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The Roar keeps you updated with local news, recent events and interesting stories ― everything you need to know for this week.

1. On Tuesday, the Supreme Court rejected standards Texas used to decide that a convicted murderer was not mentally disabled and thus eligible for execution.

2. After identifying and arresting one of the several juvenile suspects on Saturday, Chicago police hunt down those who participated in the sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl that was broadcast live on Facebook.

3. A white Oklahoma police officer who was charged with first-degree manslaughter is facing trial, but claims her decision to shoot an unarmed black man was not motivated by race. She has said that ‘his intent [was] to do [her] harm.’

4. A 32-year old man in Huntsville, Alabama, nearly died from electrocution after his dog-tag chain caught on the prongs of his plugged-in iPhone charger while he was sleeping. He was treated at a hospital for serious burns.

5. Sandy Hook victims’ families have asked Trump to ‘help stop conspiracy theorists’; despite the horrific events of one of the worst school shootings in American history, some people insist that the Sandy Hook massacre never happened. These people have harassed and attacked families of victims.

6. Bob Dylan accepted a Nobel Prize for literature in at a private event in Stockholm before a scheduled concert in the city.

7. Though scheduled to meet with the president of China Xi Jinping on Thursday, Trump has said that the United States can and will ‘solve’ nuclear threats from North Korea without the help of China. 

 8. A regional newspaper in Mexico will stop printing due to the violence against journalists and lack of appropriate response for those who inflict it. Miroslava Breach, a journalist who worked for the paper, was shot last month; the gunmen left a note that read, “For being a loud mouth.” 

9. Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly is facing harassment allegations, the second scandal to hit the channel this year. At least five women have accused Reilly of harassment, but they did not take their cases to court because Reilly and his employer paid the women a total of $13m. 

10. A death toll surpassing 200, devastating mudslides in south-west Colombia killed dozens of children and injured hundreds.