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Your daily look at late breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. TORNADOES STRAFE KANSAS CITY AREA
The vicious storm spawns twisters that downs trees and power lines, damages homes and injures at least a dozen people.
2. WHO THINKS IT’S A 2-MAN RACE
Even with a field of 24 Democrats, President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden are acting like the 2020 presidential contest is already just between them.
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3. WHAT BOLTON SAYS ABOUT IRAN’S INTENTIONS
Trump’s national security adviser claims there is “no reason” for Tehran to back out of its nuclear deal with world powers other than to seek atomic weapons.
4. WHY NETANYAHU HAS BEEN QUIET ON IRAN-US TENSIONS
The Israeli leader does not want to be seen as pushing the Americans into a military confrontation and is wary of being drawn into fighting with Iran’s powerful proxy, Lebanon’s Hezbollah.
5. ‘PAIN LEAGUE’ EXPOSED ABROAD
Managers with Purdue Pharma’s international arm have been ensnared in a corruption scandal in Italy for allegedly paying a prominent pain doctor to push opioids, AP learns.
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6. HUAWEI CHALLENGES US IN COURT
The Chinese tech giant files a motion in a Texas court objecting to the constitutionality of a law that limits its sales of telecom equipment.
7. WHERE US-CUBA RELATIONS HAVE SOURED
The degradation has begun to cut into scientific and medical cooperation on issues ranging from treatment of infectious diseases to coral reef preservation.
8. D-DAY TOLD ANEW WITH VIRTUAL REALITY
Archeologists using laser scanning are mapping caves where thousands of French civilians sheltered on D-Day and in the battle of Normandy that followed, AP finds.
9. AS CRAFT BEER MARKET GROWS, SO DO WILD FLAVORS
At the Strange Brew Festival in Nevada, visitors could sample a peanut butter and pickle pilsner, a tamale lager and a smoked carrot stout.
10. ‘GAME OF THRONES’ STAR CHECKS INTO WELLNESS CENTER
Kit Harington, who played Jon Snow on the HBO hit, checks into the retreat to work on some “personal issues,” his representative says.
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