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Five Dallas police officers were killed and seven more injured just before 9 p.m. on July 7, as at least two snipers fired on the officers from elevated positions.  

The chairman of the Iraq Inquiry, Sir John Chilcot said: “We [the members of the Inquiry] have … concluded that the circumstances in which it was decided that there was a legal basis for UK military action were far from satisfactory.”

During a series of tests of the new ballistic missile defense interceptor conducted by the Pentagon’s Missile Defense Agency from 2010-2016, the interceptors missed their targets several times. 

During a June 28 interview with CNBC, former Rep. and presidential candidate Ron Paul, when asked if he thought the Brexit vote is “the beginning of the end of the European Union,” replied: "Yes, I really do; it will become nonfunctional."

Speaking at a press briefing in the Pentagon Briefing Room on June 30, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter announced that the Defense Department is “ending the ban on transgender Americans in the United States military.”

Speaking with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto at the North American Leaders’ Summit press conference in Ottawa on June 29, President Obama responded to presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s proposals to withdraw from trade deals such as the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

Speaking at the Alumisource manufacturing plant in Monessen, Pennsylvania, on June 28, Republican presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump outlined his plan to “Make America Great Again,” focusing on globalization, which he blamed for “moving our jobs, our wealth and our factories to Mexico and overseas.”

Weapons that the CIA and Saudi Arabia shipped into Jordan for the so-called moderate Syrian rebels fighting against the regime of Syrian strongman Bashar al-Assad were stolen by Jordanian intelligence operatives and sold to arms merchants on the black market, said U.S. and Jordanian officials.

In a 5-3 decision, the Supreme Court on June 27 reversed the judgment of an appeals court last year that upheld a Texas law placing restrictions on abortions — effectively striking down the law. 

Following a national referendum on June 23, in which voters in the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union, Republican presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump called the vote  “purely historic,” saying that U.K. voters “took their country back.”