LBN – Special Report – Wednesday

*Bernie Sanders: ‘It Doesn’t Appear’ I’ll Be the Democratic Nominee:

Bernie Sanders says he knows he will not be leading the Democratic ticket for president in 2016. In his most explicit admission of defeat to Hillary Clinton yet, the Vermont senator told C-SPAN host Steve Scully, “It doesn’t appear that I’m going to be the nominee,” adding a subtle wink and a slight smile as he explained that he may or may not have a speaking slot at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. In the same interview, Sanders rejected Donald Trump’s recent overtures to his supporters, saying he doubts many people will take the presumptive Republican nominee up on his offer. “I think the vast majority of people who voted for me understand that Donald Trump, in a dozen different ways, is literally unfit to be president of the United States,” he said.
*Watch Live: House Dems Hold Sit-In to Force Gun Control Vote:

House Democrats are holding a sit-in on the floor of the chamber in a push for more gun control measures. “Now is the time for us to find a way to dramatize it, to make it real,” Rep.John Lewis said. “We have to occupy the floor of the House until there is action.” The sit-in is not being televised because the House has not officially been gaveled into session. Earlier this week, four gun control amendments—two proposed by Democrats and two by Republicans—failed to secure the necessary 60 votes. President Obama tweeted his gratitude for the sit-in: “Thank you John Lewis for leading on gun violence where we need it most,” he wrote. C-SPAN cameras shut off because House Speaker Paul Ryan ordered a recess, but after the Democrats began a #TurnOnTheCameras social media campaign, the cable network began carrying live footage via several lawmakers’ Periscope feeds.

*Why South African Sharks Are Jumping:

We’ve all seen awesome photos of great white sharks leaping out of the ocean to chomp on an unfortunate, air-bound seal or other mid-flight snack. But generally, great whites stick below the surface, preferring to hunt their prey there. The sharks you see jumping might be in the waters of South Africa, where serious competition for food sometimes sends great whites into the air to snag a meal.

*Police: Christina Grimmie’s Killer Wanted to Impress Her:

Kevin Loibl, the man who shot and killed singer Christina Grimmie this month, was reportedly obsessed with Grimmie and admired her to the point of altering his appearance to impress her. Loibl, 27, whitened his teeth, lost weight, and got Lasik surgery and hair plugs. A friend told police that he expressed doubt to Loibl about the possibility of him ever dating her—something that made Loibl defensive. He shot and killed Grimmie on June 10 before turning the gun on himself.
*‘Dizzy’ the Monkey Escapes at Springfield Zoo:
Zookeepers say it could be several days before they’re able to capture Dizzy, a Guenon monkey, and return him to his cage at the Springfield Zoo in Massachusetts. The 12-pound small monkey escaped Tuesday evening while an employee was cleaning his quarters. Dizzy reportedly twisted a doorknob and let himself out of the enclosure. The zoo postponed its Wednesday opening time to noon and informed the public that Dizzy poses no safety threat due to his size.

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