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Storm with 100 mph winds rips through Midwest

A rare storm packing 100 mph winds and with power similar to an inland hurricane swept across the Midwest on Monday, blowing over trees, flipping vehicles, causing widespread property damage and leaving hundreds of thousands without power as it moved through Chicago and into Indiana and Michigan. The storm, known as a derecho, lasted several…

Biden has spoken to his top VP choices — and a decision is imminent

Latest on Biden and Trump campaigns Latest on Biden and Trump campaigns 08:08 The former vice president and presumptive Democratic presidential nominee has interviewed top finalists to fill a role he once held and an announcement of his choice is still expected this week, according to multiple people familiar with the search. Joe Biden has…

U.S. surpasses 5 million coronavirus cases

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8/10/20: Red and Blue

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Mnuchin says new federal jobless aid will be available from states within 2 weeks

Trump and the White House press secretary have been vague about the timing.August 11, 2020, 1:22 AM5 min read Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Monday said that states will be able to “execute” new weekly federal unemployment benefits of up to $400 within two weeks, after the Trump administration repeatedly declined to offer a timeline…

Court: LA County owes $8M to man killed like George Floyd

California’s Supreme Court says Los Angeles County must pay a full $8 million damage award to the family of a Black man whose death had similarities to the recent police killing of George Floyd in MinneapolisBy DON THOMPSON Associated PressAugust 11, 2020, 1:15 AM3 min readSACRAMENTO, Calif. — Los Angeles County must pay a full…

Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger announce birth of daughter with sweet photo

Actor Chris Pratt and author Katherine Schwarzenegger announced the birth of their first child together on Monday on social media — and shared a sweet photo with their new baby girl. The couple said they named their daughter Lyla Maria Schwarzenegger Pratt.  “We couldn’t be happier. Both mom and baby are doing great,” Pratt wrote…

2020 Daily Trail Markers: Wisconsin voters head to the polls again after “the disaster of April 7”

Wisconsin voters will head to the polls Tuesday, the second time voting will occur in the state during the coronavirus pandemic, giving election officials one final test run before November, according to CBS News campaign reporter Adam Brewster. In April, clerks were swamped with last minute requests for absentee ballots and many voters around the state reported…