Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, during a briefing last month. Credit Doug Mills/The New York Times
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. BUOYED BY MCCAIN’S RETURN, GOP SET SENATE HEALTH BILL VOTE
The 80-year-old Arizona Republican, undergoing treatment for brain cancer, will be back in Washington for the critical roll call on beginning debate on the legislation, but it remains an uphill battle for Republicans.
2. KUSHNER READY FOR ROUND 2
Trump’s son-in-law and adviser will return to Capitol Hill for a closed-door conversation with lawmakers on the House intelligence committee after denying collusion with Russia.
3. ISRAEL DISMANTLES METAL DETECTORS FROM DISPUTED JERUSALEM SHRINE
The move is designed to defuse a crisis with the Muslim world, including security ally Jordan, the custodian of the holy site.
4. AP: TRUMP MULLS FIRING SESSIONS
The president referred to the attorney general, who recused himself from all matters related to the Russia investigation, in a tweet as “beleaguered.”
5. WHY THE SMUGGLING INDUSTRY IS THRIVING
Traffickers have responded to the surge in U.S. border enforcement since the 2001 terror attacks with a durable business model, backed by money and organizational muscle... 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:
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