Sweltering Heat Kills 6 in Irma’s Wake
Six patients died after Hurricane Irma knocked out the air conditioning at a nursing home in Hollywood, Florida. Investigators believe the patients’ deaths were heat-related. More than 100 other patients were evacuated from the facility on Wednesday. Read the story from The AP.
Edith Windsor, Who Led the Fight for Same-Sex Marriage, Dies at 88
The LGBTQ-rights pioneer took the Defense of Marriage Act to court and won a landmark ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court. The ruling granted federal recognition to same-sex married couples. Read the story from NPR.
DOJ Won’t Prosecute Baltimore Officers in Freddie Gray Case
The Justice Department says it will not file federal civil rights charges against six Baltimore officers involved in the 2015 arrest and death of Freddie Gray, whose death led to widespread protests and riots. Read the story from NPR.
Man Booker Prize Shortlist Announced
Authors George Saunders, Mohsin Hamid, and Emily Fridlund are among the 2017 nominees for the U.K.’s top literary honor. Read the story from NPR.
J.J. Abrams to Write and Direct Star Wars: Episode IX
The Force Awakens director returns to the franchise after the departure of director Colin Trevorrow. Read the story from The AP.