Shooting of Alton Sterling and Protests continue in multiple cities across the United States following the death of two black men by police. Numerous confrontations and arrests have been reported.
Protests against the shootings of two black men by police officers shut down main arteries in a number of U.S. cities on Saturday, leading to numerous arrests, scuffles and injuries in confrontations between police and demonstrators.
Following the death of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile and the shooting of white police officers in Dallas, Texas, The Bahamas issues a rare travel warning for its citizens traveling to the United States. Context: Shooting of Alton Sterling, Shooting of Philando Castile, United States
A man who took four firefighters hostage in Suwanee, Georgia, United States, is killed in a gun battle with police. Context: Police, United States
U.S. lawmakers break for summer recess. Context: United States
Millions of United States residents and visitors are able to witness a total solar eclipse that crosses through North America. It is the first total solar eclipse visible across the entire contiguous United States since the solar eclipse of June 8, 1918. Context: United States
United States President Donald Trump, together with Senators Tom Cotton and David Perdue, unveils the RAISE Act, a plan that would, if passed, reduce legal immigration to the U.S. by half each year, and implement a "merit-based system" prioritizing skilled workers, instead of the current family-based chain migration system. Context: United States
Teams of United States-based researchers, composed of American, Chinese and South Korean scientists, successfully edit a piece of faulty DNA that causes a deadly form of heart disease from cells in human embryos. Context: United States
California and San Francisco sue the United States Federal government over its opposition towards sanctuary cities. Context: United States
The summit announces it is unable to gain agreement on climate change between the United States and the other 19 members of this international forum. Context: United States
The United States extends the restrictions deadline for refugees. Context: United States
The United States sanctions Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro over the controversial Constitutional Assembly election which critics say is an attempt to establish a dictatorship. Context: United States
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