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June 20

ABC News Live Prime: Monday, June 20, 2022

Parents of Uvalde mass shooting victims demand answers as Texas lawmakers hold hearings; "Cancer Alley" fights for clean air; messy weekend travel linked to major airline employee shortage.
June 20
VIDEO: ABC News Live Prime: Monday, June 20, 2022
June 20

Uvalde parents call for chief's resignation at emotional school board meeting

"I pray that you make the right decision," one parent said.
June 20
People visit a memorial at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, on June 2, 2022, to pay their respects to the victims killed in a school shooting.
June 20

By the Numbers: Celebrating Juneteenth

A look at the history behind Juneteenth, and how some states are still not fully recognizing the newest federal holiday.
June 20
VIDEO: By the Numbers: Celebrating Juneteenth
June 20

Record-breaking gas prices across the country

ABC News’ Victor Oquendo reports on rising gas prices across the U.S. and how Americans are trying to cope.
June 20
VIDEO: Record-breaking gas prices across the country
June 20

Ben Stiller meets Volodymyr Zelenskyy in Ukraine on World Refugee Day

Hollywood actor and director Ben Stiller met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in Kyiv on Monday.
June 20
Hollywood actor and director Ben Stiller met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in Kyiv on Monday.
June 20

At least 6 dead, 42 injured in weekend mass shootings across US

A park, a nightclub and on a freeway were among the settings for the violence.
June 20
Nine people were shot, one of them fatally, when gunfire erupted just past midnight in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City, June 20, 2022.
June 20

Strawberry supermoon sets over San Francisco

Stunning video captured June's strawberry supermoon setting over the San Francisco skyline.
June 20
Stunning video captured June's strawberry supermoon setting over the San Francisco skyline.
June 20

Police across US respond to mass shootings over the weekend

At least eight shootings that broke out across the country between Friday and early Monday.
June 20
At least eight shootings that broke out across the country between Friday and early Monday.
June 20

Gunman in DC mass shooting at large, chief says 'must be held accountable'

A 15-year-old boy named Chase was killed and three others were hurt.
June 20
A U.S. Secret Service officer responds after 4 people were shot at the end of the Moechella concert at 14th and U Streets in Washington, D.C., on June 19, 2022.
June 20

Woman's remains found in Mexico prompt search for missing fugitive

The man was detained by authorities but escaped CBP at the U.S-Mexico border.
June 20
In this image released by the FBI, Tyler Adams is shown. He is being sought for questioning in the disappearance of Racquel Sabean in Mexico.
June 20

New heat wave to bring scorching temperatures to millions in US

The summer season is in full swing as sweltering temperatures are expected to continue for millions around the country over the next several days. On the heels of a record-breaking heat wave that brought dangerous temperatures to more than 100 million Americans, another round of scorching weather will also affect a large swath of the country this week. The brunt of the heat will be affecting the central U.S. Monday afternoon, especially the upper Midwest, where an excessive heat warning is in effect for cities like Minneapolis and Fargo, North Dakota, and a heat advisory is in effect for regions surrounding Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Omaha, Nebraska, and Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Highs Monday afternoon will reach 100 degrees as far north as Minnesota, with widespread temperatures soaring into the 90s across the central U.S. Several daily record highs will be challenged in the upper Midwest, forecasts show. On Tuesday, the solstice will mark the official start of the summer, and it...
June 20
People seek relief from a dangerous heat wave at the Crown Fountain and wading pool in Chicago, June 15, 2022.
June 20

ABC News Live: FDA authorizes COVID-19 vaccine for kids under 5

Plus, how Americans can best support the Black community on Juneteenth.
June 20
VIDEO: ABC News Live: FDA authorizes COVID-19 vaccine for kids under 5
June 20

Why Juneteenth is unique among American holidays

Gregory Carr, chair of the department of Afro-American Studies at Howard University, speaks on educating Americans about Juneteenth and how to support the Black community on the holiday.
June 20
VIDEO: Why Juneteenth is unique among American holidays
June 20

ABC News Live: COVID-19 vaccines authorized for kids as young as 6 months old

Plus, Yellowstone National Park will be partially reopening Wednesday after historic flooding damaged roads and buildings throughout the park.
June 20
VIDEO: ABC News Live: COVID-19 vaccines authorized for kids as young as 6 months old
June 20

Trans swimmers banned from competing in women’s events

USA Today national sports columnist Christine Brennan reacts to a recent rule change by FINA, the swimming world’s governing body, that bars trans women from competing.
June 20
VIDEO: Trans swimmers banned from competing in women’s events
June 20

ABC News Live: US prepares to vaccinate kids under 5

Plus, the nation celebrates Juneteenth, and the latest on inflation.
June 20
VIDEO: ABC News Live: US prepares to vaccinate kids under 5
June 20

What parents should know about COVID-19 vaccines for kids under 5

ABC News contributor Dr. Alok Patel breaks down what parents need to know as doctors nationwide begin administering COVID-19 vaccines to children under 5.
June 20
VIDEO: What parents should know about COVID-19 vaccines for kids under 5
June 20

Ohio governor has loosened restrictions on teachers carrying guns

Hours of training required for teachers to carry guns is now less than 24.
June 20
In this March 29, 2017, file photo, students are helped with their homework during an after-school program at Circleville Elementary School, in Circleville, Ohio.
June 20

1 month after the Uvalde shooting, here are 5 questions that are still unanswered

A local investigative panel is set to convene on Tuesday.
June 20
Police walk near Robb Elementary School following a shooting, May 24, 2022, in Uvalde, Texas.
June 20

Thousands of acres burned in southern New Jersey wildfire

Three county volunteer fire departments have responded to the wildfire that has burned over 7,200 acres as of Monday morning.
June 20
Three county volunteer fire departments have responded to the wildfire that has burned over 7,200 acres as of Monday morning.
June 20

Venezuelan human rights lawyer seeking asylum detained through Operation Lone Star

Governor Greg Abbott created the program to curtail migrant traffic in Texas.
June 20
Gaston was a lawyer in his native country of Venezuela. When he came to the US seeking asylum, he was detained at the border and held at a detention center.
June 20

Extreme heat safety tips: What to know about heat stroke vs. heat exhaustion

Cut down on exercise during heat waves and rest often.
June 20
People sit in the shade as children play with water in downtown Chicago on June 14, 2022.
June 20

Wildfire in southern New Jersey forces closure of trails, campgrounds

The fire has now reached 7,200 acres across multiple townships.
June 20
In this screen grab from a video, a wildfire burns in Wharton State Forest in Burlington County, N.J., on June 19, 2022.
June 20

Bears brawl in carport of California home

Surveillance footage shows two bears brawling inside the carport of a home in South Lake Tahoe, California.
June 20
Surveillance footage shows two bears brawling inside the carport of a home in South Lake Tahoe, California.
June 20

Large bear wanders through residential area in Florida

A large bear was filmed casually strolling through yards in this Florida neighborhood, amusing onlookers as it went.
June 20
A large bear was filmed casually strolling through yards in this Florida neighborhood, amusing onlookers as it went.
June 20

Curious bear sniffs camera

Curious bear sniffs a camera as it strolls past in South Lake Tahoe, California.
June 20
Curious bear sniffs a camera as it strolls past in South Lake Tahoe, California.
June 20

ABC News Live: Vaccine rollout begins for children as young as 6 months old

Plus, the search for a gunman who opened fire at a Juneteenth concert in Washington, D.C., killing a teen and injuring three adults, and growing concerns the U.S. could be heading toward a recession.
June 20
VIDEO: ABC News Live: Vaccine rollout begins for children as young as 6 months old
June 20

58% of Americans believe Trump should be charged for role in Jan. 6: Poll

ABC News political contributors Barabara Comstock and Amanda Renteria look ahead to the Jan. 6 committee hearings set to resume Tuesday.
June 20
VIDEO: 58% of Americans believe Trump should be charged for role in Jan. 6: Poll
June 20

18 million children as young as 6 months old now eligible for COVID-19 vaccines

ABC News medical contributor Dr. John Brownstein has the latest on the vaccine rollout for young children as parents choose between Moderna and Pfizer.
June 20
VIDEO: 18 million children as young as 6 months old now eligible for COVID-19 vaccines
June 20

No arrests made yet in attack on Louisville mayor

According to surveillance video obtained by ABC News Louisville affiliate WHAS, the mayor of Louisville, Kentucky, Greg Fischer, appears to fall to the ground after being hit.
June 20
According to surveillance video obtained by ABC News Louisville affiliate WHAS, the mayor of Louisville, Kentucky, Greg Fischer, appears to fall to the ground after being hit.
June 20

No arrests made yet in attack on Louisville mayor

Mayor Greg Fischer said he's doing fine following the assault.
June 20
Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer speaks during a news conference, May 30, 2020, in Louisville, Ky.
June 20

On Location: June 20, 2022

Catch up on the developing stories making headlines.
June 20
Catch up on the developing stories making headlines.
June 20

Police didn't try to open doors to Uvalde classrooms with shooter inside: Source

As police waited outside the Uvalde school classrooms where students and teachers were being killed, none of them tried to see if the door was unlocked.
June 20
As police waited outside the Uvalde school classrooms where students and teachers were being killed, none of them tried to see if the door was unlocked.
June 20

1 dead and 3 others, including cop, injured in DC shooting: Police

Multiple people, including a police officer, were injured in a shooting in Washington, D.C., Sunday night, officials said.
June 20
Multiple people, including a police officer, were injured in a shooting in Washington, D.C., Sunday night, officials said.
June 20

How Southern California golf courses are adjusting to new water restrictions

"Brown is the new green," according to golf experts in the Golden State.
June 20
Golfers use umbrellas to shield them from the sun while on the links at Brookside Golf Course in Pasadena, CA, April 25, 2022.
June 20

Would proposed federal gun safety measures have prevented Uvalde shooting?

"It's a step in the right direction," one expert says -- but not a solution.
June 20
People grieve and embrace outside of Amerie Jo Garza's, 10, funeral service, May 31, 2022 in Uvalde, Texas.
June 19

Teen dead, 3 adults -- including cop -- injured in shooting

A 15-year-old boy has died after being shot, and three adults were injured.
June 19
Police cordon off a street after 4 people were shot at the end of the Moechella concert at 14th and U Streets in Washington, D.C. on June 19, 2022.
June 19

Heat wave brings new round of dangerous temps to millions this week

Atlanta, Memphis and New Orleans expected to see temps near 100 degrees.
June 19
A view shows low water levels at Medina Lake outside of San Antonio as majority of Texas experiences drought amid an extreme heat wave hitting the state, in Medina County, Texas, June 18, 2022.
June 19

New round of dangerous heat expected for millions of Americans

Another heat wave is expected to bring near triple-digit temperatures to the South this week.
June 19
Another heat wave is expected to bring near triple-digit temperatures to the South this week.
June 19

Police didn't try to open doors to Uvalde classrooms with shooter inside: Source

Police have been under scrutiny over their response to the shooting.
June 19
Uvalde police chief Pete Arredondo speaks at a press conference following the shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, May 24, 2022.
June 19

Coal spills after train derailment in Kansas

Drone video captured the aftermath of a coal train derailment that left “significant” damage near the city of Lawrence, authorities said.
June 19
Drone video captured the aftermath of a coal train derailment that left “significant” damage near the city of Lawrence, authorities said.
June 19

Kangaroos tussle at San Antonio Zoo

Two kangaroos tussled around in their enclosure at Texas’ San Antonio Zoo.
June 19
Two kangaroos tussled around in their enclosure at Texas’ San Antonio Zoo.
June 19

Black joy on Juneteenth is an act of resistance against white supremacy

Juneteenth celebrations are taking place nationwide Sunday.
June 19
Dancer Prescylia Mae, of Houston, performs during a dedication ceremony for the mural "Absolute Equality" in recognition of Juneteenth, the effective end of slavery in the U.S. , in downtown Galveston, Texas, June 19, 2021.
June 19

Prominent African Americans share Juneteenth messages of hope

A celebration borne out of the struggle Black people face.
June 19
In this June 19, 2020, file photo, a flag flies in recognition of Juneteenth, outside Rochester City Hall in Rochester, New York.
June 18

19 million bottles’ worth of baby formula set to arrive next month

Vice President Harris said there's "more work to do" to address shortages.
June 18
Cargo carrying pallets of baby formula are removed from a United Airlines passenger plane arriving from London Heathrow Airport at the Dulles International Airport, on June 17, 2022, in Dulles, Va.
June 18

Police chase tears through Texas golf course

Golfers got an unexpected obstruction as a police chase tore through a golf course in Cypress, Texas.
June 18
Golfers got an unexpected obstruction as a police chase tore through a golf course in Cypress, Texas.
June 18

Biden falls off his bike

President Joe Biden fell when he tried to get off his bike at the end of a ride Saturday at Cape Henlopen State Park in Delaware but wasn’t hurt in the tumble.
June 18
President Joe Biden fell when he tried to get off his bike at the end of a ride Saturday at Cape Henlopen State Park in Delaware but wasn’t hurt in the tumble.
June 18

CDC signs off on Pfizer and Moderna vaccines for young kids

The Centers for Disease Control voted in favor of recommending the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for kids as young as 6 months old.
June 18
The Centers for Disease Control voted in favor of recommending the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for kids as young as 6 months old.
June 18

Killer Mike, other activists decry rap lyrics used as court evidence

The rapper told "GMA" rap music is criminalized in courtrooms across America.
June 18
In this Nov. 28, 2021, file photo, Killer Mike speaks onstage at an event in Atlanta.
June 18

Uvalde officer passed up chance to shoot gunman for fear of hitting children

Police response to the shooting is currently being investigated.
June 18
The Robb Elementary School sign is seen covered in flowers and gifts on June 17, 2022, in Uvalde, Texas.