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  • Six people were injured in a drive-by shooting Thursday morning in the Old Fourth Ward neighborhood of Atlanta, Channel 2 Action News reported. There is a large police presence at the scene near the intersection of Parkway Drive and North Avenue, just two blocks away from Ponce City Market. More than a dozen police cars have responded, the news station reported. Atlanta police told the news station five men and a woman were injured in the shooting, but no one has died. Two of the victims are in critical condition. We have an Atlanta Journal-Constitution photographer on scene working to learn more.  — Please return to AJC.com for updates. In other news: 
  • Ten Democratic candidates faced off Wednesday night in Miami during Part 1 of the first presidential debate of the 2020 election season, including Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey; Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts; former Rep. Beto O'Rourke of Texas; former Rep. John Delaney of Maryland; Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii; Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota; former Housing Secretary Julián Castro; New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio; Gov. Jay Inslee of Washington state; and Rep. Tim Ryan of Ohio. >> Read the latest from our Washington Insider, Jamie Dupree Here are five memorable moments from the event, which continues with a second crop of candidates Thursday night: >> Read more trending news 1. Candidates speak Spanish, inspire memes. While responding to – but not really answering – a question about whether he'd back a 70% marginal tax rate on people earning more than $10 million annually, O'Rourke addressed viewers in Spanish, apparently surprising fellow candidate Booker. 'This economy has got to work for everyone, and right now, we know that it isn't,' O'Rourke began in English. 'And it's going to take all of us coming together to make sure that it does.' He then added in Spanish: 'We need to include everyone if we want our economy to be strong. But if we strive to do so, democracy needs to be for everyone. Every voter deserves representation. Every voice needs to be heard.' As O'Rourke spoke, the camera panned to Booker, whose expression quickly went viral and inspired memes. >> Watch the moment here Booker and Castro later used Spanish, as well. 'This is unacceptable,' Booker said in the language while discussing immigration reform. 'Our president has attacked and has demonized immigrants. It's unacceptable, and I'll fix this.' >> See the clip here 'My name is Julián Castro, and I'm running for president of the United States,' Castro, who is Latino, told the crowd in Spanish, adding that it's time to say 'adiós' to Trump. >> Watch the video here 2. Klobuchar claps back after Inslee lauds his efforts for abortion rights. 'It should not be an option in the United States of America for any insurance company to deny a woman coverage for their exercise of their right of choice,' said Inslee, who has been the governor of Washington state since 2013. 'And I am the only candidate here who has passed a law protecting a woman's right of reproductive health in health insurance, and I'm the only candidate who has passed a public option. And I respect everybody's goals and plans here, but we do have one candidate that's actually advanced the ball. And we've got to have access for everyone. I've done it as a public option.' Afterward, a bemused Klobuchar quickly chimed in. 'I just want to say, there's three women up here that have fought pretty hard for a woman's right to choose,' she said, laughing. 'I'll start with that.' >> Watch the exchange here 3. De Blasio speaks over O'Rourke, other candidates. The New York mayor didn't hold back Wednesday night, frequently interrupting other candidates to make his points and get coveted screen time. One awkward moment arose when De Blasio cut off O'Rourke, who said he wouldn't replace private insurance. 'No, I think the choice is fundamental for our ability to get everybody cared for,' O'Rourke began before De Blasio fired back: 'Wait, wait, wait. Congressman O'Rourke, Congressman O'Rourke, private insurance is not working for tens of millions of Americans.' The pair briefly sparred, speaking over each another until Delaney chimed in with his own response. >> Watch the clip here 4. Gabbard corrects Ryan's comment about the Taliban. While arguing that the U.S. should 'stay engaged' in Afghanistan, Ryan said a lack of involvement could lead the Taliban to grow and commit 'bigger, bolder terrorist acts.' Gabbard, a veteran, disagreed, saying American troops should come home. 'The Taliban was there long before we came in,' she said. 'They're going to be there long after we leave.' 'When we weren't in there, they started flying planes into our buildings,' Ryan fired back. Gabbard quickly corrected Ryan. 'The Taliban didn't attack us on 9/11 – al-Qaida did,' she said. 'Al-Qaida attacked us on 9/11. That's why I and so many other people joined the military, to go after al-Qaida – not the Taliban.' >> Watch the exchange here 5. Trump was not impressed. The president took to Twitter on Wednesday night to share his one-word reaction to the debate.  'BORING!' he wrote. >> See the tweet here He later blasted NBC for having technical issues during the debate. >> Read the tweet here
  • With heavy hearts, thousands of motorcycle riders from around New England gathered at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 697 in Whitman to honor the seven lives lost in a crash in Randolph, New Hampshire, last week.  >> More: Truck driver arrested, charged after 7 killed in New Hampshire motorcycle crash Complete strangers who didn't even know the victims came to pay their respects.  'What more tribute could you have for these poor people and their families?' said Linda Hurd, of Halifax.  The victims were members and supporters of the Marine JarHeads, a regional motorcycle club that is made up of Marine veterans and their spouses.  'I'm sorry. Those are my brothers. Whether you're in the Marine Corps, Air Force, you're in the Coast Guard, we're all brothers. We all stick together,' said organizer Bob Ricceeoli.  Ricceeoli was friends with Marine veteran Edward Corr, one of the victims. He was a longtime member and remembered as a quiet man who always helped raise money for motorcycle runs.  'He would give you the shirt off of his back,' said Ricceeoli.  Knowing that a lawyer for 23-year-old Volodymyr Zhukovskyy pleaded not guilty on his behalf has many outraged. 'It's such a senseless tragedy, to have this kind of turnout, it speaks volumes,' said Hurd.  Seven candles were placed in front of a flagpole in honor of the innocent victims.  'I just don't know what more to say,' said Ricceeoli.  Organizers say there were at least 3,000 people in attendance. All of the money raised will go to the victims’ families. 
  • An  elementary school teacher in Burke County, North Carolina, is facing scrutiny –- though no criminal charges, as of now –- after allegedly pulling a gun outside of a McDonald's in Morganton in what police are investigating as a possible case of road rage. >> Read more trending news Police say the teacher called 911 and pulled out her gun after another driver got out of her car and began walking toward her. They say it happened after the teacher was cut off in the drive-thru. The teacher told the 911 operator she took her gun out and placed it on the dashboard of her vehicle. Zahra Jolicouer said she was still in disbelief about what happened. “I look over to this woman and she’s waving this gun like so in the direction of my vehicle where I have three toddler children,” she said. Jolicouer admits both she and the other driver got into a heated argument after the teacher believed she had been cut off. The school district sent a statement about the incident, saying “We take concerns involving our employees very seriously.” The district said its HR department is investigating the incident. Jolicouer said the gun was already out before she got out of the car and said she was trying to protect the children in her car. Police have not charged the teacher or Jolicouer in the incident.
  • There are a few household products we use every day, but they could increase your osteoporosis risk, according to a new report. >> Read more trending news Researchers from health institutions in China recently conducted a study, published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, to explore the risk of triclosan, a commonly used chemical found in antibacterial products, such as soaps, hand sanitizer, toothpaste and mouthwash. To do so, they used data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey to examine 1,848 women and then assessed the link between triclosan and bone health. After analyzing the results, they found women exposed to the chemical were more likely to develop osteoporosis. “Laboratory studies have demonstrated that triclosan may have potential to adversely affect the bone mineral density in cell lines or in animals. However, little is known about the relationship between triclosan and human bone health,” co-author Yingjun Li said in a statement. “As far as we know, this is the first epidemiological study to investigate the association between triclosan exposure with bone mineral density and osteoporosis in a nationally representative sample from U.S. adult women.” Others scientists have previously evaluated the downsides of triclosan. Earlier this year, researchers from Washington University in St. Louis found antibiotics were less effective in killing bacteria exposed to triclosan. And in 2017, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration banned the ingredient from being used in consumer soaps marketed as antimicrobial. The agency cited both safety concerns and lack of efficacy.
  • The Democratic presidential primary debates began Wednesday with 10 candidates going head-to-head in Miami as the 2020 presidential election season got underway. >>Jamie Dupree reports: Democrats hold first 2020 debate Wednesday’s debate, the first of a two-night event, featured 10 candidates. They are:  Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey  Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts  Former Rep. Beto O'Rourke of Texas  Former Rep. John Delaney of Maryland Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii  Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota  Former Housing Secretary Julián Castro  New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio Gov. Jay Inslee of Washington  Rep. Tim Ryan of Ohio  Livestream: Live updates: See you Thursday 11:15 p.m. ET June 26, 2019: The second part of the debate takes place Thursday in Miami -- same place, same time (9 p.m. ET). Read the transcript 11:05 p.m. ET June 26, 2019: If you want to read a transcript of tonight’s debate, check it out at The Washington Post.   Closing statements 10:49 p.m. ET June 26, 2019: Closing statements have begun. Foreign policy 10:47 p.m. ET June 26, 2019: Ryan is explaining why it is important to stay engaged in the war against the Taliban. Gabbard says we are not going to beat the Taliban and need to get out of the Middle East before more people are killed.   “What’s the greatest geo-political threat to the United States,” Chuck Todd asks? The answers are China, climate change, nuclear weapons and “Donald Trump.”  LGBTQ and people of color 10:35 p.m. ET June 26, 2019: Gabbard is asked about her apology to the LGBTQ community. She said she grew up in a conservative home and her view have changed over the years. Klobuchar is asked about what she has done for people of color. She points to a career she says has been about “economic opportunity.”   The problem seems to be Mitch 10:20 p.m. ET June 26, 2019: What to do about Sen. Mitch McConnell, the debaters are asked? Win the Senate, some of the debaters say. Warren is asked if she has a plan to deal with McConnell. She says, “I do.” The audience give her a cheer. De Blasio brings up his son who is black, and says he has had to talk to him about dealing with the justice system in America. Gun control discussion continues 10:15 p.m. ET June 26, 2019: Ryan says school kids are traumatized in school and that most school shootings are committed by kids who students at that school. Mental health care for kids is needed. O’Rourke said he talked to kids who have survived shootings, and that they have the ability to sway the gun control debate. Gun control issues 10:08 p.m. ET June 26, 2019: Sound problem is fixed and Warren is asked about school shootings and gun violence. Warren says the hardest part of campaign is tough questions from kids about guns. Gun issues are a national health emergency, Warren says. She says universal background checks are important.  Booker is questioned about his “buy back” program. He tells the story of hearing gun shots in his neighborhood.  Cut the mic 10:03 p.m. ET June 26, 2019: The microphones from the moderators of the first hour of the debate were not turned off and the audience – there and at home – are hearing them chat. More immigration 10 p.m. ET June 26, 2019: Klobuchar is asked if she agrees with a statement from Castro that it shouldn’t be a crime to cross the border. She said she’d look at his proposal, but seemed not to think it was the way to go.  Ryan says he agrees with Castro’s plan. Booker is asked what he’d do as president on day one. He suggests investing in Latin American countries to alleviate the problems driving people here.   Inslee says on day one he would release everyone being held for coming into the country illegally.  Immigration talk 9:51 p.m. ET June 26, 2019: Castro is asked how he would you address the immigration crisis? He mentioned the photo that went viral earlier Wednesday of a father and daughter who drowned while trying to come into the United States. He said the photo should “Piss us off”. He says the U.S. needs a Marshall Plan for Central American countries. De Blasio again talks over someone who is speaking and says that immigrants are not taking jobs from American citizens. Trump tweets 9:49 p.m. ET June 26, 2019: President Trump has tweeted his opinion of the debate: Healthcare talk continues 9:39 p.m. ET June 26, 2019: Booker continues the healthcare debate, saying he is for Medicare for all, but seems to suggest he would keep private insurance. At least for a time. Warren says insurance cheats the average person. “It’s time for us to make families come first.” Inslee says he thinks private companies should be prohibited from denying reproductive healthcare.  Klobuchar reminds everyone that the three women on stage fought hard for a women’s right to choose. Health is the topic 9:30 p.m. June 26, 2019: Klobuchar addresses Trump plan to lower pharmaceutical prices. “That’s what we call at home “All foam and no beer.” She’s not seeing it. Warren says is for Medicare for all. “Healthcare is a basic human right,” she said. O’Rourke says he supports healthcare for all. His plan would allow people to keep their private plans, though. De Blasio shouts out private insurance doesn’t work. 9:25 p.m. ET June 26, 2019: The questions and answers are going fast. Here is what has happened: Ryan is asked about jobs and says he is not seeing what Trump promised with jobs. Ryan said family members who have had to “unbolt a machine from a factory floor” and ship it out of the country. Castro is asked about equal pay for men and women. He would work to pass the Equal Rights Amendment, he says. Gabbard is asked about the economy but about her military experience instead. She did say she would spend tax dollars on helping working class families. de Blasio says the party has to be strong and bold and progressive. “There’s plenty of money in this country, it’s just in the wrong hands.”   Delaney says he would double the earned income tax credit. “I’m very different from everybody else here on stage,” Delaney said.  Booker says the economy isn’t working for all 9:13 p.m. ET June 26, 2019: Booker says this economy “is not working for black and brown communities,” but won’t single out corporations he says are too big. O’Rourke answers, in part, in Spanish 9:10 p.m. ET June 26, 2019: O’Rourke is asked about taxing corporations. He answers first in English, then in Spanish. But he doesn’t answer the question. He has another shot at it, but still doesn’t really answer if he would tax corporations at 70 percent. Klobuchar on college 9:08 p.m. ET June 26, 2019: Klobuchar says she doesn’t support subsidizing college for kids from wealthy families. She also says Donald Trump “just sits in the White House and gloats” over college debt. Warren goes first 9:03 p.m. ET June 26, 2019: Warren gets the first question. “What do you say to those who think significant change can be dangerous.” She says the economy is not doing great for someone who is trying to get a prescription filled. “It’s corruption” Warren says, when the rich are doing better, but the middle class is not. A historic moment 8:59 p.m. ET June 26, 2019: When the debate begins tonight, it will be the first time in U.S. history that more than one woman candidate will be on the presidential debate stage.  Moderators are getting ready 8:57 p.m. ET June 26, 2019: Lester Holt, Chuck Todd, Savannah Guthrie, Rachel Maddow and José Diaz-Balart will moderate the debates from the Adrienne Arsht Center in Miami. Picture time 8:54 p.m. ET June 26, 2019: The candidates have come out for a group photo. Checking facts 8:48 p.m. ET June 26, 2019: The Associated Press will be fact-checking statements made at the debate. The structure of the debate  8:40 p.m. ET June 26, 2019: The two-hour debate will be made up of five segments separated by four commercial breaks. The rules 8:33 p.m. ET June 26, 2019: The rules for the debate were announced last week. There will be no opening statements tonight, but candidates will be allowed a closing statement. Candidates will have 60 seconds to answer questions and 30 seconds to respond to follow-ups.   Who would have made it had the bar been higher? 8:20 p.m. June 26, 2019: From Mary Astor of the New York Times: The nine candidates who would have made it: Biden, Booker, Buttigieg, Castro, Harris, Klobuchar, O'Rourke, Sanders and Warren. Warren is ready 8:06 p.m. ET June 26, 2019: Tweeted from Warren minutes ago: What questions are asked 8 p.m. ET June 26, 2019: From Time’s Up, this tweet about what questions are asked during debates: Warren is top polling candidate tonight 7:40 p.m. ET June 26, 2019: Warren is the only candidate who is polling in double digits of those debating tonight. The lowest polling candidate tonight is Ryan at 0.6 percent support. Warren is at 12.6 percent support in the Real Clear Politics average of polls. Booker says “love”  – Bingo! 7:15 p.m. ET June 26, 2019: As you get ready to watch tonight’s debate, you may be looking for ways to make what can be dry, a little more fun. Check out The New York Times Democratic Debate Bingo card here. Hear the phase and mark off your box! Two hours away now 7 p.m. ET June 26, 2019: The debate starts in about two hours.  Candidates visit detention center 6:55 p.m. ET June 26, 2019: Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar visited a center in Homestead, Florida, prior to Wednesday’s debate. The center, near Miami, houses undocumented migrant children. Many other Democratic candidates have said they intend to visit the for-profit detention center that holds around 2,300 children from the ages of 13 to 17. Live updates begin 6:50 p.m. ET June 26, 2019: Welcome to live updates of the first primary debate of the 2020 presidential election.