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  1. William Bryan told investigators that Travis McMichael uttered "f****** n*****" after fatally shooting Ahmaud Arbery on Feb. 23, a Georgia Bureau of Investigation agent said in court on Thursday.
  2. White was initially taken into custody in July 2018 while visiting a woman he had met online. He was convicted of insulting Iran's supreme leader and posting private information on social media.
  3. Demonstrators this week said they were rallying for "our brother" in the U.S. as well as Adama Traoré, who died in police custody in 2016.
  4. "We are devastated to have the death of Manuel Ellis become a part of this national conversation," Tacoma Mayor Victoria Woodards says.
  5. Sadiqa Reynolds, president of the Louisville Urban League, says the protests — which have been peaceful and diverse in her city — are "changing the way the criminal justice system has to respond."
  6. More than 20,000 tons spilled in a remote Arctic region, prompting Russian President Vladimir Putin to declare a state of emergency. The company says thawing permafrost may have caused the spill.
  7. The federal government says that as of Aug. 1, all laboratories must include detailed demographic data when reporting test results in order to help fight the pandemic nationally.
  8. The announcement was no surprise to the election security community, which has said for years that campaigns may be the most vulnerable part of the U.S. election ecosystem.
  9. Even as millions are out of work, the stock market has regained much of the ground it lost since March. Investors are peering into the future and seeing an economy that's beginning to recover.
  10. The late-night violence occurs in the Flatbush neighborhood when police say a man approached an officer assigned to an anti-looting patrol and stabbed him in the neck.