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“This system has the potential to become a dangerous hurricane.”

National Weather Service in Lake Charles, Louisiana on a storm brewing in the Gulf of Mexico. Predictions continue to change – but as of this writing, the storm is expected to make landfall Saturday in Louisiana. The LA governor has declared a state of emergency due to rain causing flash flooding in New Orleans & the threat of more flooding to come.
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“The straight answer to your question is ‘no.’”

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell on whether or not the stronger-than-expected June jobs report made him feel more optimistic about the economy. Powell said he is still concerned about global growth and trade policy. The Federal Reserve sets the rate that determines how expensive or cheap it is to borrow money for many loans. Powell's comments signal the Fed may be open to lowering rates again, making loans cheaper to get.
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“…this case readily provokes the question of whether this action against the president is an appropriate use of the courts, which were created to resolve real cases and controversies.”

A ruling by a three-judge panel of a Virginia federal appeals court dismissing a case brought by Maryland and District of Columbia against Pres. Trump, accusing him of violating the Constitution for profiting from the Trump International Hotel, which is located blocks from the White House.
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“The First Amendment does not permit a public official who utilizes a social media account for all manner of official purposes to exclude persons from an otherwise‐open online dialogue because they expressed views with which the official disagrees.”

A ruling by a three-judge panel of a New York federal appeals court finding that it is unconstitutional for Pres. Trump (and likewise any public official) to block users who criticize him.
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“We are concerned by this action and continue to urge the Iranian authorities to de-escalate the situation in the region.”

The UK gov't on reports Iranian vessels attempted to intercept the passage of a British commercial vessel through the Strait of Hormuz. The British Navy recently seized an Iranian oil tanker headed for Syria, in violation of EU sanctions. Approx. 20% of the world's oil moves through this waterway. Disruption in oil trade there can impact prices for everyone, everywhere.
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