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A St. Paul man has been charged with intentional second-degree murder for allegedly driving into a group of protesters in Minneapolis. Prosecutors say 35-year-old Nicholas Kraus was drunk Sunday night when he tried to “jump” a car being used as a barricade by protesters in the city's Uptown neighborhood. A 31-year-old woman was killed. There’s nothing in the criminal complaint to suggest Kraus’ actions were motivated by political views or anger at protesters. It's not clear if Kraus has an attorney who can comment. The demonstrators were protesting the June 3 killing of a Black man by federal task force members during an arrest on a weapons violation. 

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A preliminary report by experts into the collapse of a Mexico City elevated subway line that killed 26 people placed much of the blame on poor welds that joined steel support beams to a concrete layer supporting the track bed. The city government hired Norwegian certification firm DNV-GL to study the possible causes of the May 3 accident, in which a single span of the elevated line buckled to the ground, dragging down two subway cars.  The construction defects threaten the reputation of Mexico's top diplomat, who was mayor at the time, and the country's richest man, who helped build it.

Eddie Rosario hit a two-run double and Bobby Bradley homered as the Cleveland Indians beat Baltimore 7-2, sending the Orioles to their 17th straight road loss. The Orioles committed four errors and moved closer to the major league record of 22 consecutive road losses, shared by the 1943 Philadelphia Athletics and 1963 New York Mets. Amed Rosario had three hits, stole a base and drove in a run for Cleveland, which never trailed in winning for the fourth time in five games. The Indians are a season-high eight games over .500.

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As ideological divisions wracked the Southern Baptist Convention this year ahead of a pivotal national meeting, one of the leading candidates for its presidency embraced a role as the man best equipped to build bridges. Alabama pastor Ed Litton was not as well known as one of his main rivals, and a ran a more low-key campaign than the other. But on Tuesday he prevailed in a runoff to become president of America’s largest Protestant denomination. Litton has a long record of hard work promoting racial reconciliation. He’s also persevered in the face of personal tragedy — his wife of 25 years, Tammy, was killed in an automobile accident in 2007. 

Jury selection is underway in the case of an Oklahoma man charged with murder for crashing his pickup truck into a group of high school cross country runners, killing three and injuring five. Cleveland County District Attorney Greg Mashburn said jury selection began Tuesday in the trial of 58-year-old Max Leroy Townsend. Townsend has been charged with three counts of second-degree murder and multiple counts of fleeing the scene of an accident. The February 2020 crash in the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore killed 16-year-old Yuridia Martinez, 17-year-old Rachel Freeman and 18-year-old Kolby Crum. Townsend has pleaded not guilty, and his attorney has said he hopes jurors selected for the trial will keep an open mind.

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“Gone Girl” actor Lisa Banes has died 10 days after being  injured by a hit-and-run driver in New York City. A police spokesperson says the 65-year-old Banes died Monday at Mount Sinai Morningside Hospital. She was struck by a scooter or motorcycle while crossing a street on June 4. Banes appeared in numerous television shows and movies, including “Gone Girl” starring Ben Affleck in 2014 and “Cocktail” with Tom Cruise in 1988. Her manager says Banes was hit as she was crossing Amsterdam Avenue on the way to visit the Juilliard School, her alma mater. Police have made no arrests.

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Police say a woman was killed and three other people were injured when a vehicle drove into demonstrators in Minneapolis. Witnesses say the demonstrators were hit Sunday night when the SUV struck a parked car, tossing it into the crowd in the Uptown neighborhood. Police say protesters pulled the suspect his vehicle. He was taken into custody and is being treated for injuries. Police say drugs or alcohol may have been a factor. The Star Tribune reports that a family member identified the woman who died as Deona Knajdek. There have been protests in Uptown since the June 3 fatal shooting of Winston Boogie Smith Jr., a Black man who was killed by members of a federal task force.