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 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.
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.
Happy #Juneteenth2018! On this day in 1865, more than 250,000 slaves in Texas were told about their freedom TWO YEARS after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed. #Juneteenth is commemorated as the real end of slavery for our people. What does today mean to you?— BET (@BET) June 19, 2018
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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.