News Wrap: Deadly shooting rampage at German mall, Clinton moves to pick her No. 2

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  • JUDY WOODRUFF:

    There's been a mass killing in Germany tonight.

    As many as three gunmen shot dead eight people in Munich. Police say a ninth body may be an attacker. It happened at a McDonald's and in a shopping mall in the Bavarian capital. Police swarmed to the scene as gunfire erupted. Dozens of people ran, and authorities warned civilians to stay inside as they searched the area.

    In the U.S., Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton voiced solidarity with Germany. Republican Donald Trump said the U.S. must do all it can to ward off terrorism.

  • JUDY WOODRUFF:

    In the day's other news: President Obama denied today that the U.S. knew in advance about the coup attempt in Turkey or had any involvement. He also said that Turkey's request to extradite opposition cleric Fethullah Gulen from the U.S. will go through proper channels. And he voiced concerns about thousands of Turks being arrested, and thousands more being fired from government jobs in a sweeping purge since the failed coup one week ago.

    Back in this country, former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke announced that he's running, as a Republican, for the U.S. Senate in Louisiana. He said the climate of this country has moved in his direction, and he elaborated in a video statement.

  • DAVID DUKE, Republican Senate Candidate:

    I'm overjoyed to see Donald Trump and most Americans embrace most of the issues that I have championed for years. My slogan remains America first. The time is now. A revolution is coming in the United States of America.

  • JUDY WOODRUFF:

    Republican leaders quickly announced that they will oppose Duke's bid. It comes amid heightened tensions over the police killing of a black man in Baton Rouge and a separate attack that killed three police officers.

    The first funeral was held today in Baton Rouge for one of the officers killed last Sunday. Hundreds of mourners attended a service for Matthew Gerald. He had joined the Baton Rouge force less than a year ago, after 11 years in the military.

  • CARL DABADIE, Baton Rouge Police Chief:

    It's hard to say goodbye to a good man, to capture in words, not just the facts and the dates that make a life, but the essential truth of that person, their private joys and sorrows. How much harder to do it for someone who protected and served both with honor and dignity.

  • JUDY WOODRUFF:

    Funerals for the other two officers will take place tomorrow and Monday.

    Federal authorities announced an indictment today alleging a $1 billion Medicare and Medicaid fraud scam in Florida. The Justice Department says it's the largest single health care fraud case, ever, against individual suspects. Three men are accused of using 30 nursing homes in Miami in the scheme. Officials say thousands of patients received unneeded services.

    North Carolina's Republican governor fired back today after the NBA pulled next year's All-Star Game from Charlotte. The league cited the state's law barring transgender bathrooms and limiting anti-discrimination protections.

    In Raleigh, Governor Pat McCrory called it — quote — "the wrong decision."

  • GOV. PAT MCCRORY (R-NC):

    I think it sets a dangerous precedent, where a corporation can demand a quid pro quo, and in return for that quid pro quo on legislative policy, they will bring their service. And if they don't do it, they will deny their service.

  • JUDY WOODRUFF:

    A number of top entertainers, including Bruce Springsteen, have also canceled appearances in North Carolina in recent weeks.

    And on Wall Street today, the Dow Jones industrial average gained 53 points to close near 18571. The Nasdaq rose 26 points, and the S&P 500 added nearly 10. It was the fourth consecutive winning week for all three indexes, their longest streak since March.

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