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LOCAL

*There's a new voter ID law that took effect June 1st and Missouri Secretary of State, Jay Ashcroft is working to educate people about it.  The new law requires photo I.D.'s for voting and if you don't have one, you can cast a provisional ballot that will have to be validated later.

Ashcroft is hosting a series of informational meetings.  He'll be at the Linnemann Branch of the St. Charles Library at 3:45 p.m.  and the Barr Branch at 5:30 p.m.

NATIONAL

Baltimore’s Top Cop Responds To “Planting” Videos-

Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis is responding to claims that police body camera video shows officers tampering with evidence.

Earlier this week the Public Defender's Office said footage from a November traffic stop shows officers coming up empty while searching a car, but finding drugs after the cameras were turned off for 30-minutes. Commissioner Davis says there should be no rush to judgment because a defense attorney's job is to raise doubt.

.Source: Baltimore Sun

GOP Has Their Sights Set On Tax Reform-

A top Republican says the House must pass a "bold" tax reform plan by Thanksgiving or it's not going to happen.  Congressman Mark Meadows of North Carolina predicted yesterday that tax reform won't happen at all if negotiations go past November, because lawmakers don't want to rock the boat during an election year. Meadows is the chairman of the conservative House Freedom Caucus.

Source: Reuters


Lifestyle

Heed Those Warnings About Fake Eclipse Sunglasses-

Experts are warning people about buying eclipse glasses online.

The American Astronomical Society is advising buyers to beware of fake glasses being sold ahead of the total solar eclipse. The society says the phony glasses and handheld solar viewers are stamped with the ISO logo and may look real. But they don't have proper filters that block all of the Sun's harmful rays. Glasses that appear hazy, out of focus or not dark enough should be tossed out. Also, true solar filters will only allow you to see solar light through them, If you see an indoor light…the glasses are no good.

The society has a list of trusted vendors and tips on safely viewing the upcoming eclipse on its website. NASA has also posted several safety tips for viewing.

The full solar eclipse will be visible across the country on August 21.Source: Geekwire


Sanders “Revises” Claims That Boy Scouts And Mexico Called Trump-

The White House is facing criticism about phone calls the Boy Scouts and the Mexican president say never happened with President Trump.  Boy Scout leaders say they didn't call the President to say his was “the greatest speech” after his recent speech at the Scout Jamboree.  White House  Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said, "multiple members of the Boy Scout leadership" congratulated the president after his speech and the compliments may have come in person.  When asked about about Trump's comment that he got a complimentary call from the president of Mexico about border security, Sanders said the conversation also occurred in person, at the recent G-20 summit. 

Source: CBS News


Father Of Afghan Robotics Team Captain Is Killed By ISIS-

The 14-year-old captain of the Afghan robotics team is "angry and grieving" after her father was killed by ISIS Tuesday.

The all-female team gained worldwide attention and support when they tried to enter the U.S. in July for an international robotics contest but had their visa applications turned down. The team was finally granted entry after their story went viral. Their coach now says a suicide bombing at a mosque in Afghanistan claimed the life of the team captain's father.

The coach told "Al Jazeera" that 14-year-old Fatemah "is very angry and is not eating or speaking to anyone," and that "she is going through a very difficult time." The Afghan robotics team won a silver medal at the event in Washington, DC, for "courageous achievement." Fatemah said in an interview last month that her father was her greatest support.

At least 32 people were killed and 60 injured in the attack. 

Source: Al Jazeera


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