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WEATHER

*Cloudy early then peeks of sunshine, the morning high is 66 but temps will drop to near 50.

LOCAL

*Trader Joe's recalls apple sauces due to possible glass pieces in jars.  This voluntary recall was announced by Manzana products which impacts 3 Trader Joes products.  Each apple sauce is in a 24 ounce glass jar. The products have been removed from store shelves.

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*A former Massachusetts governor and presidential candidate will join the celebration at Wash U.  The law school is celebrating it's 150th anniversary and Mitt Romney will be in town to speak at the celebration.   Wash U said the speech is free and open to the public. However, seating is limited.

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SPORTS

*The Daytona 500 was filled with crashes and lead changes but at the end it was Kurt Busch with a late push to the finish line.  Busch overtook Kyle Larson, who ran out of gas, on the 200th and final lap and it was the only lap he led all day. Busch's brother, Kyle, crashed on the 104th lap and was knocked out of the race. That wreck also took out Dale Earnhardt Jr., who was leading at the time. Other big names like Jimmie Johnson, Danica Patrick, and a dozen others did not finish the race because of wrecks. 

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NATIONAL

*North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has executed five of his senior security officials for making false reports about him.

South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reports that all five were shot and killed by a firing squad using anti-aircraft guns. It's also not clear as to what the false reports were, but they're not believed to be connected to the assassination of Kim Jong Un's half-brother in Malaysia two weeks ago, which the North Korean leader is believed to have ordered. 

*President Trump's nominee to be Secretary of the Navy, Philip Bilden, has withdrawn his nomination. The wealthy global financier said Sunday, "After an extensive review process, I have determined that I will not be able to satisfy the Office of Government Ethics requirements without undue disruption and materially adverse divestment of my family's private financial interests."Trump's nominee for Army secretary, who owns an NHL team, backed out a few weeks ago for similar reasons.Eight days earlier, press secretary Sean Spicer flatly denied rumors of Bilden's withdrawal, tweeting, "Just spoke with him and he is 100 percent committed to being the next SECNAV pending Senate confirm."It's now up to new Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to come up with a replacement.

*Just days after a Jewish cemetery in suburban St. Louis was vandalized, the Jewish Mount Carmel Cemetery in Philadelphia was the site of an attack over the weekend. According to local police, between 75 and 100 headstones were knocked over, and some of them were broken. The damage was discovered Sunday morning. .......In response, the Anne Frank Center tweeted "Stop this incubator of #Antisemitism and other hate. WE BEG YOU @POTUS @realDonaldTrump."

*White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer's served as the phone police. Two top administration officials told Fox News that he called in nearly a dozen White House staffers to his office and demanded to check their phones in an attempt to stop the leaks that have been embarrassing the Trump administration.  One source says he deleted the Confide app, which deletes messages after they've been sent, from his own phone to show that everyone has to follow the rules and regulations.  He told the group of staffers that using that app for communication inside the White House violates the Federal Records Act.


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