June 17: Assange ordered extradited to U.S. to face spying charges. Two dead in Alabama church shooting.

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TULSA, OK – JUNE 19: A man displays a shirt celebrating the freedom of enslaved Black people during the Juneteenth celebration in the Greenwood District on June 19, 2020 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865, when a Union general read orders in Galveston, Texas stating all enslaved people in Texas were free according to federal law. (Photo by Michael B. Thomas/Getty Images)

Good morning! It’s Friday June 17, 2022. Here’s a look at your news across the nation:

1️. UK gov’t approves extradition of Assange; appeal possible

FILE – WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange pauses as he makes a statement to media gathered outside the High Court in London, on Monday, Dec. 5, 2011. The British government on Friday, June 17, 2022 ordered the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the United States to face spying charges. He is likely to appeal. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)

2. Veteran possibly captured by Russians wanted to help Ukraine

This undated photograph provided by Diane Williams shows U.S. military veteran Alexander Drueke of Tuscaloosa, Ala. Drueke traveled to Ukraine to help with the fight against Russian invaders and was later reported missing. (Lois “Bunny” Drueke/Diane Williams via AP)

3. 2 killed, 1 hurt in shooting at Alabama church

The Vestavia Hills Police Department is investigating a shooting that left one person dead and two more people injured at a church Thursday night (WIAT)

4. Warriors beat Celtics 103-90 to win 4th NBA title in 8 years

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) high fives Golden State Warriors guard Gary Payton II (0) during the second quarter of Game 6 of basketball’s NBA Finals against the Boston Celtics, Thursday, June 16, 2022, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

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Juneteenth a paid holiday in less than half of states

For Black Americans, this date is tremendously important, so why isn’t it a holiday?

TULSA, OK – JUNE 19: A man displays a shirt celebrating the freedom of enslaved Black people during the Juneteenth celebration in the Greenwood District on June 19, 2020 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865, when a Union general read orders in Galveston, Texas stating all enslaved people in Texas were free according to federal law. (Photo by Michael B. Thomas/Getty Images)

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