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Here are the headlines you Need2Know for Tuesday, July 5, 2022:


Six people were killed and dozens of others were hospitalized after a gunman opened fire from a rooftop on a Fourth of July parade in the Chicago suburb of Highland Park. Police apprehended 22-year-old Robert E. Crimo III as a suspect in the shooting. Authorities said gunfire from a “high-powered rifle” erupted around 10:15 a.m. Attendees fled in panic, leaving behind everyday items like strollers, chairs, baseball hats and half-eaten food. At least five of the six victims are adults, and four or five children were among the wounded. President Joe Biden said he was “shocked by the senseless gun violence that has yet again brought grief to an American community on this Independence Day.” CNN


Around 3.5 million travelers passed through U.S. airports over the holiday weekend, leading to a flurry of flight cancellations and delays as the airline industry grappled with the spike in travel demand on top of industrywide staffing shortages. FlightAware, a flight-tracking website, showed that flights within, in or out of the U.S. saw more than 1,400 cancellations over the weekend, while more than 14,000 U.S. flights were delayed from Friday to Sunday alone. The travel woes slowed on Independence Day itself, but there were still more than 1,300 delays and about 190 cancellations at U.S. airports. On Saturday — the peak of the weekend travel — Southwest Airlines led all carriers with 29% in flight delays, followed by American Airlines at 28%, United 21% and Delta 19%. NY POST
Thousands of delays, but no viral videos of fights over masks … progress.


Weather did not cooperate for many Americans looking to spend Independence Day weekend under the sun. Perhaps hit the hardest were the Carolinas, which were doused by Tropical Storm Colin, the third named storm of the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season. Heavy rainfall also spoiled the holiday fun in parts of the Pacific Northwest, Midwest and Northeast. Conversely, more than 5 million people in the Southwest were under red flag warnings for increased fire danger; Nevada saw two active fires encompassing more than 2,000 acres. The National Weather Service reports that extreme heat is likely to continue through the middle of the week in some areas. NY TIMES
“Weather sure held up, huh?”  — Every dad where it didn’t rain.


The weather troubles felt by Americans over the weekend paled in comparison to those Down Under. Sydney — Australia’s largest city — is coping with its fourth round of flooding in about 18 months, as 3 feet of rain in 24 hours forced more than 32,000 residents from their homes in New South Wales in conditions that officials are calling “life threatening.” “To see what we’re seeing right across Sydney, there’s no doubt these events are becoming more common. And governments need to adjust and make sure that we respond to the changing environment,” New South Wales state Premier Dominic Perrottet said. AP


Police in Denmark confirmed that at least three people were killed and several others injured — including four in critical condition — after a shooting at a crowded Copenhagen shopping mall Sunday. Authorities said the 22-year-old Danish suspect likely acted alone when he killed two Danish 17-year-olds and a 47-year-old Russian man. Police, who saw no indication the attack was an "act of terror," said the suspect was known to psychiatric professionals. He was charged with manslaughter and remanded to a psychiatric facility. CNN


Protests broke out in Akron, Ohio, over the death of Jayland Walker, a 25-year-old Black man who was fatally shot by police and left with at least 60 wounds as a result of the gunfire. Police body-cam footage showed officers firing repeatedly at Walker as he ran away after a traffic stop for an unspecified violation. Akron Police Chief Stephen Mylett said the eight police officers “directly involved” in the shooting have been placed on paid administrative leave as the investigation unfolds. Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan issued a state of emergency due to the protests, which began peacefully, but then caused “significant property" damage in downtown Akron” as night fell. CNN


Over the weekend, Russia took control of Lysychansk, the last city in the Luhansk region in eastern Ukraine that remained under Ukrainian control. Ukraine's military announced that it had been "forced to withdraw" from the critical city to save the lives of its troops. Russia’s next objective will be capturing the neighboring Donetsk region. Just days after their victory in Lysychansk, Russian forces killed nine civilians in 24 hours in Donetsk, the head of Ukraine’s regional military there said. NY TIMES


“Minions: Rise of Gru” set off fireworks at the box office this weekend, breaking a July Fourth weekend record by raking in $125.2 million domestically in its four-day opening. The record was previously held by “Transformers: Dark of the Moon,” which scored $115.9 million in 2011. The fifth installment of the “Despicable Me” franchise, “Minions: Rise of Gru” follows how supervillain Gru, played by Steve Carell, first met the minions when he was a boy; the movie's star-studded voice cast includes Alan Arkin, Russell Brand, Julie Andrews and Taraji P. Henson. A likely contributor to the film’s commercial success is the #GentleMinions TikTok trend, where young men show up to screenings dressed in suits and scarves, Gru’s regular uniform. THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
A trillion views on TikTok couldn’t convince us to dress up to go to the movie theater. Sweatpants or nothing.


Michael Jordan, Tom Brady, Wayne Gretzky … Joey Chestnut. All-time great competitive eater Joey “Jaws” Chestnut secured his record 15th victory at the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest, scarfing down 63 dogs at the Coney Island event. Chestnut’s record for the 10-minute competition is 76 frankfurters, which proved impossible to beat when a protester rushed the stage and bumped into the champ mid-competition. Chestnut immediately put the disruptor into a mini-chokehold before security intervened, and went on to win yet another Mustard Belt. Chestnut has now gobbled up a record 1,152 hot dogs during his career.  USA TODAY


Just as Netflix released Season 4, Volume 2, the show’s series finale, Spotify is joining in on the “Stranger Things” madness. Spotify partnered with Netflix to give listeners their own personal Upside Down Playlist, which Spotify curated to “help you escape from Vecna and the Upside Down.” If you haven’t watched the show and need some context, here goes: A character named Max escapes the curse of the show’s villain (Vecna) from a dangerous alternate dimension (the Upside Down) after her friends play her favorite song: Kate Bush’s 1985 hit, “Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God).” The Spotify playlist combines your own favorite tracks with songs featured in the final season. COLLIDER
Trying to explain the Vecna and the Upside Down feels like running up a hill.


Experience Budget-Friendly Fun at Coney Island’s Luna Park With Three New Rides
It’s a Coney Island-heavy newsletter today. At Coney Island’s Luna Park, world-class entertainment and a big dose of nostalgia collide as three new rides debut this summer. Cheddar’s Chloe Aiello took the subway out to Brooklyn to try them out — for journalistic purposes — before talking to park leaders about how they keep the destination fresh, fun and affordable. CHEDDAR