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  • Extreme Weather Continues Nationwide: As torrential rains drench the East, excessive heat engulfs the West. Dangerous wildfires have forced officials to close Yosemite Park, which will remain shuttered until at least Sunday. More on SoCal weather from the LA Times.

  • Another Bailout? As trade tensions escalate, farmers may get some relief. The Trump administration announced a new aid package Tuesday to ease damages caused by the latest trade policies. Through the plan, affected farmers of crops like soybeans, cotton, and dairy would be issued a collective $12 billion in aid. Reuters with the full story.

  • Trump-Cohen Recordings Released: CNN obtained and released on Tuesday the much-discussed secret recordings of Donald Trump and former attorney Michael Cohen. In the tapes, recorded in 2016, the pair addresses Trump’s payoff of an ex-Playboy model who claimed she had an affair with the president. More at CNN.

  • Demi Lovato Reportedly in Stable Condition: Treated with the opioid suppresant-Narcan after an overdose Tuesday, the singer, flanked by friends and family, is stable. Many celebrities took to Twitter to wish Lovato the best in her battle with sobriety. In the past, Lovato has been open about her struggle with drugs and alcohol. People with more.

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