Today's 5 things: Dallas. South Sudan. Euro 2016

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(CNN)Picking up the pieces and looking for some peace. It's Monday, and here are the 5 things you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door.

1. Police killings

    What a painful week for the country. So much senseless death, so much heartbreak, so much anger. We'll take some of the first steps toward healing tomorrow when President Obama, joined by former President George W. Bush, speaks at a memorial service for the five Dallas police officers killed.
    Meanwhile, protests raged over the deaths of two black men by police. Hundreds have been arrested in the nationwide demonstrations, some of which turned violent.

    2. South Sudan

    The world's youngest country is on the verge of slipping back into civil war. And no one seems able to stop it. Government and opposition forces are clashing thanks to a rift between the President and the VP, leaving hundreds dead in the capital, Juba. The U.S. embassy is evacuating non-emergency staff. Civilians are fleeing a U.N. mission, where they thought they'd be safe. The U.N. Security Council expressed "shock and outrage," but hasn't done much else. South Sudan turned 5 this weekend.

    3. Campaign 2016

    Psst, hey, Never Trump folks. This week's your last chance to derail The Donald's train. GOP bigwigs are meeting in Cleveland ahead of next week's convention. So this is the final opportunity to change party delegate rules that could block Donald Trump from the nomination. Even if it works, the results probably wouldn't be pretty. Chicago 1968, anyone? Meanwhile, on the Dems side, Bernie Sanders is finally expected to endorse Hillary Clinton.

    4. Japan elections

    Is Japan about to abandon its pacifist ways? It may take a serious look at it, now that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition has won a supermajority of seats in the country's elections. Japan's had tough restrictions on its military since the end of World War II. Abe may pursue changing the constitution to allow the military to wage war. That'll be a first in 70 years.

    5. Euro 2016

    Things just looked grim for Portugal: Playing the host team in its home turf. Playing a team it had lost to 10 straight times. Oh, and playing without Ronaldo. But, hey, no problem for the boys in red, who shocked France 1-0 to win Euro 2016 for the first time. Cristiano Ronaldo limped off the pitch in the first half with a knee injury, but heroic goalkeeping put the game into extra time, where substitute Eder fired off the winning shot.


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