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NEW: The FDA has authorized Pfizer booster shots for seniors and other high-risk Americans, paving the way for third doses to be offered as early as the end of the week.

URGENT POLICE SEARCH: There are new images of the search for Brian Laundrie - who remains a person of interest not a suspect - after Gabby Petito’s body was confirmed to be found in Wyoming and a coroner determined it is a homicide. @TrevorKOIN  reports.

A mounting crisis is unfolding at the U.S.-Mexico border where thousands of migrants, many from Haiti, have trekked across dozens of countries, facing blistering heat and other dangers to seek refuge in the U.S.

DEADLY BUS STOP SHOOTING: A 16-year-old boy was killed and two other children were hurt in a shooting at a school bus stop in Louisville, Kentucky. @PierreTABC  reports as police hunt for a car they say was in the area at the time.

A mom who is in the final stage in her fight against ovarian cancer is sharing the details of her "gritty story" to help educate and inform women.

FLEEING THE VOLCANO: A 40-foot wall of lava is threatening to incinerate a Spanish village, forcing mass evacuations and destroying homes. @JamesAALongman  has more from the island of La Palma as firefighters work to try and divert the lava flow.

CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION: Betty Reid Soskin, the country’s oldest active national park ranger, is celebrating another major accomplishment: turning 100. @DavidMuir  has her story. #AmericaStrong 

"STEEL BARRIER" AT THE BORDER: State-owned vehicles are now lining the Del Rio, Texas, border to deter migrants as roughly 5,000 people - mostly Haitians and many families with small children - are still camped there. @KennethMoton  reports.

POLITICAL SHOWDOWN: @CeciliaVega  reports on the political showdown in Washington as Pres. Biden works to broker a deal on infrastructure and his massive domestic agenda by holding several meetings with top Democrats at the White House.

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NEW: Authorities in Tulsa, Oklahoma, are investigating the arrest of two black teenagers accused of jaywalking, with video from an eyewitness showing one officer forcibly pulling a teen out of a patrol car and onto the ground. More tonight.

BREAKING: In historic decision, Supreme Court rules Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, also applies to gay or transgender people.

JUST IN: The final patient on board the USNS Comfort has been discharged, according to Northwell Health. The Comfort has treated 182 people and is set to depart from New York City this week.

WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus strongly warns against lifting social distancing measures too soon. "The last thing any country needs is to open schools and businesses, only to be forced to close them again because of a resurgence."

NEW: Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky arrived at a Pennsylvania courthouse where he was resentenced to 30 to 60 years in prison for sexually abusing children, the same sentence he received after his conviction in 2012.

SEARCH AND SORROW: The search continues for “Glee” star Naya Rivera at Lake Piru, with her mother and brother visiting the lake where she disappeared. @KayleeHartung  with the details – and the moment Rivera’s mother fell to her knees.

REMEMBERING AN ICON: Dick Hoyt, the inspirational father known for pushing his son in a wheelchair through 32 Boston Marathons and more than 1,000 races in total, has died at age 80. David Muir with more on his life and legacy. #AmericaStrong 

HONG KONG CLASHES: Police clashed with thousands of protesters in Hong Kong ahead of a rally, with video showing a man described as elderly thrown to the ground as the unrest moves into its eighth month. @TomLlamasABC  reports.

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