Thousands show up to burial of Vietnam veteran who had no living relatives

When Wayne Wilson's friends put a call out for community members to attend his funeral, they were expecting an additional 10 to 15 people to show up. Instead, about 3,000 people turned out on Wednesday afternoon to pay their respects to the Vietnam War veteran, who did not have any surviving family members. Wilson, who died May 28 at age 67, served in the Army from 1971 to 1977, according to his obituary. "I was just amazed when I pulled up in the hearse," Drew Mikel, an intern at the Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Services who helped publicize Wilson's funeral, told CNN. — CNN

Trump-supporting Miss Michigan stripped of title over ‘racist’ tweets: ‘Yet another example of #Magaphobia’

The Miss World America organization is under fire after stripping a President Donald Trump–supporting model of her Miss Michigan title over “racist, Islamophobic, and insensitive” tweets. Kathy Zhu, 20, is a University of Michigan student who won the 2019 Michigan World America title on Sunday. However, her reign was cut short after organizers became aware of Zhu’s controversial Twitter account days later. — Yahoo! Lifestyle

Bernie Sanders defends staff pay after complaints his campaign isn't paying $15 an hour

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders defended his campaign’s compensation package Friday after a Washington Post story highlighted concerns among staffers that they were not receiving the $15-an-hour wages Sanders champions on the campaign trail. "I'm very proud to be the first presidential candidate to recognize a union and negotiate a union contract," the Vermont senator and presidential candidate said in an interview Friday. "And that contract was ratified by the employees of the campaign, and it not only provides pay of at least $15 an hour, it also provides, I think, the best health care benefits that any employer can provide for our field organizers." He also expressed frustration that staffers had taken their complaints to the media. — Des Moines Register

Searing heat across nation, reaching 100 degrees in some spots, takes its toll on events and roads

A relentless heat wave gripped the country from the central states to the East Coast Saturday, prompting cancellation of the New York City Triathlon and producing cracked and buckled roads in some Plains states. Some East Coast cities braced for temperatures in the triple digits. As the stifling heat — expected to affect 200 million people — settled in for at least a fifth day, the National Weather Service issued an Excessive Heat Warnings and Heat Advisory from parts of the Texas Panhandle to the Ohio Valley, around the Great Lakes, parts of the Mid-Atlantic and in the Northeast. An Excessive Heat Warning is issued when the combination of heat and humidity is expected to make it feel like it is 105 degrees or greater. — USA Today

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