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*Sunny and 79 today, it could reach 80

LOCAL

*Southern Illinois University trustees will have to consider a proposal to reallocate state funding from the Carbondale campus to the Edwardsville campus because of enrollment changes.  The topic will be discussed at their meeting today. Enrollment at the Carbondale campus has been declining and more students are enrolling at SIU- Edwardsville. 

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*Many Democrats and some Republicans said Governor Greitens should resign immediately after the legislative committee released Wednesday’s report.  The committee was initially established as a fact-finding committee but will now expand its duties and provide disciplinary recommendations to lawmakers. 


NATIONAL

Last year's hurricane season was devastating and now the names of four big storms will never be used again.

The World Meteorological Organization has officially retired the names Harvey, Irma, Maria and Nate. Storm names are typically retired if they cause a large amount of death and destruction. Otherwise, they're used again six years later. There have been 86 names retired since 1954, which is when storms began being named. (WDSU-TV)

The National Oceanic & Atmospheric Association (NOAA) has released the names for this year's hurricane season. They are: Alberto, Beryl, Chris, Debby, Ernesto, Florence, Gordon, Helene, Isaac, Joyce, Kirk, Leslie, Michael, Nadine, Oscar, Patty, Rafael, Sara, Tony, Valerie and William. (WTVJ-TV)


Oklahoma Teacher Walkout Is Getting Closer To Ending - 

Negotiations to end an eight day teacher walkout across Oklahoma are picking up steam.

The Oklahoma Education Association is changing its demands to end the teacher walkout. The education association has lowered its request for additional school funding from 50-million-dollars to 25-million-dollars.

Oklahoma Education Association officials say about 95-percent of the funding they requested has been secured and negotiations with lawmakers continue. Teachers began their walkout more than a week ago to request ten-thousand-dollar pay raises and extra school funding.

Some school districts have begun calling their teachers back to the classroom, so for the second day, turnout for the strike was light.

Lawmakers have rejected the latest request from the OEA.

Source: Tulsaworld


House Intel Committee Views Document That Started Russia Fury - 

The House Russia interference investigation has been working without one key piece of information; the document that started this whole mess. That is until now.

Republican members of the House Intelligence Committee are getting a look at the document that sparked the FBI investigation into possible ties between President Trump's campaign and Russia. Committee chairman Devin Nunes released a statement saying he and South Carolina congressman Trey Gowdy were "finally given access" to the document by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein during a meeting yesterday afternoon.

Source: CNN


Russian UN Ambassador Would Like To Avoid WWIII - 

Again yesterday Russia vetoed a UN resolution to investigate the alleged Syrian chemical attack on a rebel- held town. That means the UN is unable to look into the situation. That’s when U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley had some strong words for Russian Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia.

His response? “The threats you are proffering that you're stating vis-a-vis Syria should make us seriously worried, all of us, because we could find ourselves on the threshold of some very sad and serious events. I would once again ask you, once again beseech you, to refrain from the plans that you're currently developing for Syria.”

Meanwhile former Russian leader Mikhail Gorbachev has urged Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump to stage direct negotiations. He showed his concern by saying “The situation hasn’t been this bad in a long time, and I am very disappointed in how world leaders are behaving themselves. We see evidence of an inability to use diplomatic mechanisms. International politics has turned into exchanges of accusations, sanctions, and even military strikes.”

Source: Express


Here’s How You Check If Cambridge Analytica Got Your Facebook Data -

If you’re worried about whether your Facebook data was compromised, there’s an easy way to tell.  If you haven’t seen a prompt on your news feed letting you know you’re one of the 87 million people whose info was sold by Cambridge Analytica after getting it from the “thisisyourdigitallife” app, that probably means you’re safe. But you can always check here.

You can also take a look at your Facebook apps and easily delete those you don’t want anymore by heading here to your list.

One more thing to remember… you can always download a copy of your Facebook data and delete what you want. 

Source: The Verge


SPORTS

*The Brewers beat the Cardinals 3-2

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