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Here are the headlines you Need2Know for Monday, July 18, 2022:


A report from a Texas House committee investigating the Uvalde school shooting describes “systemic failures and egregious poor decision making” by the 376 responders on the scene of the massacre that left 19 students and two teachers dead. The most extensive account yet on the shooting at Robb Elementary School, the 77-page report is the first to criticize state and federal law enforcement — rather than Uvalde school police Chief Pete Arredondo — for a chaotic, uncoordinated and hesitant response. CHEDDAR NEWS
There was more gun violence making headlines over the weekend. Three people were killed when a shooter opened fired in a mall food court near Indianapolis on Sunday. The gunman was killed by an armed bystander. And in Charlotte, N.C., comedian Craig Robinson's set was cancelled Saturday night after a man threatened to shoot up the comedy club and fired. Nobody was injured. (Robinson joined Cheddar News just a few weeks ago to talk about his latest animated film The Bad Guys.) 


President Joe Biden returned to Washington after a trip to the Middle East that included a controversial encounter with Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. One of the defining moments of the trip was the image of Biden fist-bumping the crown prince, which prompted outrage from those concerned about the latter’s involvement in the murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The POTUS emerged from the visit without an immediate deliverable from oil-rich Saudi Arabia but expressed optimism that increased supply — and possibly lower prices — are on the way. THE HILL
By fist bumping, they can at least say they were being Covid-conscious. 
The fist bump seen around the world. [Bandar Aljaloud/Saudi Royal Palace via AP]


The future of Twitter's main revenue driver — advertising — may have been in question long before Elon Musk entered the picture. Market research firm eMarketer projected that Twitter would earn about $3 billion in ad revenue this year, which pales in comparison to Instagram’s $30 billion, and falls short of its relatively new competitor, TikTok, which is projected to earn about $6 billion. Companies looking to spend on Twitter ads have long been skeptical of the platform’s toxic environment and spam accounts, so with the ongoing Musk-driven drama and increasing competition, where does Twitter go from here? Cheddar News’ Michelle Castillo takes a look at the social media giant’s money-making past, present and future. CHEDDAR NEWS
Elon Musk should start selling ads on his tweets: “Twitter did not follow through on their promise to deliver data. Brought to you by SimpliSafe.”


New York City’s medical examiner said that Ivana Trump, the first wife of former President Donald Trump, died from “blunt impact injuries” of the torso and ruled it an accident. An NYPD spokesperson said the 73-year-old Czech American socialite was found unconscious "in close proximity" to the bottom of a staircase in her apartment last week. Ivana Trump’s funeral has been set for midday Wednesday in Manhattan. All three of her children — Donald Jr., Eric and Ivanka — plan to attend, but it’s unclear if her ex-husband will join them. NY POST


MONTANA/COLORADO: A dust storm causing zero visibility led to a 21-vehicle pileup in Montana that resulted in six deaths, including two children, and eight hospitalizations. Police said six commercial semi-trucks were involved in the crash that closed the interstate for over six hours as hundreds of vehicles were backed up for miles. Meanwhile, in Colorado, severe flash flooding after a thunderstorm swept away a home, killing a woman and child inside. USA TODAY
NEW MEXICO: A sheriff’s helicopter carrying four people crashed while the crew was returning from fighting a fire, killing all four on board. The Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office said three sheriff’s office personnel and one Bernalillo County firefighter were on board as the crew was “headed back to Albuquerque after assisting fire crews with the East Mesa Fire.” KRQE


988 is the new number to call or text to reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline for mental health crises. Before Saturday’s change, the dialing code to reach the lifeline was 1-800-273-TALK, which those in need can still use during the transition to 988. The simpler three-digit number is also meant to help people much faster than 911, which generally connects callers to law enforcement rather than mental health professionals. Last year, the lifeline received 3.6 million calls and texts, and that number is expected to double in the first full year of the 988 changeover. 988


If you walk around New York City, cannabis businesses are hard to miss despite the sale of pot remaining illegal. The recently passed Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA) allows the transfer of a certain amount of cannabis as long as no compensation is involved, but these companies can operate by structuring themselves as nonprofits. Some say it's in the state's best interest to let these “gray market” businesses operate to avoid the growth of the black market, which cuts into the tax revenue that funds everything from public schools to drug treatment. Cheddar News’ Chloe Aiello talked to legal analysts and canna-biz operators about this gray area of the cannabis trade. CHEDDAR NEWS


After 20 years in an off-and-on relationship, Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck have decided “to declare our love to the world through the ancient and nearly universal symbol of marriage.” Lopez announced to her fans in her “On The JLo” newsletter that the couple flew to Nevada to tie the knot in a quintessential Las Vegas chapel. They met in 2001 on the set of their movie “Gigli” and started dating the following year. Then, after years of separation during failed marriages for both, Bennifer reunited in 2021. NY POST


If you’re a music junkie, this past weekend offered a lot to sing about as some of the biggest names in the game dropped new releases. Lizzo put out her first album since 2019; the first solo project from a member of BTS arrived, as J-Hope delivered a full-length album; and Demi Lovato dropped a fiery single from her new album, Holy Fvck. And with live shows back in full-swing post-pandemic, iconic artists are kicking off their summer tours. Sir Elton John’s Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour returns after a hiatus, Journey kicks off its Freedom Tour in Las Vegas, and The Goo Goo Dolls begin a stretch of shows where the band will be hitting the stage almost every night through September. Programming note: Irv Gotti, CEO of Murder Inc. Records, will appear on “Between Bells” today. CHEDDAR NEWS
Holy Fvck, we can say that here?


After shooting a brilliant 64 in the final round, Cameron Smith took home the 150th Open Championship for his first ever major tournament victory. The 28-year-old Australian scored five straight birdies on the back nine at St. Andrews, finishing at minus-20 to edge out Cameron Young and Rory McIlroy, who came in second and third, respectively. Though it was Smith’s day, the overarching story was the defeat of McIlroy, the Northern Irish star who held the lead going into the final round before falling short of his first major victory in eight years. CBS SPORTS


@cheddar: Sea guitar > air guitar 
Divers and snorkelers came together for the 38th annual Underwater Music Festival in Looe Key Reef, Florida, Saturday. The festival was established to promote reef protection and to introduce explorers to the only living coral barrier reef in the US. INSTAGRAM