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Vanessa Guillen’s death shines light on military’s handling of sex assault

Guillen's family says she told them she was being harassed by a soldier.
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Army Pfc. Vanessa Guillen, 20, has been missing from her unit since April 22, 2020, according to the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command.
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Chief Justice John Roberts injured head in fall during walk, Court says

Chief Justice Roberts was hospitalized overnight on June 21.
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This Nov. 30, 2018, file photo shows Chief Justice of the United States, John Roberts, as he sits with fellow Supreme Court justices for a group portrait at the Supreme Court Building in Washington. Roberts spent the night in the hospital in June 2020 after he fell and injured his forehead, a Supreme Court spokeswoman confirmed Tuesday, July 7.
4 hours ago

Soldier’s death sparks outrage

ABC News’ Stephanie Ramos reports on the case of Vanessa Guillen sparking a renewed discussion about sexual harassment and assault in the military.
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VIDEO: Soldier’s death sparks outrage
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WNBA Commissioner: Using season as a ‘call to action’

WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert and player Layshia Clarendon discuss new social justice initiatives as the league returns to play amid a surge of new coronavirus cases in Florida.
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VIDEO: WNBA Commissioner: Using season as a ‘call to action’
July 08

The Rundown: Top headlines today: July 7, 2020

Stay up to date on the developing stories making headlines.
July 08
VIDEO: The Rundown: Top headlines today: July 7, 2020
July 08

Could US block Tik Tok?

ABC News contributor Steven Ganyard discusses the U.S. considering a ban of the social media platform Tik Tok over concerns about privacy and data collection.
July 08
VIDEO: Could U.S. block Tik Tok?
July 08

Is COVID-19 even subject to herd immunity?

Allowing the virus to grow unchecked would create unthinkable loss of life.
July 08
The first patient enrolled in Pfizer's COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine clinical trial at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, receives an injection, May 4, 2020. The first of four experimental COVID-19 vaccines being tested by Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech showed encouraging results in very early testing of 45 people, the companies said Wednesday, July 1, 2020.
July 08

Indiana man on lynching threat: ‘Scared for my life’

Vauhxx Booker discusses a holiday weekend confrontation in Bloomington, Indiana, where he says his attackers threatened to “get a noose.”
July 08
VIDEO: Indiana man on lynching threat: ‘Scared for my life’
July 08

Police investigating alleged gang assault of Black man caught on video

The alleged attackers shouted slurs and pinned him to a tree, the victim said.
July 08
A still from a video shows an altercation involving Vauhxx Rush Booker.
July 07

How Charmin workers adapted to the COVID-19 pandemic to meet demand for toilet paper

Toilet paper sales rose 845% as people started panic buying.
July 07
Shoppers stock up on staples including toilet paper, bottled water, diapers and canned goods at the Costco in Everett, Mass., amid coronavirus concerns, March 13, 2020.
July 07

Double rainbow appears in Colorado sky

The rainbows appeared over a suburb in Littleton, Colorado.
July 07
The rainbows appeared over a suburb in Littleton, Colorado.
July 07

86-year-old woman creates stuffed animal zoo on front lawn

Nancy Connor, stuffed animal zoo, front lawn, Nancy Connor created a stuffed animal zoo on her front lawn to cheer up her neighbors who were hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic.
July 07
VIDEO:  86-year-old woman creates stuffed animal zoo on front lawn
July 07

Puerto Rico governor facing scrutiny after firing government minister

The governor fired Justice Secretary Dennise Longo Quiñones this week.
July 07
Puerto Rico Governor Wanda Vazquez Garced speaks during a press conference to announce  strict new rules for all passengers flying into Puerto Rico to curb coronavirus cases in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on June 30, 2020.
July 07

Walmart donates $100K to replace state's Confederate-linked statues

The new statues will be of Johnny Cash and civil rights activist Daisy Bates.
July 07
Signage is displayed outside of the Wal-Mart Stores Inc. headquarters building in Bentonville, Arkansas, July 29, 2015.
July 07

News headlines today: July 7, 2020

Catch up on the developing stories making headlines.
July 07
VIDEO: News headlines today: July 1, 2019
July 07

Man wears Confederate Flag in public: 'What Would You Do?'

A new season of "What Would You Do?" premieres tonight.
July 07
In a New York grocery store, "WWYD" actor Phil Baker explains to "WWYD" actor Gabriel Lawrence why he’s wearing a jacket with a Confederate flag.
July 07

Cops investigating human head found by road

Police are asking public for help after jogger discovered remains.
July 07
The St. Petersburg Police tweeted this photo with the caption "investigating human head found on the side of the road on 38th Av S between 31st and 34th St. South," July 7, 2020.
July 07

Lightning strikes close to Oklahoma state trooper on highway

Dramatic dashcam footage shows the moment lightning strikes close to the trooper as he helps a driver on the side of the highway.
July 07
Dramatic dashcam footage shows the moment lightning strikes close to the trooper as he helps a driver on the side of the highway.
July 07

Ghislaine Maxwell transitions from lavish lifestyle to troubled lockup

Jeffrey Epstein's gal pal now awaits trial at MDC in Brooklyn.
July 07
Ghislaine Maxwell at Spring Studios in New York City, Oct. 18, 2016.
July 07

ABC News Daily: July 7, 2020

Catch up on the developing stories making headlines.
July 07
Catch up on the developing stories making headlines.
July 07

Severe storms reported from the Plains to Northeast

Thunderstorms brought heavy rain and flash flooding to the Northeast.
July 07
VIDEO: Severe storms reported from the Plains to Northeast
July 07

Man accused of driving car into Black Lives Matter protesters

One of the protesters was struck and killed.
July 07
VIDEO: Man accused of driving car into Black Lives Matter protesters
July 07

Severe storms and flash flooding in the East, gusty winds spread fires in West

Five states are under a Red Flag Warning with winds set to gust 30 to 40 mph.
July 07
Firefighter Daniel Abarado lights a backfire while working to contain the Crews Fire from near Gilroy, Calif., on Sunday, July 5, 2020.
July 07

Dad's loss to young son in arm wrestling leads to shooting, 8-hour standoff: Police

The father grabbed a gun and fired two shots as his son was going upstairs.
July 07
July 07

Volunteers develop COVID contact tracing course for Spanish speakers

Coronavirus disproportionately affects Latinos, while Spanish outreach lags.
July 07
Larkin Community Hospital in South Florida.
July 07

Descendants weigh in on Confederate statue debate

ABC’s Lionel Moise reports for ABC News Radio’s “Perspective” podcast.
July 07
This June 25, 2020, file photo shows a Mississippi state flag flying outside the Capitol in Jackson, Miss. Mississippi will surrender the Confederate battle emblem from its state flag, more than a century after white supremacist legislators embedded it there a generation after the South lost the Civil War. Mississippi's House and Senate voted in succession Sunday, June 28, 2020, to retire the flag, with broad bipartisan support. Republican Gov. Tate Reeves has said he will sign the bill, and the state flag would lose its official status as soon as he signs the measure.
July 07

As shootings surge across US, police see COVID-19 enabling crime

Chicago, Philadelphia, Atlanta and New York saw shootings jump over the holiday.
July 07
Police work the scene where eight people were shot, four fatally, including a 14-year-old boy, on the 6100 block of South Carpenter Street on July 5, 2020, in Chicago.
July 07

Crisis in Puerto Rico: Earthquakes, pandemic and water shortage

The island still recovering from Hurricane Maria faces new challenges as those who live there fight for a better future.
July 07
VIDEO: Crisis in Puerto Rico: Earthquakes, pandemic and water shortage
July 07

The Rundown: Top headlines today: July 6, 2020

Stay up to date on the developing stories making headlines.
July 07
VIDEO: The Rundown: Top headlines today: July 6, 2020
July 07

By the Numbers: How the economy could impact the 2020 vote

Voters who prioritize the economy skew wealthier, more educated, white or Hispanic, and Republican, a new analysis shows.
July 07
VIDEO: By the Numbers: How the economy could impact the 2020 vote
July 07

Hundreds shot, dozens dead in gun violence surge

Retired NYPD official Robert Boyce said police morale is already low and defunding the police is “counterintuitive.”
July 07
VIDEO: Hundreds shot, dozens dead in gun violence surge
July 07

COVID-19 is ‘not as mild as people believe’: Epidemiologist

Dr. Eric Feigl-Ding warns how serious the virus is amid a surge in cases in states across the U.S.
July 07
VIDEO: COVID-19 is ‘not as mild as people believe’: Epidemiologist
July 07

Jimmy John's fires employees from viral video of bread dough noose

A video showed an employee wrap a noose made of dough around a coworker.
July 07
A logo of Jimmy John's hangs outside one of their shops in downtown Washington, DC, June 9, 2016.
July 07

Suspect in Vanessa Guillen case appears in court; remains confirmed as Guillen's

Cecily Aguilar has been charged with conspiracy to tamper with evidence.
July 07
Army Pfc. Vanessa Guillen, 20, has been missing from her unit since April 22, 2020, according to the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command.
July 06

Suspect in death of soldier Vanessa Guillen appears in court

Guillen’s body was identified two months after she went missing at Fort Hood.
July 06
Guillen’s body was identified  two months after she went missing at Fort Hood.
July 06

NYPD commissioner warns cops of challenges after new regulations, budget reduction

Dermot Shea tells officers NYPD's impact is still positive.
July 06
New York Police Department Commissioner Dermot Shea speaks at a news conference in New York, July 2, 2020.
July 06

Woman charged in Central Park false report against Black bird watcher

The Manhattan DA charged the woman with falsely reporting an incident.
July 06
This image made from a May 25, 2020, video provided by Christian Cooper shows Amy Cooper with her dog talking to Christian Cooper at Central Park in New York.
July 06

Bear relaxes in family’s backyard

The bear stopped for a stretch on a California family’s porch.
July 06
The bear stopped for a stretch on a California family’s porch.
July 06

Protester dies after struck by car at Black Lives Matter freeway demonstration

One other demonstrator hit by the luxury vehicle was critically injured.
July 06
Washington State Patrol Capt. Ron Mead briefs media near the scene where two people in a group of protesters were struck by a car on Interstate 5 while the highway was closed to traffic due to the protest in Seattle, July 4, 2020.
July 06

13-year-old girl killed in California carjacking

A suspect is in custody after a violent carjacking in Pico Rivera Sunday afternoon.
July 06
VIDEO: 13-year-old girl killed in California carjacking
July 06

Officer helps mother duck relocate ducklings

A mother duck accompanied an officer for more than a quarter of a mile as he brought her ducklings to safety after they were found in a pool.
July 06
A mother duck accompanied an officer for more than a quarter of a mile as he brought her ducklings to safety after they were found in a pool.
July 06

Starfish gather by the shore

Starfish were spotted going in and out with the tide along the South Carolina shore.
July 06
Starfish were spotted going in and out with the tide along the South Carolina shore.
July 06

Massive rockslide forces closure of Idaho highway

Highway 95 in Idaho was closed over Fourth of July weekend, disrupting north-south travel in the state.
July 06
Highway 95 in Idaho was closed over Fourth of July weekend, disrupting north-south travel in the state.
July 06

Severe storms and flash flooding in East, gusty winds set to fuel wildfires in West

Nearly 50 wildfires are burning this morning from Minnesota to California.
July 06
Firefighter Daniel Abarado lights a backfire while working to contain the Crews Fire from near Gilroy, Calif., on Sunday, July 5, 2020.
July 06

Orangutan cools down in tub

Jiwa, a 5-year-old orangutan, splashed around in a tub at the Phoenix Zoo, as temperatures in the area reached highs of over 100 degrees.
July 06
Jiwa, a 5-year-old orangutan, splashed around in a tub at the Phoenix Zoo, as temperatures in the area reached highs of over 100 degrees.
July 06

Tree falls on garage during storm, injuring 19

Seventeen adults and two children were transported to five area hospitals.
July 06
Seventeen adults and two children were transported to five area hospitals.
July 06

Temperatures will be in the 90s across most of the country Monday

In Chicago, it's the hottest start to summer since 2012.
July 06
In Chicago, it's the hottest start to summer since 2012.
July 06

Girl, 13, dies after violent carjacking of family van with 4 kids inside

The four siblings were waiting in the van while their parents picked up food.
July 06
A violent carjacking of a family van with four kids inside occurred at approximately 2 p.m. in Pico Rivera, California, on July 5, 2020 when the family parked their van near the intersection of Whittier Boulevard and Lindsey Avenue.
July 06

19 trapped, including children, when tree falls on garage during thunderstorm

Seventeen adults and two children were transported to five area hospitals.
July 06
Emergency crews respond to the scene of a fallen tree that authorities said injured at least 19 people in Pasadena, Maryland, July 5, 2020.
July 06

At least 121 test positive in UW frat outbreak

More than 100 students have tested positive at the University of Washington.
July 06
Students at the University of Washington are on campus for the last day of in-person classes on March 6, 2020 in Seattle. The university will close starting Monday, March 9, as a precautionary reaction to the novel coronavirus outbreak for the remainder of the winter quarter.