Iraqi Forces Surround Falluja, Military Says:

The ISIS stronghold of Falluja has been surrounded, Iraqi General Hamid al-Maliki said in a video released by the Ministry of Defense.

Iraqi forces, in conjunction with Iraqi and coalition air support, started the operation to retake the city Monday, an Iraqi military spokesman said, capturing somevillages on the outskirts of Falluja on Monday.

The next step in the military’s plan is to push into the heart of the city and drive the militants out, which may be the most dangerous part of the operation.
Al-Maliki says that aerial forces have provided cover for ground operations, helping to take out ISIS fighters and destroy their equipment.

Secret Service Jump On Stage At Bernie Sanders Rally:

At least four people at a Bernie Sanders rally in Oakland rushed the stage Monday evening, spurring Secret Service agents to jump onto the raised platform and protect him.

The Democratic presidential candidate was uninjured and continued speaking, but not before several agents hugged him and pushed him away from the microphone. The identities of the individuals, who yelled as they approached the stage, were not immediately known. They were apprehended and led away by Secret Service from the podium at the Frank Ogawa Plaza, where the rally was being held.

The Golden State Warriors’ 2015-16 checklist is almost complete.

They won an NBA-record 73 games during the regular season,Stephen Curry captured his second straight MVP Award and the Warriors finished a dramatic 3-1 comeback in the Western Conference Finals with a 96-88 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 7 on Monday night at Oracle Arena.

Now all they have to do is beat LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers to win a second straight title.

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