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Baltimore Weekend Ceasefire Ends With 2 Killings

Heading into this weekend, we reported on a ceasefire agreement between Baltimore “gang leaders, drug dealers and others linked to the violence”. In the 42nd hour of the ceasefire, gunshots were heard at the 1300 block of Sargeant Street around 5:03pm (walking distance to Ravens Stadium). Officers arrived to find a 24-year old man suffering from gunshot wounds, where he died at Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

Illinois Makes "Barack Obama Day" State Holiday

Former President Barack Obama got a special present for his birthday this year: his very own holiday. According to NBC Chicago, on Friday Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner signed into law a measure to designate Aug. 4 as "Barack Obama Day" across the state. The holiday will be celebrated each year on Obama’s birthday beginning in 2018.

Intel Vets Challenge "Russia Hack" Evidence

In a memo to President Trump, a group of former U.S. intelligence officers, including NSA specialists, cite new forensic studies to challenge the claim of the key Jan. 6 'assessment' that Russia 'hacked' Democratic emails last year.