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  1. Police Kill Crucifix-Carrying Senior, Wonder Woman Fired and Russian Election Hacks Laid Bare

    Know This: Police in Bakersfield, California, killed a 73-year-old man with dementia who refused to remove his hands from his pockets. ISIS claimed responsibility for Sunday’s bombing of Cairo’s Coptic cathedral that killed 25. And the U.S. has withheld approval of a munitions sale to Saudi Arabia over casualties in Yemen’s civil war.

    Wonder at This: The U.N. is stripping Wonder Woman of her role as honorary ambassador to promote gender equity after staffers complained the superhero was “overtly sexualized.”

    Read This: A New York Times investigation explores how Russian election hacks were met with skepticism by the FBI and reluctance by the Obama administration: “The low-key approach of the FBI meant that Russian hackers could roam freely through the committee’s network for nearly seven months before top DNC officials were alerted.”

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