News Wrap: two bailiffs shot dead in Michigan courthouse, Trump addresses sniper killings

In our news wrap Monday, there was another fatal shooting of police, this time in St. Joseph, Mich., where two court bailiffs were shot dead by a gunman who was also later killed. Meanwhile, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump declared himself the “law and order candidate” and, in addressing the Dallas police murders, called for more support for cops.

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  • JUDY WOODRUFF:

    There's been yet another deadly incident with police, this time in Michigan. Two bailiffs were shot dead today at a courthouse in St. Joseph, 200 miles west of Detroit. The local sheriff says the gunman was killed as well. A deputy was wounded, along with one other person, and the complex was put on lockdown.

  • GWEN IFILL:

    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump called today for greater support for police, labeling himself the law and order candidate. Trump campaigned in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and addressed the sniper killing of the officers in Dallas.

    DONALD TRUMP (R), Presumptive Presidential Nominee: America's police and law enforcement personnel are what separates civilization from total chaos and the destruction of our country as we know it. It's time for our hostility against our police and against all members of law enforcement to end and end immediately, right now.

  • GWEN IFILL:

    Trump also talked about killings of black men by police, and said — quote — "Everyone will be protected equally and justly without prejudice."

    Meanwhile, Democrat Hillary Clinton's campaign confirmed primary rival Bernie Sanders will appear with her in New Hampshire tomorrow.

  • JUDY WOODRUFF:

    The race to be Britain's next prime minister ended abruptly today. Ruling Conservatives formally chose Home Secretary Theresa May to be their leader after her sole remaining rival, Andrea Leadsom, dropped out of the running. May called for unity, and laid out her, priorities starting with heeding voters' wishes to quit the European Union.

  • THERESA MAY, Conservative Party Leader:

    Brexit means Brexit, and we're going to make a success of it. Second, we need to unite our country, and, third, we need a strong, new, positive vision for the future of our country.

  • JUDY WOODRUFF:

    May will be the second woman to lead Britain, after Margaret Thatcher, and she won't have to wait long. After today's turn of events, Prime Minister David Cameron announced that he will step down on Wednesday.

  • GWEN IFILL:

    In South Sudan, the president and vice president called for a cease-fire, after five days of renewed fighting between their forces. Thousands fled the capital, Juba, fearing the civil war that ended last year is resuming. Government forces attacked a U.N. peacekeeping base and a camp sheltering civilians. At least two U.N. peacekeepers from China and a local U.N. staffer were killed.

  • JUDY WOODRUFF:

    The United States will send another 560 troops to Iraq. It's the second increase in three months, and is aimed at helping the Iraqis recapture Mosul from the Islamic State group, also known as ISIS or ISIL. Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced the move in Baghdad today, where he met with U.S. commanders and Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi.

    ASH CARTER, Secretary of Defense: At every step of this campaign, we have generated and seized additional opportunities to hasten ISIL's lasting defeat. And with these additional U.S. forces I'm describing today, we will bring unique capabilities to the campaign and provide critical support to the Iraqi forces at a key moment in the fight.

  • JUDY WOODRUFF:

    The troop increase will bring the total U.S. deployment in Iraq to more than 4,600.

  • GWEN IFILL:

    Back in this country, upbeat economic data helped Wall Street. The Dow Jones industrial average gained 80 points to close near 18227. The Nasdaq rose almost 32 points, and the S&P 500 added seven, to finish at a record high.

  • JUDY WOODRUFF:

    And national basketball superstar Tim Duncan is calling it a career, after 19 years with the San Antonio Spurs and five championships. He's considered one of the greatest power forwards ever, and has long been the face of the franchise. With him, the team never missed the playoffs.

    Also today, Jordan Spieth became the latest top golfer to withdraw from the Olympics in Brazil, citing the Zika virus.

  • GWEN IFILL:

    Still to come on the "NewsHour": a black Dallas police officer's message to other police officers and to President Obama; it's Politics Monday, what to expect in the week leading up to the Republican nominating convention; NATO's tentative support for Ukraine against Russia; and much more.

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