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Flowers surround the Clapham Common bandstand memorial for Sarah Everard, who was murdered in March. Photo: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Wayne Couzens, a British police officer, pleaded guilty to the kidnap and rape of Sarah Everard Tuesday, AP reports.

Why it matters: The case has spurred outcry throughout the U.K., with women sharing experiences of being threatened or attacked, and about their everyday fear of violence when walking alone.

Details: Everard, 33, was walking home in South London on March 3 when she went missing. Her body was found a week later after a police investigation was launched, and Couzens was charged with Everard’s kidnapping and murder.

Driving the news: The emotional response her case invoked led to an unauthorized vigil on Clapham Common on March 14, which had been banned because of pandemic-related restrictions.

  • The Metropolitan police led several women attending the memorial away, grabbing them and putting them in handcuffs, an act that was widely criticized, per AP.

What's next: Another hearing will take place on July 9.

Go deeper: U.K. police criticized for response to vigil for slain Sarah Everard

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Four police officers who responded to Capitol riot have died by suicide

U.S. Capitol Police, Michael Fanone, right, looks on as U.S. Capitol Police officer Sgt. Aquilino Gonell, left, testifies before the House Select Committee investigating the January 6 attack. Photo: Oliver Contreras-Pool/Getty Images

Four police police officers who responded to the Jan. 6 Capitol riot have died by suicide, according to the WUSA9, a CBS affiliate in the city.

Driving the news: D.C. Metropolitan Officer Kyle DeFreytag, who served in the Fifth District and responded to the Capitol riot, was found dead on July 10. DeFreytag joined the department in 2016, per CNN.

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Scoop: Facebook exec warns of "more bad headlines"

Illustration: Annelise Capossela/Axios

In a post to staffers Saturday obtained by Axios, Facebook VP of global affairs Nick Clegg warned the company that worse coverage could be on the way: “We need to steel ourselves for more bad headlines in the coming days, I’m afraid.”

Catch up quick: Roughly two dozen news outlets had agreed to hold stories based on leaked materials from Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen for Monday publication — but the embargo fell apart Friday night as participating newsrooms posted a batch of articles ahead of the weekend.

"Atmospheric river" to whiplash Northern California from drought to flood

A map depicting 24-hour preciptation forecast (inches) ending Monday at 5a.m. local time. Photo: NOAA

A series of powerful "atmospheric river" storms are set dump historic amounts of rainfall across parts of drought-stricken California and the Pacific Northwest from this weekend, forecasters warn.

Why it matters: A strong atmospheric river, packing large amounts of moisture, is predicted to whiplash Northern California from drought to flood.