Here's a roundup of news trending across the nation and world today.
What to know now:
1. Snowden's "public service": Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said he believes Edward Snowden performed a "public service" when he leaked documents about American intelligence gathering procedures. Holder, speaking with former Obama White House adviser David Axelrod on his podcast "The Axes Files," also said Snowden should be prosecuted for what he did.
2. No one's happy: Both Republicans and Democrats say they feel a disconnect with their respective political parties, an Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll reveals. According to pollsters, it's that feeling that has helped "outsider" candidates like Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders be so successful. The poll also seems to point to a "sense of helplessness" about the upcoming presidential election.
3. Defending the decision: The director of the Cincinnati Zoo is defending the decision to kill a gorilla after a 4-year-old boy fell into the animal's exhibit area Saturday. Zoo director Thane Maynard said his staff had to shoot the gorilla, named Harambe, as they feared for the child's life. People are protesting the decision to kill the animal.
4. Libertarian ticket set: Gary Johnson became the Libertarian Party's presidential nominee Sunday. Johnson, who is the former governor of New Mexico, got more than 50 percent of the vote in a field of five candidates. Former Massachusetts Gov. William Weld was selected as the party's vice presidential nominee.
5. Depp defender: Actor Johnny Depp's daughter is defending him against charges by his estranged wife that he was physically and emotionally abusive during their relationship. Lily-Rose Depp said her father is "the sweetest most loving person I know," and has "been nothing but a wonderful father to my little brother and I, and everyone who knows him would say the same." Depp's wife, Amber Heard, claims the actor abused her during their relationship and marriage. She has filed for divorce from Depp.
And one more
The Golden State Warriors completed a historic comeback Monday to win the NBA Western Conference finals. The Warriors, behind star Stephen Curry, rallied from a 3-1 series deficit to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 96-88 on Monday night. The Warriors became only the 10th team in NBA history to come back to win after being behind by 3 games. Golden State will take on the Cleveland Cavaliers and star LeBron James in the championship series which begins Thursday.