AZ Briefing: Internship program helps adults with disabilities; former ASU star in viral video; on National Burger Day in Phoenix, eat here

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Project SEARCH helps young adults with developmental disabilities transition to work

A look at some of today's top stories, the weather forecast and a peek back in history.

This West Valley internship program helps adults with disabilities gain work experience and life skills, and transition to employment. Meet Project SEARCH graduates.

An Instagram video featuring a former Arizona State University star has more than half a million views since it was posted a few weeks ago. Meet the woman in the viral video.

Celebrate National Burger Day in Phoenix with these hamburgers from great to game changing. Check out our dining critic's favorites.

Today, you can expect it to be partly sunny and hot, with a high near 101 degrees. Mainly clear at night, with a low near 74 degrees. Get the full forecast here.

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Today in history

  • In 1918, American troops fought their first major battle during World War I as they launched an offensive against the German-held French village of Cantigny (kahn-tee-NYEE’); the Americans succeeded in capturing the village.

  • In 1940, during World War II, the Belgian army surrendered to invading German forces.

  • In 1959, the U.S. Army launched Able, a rhesus monkey, and Baker, a squirrel monkey, aboard a Jupiter missile for a suborbital flight which both primates survived.

  • In 1998, comic actor Phil Hartman of “Saturday Night Live” and “NewsRadio” fame was shot to death at his home in Encino, California, by his wife, Brynn, who then killed herself.

  • In 2012, President Barack Obama paid tribute on Memorial Day to the men and women who died defending America; speaking at the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington, Obama pointed to Vietnam veterans as an under-appreciated and sometimes maligned group of war heroes.

This article originally appeared on Arizona Republic: AZ Briefing: This internship program helps adults with disabilities