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Anti-ICE Activists Change California Billboard to Read, 'We Make Kids Disappear'1m00s

Anti-ICE Activists Change California Billboard to Read, 'We Make Kids Disappear'

A group of guerrilla art activists transformed a billboard in Emeryville, California, in the early hours of June 21, to say, “We make kids disappear,” attributing the quote to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The activist art collective INDECLINE posted a video showing three people dressed in black transforming the 1-800-GOT-JUNK billboard just off a freeway. A member of the group told a local news outlet he had been doing similar acts of vandalism for 17 years and never been arrested or fined specifically for vandalizing billboards. Representatives of Clear Channel, which owns the billboard, told local media they were aware of the vandalism and planned to repair, replace or remove the advertisement by the end of the day. Credit: INDECLINE via Storyful

Flash Flooding Slows Down Traffic in Southern Texas41s

Flash Flooding Slows Down Traffic in Southern Texas

Flash flooding that began the day prior continued to fill the streets in McAllen, Texas, on Thursday, June 21, after the area received 5 to 7 inches of rain. This video shows cars and semi-trucks slowly makign their way through the flooding on Military Hwy. The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for the cities of Edinburg, McAllen and Mission, Texas. Large sinkholes were also appearing across the city, according to local news reports. Credit: Ruben Flores via Storyful

'Confused and Afraid,' Poem by Victim of Pittsburgh Cop Shooting, Read at Protest of His Death45s

'Confused and Afraid,' Poem by Victim of Pittsburgh Cop Shooting, Read at Protest of His Death

Protesters gathered on the steps of the Allegheny County Courthouse in Pittsburgh on Thursday, June 21, to demand justice for Antwon Rose, who was fatally shot by police in East Pittsburgh earlier this week. A similar protest was held Wednesday night at the East Pittsburgh Police Department, with attendants wanting answers about why Rose, who was unarmed, was killed. Police said Rose, 17, was shot while running from a traffic stop. A speaker at Thursday’s protest read a poem Rose wrote two years ago called “Confused and Afraid,” describing his fear of violence. This video shows the poem, which has “circulated in media reports”:media reports, being read. Police told local media the officer who shot Rose is Michael Rosfeld, sworn in as an officer in East Pittsburgh just hours before the shooting. Rosfeld has worked for several area police departments and is on paid leave during an investigation. Credit: Nicole McAfee via Storyful

Roads and Buildings Submerged in Floodwater in Mercedes, Texas34s

Roads and Buildings Submerged in Floodwater in Mercedes, Texas

Severe storms and flooding throughout southern Texas hit the town of Mercedes hard between Tuesday, June 19 and Thursday, June 21. At least 20 rescues were reported in the area and its surrounding cities due to the flash flooding. This video shows flood water that submerged roads and cars near a highway in Mercedes, Texas, on Wednesday, June 20. More rainfall is expected for Hidalgo County on June 21, according to local news reports. A Texas judge issued a declaration of disaster as residents in Hidalgo County were evacuated on June 20 due to the flooding. Credit: Carmen Nino via Storyful

Dog Bobs in Texas Floodwater Before Rescue1m20s

Dog Bobs in Texas Floodwater Before Rescue

Flooding inundated Weslaco, Texas, on Wednesday, June 20. Firefighters performed dozens of water rescues, including those stranded in vehicles, a news report said. Some vehicles were stuck on the expressway. Nearly 15 inches of rain fell over a 72-hour period, setting a new rainfall record, a news report said. News reports said dogs chained in backyards needed to be rescued. This video shows one dog similarly chained up in the water and was in need of a rescue on Wednesday. The uploader said he helped free the dog. Another dog seen in these videos managed to get itself on top of a fence pillar and out of the way of the water. Credit: Rudy Suarez via Storyful

Cars Partially Submerged as Rain and Floods Continue in South Texas52s

Cars Partially Submerged as Rain and Floods Continue in South Texas

Flash flooding that began Wednesday, June 20, continued to hit Hidalgo County in southern Texas the following day, with more rainfall expected in Hidalgo County on Thursday, June 21. The video shows a car that has been stuck from flooding in a parking lot in Mission, Texas. Several roads have been closed and residents have been asked by the city to stay off the roads, according to local news reports. The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for the cities of Edinburg, McAllen and Mission, Texas on June 21. The city of Mission opened a shelter at a parks and recreation department on June 21, according to local news reports. A Texas judge issued a declaration of disaster as residents in Hidalgo County were evacuated on June 20 due to flooding following severe rainfall. Credit: Edgar Lujan via Storyful

Man Dies on London Street, Sparking Poisoning Fears54s

Man Dies on London Street, Sparking Poisoning Fears

A man took ill and died on a street in Mayfair, London, on June 21, sparking fears that he may have been exposed to poison, the Metropolitan Police said. The street was closed off and specialist officers found no evidence of poisoning, police said. Police had not released the identity of the man at the time of writing. Credit: Tom Tailby via Storyful

Man Proposes to His Long-Term Love With the Help of a Drone3m37s

Man Proposes to His Long-Term Love With the Help of a Drone

When Bapu Madhu proposed to his long-term girlfriend Jamie on June 16, he took an unconventional approach to proceedings. While the pair were taking in the scenery of Green Creek, California, a drone bearing a ring operated by Bapu’s friend Jordan appeared from the sky. Jaime said yes and even laughed at the replacement motor bearing that Bapu had chosen as a ring. A delighted Bapu admitted to Storyful that the “proposal was way overdue, so this is my attempt at being creative at asking her the ultimate question.” Credit: Bapu FPV via Storyful

Antwon Rose: Protesters Rally in East Pittsburgh Over Police Shooting of Teenager44s

Antwon Rose: Protesters Rally in East Pittsburgh Over Police Shooting of Teenager

Protesters held a rally outside an East Pittsburgh police station on June 20, to call for justice for 17-year-old Antwon Rose who was shot and killed running from a police officer. Allegheny County Police Department said in a statement Rose was a passenger in a vehicle stopped by officers seeking the suspects responsible for the shooting of a 22-year-old man in North Braddock. Rose was shot and fatally wounded by a police officer after he fled the car with another unidentified individual after police detained the driver. Two guns were later recovered from the car. In this footage, protesters are seen chanting sayings such as “It is our duty to fight for our freedom,” as police officers stand guard. CBS reported that North Braddock and Forest Hills police departments were called in to provide backup. Credit: BeeSchindler via Storyful

Rescued Bats Enjoy Fig Leaf Lunch in Queensland, Australia1m48s

Rescued Bats Enjoy Fig Leaf Lunch in Queensland, Australia

Bat rescuer Denise Wade was hanging out with some hungry flying foxes while they snacked on fig leaves in Queensland, Australia. “We generally think of flying-foxes as pollen, nectar and fruit feeders but there are many elements to a flying-fox diet. Flying-foxes are know to eat different varieties of leaves and bark and they have been seen eating lerps and evening moths,” explained Denise of the species’ diet. Credit: Denise Wade via Storyful

Mom's Tears of Joy as Toddler Hears for First Time26s

Mom's Tears of Joy as Toddler Hears for First Time

A little girl’s reaction to hearing sound for the first time brought tears of joy to her mother, as seen in a sweet video shared on June 19. Cook Children’s, a nonprofit pediatric healthcare organization based in Fort Worth, Texas, shared the video of one-year-old Ayla as her new cochlear implants helped her hear for the first time. In the video, Ayla puts her hand up to her ear with a delighted look on her face, and wiggles on her mom’s lap. Her mom bursts into tears in emotional delight at her daughter’s progress. The video had over 34,000 views at time of writing. Credit: Cook Children’s via Storyful

Dad Goes on Hilarious Expletive-Filled Rant After Son Spends £600 on Fortnite Purchases34s

Dad Goes on Hilarious Expletive-Filled Rant After Son Spends £600 on Fortnite Purchases

A Scottish dad’s Father’s Day was tainted after he found out that his son had spent almost £600 on Fortnite purchases for his Xbox console. A video shared to Facebook by Courtney Baxter on June 17 shows her father, Neilson, giving out to her younger brother, Lennon, after realizing that the 12-year-old had used his card to buy Fortnite add-ons. The 47-year-old dad said in a report that Lennon didn’t realize what he had done. “Lennon was absolutely shocked by what had happened and he’s apologized. He said he’d never ever do it again.” He also added that Microsoft were very understanding of his situation: “When I called them and explained what had happened they were happy to put the money back in my account. I was angry and shocked at the time but now that it’s been cleared I find it quite funny." The video had over 100,000 views at the time of writing. Credit: Courtney Baxter via Storyful

Bear Family Chill Out in Water Fountain on a 'Bear-y' Hot Day3m22s

Bear Family Chill Out in Water Fountain on a 'Bear-y' Hot Day

A young family of bears in Pasadena, California, have gotten accustomed to visiting a particular water fountain. The water fountain belongs to home owner Deedee Mueller, who happened to record the footage of the bears in the water. “Since the drought a few years ago, bears came out to find food and water… then they had babies nearby. To the babies, this is home. It was scary and jarring when I fist saw bears in my backyard and called 911. Now, I look forward to seeing them frolicking in our water fountain,” explained Mueller when speaking to Storyful about the incident. Credit: Deedee Mueller via Storyful

Dad Makes His Son Proud by Catching a Beer and Chugging It38s

Dad Makes His Son Proud by Catching a Beer and Chugging It

Adrian Fernandez caught footage of his super chilled-out father catching a beer with minimal effort in Clearlake, California. The beer was shot towards by Mr. Fernandez with a bow and arrow. He caught the beer and chugged it within seconds. “What a proud son I am,” said Adrian in the caption to his Twitter post. Credit: Adrian Fernandez via Storyful

Soldier Surprises His Little Sister at Her High School Graduation1s

Soldier Surprises His Little Sister at Her High School Graduation

A solider serving in the U.S. military had not been home in almost two years and flew back just in time to surprise his little sister, Jasmine, at her high school graduation. “He was snuck in dressed as a graduate and at the moment my sister was on stage he revealed himself and gave a small speech, before announcing our sister’s name to receive her diploma,” explained the soldier’s brother JD Barroga, who caught the whole thing on camera. Credit: JD Barroga via Storyful

Bear Family Relaxes in California Back Yard While Dog Barks Furiously1m13s

Bear Family Relaxes in California Back Yard While Dog Barks Furiously

Mei Mei the dog was not at all happy to see a family of bears chilling out in her owner’s backyard. The bears are regular guests at Deedee Muller’s home in Pasadena, California. The mother bear sought out the water fountain to lazily cool off, while her cubs gambolled playfully close by. Mei Mei was having none of it and kept barking until the bears left. Credit: Deedee Mueller via Storyful

Rabbit Goes 'Bananas’ for This Tasty Treat34s

Rabbit Goes 'Bananas’ for This Tasty Treat

If there’s one thing Reuben the rabbit enjoys while relaxing in his Melbourne home, it’s a tasty treat from owner Sophie Henwood. Footage shared to Instagram on October 23 shows the bunny contentedly eating a piece of banana and then smacking his lips in appreciation. Credit: reubentherex via Storyful

Torrent of Floodwater Poses Problems for Pittsburgh Motorists32s

Torrent of Floodwater Poses Problems for Pittsburgh Motorists

A thunderstorm brought severe flash flooding to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and surrounding towns late on the evening of June 20. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette said a state of emergency was declared in Bethel Park, while first responders evacuated homes, business and drivers from swamped cars. This footage shows a car in the floodwater on McNeilly Road in the southern suburbs of Pittsburgh; a second vehicle is seen driving through the deep water. Credit: Shannon Shields via Storyful

World Cup Reporter Groped and Kissed at Moscow Fan Zone1m00s

World Cup Reporter Groped and Kissed at Moscow Fan Zone

A reporter for Deutsche Welle’s Spanish-language service was groped and kissed during a live broadcast in Manezhnaya Square, Moscow, shortly before the World Cup began on June 14. In a report that has since gone viral, Julieth Gonzalez Theran’s update on the atmosphere in Moscow is interrupted by a man who grabs her and kisses her on the cheek. She admirably keeps her cool to continue with her report. Afterwards, both Theran and Deutsche Welle condemned the incident. Posting the video to Instagram, Deutsche Welle said it was “not a kiss, it is a non-consensual attack.” On her personal Instagram, Theran said women should be considered equally valuable and professional. She said women should identify harassment. Credit: Deutsche Welle via Storyful

Passenger Says Full-Blast Air-Con Used to 'Hound' People Off Plane45s

Passenger Says Full-Blast Air-Con Used to 'Hound' People Off Plane

Passengers on board an AirAsia flight from Kolkata to Bagdogra in India on June 20 said they were blasted with the air-con to force them off the plane, which had been delayed on the tarmac for over an hour. Video posted on social media shows agitated passengers shouting and coughing as a fog-like substance blows from the air vents. According to Dipankar Ray, who posted this video, the situation occurred after the plane had been delayed on the runway for over an hour. AirAsia crew then announced that due to a technical error, passengers were required to deboard the plane and return to the terminal. When passengers began to protest and refused to leave due to heavy rain outside, Ray said the air conditioning was put on full-blast to “hound passengers out”. They were taken to the terminal and finally departed four hours later on the same aircraft. AirAsia released a statement on the issue confirming that the flight had been delayed for 4.5 hours. In relation to the air-conditioning, AirAsia said that the fog-like consistency was a “normal occurrence” when operating in high-humidity conditions and that it was “no danger” to the passengers. Credit: Dipanker Ray via Storyful

Thousands Gather to Celebrate Summer Solstice at Stonehenge38s

Thousands Gather to Celebrate Summer Solstice at Stonehenge

Thousands of people gathered at Stonehenge on Thursday, June 21, to mark the summer solstice. “English Heritage welcomed approximately 9,500 people at Stonehenge, and the majority of those who came to celebrate the longest day of the year did so in a safe and peaceful manner,” said Supt Dave Minty of the Wiltshire Police. “We are really pleased with how Solstice 2018 has gone, it really has been a great success.” Credit: SparkAstrology.com via Storyful

Father Jumps on Track to Pull Son From Burning Casciencemagaziner After Race Crash50s

Father Jumps on Track to Pull Son From Burning Casciencemagaziner After Race Crash

A father jumped a track barrier to pull his son from the fiery wreck of his race car on the South Boston Speedway on Father’s Day weekend, WDBJ said. Dean Jones was watching his son Mike compete in the Halifax Insurance 100 race on June 16 at the speedway when Mike’s car hit off a competitor while making a turn, spinning the vehicle out of control and crashing. “I didn’t have time to be afraid. I had to get my son out of that car,” Jones told WDBJ. Dean Jones was put on probation by Nascar for jumping the barrier. Mike Jones was working on rebuilding his car. Credit: Memory Lane Video via Storyful

Iranian Women Watch World Cup Game at Tehran Stadium8s

Iranian Women Watch World Cup Game at Tehran Stadium

Iran faced disappointment after losing on the field to Spain in their World Cup group stage match on June 20, but off the field the women of Iran scored a major victory in Tehran. Social media posts showed women watching the match alongside men in Tehran’s Azadi. Since 1980, the Islamic republic has banned women from watching men’s sporting events, and those who break the rules can be arrested, fined or even jailed. Videos and photos shared from inside the Azadi Stadium show female soccer fans cheering, donning face paint, blowing vuvuzelas and waving national flags. The official Twitter account of Iran’s national team posted a photo of a female spectator in the stadium’s stands holding an Iranian flag, with a caption: “Azadi Stadium, now!” A goal for Diego Costa secured Spain’s 1-0 victory over Iran. In April, a group of women in Iran put on fake facial hair and dressed as men in order to watch an Iran Pro League soccer match at Azadi Stadium. Credit: Aida Pakzad via Storyful