Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:
1. WHY A GRAND JURY IN DC IS IN USE IN RUSSIA PROBE
Special Counsel Robert Mueller is using a grand jury in Washington as part of an investigation into potential coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia. Meanwhile, senators have introduced bipartisan bills aimed at protecting Mueller from being fired by President Donald Trump.
2. WHICH EX-TRUMP TEAM MEMBER REVEALED MORE ABOUT HIS FINANCIAL TIES
President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, is revealing a brief advisory role with a firm related to a controversial data analysis company that aided the Trump campaign, The Associated Press has learned.
3. ALL-POWERFUL VENEZUELAN ASSEMBLY TO OPEN AMID PROTESTS
In Venezuela, President Nicolas Maduro vows to install a new constituent assembly that will trump every other branch of government while opposition leaders call for a mass protest to ensure delegates know their arrival is unwelcome.
4. WHERE A TALL TOWER BURNS
In Dubai, more than 40 floors of the 86-story Torch Tower have burned on one side of the building, an Associated Press journalist near the scene of the blaze said.
5. CONGRESS ADJOURNS WITH MUCH UNDONE, TENSIONS WITH TRUMP
Congress is heading out for its summer recess, leaving a slim record of accomplishments, and tensions between President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans simmering into public view.. MORE
The City of Shreveport will hold its ribbon cutting ceremony next week for the long awaited dog park along the riverfront. The ribbon cutting ceremony will be held 5 p.m. Friday, July 14th at the dog park on Clyde Fant Parkway.
“We are excited about the first dog park to open in Shreveport,” said Mayor Ollie S. Tyler. “We are looking forward to the sense of community this park will provide for our citizens.”
The park has a large water feature as well as multiple shade structures for dogs and their owners to dodge the summer heat. There are wash and waste stations for both the small and large dogs. There are water fountains at both entrances of the park. There will be multiple seating areas scattered throughout the facility.
The dog park’s natural topography plays a key part in providing a perfect rolling landscape for the dogs to run free. “We are grateful for all the supporters who helped make this project a reality,” said Shelly Ragle-Wood.
The Red River Waterway Commission granted the City $280,000 for construction, and there has been more than $40,000 in private donations from various supporters. Additionally, the Shreveport Dog Park Alliance contributed approximately $28,000 toward the design of the park.
Shreveport HIV/AIDS Call to Action:
Half of black, quarter of Latino gay men projected to be diagnosed within their lifetime. Heterosexuals not immune.
The Beatings Paradigm: A carryover from our slavery past? Is there a correlation between planta-tion coding, and black parenting and discipline?
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