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Weekend Roundup: Memorial Day shooting in Charlotte kills one; Tiger Woods blames DUI on meds


Charlotte


Opening this week: Revamped Bojangles caters to millennials

The Bojangles at 1401 W. Trade St., which has been closed for half a year for renovations, reopens June 1. Find out more about giveaways and freebies by clicking here.

One killed, one injured in Memorial Day shooting in Charlotte

One person is dead and another was injured after a shooting Monday in North Charlotte. This marks the 36th homicide this year. Full story here.


Nation


Spotlight turns to Jared Kushner as potential Russian ties are discovered

Jared Kushner, Senior Advisor to President Donald J. Trump arriving in Baghdad, Iraq, April 3, 2017. (DoD Photo by Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Dominique A. Pineiro)

Jared Kushner, the son-in-law to President Donald Trump, has come under fire for seeking out a channel to communicate with the Russians, according to the New York Times. Kushner met with a well-connected banker from Russia, and now investigations are trying to find out what really happened. Full story here.

Trump denounces Portland stabbing as “unacceptable”

Two men were killed after they intervened when a man was shouting hate speech toward two women on a train in Portland last weekend. Jeremy Joseph Christian, 35, charged with murder and attempted murder, has been arrested. Many gathered to remember the victims Saturday, and President Donald Trump tweeted, “The violent attacks in Portland on Friday are unacceptable. The victims were standing up to hate and intolerance. Our prayers are w/ them.” You can read more about the two who defended the women on the train here.


World


New French president draws clear line for Russia, gives strong handshake

The new president of France, Emmanuel Macron, met with Russian Kremlin leader Vladimir Putin over the weekend to mark out what would happen if chemical weapons are used again in Syria. You can read more on the clear stance Macron took by clicking here. He also sent a message to President Trump after an awkwardly long handshake when they met last week.


Sports


Coca-Cola 600

It was great seeing that No. 3 in victory lane again, right? The Charlotte Observer has full coverage from a fantastic night of racing.

Indianapolis 500

Many records were broken as Takuma Sato took home the trophy and became the first Japanese driver to win the iconic race. He is also 40 years old, making him part of a small group of older winning drivers. Also, a Denver Post journalist got fired for tweeting that Sato’s win made him “uncomfortable.”

Panthers wrap up Week 1 of OTA training; Cam named No. 44 in NFL top 100

The Panthers’ Organized Training Activity gave people the first look at who is preparing for the fall. Kelvin Benjamin was a hot topic as he is gearing up for the next season. Julius Peppers sat out this week, but OTA’s aren’t make or break. Full coverage here.

Cam Newton was ranked No. 44 out of the 100 best players in 2017 after having a below-average year with the Panthers. You can watch the full video highlighting his successes here.


Entertainment


Tiger Woods arrested, suspected of DUI

Tiger Woods was arrested early Monday morning on suspicion of driving under the influence. He is blaming his medications for the mishap. Full story here with updates.