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In our news wrap Monday, suicide bombings rocked three different cities in Saudi Arabia, just before the end of Ramadan. Two security officers died, in addition to the bombers. Also, the leader of the United Kingdom’s Independence Party, which is anti-European Union, announced that he’s resigning.
In Saudi Arabia, suicide bombings rocked three different cities. There was no immediate claim of responsibility. The attacks struck just before the end of Ramadan. They detonated near the Prophet Mohammed's Mosque in Medina, one of Islam's holiest sites, as well as a Shiite mosque in Qatif, and just outside the U.S. Consulate in Jeddah. In addition to the bombers, four security officers were killed in Medina.
The leader of the United Kingdom's right-wing anti-European Union party said today he's resigning. Nigel Farage, the head of the U.K. Independence Party, is the latest politician to step aside, after the country voted to leave the E.U. Today in London, the 52-year-old said he never wanted to be a career politician, and pledged support for the party's next leader.
NIGEL FARAGE, U.K. Independence Party Leader:
My aim for being in politics was to get Britain out of the European Union. That is what we voted for in that referendum the two weeks ago. And that is why I now feel that I have done my bit, that I couldn't possibly achieve more than we managed to get in that referendum, and so I feel it's right that I should now stand aside.
Farage now joins conservative party Prime Minister David Cameron who plans to step down by fall, and let a successor deal with the process of Britain's exit from the E.U.
More than 180 people have died in flooding across central and southern China. Torrential rains from summer monsoons triggered a landslide, washed away railroad lines, and shut down roads. The downpour is expected to continue until Wednesday; 33 million residents have been affected by the deluge.
And back in this country, it was a Fourth of July marked by festive parades, fireworks, and increased security. Under gloomy skies in the nation's capital, police were on guard as visitors made their way through checkpoints near the National Mall. And in Philadelphia, people watched a star-studded reading of the Declaration of Independence before that city's parade got under way.
And some big news out of the National Basketball Association today. Superstar Kevin Durant announced he's joining the Golden State Warriors. The move will bring even more talent to a team that won a record 73 games last season. The former MVP and seven-time all-star has reportedly agreed to a two-year, $54.3 million contract.
Still to come on the "NewsHour": how ISIS is inspiring attacks around the world; more campaign controversies for both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump; could medical marijuana help NFL players ease their pain; and much more.
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