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WEATHER

*Thunderstorms likely this morning & this afternoon, today's high 89

LOCAL

*Nice Job Illinois! Illinois Governor, Bruce Rauner, signed House Bill 2661. allow police dogs to be transported for emergency care by ambulance when injured in the line of duty.  Police dogs risk their lives for people every day. If they get hurt while doing it, Rauner feels ambulances can be for dogs, too.

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*Rudy Giuliani was rushed to the hospital last weekend after suffering a bad fall.  The 73-year-old former mayor of New York was vacationing with his wife on Long Island when his right leg gave way and he fell. His wife Judith is a nurse and she stabilized him until an ambulance arrived to take him to the hospital. Once there, he underwent emergency surgery on his knee and was told to remain in the hospital for a few days. He told Page Six, "I swear to God, it was my first day of vacation and we’d planned to play a lot of golf. I don’t think I will be playing golf for a few weeks. But I am already up and limping around. I’m a tough guy, so this isn’t going to stop me."


*The city of Baltimore removed four Confederate statues overnight in the wake of the violence that broke out in Charlottesville.

Crews, who were heavily guarded by police officers, got to work after midnight removing the statues from city parks and public squares and then hauling them out of town. The statues included monuments dedicated to Confederate Generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson, as well as one dedicated to Supreme Court justice Roger B. Taney who wrote the landmark decision in the Dred Scott case and another monument dedicated to Confederate soldiers and sailors.

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh gave the order to remove the statues after the City Council voted for their removal. 

(Baltimore Sun)


Hundreds Missing After Sierra Leone Mudslides-

Heavy rains have devastated an African city.  The Red Cross says hundreds of people have died and about 600 are missing after mudslides swept through a major west African city. Torrential rain poured down in Sierra Leone early Monday, causing severe flooding in the capital city of Freetown.

Source: BBC


Alt-Right Protests Against Google Is Canceled-

A series of alt-right protests against Google have been postponed.  The protests were organized after the company fired an employee who wrote a controversial memo about diversity. Now those organizers say they have to delay the "March On Google" because of threats from "left-wing terrorists."

Source: Trib Live


Facebook Is Going After Hate Speech-

In the wake of the Charlottesville unrest, Facebook is going after hate speech.

The company said yesterday it's pulled at least eight pages or accounts of white supremacists from Facebook and Instagram since the weekend. Those accounts belonged to groups including the Right Wing Death Squad, Genuine Donald Trump, White Nationalist America, Right Winged Knight, Awakening Red Pill, Physical Removal, Awakened Masses, and Vanguard America.

Twitter, Youtube, and other sites are also targeting hate.

 Source: TechCrunch


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*Red Sox beat the Cards 10-4, they play them again today it's an away game

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