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June 19

1 dead after people hit by truck at gay pride march

Authorities have not said whether it was an accident.
June 19
Police and firefighters respond after a truck drove into a crowd of people during The Stonewall Pride Parade and Street Festival in Wilton Manors, Fla., on Saturday, June 19, 2021. WPLG-TV reports that the driver of the truck was taken into custody.
June 19

Delta variant cases surge in rural Kansas and Missouri

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported high community transmission in rural parts of Missouri and Kansas, regions with lower vaccination rates.
June 19
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported high community transmission in rural parts of Missouri and Kansas, regions with lower vaccination rates.
June 19

Tropical Storm Claudette downs trees, damages homes in Alabama

Tropical Storm Claudette damaged homes, downed trees and scattered other debris across yards and roads in East Brewton.
June 19
Tropical Storm Claudette damaged homes, downed trees and scattered other debris across yards and roads in East Brewton.
June 19

Tropical Storm Claudette batters Southeast US: Latest forecast

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards has issued a state of emergency.
June 19
In this screen grab taken from a video posted to the Twitter account for Navarre Beach, Tropical Storm Claudette hits Navarre Beach in Florida, June 19, 2021.
June 19

Juneteenth celebrations in images around the US

It's the 156th anniversary of Juneteenth.
June 19
People celebrate Juneteenth at Black Lives Matter Plaza in Washington, D.C., June 19, 2021.
June 19

Air Force honors man who jumped off bridge to save toddler

Jonathan Bauer, who jumped 25 feet into a bay to save a 2-year-old girl, was honored with a Thunderbirds flyover in Maryland.
June 19
Jonathan Bauer, who jumped 25 feet into a bay to save a 2-year-old girl, was honored with a Thunderbirds flyover in Maryland.
June 19

Delta variant infecting mounting number of people in rural Kansas and Missouri

The CDC estimates the delta variant accounts for about 10% of new cases.
June 19
In this Feb. 11, 2021, file photo, Staff Sergeant Herbert Lins of the Missouri Army National Guard administers the Covid-19 vaccine to a resident during a vaccination event in St Louis, Missouri.
June 19

Aggressive cow elk chases people away in Colorado

Wildlife officials warned that cow elk would exhibit normal protective behavior over their young this time of year.
June 19
Wildlife officials warned that cow elk would exhibit normal protective behavior over their young this time of year.
June 19

Wife of man killed by Honolulu PD demands justice: 'If it was me, I'd still be alive'

Lindsay Myeni says race played a part in her husband’s shooting death.
June 19
Lindani Myeni stands on the beach in Waimanalo, Hawaii, with his wife Lindsay and their two children in a family handout photo from 2021.
June 19

How to protect yourself from tick bites

A recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that about 476,000 Americans are diagnosed and treated for Lyme disease each year.
June 19
A recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that about 476,000 Americans are diagnosed and treated for Lyme disease each year.
June 19

Juneteenth: Descendants of Frederick Douglass, Malcolm X and others speak out

Descendants of Booker T. Washington, Ida B. Wells and others spoke to ABC News.
June 19
In this Dec. 2, 2011, file photo, Michelle Duster, great-granddaughter of civil rights pioneer Ida B. Wells, holds a portrait of Wells in her home in Chicago's South Side.
June 19

Man who jumped off bridge to save 2-year-old girl honored by Thunderbirds

Jonathan Bauer jumped 25 feet into a bay to save the child.
June 19
Jonathan Bauer is honored by the Air Force Thunderbirds prior to the OC Air Show in Ocean City, Md., June 19, 2021.
June 19

Hope dims for American hostage as US hastily exits Afghanistan

The family of Mark Frerichs fears time is running out to secure his release.
June 19
U.S. Navy veteran Mark Frerichs is seen in this undated photo provided by his family.
June 19

Why this tick season may be bad – and how to protect yourself

It's peak season for the miniscule nymphal ticks.
June 19
Blacklegged tick, Ixodes pacificus, on a leaf, is a carrier of Lyme disease.
June 19

Father of 8 was set to get 2nd vaccine dose, but contracted COVID and died

Gordon Ballard, 65, died on May 17, 2021, two weeks after he tested positive.
June 19
Gordon Ballard poses for a photo with his daughter, Sharena Ballard-Hart, at her wedding on Aug. 31, 2020.
June 19

Texas woman faces jail time after being convicted of voting illegally

Crystal Mason's vote was never counted, and she is still appealing the ruling.
June 19
Crystal Mason stands with supporters in an undated photo. She was convicted of illegally voting in the 2016 election, and is currently appealing that conviction.
June 19

Reimagining how to represent Black lives through art: Part 10

Artists like Brandan Odums are shining a new light on Black life through their art, emphasizing family, community and the rich culture that comprises the Black experience.
June 19
VIDEO: Reimagining how to represent Black lives through art: Part 10
June 19

People working to build allyship in Black communities face resistance: Part 7

A Black family in a majority white and Republican Pennsylvania town has spent years helping neighbors understand allyship. In Chicago, Black and Asian American community leaders support each other.
June 19
VIDEO: People working to build allyship in Black communities face resistance: Part 7
June 19

Obama surprises young athletes: Part 6

Barack Obama spoke with “GMA” host Michael Strahan in the Anacostia neighborhood of Washington, D.C., one of the area’s poorest sections. Kids play basketball and have big dreams for their future.
June 19
VIDEO: Obama surprises young athletes: Part 6
June 19

H.E.R. performs 'Fight for You': Part 5

"Juneteenth: Together We Triumph -- A Soul of a Nation Special Event" can be seen on demand on the ABC app or on Hulu.
June 19
VIDEO: H.E.R. performs 'Fight for You': Part 5
June 19

Black chefs, foodies on the roots of soul food and what it means to them: Part 4

ABC News’ Deborah Roberts and chef Alexander Smalls sit down with an eclectic group for a soulful dinner with lively discussion about soul food’s roots and what Southern food really is.
June 19
VIDEO: Black chefs, foodies on the roots of soul food and what it means to them: Part 4
June 19

Jimmie Allen performs 'Good Times Roll': Part 3

"Juneteenth: Together We Triumph -- A Soul of a Nation Special Event" can be seen on demand on the ABC app or on Hulu.
June 19
VIDEO: Jimmie Allen performs 'Good Times Roll': Part 3
June 19

Black farmers fight for their land, inspire new generation of agriculturists: Part 2

John Boyd Jr., founder of the National Black Farmers Association, has spent decades advocating for Black farmers’ land and rights. A farm in New York is training Black youth to farm.
June 19
VIDEO: Black farmers fight for their land, inspire new generation of agriculturists: Part 2
June 19

Obama discusses path forward from racial injustice: Part 1

The former president sat down with “GMA” host Michael Strahan to discuss the Capitol insurrection, misinformation, the presidential glass ceiling and the importance of unity to get things done.
June 19
VIDEO: Obama discusses path forward from racial injustice: Part 1
June 18

Shooting spree suspect thought people were after him for prior shooting: Police

The suspect worked as a security guard at a restaurant.
June 18
In this still image from drone video courtesy of Arizona's Family, is the the scene where a suspect was taken into custody in a white SUV following multiple shootings in Surprise, Ariz., on Friday, June 18, 2021.
June 18

ABC News Live Prime: Friday, June 18, 2021

Delta variant ‘may threaten the work we have done,’ expert says; Hardline candidate expected to win Iran's presidential election; Instacart shoppers challenge ratings system
June 18
ABC News Live Prime: Friday, June 18, 2021
June 18

3 dead, 2 missing after tubers go over steep dam on river

Authorities continued searching for the missing people on Friday.
June 18
Rescue officials search for a group of tubers who went over a steep dam on the Dan River in Rockingham County, N.C., on June 17, 2021. At least three people were killed.
June 18

Instacart shoppers challenge ratings system

ABC News’ Faith Abubey speaks with Instacart shoppers who describe how costly a low score in the company’s rating system can be to their income.
June 18
VIDEO: Instacart shoppers challenge ratings system
June 18

By the Numbers: Origins of Juneteenth

ABC News takes a look at how Juneteenth began as it becomes the first new federal holiday in the United States since 1983.
June 18
VIDEO: By the Numbers: Origins of Juneteenth
June 18

Fuel tanker explodes in Texas

A leak in the tanker caused the explosion, according to the Foard County sheriff.
June 18
A leak in the tanker caused the explosion, according to the Foard County sheriff.
June 18

2021 PRIDE on ABC News Live: What’s next for the LGBTQ+ community

ABC News reports on the immense spirit of the LGBTQ+ community and movement.
June 18
VIDEO: 2021 PRIDE on ABC News Live: What’s next for the LGBTQ+ community
June 18

On Location: June 18, 2021

Catch up on the developing stories making headlines.
June 18
Catch up on the developing stories making headlines.
June 18

Top stories impacting LGBTQ+ community amid Pride Month 2021

ABC News' Devin Dwyer reports on the landmark Supreme Court decision impacting the LGBTQ+ community and adoption.
June 18
VIDEO: Top stories impacting LGBTQ+ community amid Pride Month 2021
June 18

Creators of Netflix documentary 'Pray Away' talk about importance of the film

Filmmakers Kristine Stolakis and Jessica Devaney talk about their groundbreaking documentary about the dangerous practice of conversion therapy.
June 18
VIDEO: Creators of Netflix documentary 'Pray Away' talk about importance of the film
June 18

Finding lesbian love and community on TikTok

TikTok influencers Avery Blanchard and Sophia Mosca talk about the immense spirit of the lesbian community on the social media platform.
June 18
VIDEO: Finding lesbian love and community on TikTok
June 18

1-on-1 with award-winning actor Billy Porter

ABC News' Juju Chang sits down with the “Pose” star to discuss what life holds for him after the groundbreaking series and living a life out loud as a man living with HIV in America today.
June 18
VIDEO: 1-on-1 with award-winning actor Billy Porter
June 18

1-on-1 with choreographer Sean Bankhead

Choreographer to the stars Sean Bankhead takes us inside the Lil Nas X performance of “Montero” on "Saturday Night Live."
June 18
VIDEO: 1-on-1 with choreographer Sean Bankhead
June 18

Suspect in alleged road rage killing denied bail for posing 'complete danger': Judge

Marcus Eriz, 24, pleaded not guilty to murder charges.
June 18
Undated photos provided by the Orange County District Attorney's Office shows Marcus Anthony Eriz, 24, and Wynne Lee, 23. Charges were filed against the two in the death of Aiden Leos, the 6-year-old boy who was shot and killed on his way to kindergarten in his mother's car on the 55 Freeway in Orange on May 21.
June 18

300 million COVID-19 shots administered in US: Biden

In a speech Friday, President Joe Biden announced that the U.S. had administered 300 million vaccine doses since he took office while acknowledging the danger of the Delta variant.
June 18
In a speech Friday, President Joe Biden announced that the U.S. had administered 300 million vaccine doses since he took office while acknowledging the danger of the Delta variant.
June 18

President Joe Biden's update on COVID-19 response

The U.S. administered 300 million COVID-19 shots in 150 days.
June 18
VIDEO: President Biden's update on Covid-19 response
June 18

Descendants of historic Black leaders share legacies

On Juneteenth, descendants of Frederick Douglass, Booker T. Washington, Ida B. Wells and Malcolm X share how their ancestors risked their lives for justice and how their work continues today.
June 18
As millions in America celebrate Juneteenth, descendants of Frederick Douglass, Booker T. Washington, Ida B. Wells and Malcolm X share how their ancestors risked their lives for justice and how their work continues today.
June 18

Border crisis: What’s happening at the US-Mexico border?

In May 2021, the number of migrants crossing the U.S. southern border hit a 20-year high with over 180,000 encounters.
June 18
VIDEO: Border crisis: What’s happening at the US-Mexico border?
June 18

ABC News Update: New Orleans prepares for flooding as potential tropical storm nears

Plus, Juneteenth is recognized as a federal holiday and former President Barack Obama opens up about breaking barriers.
June 18
VIDEO: ABC News Update: New Orleans prepares for flooding as tropical storm nears
June 18

Obama: 'A lot of barriers still exist' as Juneteenth officially recognized

Plus, how white supremacy played a role in keeping the holiday from being celebrated nationwide for so long.
June 18
VIDEO: As Juneteenth officially recognized, 'barriers still exist': former President Obama
June 18

ABC News Live Update: Tropical storm takes aim at Gulf Coast

Plus, historic heat triggers fires in the West and the former head of the FDA warns the delta variant could become the dominant COVID-19 strain in the U.S.
June 18
VIDEO: ABC News Live Update: Tropical storm takes aim at Gulf Coast
June 18

Louisiana in state of emergency as tropical storm takes aim

The storm is expected to make landfall on the Gulf Coast early Saturday morning.
June 18
VIDEO: Louisiana in state of emergency as tropical storm takes aim
June 18

Black farmers fight to keep their land, cultivate next generation

“It’s about fairness,” John Boyd Jr., a farmer and fierce advocate, said.
June 18
John Boyd Jr. is the founder of the National Black Farmers Association. He's been fighting for years to protect his land and that of other Black farmers around the country.
June 18

Bear breaks into parked vehicle in New Hampshire

Police in New Hampshire are warning residents not to leave food or trash inside their vehicles after a flurry of reports of bears “causing considerable damage.”
June 18
Police in New Hampshire are warning residents not to leave food or trash inside their vehicles after a flurry of reports of bears “causing considerable damage.”
June 18

Alaska hiker recounts encounter with bears: 'Is this the way I'm going to die?'

"I cried many times on that mountain," she said.
June 18
Fina Kiefer speaks to ABC News for an interview that aired on "Good Morning America" on June 18, 2021, about her experience getting lost while hiking in Alaska.
June 18

Entire Portland Police crowd control unit resigns

Members of a specialized Portland police unit that deals with crowd control have resigned en masse a day after a fellow officer was indicted on an assault charge.
June 18
Members of a specialized Portland police unit that deals with crowd control have resigned en masse a day after a fellow officer was indicted on an assault charge.