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Summer has arrived. Birds chirping in the trees, the Beach Boys playing on your neighbor’s radio- Wait a minute, hear that? It’s the sound of yesterday’s news crashing through your bedroom window. Enjoy the shards of glass and last month’s headlines.

Local:

What: Wildfire forces evacuation

When: May 24

Where: Leavenworth

Source: KOMO News

The fire began three miles north in an old mill before spreading to a timber storage area and moving on from there. At least 168 homes and cabins were evacuated, and Red Cross opened a shelter in response.

 

What: Police step up patrol during Memorial weekend

When: May 26

Where: Seattle

Source: KOMO News

In response to a series of public shootings, Seattle police reinforced their presence on Alki Beach for the holiday weekend. Gang violence has risen recently, with at least 37 shots-fired incidents occurring this year so far, according to Seattle police.

 

National:

What: Shooting leaves 8 dead, shooter lives

When: May 28

Where: Lincoln County, Mississippi

Source: ABC News

Willie Corey Godbolt, 35, was arrested near the third crime scene the Sunday after. He allegedly got into an argument with his estranged wife and became violent after a deputy was called to the scene. Among the victims, two were under 18 years old.

 

International:

What: Funeral bombing kills at least 7

When: June 3

Where: Afghanistan

Source: Los Angeles Times

Three explosions set off during a funeral for Mohammad Salem Izedyar, who died during a protest the day before. The local media reported the casualty number to be at least 20, with 119 wounded.

 

Xinhua/Pan Chaoyue, CC 2014

Two Coptic Christian girls celebrating Sham El Nessim. Egypt’s religious minority were targeted once more when gunmen shot and killed 29 on May 26, according to CNN. ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack. Attacks against Coptic Christians have risen since 2011, the last being the Good Friday bombings that killed dozens.

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