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WEATHER

*Sunshine & clouds today high near 93

LOCAL

*Air conditioners are being delivered to the St. Louis Workhouse after prisoners complained and protesters Relief could be coming Monday morning for prisoners city's Medium Security Institution. Many areas of the facility, commonly known as the 'Workhouse,' aren't air conditioned.

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*Severe storms were in the area this weekend causing power to go out for thousands in Missouri and Illinois.  As of this morning there are still more than 12,000 customers without power.  The majority of them are in St. Louis, St. Charles and Madison Counties. 

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NATIONAL

*Donald Trump tweeted over the weekend that The New York Times had "foiled" the U.S. military's attempt to take down ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

In a tweet on Saturday Trump wrote, "The Failing New York Times foiled U.S. attempt to kill the single most wanted terrorist, al-Baghdadi. Their sick agenda over National Security."

As is often the case, this tweet seemed to be inspired by a report Trump saw on Fox News. The network broadcast a segment 25 minutes before his post. Fox reported that on June 8th, 2015, the newspaper printed a story that a U.S. raid in Syria led to the killing of one of Baghdadi's key men, and the capture of his wife.

Fox cited comments by General Tony Thomas of the United States Special Operations Command, who said Baghdadi's position "was leaked in a prominent national newspaper about a week later that lead went dead."

Although Thomas did not specifically name the Times, the newspaper hit back, pointing out that that information was made public in news releases issued by the Pentagon three weeks before the Times article, and was covered by several other news outlets at the time.

 (The New York Times)


*All eyes will be on Jared Kushner today as President Trump's son-in-law testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee as part of the probe into Russian ties to the Trump campaign.  Kushner submitted a prepared written statement ahead of his testimony in which he details four meetings he had with Russian officials during the election, but denies any collusion or improper relationships. Today's questioning will be conducted in a closed-door session. Kushner will testify before the House Intelligence Committee tomorrow.

 (Fox News)

*An American student who was being detained in China has been freed after spending seven days in custody.  Guthrie McLean was arrested on July 17th after he got into an argument with a local taxi driver. The driver claimed that he fell and injured his knee after Guthrie pushed him.  Guthrie had been held at a detention center that his mother described as "one of the worst in China."  The 25-year-old University of Montana student was visiting his mother, who teaches in China, when the incident took place. (Missoulian)

SPORTS

St. Louis Cardinals lost to the cubs 5-3, they play the Rockies tonight at 7:10pm, it's a home game

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