The Low Popahirum, July 11, 2016

NATIONAL

The woman who led the candidate to Christ has many of the same problems connecting with evangelicals as he has.” – Politico

“In the wake of protests in Ferguson, Missouri, where authorities were criticized for what some called heavy-handed tactics against demonstrators, many departments took a more restrained approach.” – Fox News

President Obama will deploy 560 troops to Iraq to help retake Mosul, the largest city controlled by the Islamic State, Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter announced on Monday. It is the latest escalation of the United States’ role in the war here by Mr. Obama, who ran for office on a pledge to end America’s involvement in the conflict.” – NY Times 

“Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump recently spoke with Caitlyn Jenner ahead of what is likely to be a contentious debate over transgender issues in the party’s platform.” – The Hill

“Scrambling among Indiana politicians has reached the point where Republican Party insiders are convinced that presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump will pick Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate.” – Washington Times

Republican Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas sustained ‘extensive second- and third-degree burns’ on both legs below the knees and both feet — and may miss next week’s Republican National Convention as a result, his office said Sunday.” – ABC News

“At first, there was complete silence from officials. As rumors spread on social media, police had nothing to say about allegations of mass sexual assaults and other crimes carried out on New Year’s Eve in the German city of Cologne.” – The Washington Post

Over the weekend, The Daily Wire had the opportunity to speak with Kendal Unruh, a member of the Colorado Republican delegation to the Republican National Convention. Unruh is also a member of the Rules Committee at the RNC, and a leading advocate for a vote that would unbind the delegates from the candidates to which their state primaries are pledged.” – The Daily Wire

“Describing what he called the ‘crack-up boom’, Ludwig von Mises, the great Austrian economist, said:” – National Interest

The gunman who killed five police officers in Dallas, identified as Micah Xavier Johnson, displayed a noticeable change in behavior after being discharged from the U.S. Army in 2015, the shooter’s parents told TheBlaze in an exclusive interview set to air later this week.” – The Blaze

LOUISIANA

“The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office says that 50 people were arrested during Sunday’s protests.” – WAFB.com

Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns All-American Morgann Leleux recorded a personal-best in the pole vault, clearing 15 feet 1 inch, but finished fourth overall on Sunday at the U.S. Olympic Trials at Hayward Field.” – KATC.com

“One woman came because her son was shot to death by a Baton Rouge police officer in 2013. A teenager from Gonzales came to hold a sign that asked, ‘Am I next?’ And two men who live down the street came to hand out hamburgers, chicken breasts and hot dogs.” – The Baton Rouge Advocate

Organizers of a protest planned in front of New Orleans Police Headquarters have decided to eliminate any clap or other symbolic sounds to represent gunshots during the event.” – WWLTV.com

Baton Rouge police are saying out-of-town protestors are causing some demonstrations here to become more violent, a night after more than 100 people were arrested along Airline Highway, eight guns were seized and an officer had his teeth knocked out.” – The Baton Rouge Advocate

“To the casual onlooker, Sunday’s 10 a.m. worship service at predominately black St. Mark United Methodist Church in Baton Rouge might have seemed like nothing out of the ordinary.” –The Baton Rouge Advocate

The nightly clashes over the fatal shooting of Alton Sterling have grown more tense, with police tackling protesters, arresting scores and using an armored vehicle to block demonstrators ­— prompting many to claim they’re being thrown in jail for simply exercising their rights.” – The Baton Rouge Advocate 

A peaceful march for justice Sunday developed into a tense standoff after police stopped protesters from entering Interstate 10 in downtown Baton Rouge.” – WWLTV.com

“August and September are historically the most active months for hurricanes, and officials are stressing the importance of flood insurance to homeowners.” – WDSU.com

A 64-year-old Vinton woman was killed early Sunday morning after she failed to move out of the way of an approaching train, police said.” – KPLCTV.com

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