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Women grab momentum as Democratic race catches fire:

Recent shifts in the Democratic primary are raising the prospect that a new political glass ceiling may shatter in 2020 — a duel for a presidential ticket between two women.

An escalation in the intensity of campaigning in recent weeks, the fallout from the first Democratic debate and a new CNN poll have revealed a key early pivot point in the campaign.

And current momentum is lifting two women — Sen. Kamala Harris of California and Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts — who are rising as their campaigns begin to hit their strides.
The two men who have led in the primary polls for most of the year, former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, are meanwhile suddenly facing headwinds.

15-year-old Cori ‘Coco’ Gauff stuns Venus Williams at Wimbledon:

She wasn’t even born by the time Venus Williams had won four grand slams, but 15-year-old American Cori Gauff downed the five-time Wimbledon champion on her debut in the tournament Monday.

Gauff, nicknamed “Coco,” is the youngest player in the Open era to advance through qualifying to reach Wimbledon’s main draw, but she wasn’t content to stop there and beat the 39-year-old Williams, one of her biggest idols, 6-4 6-4 in their first-round clash at the All England Club

Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs, 27, found dead in hotel room:

Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs was found dead Monday, prompting the postponement of a game with the Texas Rangers, officials said.

Skaggs, 27, was found unresponsive Monday afternoon at a Hilton hotel in Southlake, a Dallas-Fort Worth suburb, police said in a statement.
He was pronounced dead at the scene. foul play is not believed to be a factor at this point, and a police spokesman said suicide “is not suspected,” according to the Los Angeles Times.

Gun-wielding paramedics and other state laws that went into effect today:

It’s July 1, which means new laws are going into effect across the country today. Here are the ones you should know.

Saving the environment, one ban at a time

Lawmakers including Ocasio-Cortez lash out over conditions following border facility tours:

Democratic members of Congress decried the treatment of detained immigrants in border detention facilities following a tour of one such building here that has come under scrutiny following reports of squalid conditions.

In a series of tweets, Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said after touring a separate facility earlier in the day, “People (are) drinking out of toilets, officers laughing in front of members Congress.”
“I brought it up to their superiors,” she said in one tweet. “They said ‘officers are under stress & act out sometimes.’ No accountability.
Ocasio-Cortez said in an interview with CNN that she did not feel safe.

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