News Wrap: Annapolis newspaper shooting suspect in custody

News Wrap: Annapolis newspaper shooting suspect in custody


In the day’s other news: A gunman opened fire
in a local newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland, killing five people and wounding several more. A reporter for The Capital Gazette said the
shooter fired into the newsroom. Police said that a while male suspect is in
custody. Aerial video showed people walking out of
the building with hands above their heads. Officials say police arrived within a minute
after getting the alert. WILLIAM KRAMPF, Acting Chief, Anne Arundel
County Police Department: We were here quickly. We came into the building very quickly. We received a call as an active shooter. The building is secure from a tactical standpoint. That means that, right now, we believe that
there are no other shooters in the building. JUDY WOODRUFF: There was no immediate word
on a possible motive. President Trump and Russia’s President Vladimir
Putin will hold a long-expected summit on July 16 in Helsinki, Finland. The Kremlin and the White House announced
the details today. The leaders had two brief meetings last year. A full summit had been postponed in light
of investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential elections. Deputy U.S. Attorney General Rod Rosenstein
today defended the integrity of the Russia probe, which is ongoing. He faced hostile Republicans at a hearing
of the Judiciary Committee in the House of Representatives. They claimed that he’s withholding documents
that show FBI bias against President Trump during the 2016 election campaign. Ohio Congressman Jim Jordan charged that Rosenstein
and FBI Director Christopher Wray are obstructing congressional oversight. REP. JIM JORDAN (R), Ohio: Why are you keeping
information from Congress? ROD ROSENSTEIN, U.S. Deputy Attorney General:
Congressman, I’m not keeping any information from Congress. (CROSSTALK) REP. JIM JORDAN: I got it right here. (CROSSTALK) WOMAN: Mr. Chairman, he should be given the
opportunity to answer. REP. JIM JORDAN: It’s redacted. ROD ROSENSTEIN: Now, Mr. Jordan, I am the
deputy attorney general of the United States, OK? I’m not the person doing the redacting. I am responsible for responding to your concerns,
as I have. I have a team with me, sir. It’s just a fraction of the team that is doing
this work. And whenever you have brought issues to my
attention, I have taken appropriate steps to remedy them. So, your statement that I’m personally keeping
information from you, trying to conceal information… REP. JIM JORDAN: You’re the boss, Mr. Rosenstein. ROD ROSENSTEIN: That’s correct. And my job is to make sure that we respond
to your concerns. We have, sir. JUDY WOODRUFF: Later, the House passed a Republican
resolution that orders the Justice Department to produce documents on the Russia probe and
the Clinton e-mail investigation. New protests broke out across the country
today, demanding that separated migrant families be reunited. In Washington, hundreds occupied part of a
Senate office building. Police arrested 575 protesters, including
Democratic Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal from Washington state. Meanwhile, first lady Melania Trump made another
trip to the southern border, this time to Tucson, Arizona. She toured a Border Patrol center and a short-term
holding facility for migrant children. The U.S. State Department warns that taking
children from their families makes them more vulnerable to being enslaved. The department today issued its annual report
on human trafficking. It said children in government-run facilities
become — quote — “easy targets” due to isolation and poor oversight. There was no reference to the president’s
now-rescinded policy of separating migrant families. Leaders of the European Union talked today
about ways to stop large migrant flows across the Mediterranean. They met in Brussels, and discussed screening
people at centers across North Africa before they try to set sail. The issue has roiled Germany’s politics, and,
today, in Berlin, Chancellor Angela Merkel defended taking in thousands of migrants during
2015. ANGELA MERKEL, German Chancellor (through
translator): Four hundred thousand refugees had already arrived. There were very many. We said, in an exceptional situation, we will
help, and, that, we did. And now, as then, I think it was the right
decision, ladies and gentlemen. JUDY WOODRUFF: Merkel was heckled by far-right
lawmakers and answered by yelling back. She also faces a rebellion within her governing
coalition. Australia has won a major trade dispute over
its trailblazing tobacco packaging law. The World Trade Organization ruled today that
the 2012 law has not hindered fair trade. It mandates plain wrapping for cigarettes
and other tobacco products. A number of other countries applied similar
rules on tobacco packaging after Australia’s action. Back in this country, the U.S. Senate voted
to approve a new farm bill. It reauthorizes a variety of programs, ranging
from nutrition assistance to crop subsidies. Now it has to be reconciled with a House version
that imposes strict work requirements for food assistance benefits. And, on Wall Street, the Dow Jones industrial
average gained 98 points to close at 24216. The Nasdaq rose 58, and the S&P 500 added
16. Still to come on the “NewsHour”: New York’s
Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand on the looming battle over the next Supreme Court
justice; the struggle to reunite families separated at the border; using architecture
to serve the greater good in rural America; and much more.

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