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According to the United Nations human rights team in Iraq, at least 1,075 people, the vast majority of them civilians, have been killed in the country during the month of June, as a Sunni insurgency overtakes key areas of the country. There were at least 757 civilians killed and 599 injured in Nineveh, Diyala and Salah al-Din provinces from June 5-22, as troops helmed by Shiite-led government in Baghdad failed to stop the advance of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL. The team said another 318 people were killed and 590 injured during the same time in Baghdad and areas in the south. Read about it here…[AP]

An aide at a Cincinnati nursing home has been convicted of raping a 92-year-old resident confined to her bed and unable to communicate. Samuel Onyenweaku, 22, was found guilty of the woman’s Nov. 24 rape at the Amber Park Nursing Home. The victim died in February from an unrelated condition. Read about it here…[ABC]

Here’s a little positivity! On Tuesday, a 111-year-old woman was awarded an honorary high school diploma from Booker T. Washington High School in Norfolk, Virginia. Lela Babb Burden graduated in front of her extended family and more than nine decades after she ended her formal education. Read about it here…[HuffPost]

In Detroit, the Water and Sewerage Department is moving to shut off water to thousands of residents who are delinquent on their bills and unable to pay. In response, a coalition of activists is appealing to the United Nations High Commission for Human Rights to intervene on behalf of the bankrupt city’s most vulnerable citizens. Read about it here…[ThinkProgress]