Allegra Kirkland

Allegra Kirkland is a New York-based reporter for Talking Points Memo. She previously worked on The Nation’s web team and as the associate managing editor for AlterNet. Follow her on Twitter @allegrakirkland.

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It happened again.

And then again.

In two days, two new police shootings that left two black men dead.

Both incidents were captured in graphic, fragmented cellphone camera videos that provided viewers shocking but incomplete pictures of how Louisiana resident Alton Sterling and Minnesotan Philando Castile lost their lives.

In a twist, both cases involved black men who were armed at the time of their encounters with the police, though neither man was brandishing his weapon, according to initial reports from witnesses. One of the men was reportedly a gun aficionado licensed to carry a weapon.

The new incidents have reinvigorated calls for stricter oversight of the use of force by police and renewed questions about how much clarity video footage can provide in these incidents.

Here’s what we know about the fatal shootings so far.

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UPDATED 7/7/16 7:19 a.m. to include statement from Fox News.

Gretchen Carlson, the recently fired Fox News anchor who on Wednesday filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against the network’s CEO and chairman, Roger Ailes, has written before about being subjected to unwelcome on-the-job advances, grossly sexist treatment, and unwanted touching.

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