• An injured member of the police personnel is carried away by his colleagues, after gunmen stormed a restaurant popular with expatriates in the diplomatic quarter of the Bangladeshi capital, in Dhaka  July 1, 2016. Courtesy of Dhaka Tribune/Mahmud Hossain Opu via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. REUTERS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, CONTENT, LOCATION OR DATE OF THIS IMAGE. EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVE. THIS PICTURE IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX2JB5K
    July 1

    Friday on the NewsHour, the Islamic State claims responsibility for an attack on a Bangladesh restaurant. Also: the Obama administration reveals the number of inadvertent civilian deaths from U.S. airstrikes, growing fears for immigrants in the wake of Brexit, Mark Shields and Ramesh Ponnuru on the week’s political news, how bad behavior inspired Ernest Hemingway and making summer reading fun. Continue reading

  • Bangladesh Border Guards are seen near Gulshan restaurant, after gunmen stormed a restaurant popular with expatriates in the diplomatic quarter of the Bangladeshi capital, in Dhaka, Bangladesh July 1, 2016. Courtesy of  Dhaka Tribune/Mahmud Hossain Opu via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. REUTERS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, CONTENT, LOCATION OR DATE OF THIS IMAGE. EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVE. THIS PICTURE IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX2JB5I
    July 1

    In our news wrap Friday, the Islamic State militant group has claimed responsibility for an attack on a restaurant in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Authorities say up to nine gunmen took at least 35 hostages, including some 20 foreigners. Also, Turkish police have reportedly identified two of the three suicide bombers who carried out an attack at Istanbul’s airport.
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  • Civil defence members and rescuers push a car at a site hit by air strikes in Idlib city, Syria June 12, 2016. REUTERS/Ammar Abdullah     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX2FR21
    July 1

    For the first time, the Obama administration has released the number of enemy combatants and civilians killed in drone attacks and airstrikes in some countries. The President also issued an executive order aimed at reducing civilian casualties. John Yang talks with Naureen Shah of Amnesty International USA and Sarah Holewinski, former executive director of the Center for Civilians in Conflict.
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  • A life-size bronze statue of U.S. writer Ernest Hemingway at his regular spot at The Floridita bar stands beside a picture of former Cuban leader Fidel Castro and the writer taken when they met at a fishing competition in Havana on May 15, 1960, in Havana, July 1, 2010. REUTERS/Desmond Boylan (CUBA - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT SOCIETY TRAVEL) - RTR2FZVW
    July 1

    A photo of Ernest Hemingway sitting with a mischievous-looking group in Pamplona inspired Leslie M. M. Blume’s new book, “Everybody Behaves Badly.” It was 1925, a year before Hemingway’s “The Sun Also Rises,” hit. The group was a volatile mix, complete with fights and sexual rivalries that inspired his writing, Blume tells Jeffrey Brown, in the last of our series on summer reading suggestions.
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    July 1

    Make sure you cover up this summer — with sunscreen. But your chick lit, schlocky novels, and frivolous fiction? No way, says writer Jennifer Weiner summer reading in her NewsHour essay. Embrace the F-word this Fourth of July, she says. Not just “freedom” but “fun.” Because there is no shame in making summer reading just that. Continue reading

  • A 'Detroit City Limits' border sign is seen as traffic enters a westside neighborhood in Detroit, Michigan July 22, 2013. Picture taken July 22, 2013.   REUTERS/ Rebecca Cook  (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS POLITICS TRANSPORT) - RTX11W6K
    July 1 BY  

    “When people come to Detroit they see Detroit as a blank canvas and a blank slate….But that’s not true,” says Aaron Foley, author of “How To Live In Detroit Without Being A Jackass.” Continue reading

  • U.S. Army personnel stand at attention as U.S. Brigadier General Diana Holland (not seen) arrives for a ceremony where she assumed the role as the first female Commandant of Cadets at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York, January 5, 2016. Holland's command is the latest milestone for American women who now are allowed to serve all military combat roles. REUTERS/Mike Segar - RTX215E2
    June 30

    Thursday on the NewsHour, the Pentagon lifts the ban to allow transgender people to openly serve in the armed forces. Also: Identifying the Istanbul airport bombers, Samantha Power on our perception of refugees, a luxury company brings manufacturing back to Detroit, why some voters don’t trust HIllary Clinton, the story of women who launched us into space and Tig Notaro on comedy and healing. Continue reading

  • Afghan security forces inspect the damage caused by a suicide bombers at the site of the attackon the western outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan June 30, 2016. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani   - RTX2J0K4
    June 30

    In our news wrap Thursday, Taliban attackers killed 37 people and wounded 40 in a double suicide bombing in Afghanistan. The first bomber attacked buses carrying police trainees, followed by a second bomber who blew himself up when people rushed to help the victims. Also, airstrikes in Iraq devastated Islamic State convoys trying to escape Fallujah. Continue reading

  • U.S. Army personnel stand at attention as U.S. Brigadier General Diana Holland (not seen) arrives for a ceremony where she assumed the role as the first female Commandant of Cadets at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York, January 5, 2016. Holland's command is the latest milestone for American women who now are allowed to serve all military combat roles. REUTERS/Mike Segar - RTX215E2
    June 30

    The Pentagon has lifted its ban on transgender troops. Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced the move Thursday and officials said health services for trans soldiers, including sexual reassignment surgery, will be covered in 90 days. Of the military’s 1.5 million active duty soldiers, an estimated 2,500 to 7,000 are trans. Hari Sreenivasan talks with John Yang about the historic change. Continue reading

  • Airport employees attend a ceremony for their friends, who were killed in Tuesday's attack at the airport, at the international departure terminal of Ataturk airport in Istanbul, Turkey, June 30, 2016. REUTERS/Murad Sezer - RTX2J1PM
    June 30

    As the Turks went about the sad task of burying the victims of the Istanbul airport terror attack, civilian fears mounted and calls increased for Ankara to act against ISIS. Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has been criticized for turning a blind eye to the so-called jihadi highway — the Islamic State’s use of Turkey to get recruits into Syria. Special correspondent Jane Ferguson reports.
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