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Two women have been found dead and a retired police department employee has been charged with second-degree murder in their killings following a lengthy weekend standoff. Henrico County police say the incident began Saturday afternoon with a reported shooting at a home. Arriving officers heard gunfire, and two men fled the scene. Police say a man later identified as Richard Colon Crowder was taken into custody after he exited the home and then two women were found dead inside. Crowder is being held without bond. The police department identified him as a retired employee without specifying his role. It wasn’t clear if he had an attorney.

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The White House says President Joe Biden will present the nation's highest civilian honor to 17 people, including gymnast Simone Biles, actor Denzel Washington and the late Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain, with whom Biden served in the Senate. Biden will also recognize Sandra Lindsay, the New York nurse who rolled up her sleeve on live television in December 2020 to receive the first COVID-19 vaccination that was administered in the U.S. Other recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom are gun safety advocate Gabrielle Giffords, late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs and U.S. women's national soccer team player Megan Rapinoe.

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Federal authorities are pushing back on claims that R. Kelly was placed on suicide watch as a form of punishment last week after a judge sentenced him to 30 years behind bars for using his fame to sexually abuse young girls. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Brooklyn filed court papers late Saturday saying the disgraced R&B superstar remains on suicide watch “for his own safety” following a psychological assessment. Kelly’s attorney filed a lawsuit Friday alleging prison officials placed him on suicide watch “solely for punitive purposes and because of his status as a high-profile inmate."

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FILE - R. Kelly appears during a hearing at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse in Chicago, Sept. 17, 2019. Federal authorities are pushing back Saturday, July 2, 2022, on R. Kelly's claims that he was placed on suicide watch as a form of punishment after a judge sentenced him to 30 years behind bars for using his fame to sexually abuse young girls. (Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool, File)

A 35-year-old New York man is facing trespassing and stalking charges after authorities said he entered two New York City residences linked to the famed singer-songwriter Taylor Swift. Police say the suspect entered a Tribeca residential building linked to Swift on March 26. Authorities say he fled on foot when security told him to leave. On June 12, police say the same man entered another residential building on the same street linked to Swift and “made threats through the intercom toward a 32-year-old female." He was arrested Friday. The 32-year-old Swift has had prior issues with alleged stalkers. In 2018, police said a man broke into her Tribeca townhouse and took a nap.

A look at how African Americans traveled during the Jim Crow era in the United States is on display at the Two Mississippi Museums in downtown Jackson. The Negro Motorist Green Book is a Smithsonian traveling exhibition that opened Saturday. From 1936 to 1966, New York City postal worker Victor Hugo Green published the guidebook, which was described as a road map of havens where Black people could eat, rest and visit. Two Mississippi Museums Director Pamela D.C. Junior said it was a safety net for people of color throughout the Jim Crow South and other parts of America.

Actress Lindsay Lohan is celebrating her 36th birthday on Saturday as a married woman. The ‘Freaky Friday’ star posted a picture on Instagram with financier Bader Shammas, saying that she was ‘stunned that you are my husband.’ The couple had announced their engagement last November. Lohan wrote that ‘every woman should feel like this everyday.’ No details about the wedding were available; People magazine and Entertainment Tonight confirmed that the two were now married. The former child star has dealt with sobriety issues over the years but has been back to work, filming a romantic comedy for Netflix due to be released later this year.

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FILE - Lindsay Lohan attends MTV's "Lindsay Lohan's Beach Club" series premiere party at Magic Hour Rooftop at The Moxy Times Square on Jan. 7, 2019, in New York. Lohan is celebrating her 36th birthday on Saturday as a married woman. The “Freaky Friday” star said she was the “luckiest woman in the world” in an Instagram post Friday, July 1, 2022, that pictured her with financier Bader Shammas, who had been her fiance. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)