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Forces loyal to Libya's UN-backed unity government attempt to evacuate a passenger stuck inside a vehicle after it caught on fire following a car-bomb attack nearby carried out by an Islamic State (IS) group jihadist at the western entrance of Sirte on June 2, 2016.

According to Libyan officials fighting resumed on June 1 on the outskirts of Sirte between their forces and jihadist during which three pro-government troops had been killed and 10 more wounded. Sirte was the hometown of slain dictator Moamer Kadhafi and, since seizing it in June last year, IS has turned it into a recruitment and training camp / AFP / MAHMUD TURKIA        (Photo credit should read MAHMUD TURKIA/AFP/Getty Images)

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Iowa Congressman Wants To Block $20 Tubman:

An Iowa congressman has proposed legislation that would block Harriet Tubman from replacing President Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill.

Republican Rep. Steve King introduced an amendmentto bar the Treasury Department from spending any funds to redesign paper money or coin currency.
If the amendment is enacted, it would nullify the Treasury Department’s plans to replace the current image of Jackson on the $20 bill with a portrait of Tubman, one of the most prominent abolitionists for her work in the Underground Railroad during the Civil War. She would become the first black woman ever to appear on a U.S. banknote.
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Gladys Knight’s Son Accused Of Tax Evasion As Restaurants Raided:

Gladys Knight’s Chicken and Waffles, an Atlanta dining institution that features Southern favorites and is named after the famed singer, was raided on Tuesday after Georgia’s Department of Revenue accused the owner — Knight’s son — of theft and tax evasion.

Shanga Hankerson, Knight’s son and the owner of the three Atlanta-area restaurants, “is accused of stealing over $650,000” in sales taxes and withholding taxes owed to the state, the agency said in a news release.
“After penalties and interest the total exceeds $1 million,” the department said.
“The department further alleges that Hankerson used these funds for personal use.”
Department of Revenue agents executed search warrants at the three restaurant locations and a corporate office in Riverdale, Georgia, and “unsuccessfully attempted to serve arrest warrants on Shanga Hankerson … at his home,” the agency statement said.

Death Toll From Southwest Heat Wave Rises:

The deadly heat in the Southwest has claimed another victim.

Authorities in Pima County, Arizona, confirmed that a missing hiker — 33-year-old Marcus Turowski — was found dead Tuesday.
Turowski becomes the fourth hiker in the Tuscon area who died due to extreme heat.

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5 Things To Know For Your New Day — Wednesday, June 22  was originally published on praisecleveland.com