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Why she livestreamed deadly police shooting of her boyfriend

Diamond Reynolds testified Tuesday in a Minnesota courtroom that she livestreamed on Facebook the deadly shooting of her boyfriend Philando Castile by Jeronimo Yanez, a police officer, because she feared she also would be killed. “Because I know that people are not protected against the police,” Reynolds said, “I wanted to make sure If I died in front of my daughter that people would know the truth. Yanez, a cop with the St. Anthony, Minn., police department, shot Castile during a traffic stop on July 16, 2016.

Diamond Reynold

Castile told Yanez he had a gun and a permit to carry one.Yanez is charged with second-degree manslaughter, plus two felony counts of dangerous discharge of a firearm for allegedly endangering Reynolds and her four-year-old daughter, who was sitting in the car’s backseat.

Chuck Berry’s latest album

Chuck Berry is rocking from the grave. Berry died in March at age of 90 but his last album, titled “Chuck,”will go on sale Friday. The album features his touring band with cameos from Tom Morello and Gary Clark Jr. The album also features his son Charles Berry Jr. and grandson Charles Berry III. Chuck is a follow up to his 1979 album “Rock It.”

Mike Tyson’s book

Mike Tyson

Mike Tyson’s latest book, “Iron Ambition: My Life with Cus D’Amato,” is about Cus D’Amato who took Tyson to the world heavyweight title after seeing him box for the first time at 13. D’Amato died a year before Tyson became the world’s youngest heavyweight champion in 1986 at 20. D’Amato adopted Tyson after his mother died. Tyson writes about the life lessons D’Amato passed on to him

Dak Prescott’s future plans

Dak Prescott

Dallas Cowboys starting quarterback Dak Prescott said he will continue attending school until he receives his Ph.D. in psychology. Prescott earned a bachelor’s degree in educational psychology and a master’s degree in workforce leadership from Mississippi State University.


Hales Franciscan to host Real Men Cook

Hales Franciscan High School in Chicago will host its second annual Real Men Cook on Father’s Day, June 18. The school will use the occasion to prepare for its fall enrollment, shine a light on the school and celebrate fathers. The event marks the launch of a partnership between Real Men Cook Charities and Hales Franciscan High School, a private four-year Roman Catholic High School on the city’s South Side.



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