Things you should know today: 6/19/18

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Twin brothers reunited 74 years after WWII death at Normandy

In this undated photo, provided by family member Susan Lawrence on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, twin brothers Julius Pieper, left, and Ludwig Pieper in their U.S. Navy uniforms. For decades, he had a number for a name, Unknown X-9352, at a World War II American cemetery in Belgium where he was interred. On Tuesday, June 19, 2018, Julius Pieper will be reunited with his twin brother in Normandy, where the two Navy men died together when their ship shattered on an underwater mine while trying to reach the blood-soaked D-Day beaches. (Susan Lawrence via AP)

On Tuesday, a World War II soldier known only as Unknown X-9352 was identified as Julius Heinrich Otto “Henry” Pieper, the twin brother of Ludwig Julius Wilhelm “Louie” Pieper. The two served in the Navy and died together on June 19, 1944 after their ship shattered on an underwater mine while trying to reach the blood-soaked D-Day beaches. Louie’s grave in Normandy was relocated and laid to rest side-by-side with his brother at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in France.

Deputies search for suspects in rapper XXXTentacion slaying

This 2017 arrest photo made available by the Miami Dade Dept. of Corrections shows Jahseh Onfroy, also known as the rapper XXXTentacion, under arrest. Onfroy was shot and killed, Monday, June 18, 2018, in Deerfield Beach, Fla. (Miami Dade Dept of Corrections via AP)

Deputies are searching for two suspects in the fatal shooting of rising star, rapper-singer XXXTentacion, whose real name is Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy. The 20-year-old rapper was shot in the driver’s seat of a luxury electric sportscar outside a Deerfield Beach motorcycle dealership. Two armed suspects approached him in what appeared to be a robbery attempt, and at least one of them fired. A neighborhood woman was walking back from the pool with her kids when she heard three shots and discovered the rapper’s body.

Nassar victims urge Michigan State board to fire Engler

Cory Morse
FILE – In this Jan. 31, 2018, file photo, Larry Nassar appears for his sentencing at Eaton County Circuit Court in Charlotte, Mich. A letter signed by at least 120 victims sexual abuse by former sports doctor Nassar on Tuesday, June 19, urged Michigan State University’s governing board to oust interim president John Engler, saying he had reinforced a “culture of abuse” at the school. (Cory Morse/The Grand Rapids Press via AP, File)

Survivors of Larry Nassar, a former campus and U.S. Olympics sports doctor who sexually abused over 120 girls, are demanding the resignation of Michigan State University’s president John Engler for reinforcing a “culture of abuse” at the school. Engler, who served as Michigan’s Republican governor from 1991 through 2002, has resisted pressure to step down. News sources have revealed that Engler sent messages to another university official criticizing lawyers of Nassar’s victims, saying that the first woman who went public about her abuse from Nassar was probably getting a “kickback” from her attorney.

People on Twitter are honoring #Juneteenth2018. The hashtag celebrates the 153rd anniversary of the official end of the slavery of Africans in the U.S.

The Ottawa Senators have traded forward Mike Hoffman to the San Jose Sharks after accusations that his fiancée, Monika Caryk, was harassing and cyberbullying the team captain Erik Karlsson and his wife, Melinda.

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