flooding emergency in just 16 months.

And the death toll from a glacier collapse at a resort town in Northern Italy rose to seven people today. The avalanche of ice and snow happened yesterday on the highest mountain in the Dolomites, a range in the Italian Alps. Thunderstorms hampered today’s rescue operations, as helicopters searched for 13 hikers who are still missing.

Still to come on the “NewsHour”: Tamara Keith and Amy Walter break down the latest political headlines; students worldwide suffer education setbacks because of pandemic-related school closures; writer Baratunde Thurston discusses his new PBS series, “America Outdoors”; plus much more.

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