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Mexico teachers protest: Six killed in Oaxaca clashes

Six people are dead and over 53 civilians and 55 police officers are injured in southern Mexico as a result of clashes between protesting teachers and police, Mexico authorities say.

Mexico’s National Security Commission says in a statement the fight began in the state Oaxaca where two high-profile union leaders have been arrested under suspicion of corruption.

The BBC reports members of the CNTE union have been blocking roads in Mexico ever since their leaders were arrested. When police arrived and tried to clear the roads, unknown gunmen started firing into the crowds to create conflict, according to the official statement.

The statement says police on the scene were not carrying guns.

The BBC reports the two union leaders were arrested for money laundering and stealing textbooks.

Cleveland Cavaliers win NBA championship

The Cleveland Cavaliers are the 2016 NBA champions. The Cavs beat the Golden State Warriors 93-89 in Game 7 of the NBA Finals at Oakland, Calif.

Led by LeBron James, the team beat the best regular-season team of all time on the road, becoming the first team to overcome a 3-1 Finals deficit en route to their first championship.

James also walks away with the Finals MVP honors and can say he fulfilled his promise to bring the Cavaliers to victory.

“I’m happy to be a part of history,” James says, then adds, “I’m home. I’m home. … I’m at a loss for words. This is unbelievable.”For a full breakdown of  NBA Finals Game 7, visit CBS Sports.

‘Chewbacca Mom’ gets custom made action figure

Candace Payne the”Chewbacca Mom” has the ultimate tribute to her viral video fame: a custom Chewbacca Mom action figure.

Hasbro reps say the internet star visited headquarters with her family and was presented with her very own one-of-a-kind toy by Hasbro Chief Executive Officer Brian Goldner. The figure maintains Chewbacca’s body from the neck down, but the head is modeled in the likeness of Payne — and it even comes with a removable Chewbacca mask.

A rep for Hasbro also confirms the figure features 13 catchphrases, including, “That’s not me making that noise, it’s the mask,” “I am such a happy Chewbacca,” and her signature laugh.

Payne became an online sensation after posting a video of herself reacting to the purchase of Hasbro’s Chewbacca Electronic Mask at Kohl’s. Thanks in large part to her contagious laugh, the video became the most-viewed Facebook Live video of all time.

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