Trump launches 2020 campaign, Investigation into Raptors parade shooting: 5 things to know Tuesday

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Trump kicks off re-election campaign at Florida rally

President Donald Trump returns to Florida on Tuesday night to officially begin his re-election campaign. The Orlando rally is in the heart of the must-win 2020 swing state, which Trump won narrowly in 2016. Trump will be appearing with Vice President Mike Pence at the event, which kicks off at 8 p.m. ET in the 20,000-capacity Amway Center. For those who don’t make it in the door, large screens will be set up for viewing outside the arena. And it might be necessary –Trump supporters were already lining up for seats on Monday morning. 

Investigation into shooting at Toronto Raptors parade expected to go on

The investigation into a shooting at the parade in Toronto honoring the NBA champion Raptors Monday is expected to continue Tuesday after the city's police department asked in a news release for the public's help with the investigation. Three people were in custody and two firearms were recovered in connection with the shooting that left four people injured, Toronto police said in a statement. An official for the department said the identities of the suspects would not be released until they were charged. The shooting occurred about 3:45 p.m. ET near Nathan Phillips Square, which marked the end of the parade route. Videos shared on social media show thousands of people running in panic. But after about a short delay, the program continued without interruption.

Mayor calls community meeting over Phoenix police incident

A Phoenix community meeting called by Mayor Kate Gallego to address police aggression against an African-American family will be held Tuesday. Police Chief Jeri Williams will be present to answer questions and address citizen concerns at 6 p.m. at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, 1401 E. Jefferson St. A viral video shows police pointing guns and yelling threats at Dravon Ames, 22, his pregnant fiancee Aisha Harper, and their two young daughters after the family said their daughter took a doll from a Family Dollar store. The couple is suing for $10 million over the May 29 incident.

Helicopter crash pilot to be remembered

Funeral services will be held Tuesday in Poughkeepsie, New York, for the man who died in a helicopter crash in New York City last week. Timothy McCormack, 58, of Clinton Corners, New York, died June 10 when he crash-landed on top of a 54-story building in midtown Manhattan. Questions surround the cause of the crash, including why the helicopter was flying in restricted airspace amid difficult weather conditions. Friends and colleagues have speculated that McCormack, who had been flying for 15 years, chose to land atop a building to save the lives of dozens of people below.

InfoWars host sent child porn to Sandy Hook victims' lawyer, court docs allege

A court hearing is scheduled Tuesday after court documents allege that InfoWars conspiracy theorist and firebrand Alex Jones was in possession of child pornography. Lawyers from Koskoff, Koskoff & Bieder, the firm representing the families of Sandy Hook victims, filed a statement stating that they discovered child pornography in documents that Jones' defense sent as part of the discovery process of the lawsuit. Upon discovering these items, the counsel immediately sent them to FBI for further inspection — which confirmed that they were indeed pornographic images of children. The documents were originally sent as a result of Jones alleging that the Sandy Hook shootings were a hoax, resulting in a lawsuit filed by the families of victims for defamation. 

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Trump launches 2020 campaign, Investigation into Raptors parade shooting: 5 things to know Tuesday