Across the Nation: June 11

June 11, 2014 5:33 am Last Updated: July 18, 2015 5:14 pm

QUOTABLE

 

We ought to be in the majors.

—Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton cited the Benghazi probes as examples of a dysfunctional Congress.

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QUANTIFY

 

44 Percent

Percentage of foreign-born population age 5 and older in 2012 with high English-language speaking ability, according to the U.S. Census Bureau

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CELEBRATE

 

‘Just One Day’ Saves Lives

For the annual Just One Day event, more than 1,200 animal shelters nationwide will not kill animals, but instead take pictures of them and market them on social media for adoption.

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REMEMBER

 

1963: Malone and Hood Enroll in Alabama

On June 11, 1963, the African-American students Vivian Malone and James Hood successfully enrolled at the University of Alabama. Gov. George Wallace stood in the entrance of Foster Auditorium in a high-profile attempt to block the students and preserve segregation.

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YIKES!

 

Gunfire Outside NC Courthouse

Shots fired in a parking lot outside the Vance County Courthouse in Henderson, N.C., injured no one but sent police looking for the gunman. Vance County Sheriff’s Office Major J.R. Ferguson said there were shots fired Tuesday but no one was hurt. The gunfire broke out before noon.