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At least 17 people were wounded during an early-morning shooting at a nightclub in Little Rock, Arkansas. There were no deaths as a result of the shooting during the incident at the Power Ultra Lounge, and police believe all of the wounded will survive. However, at least one person is listed as being in critical condition. The Little Rock Police Department released a tweet saying they did not believe the shooting was "an active shooter or terror-related incident," and said instead it appeared to have been the result of an altercation during a concert. (Over the last week, Little Rock saw a dozen drive-by shootings, but there's no indication of any connection to the nightclub incident.) – NYT

In what is being seen a huge shake-up of Vatican administration, Pope Francis has replaced conservative German Cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Müller, who has filled the role of the Catholic Church's top theologian for the past five years. The Vatican released a statement saying Müller's mandate as head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith would not be renewed. That department is charged with defending Catholic doctrine. Müller will be succeeded by 73-year-old Spanish Archbishop Luis Francisco Ladaria Ferrer who, like Pope Francis, is a member of the Jesuit order. Sources say Müller had been opposed to the pontiff's tendency towards making the Church more inclusive. – REUTERS

Disneyland will remove the "bride auction" tableau from their Pirates of the Caribbean attraction. The change is set for next year, with similar adjustments also planned for Walt Disney World and Disneyland Paris. The scene, which shows a redheaded woman being put up for auction by pirates, has been criticized in recent years as misogynist. After the alteration, the redheaded woman figure will instead appear herself as a pirate. Disneyland had previously altered another scene deemed sexist, showing leering pirates chasing women: the post-1997 version instead implies that the pirates are after trays of food that the women are carrying. Disneyland says the changes were done "in the spirit of moving forward what Walt Disney inspired," and as a reflection of the tone introduced in the film franchise. The ride was the last one overseen by Disney himself, who died three months before the attraction's 1967 opening. – THR

In Illinois, 28-year-old Brent Christensen has been charged with the kidnapping of a visiting Chinese student. 26-year-old Yingying Zhang, a scholar at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, has been missing since June 9th and is now presumed dead. The FBI identified Christensen via video surveillance footage, which showed Zhang getting into his car after missing an early morning bus. An audio recording, in which Christensen is heard admitting to bringing Zhang back to his apartment and holding her against her will, was also obtained. Sources say Christensen had recently visited an internet "fantasy abduction site." There are 5,600 Chinese students enrolled at the University, the highest concentration at any US college. – USAT

One day ahead of her 101st birthday, Hollywood legend Olivia de Havilland filed a lawsuit against FX and Ryan Murphy's production company for unauthorized use of her identity during the first season of "Feud." Catherine Zeta-Jones played de Havilland ("Gone With The Wind," "The Adventures of Robin Hood") on the series, which opened with a scene of her character explaining the Joan Crawford-Bette Davis feud that the show dramatized. Zeta-Jones' de Havilland appeared several more times throughout the series. Attorneys for de Havilland say she was "not asked by FX for permission" to use her identity, and that the show "portrayed her in a false light to sensationalize the series." The actress' 1943 lawsuit against Warner Bros over a contract dispute resulted in what is knows as the De Havilland Law. – VANITY FAIR

Police say a disgruntled doctor opened fire at the hospital where he used to work, killing one woman and wounding six other people before taking his own life. Authorities say Henry Bello was wearing a white lab coat when he began firing inside the 972-bed Bronx-Lebanon Hospital just before 3 p.m. Eastern time on Friday. Bello was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound soon after someone inside the hospital called 911 to report the violence. Bello had also attempted to set himself on fire, tripping the hospital's smoke alarms. The one-time employee worked at the hospital for under a year, starting in 2014, and left under "unfortunate circumstances." Hospital sources say it was unlikely that Bello knew any of the victims, including Dr. Tracy Sin-Yee Tam, 32, whose body was found near Bello's. – NYT

Four bone-smelling border collies have arrived at remote Nikumaroro Island in search of the remains of Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan. Upon first arrival, the dogs were sent on a test mission to identify the bodies of four individuals known to have been buried between 1938 and 1963 on the tiny island, which is comprised of a coral reef situated atop a volcano. The dogs were able to find the graves easily even though they had never been tested on coral before, reassuring investigators from the Institute for Canine Forensics (ICF) that "scent survives in coral.” World-renowned female aviator Earhart and her navigator, Fred Noonan, disappeared in 1937 while heading for the even smaller Howland Island. Earhart was attempting to circumnavigate the globe. Researchers believe the pair may have landed on Nikumaroro when they couldn't locate Howland, based on a set of coordinates mentioned by Earhart during her last confirmed transmission. – NATGEO


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