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5 things you need to know this morning: June 17, 2019

Start your day off right with five things you need to know this morning.

Five things you need to know

1. One dead after shooting at Philadelphia grad party

A young man was killed and at least seven others were injured after gunfire rang out at a graduation party in Philadelphia on Sunday night. Around 60 people were attending the party when the shooting happened. Police believe that it was a targeted attack.


2. Italian stuntman missing after failing to complete underwater escape

Chanchal Lahiri, also known as Wizard Mandrake, is missing after attempting to complete an escape trick in India’s Ganges River. The 40-year-old was tied up and lowered into the river as family members, media and police watched on. He never surfaced and authorities have been unable to locate him.


3. Gary Woodland wins the 2019 US Open

Gary Woodland is a major champion. The Kansas native sunk a long birdie putt on the 72nd hole to win the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach by three shots over Brooks Koepka on Sunday. Although Woodland came out victorious, Koepka was right on his tail all weekend long and was close to claiming his third straight U.S. Open title.


4. Tree thought to have inspired Dr. Suess falls down

An 80- to 100-year-old tree that’s believed to be the inspiration for “The Lorax” by Dr. Seuss has fallen down. Located in California’s Ellen Browning Scripps Park, it came down on Thursday. Officials are unsure of why the tree came down, but have already said that they want to plant a replacement.


5. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex release a new picture of Archie

Sunday was the first Father’s Day for Prince Harry and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex celebrated by posting a new photo of little Archie. The photo shows the month-and-a-half old newborn in his father’s arms, wrapping his tiny little hand around Harry’s finger.


Notable Birthdays (via Famous Birthdays)

Kendrick Lamar (32), K.J. Apa (22), Amari Cooper (25), Barry Manilow (76), Newt Gingrich (76)



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