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LOCAL

*The annual Pridefest celebration in St. Louis drew more than 300,000 visitors this year. It's one of the largest celebrations in the country!

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*Here's some fun news out of the St. Louis County Library. You can now check out an instrument! Ukuleles, acoustic guitars, banjos and bongos are some of the instruments available.  Four branches of the library are now offering musical instruments for check out to those with a valid library card. Those who check out an instrument will have it for two weeks.

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*All Toys R Us and Babies R Us stores will close on or before Friday, the iconic toy retailer announced.  Many stores nationwide won't make it until Friday with some closing Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday.  Discounts vary by location. Some stores have markdowns of 60 to 80%.

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NATIONAL

*Did you know that today is National Leon Day!  It recognizes June 25th as being six months away from Christmas Day. Leon is Noel spelled backward. So … get out there and do some Christmas shopping?!


North Korea To Get Time Table On Agreement Benchmarks From The U.S. - 

The U.S. is indeed going to hold North Korea to its promises.

The Trump administration is planning to give North Korea a timeline to enact agreements made during the summit between President Trump and Kim Jong Un. A White House official says the timeline will help the administration gauge how committed the North Korean are.

An official, speaking ahead of Defense Secretary Jim Mattis’ trip to Asia said “We’ll know pretty soon if they’re going to operate in good faith or not,” adding

During the summit in Singapore earlier this month, President Trump and Kim agreed to work toward getting rid of nuclear weapons from North Korea. The meeting was the first between a sitting U.S. president and a North Korean leader.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo expects to head back to North Korea soon to flesh out all the details that were discussed during the summit.

Source: Reuters



Jared Kushner: Middle East Peace Plan Is Coming Soon - 

Presidential adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner says that the details of his Middle East peace plan will be ready soon.

Kushner told a Palestinian newspaper in an interview published yesterday that he's ready to work with the Palestinian President on trying to reach a peace deal with Israel. The President has refused to meet with Trump advisers after the administration recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and angered Palestinians, much of the Muslim world and some allies.

Source: The Hill


Donald Trump ratcheted up the rhetoric in the immigration debate on Sunday morning by tweeting that the U.S. "Cannot accept all of these people trying to break into our Country." He also called for migrants to be deported "immediately" without a trail.

Trump's tweet also said, "When somebody comes in, we must immediately, with no Judges or Court Cases, bring them back from where they came. Trump failed to mention that some migrants come to America to legally seek asylum."

In another tweet, Trump said, "Our system is a mockery to good immigration policy and Law and Order," and proposed in yet another tweet that legal immigration into the U.S. should be "merit" based.

Trump's comments prompted push back from immigration advocates, including Omar Jadwat, director of the ACLU's Immigrants' Rights Project. He said, "What President Trump has suggested here is both illegal and unconstitutional. Any official who has sworn an oath to uphold the Constitution and laws should disavow it unequivocally." 

Source: NBC News


Buzz Aldrin Sues His Foundation And Children - 

Former NASA astronaut Buzz Aldrin is suing his children and family foundation, claiming they are taking advantage of his trust and finances.

His children have fired back saying that Aldrin is being used by outside parties who are the real ones trying to manipulate him. Aldrin, 88-years-old and the second man to walk on the moon, accuses his children of slandering him, telling people he has dementia and working to undermine his romantic relationships.

The suit seeks to remove his son, Andy Aldrin, as head of the Buzz Aldrin Space Foundation. His daughter, Jan Aldrin, serves on the board. The foundation released a statement over the weekend saying that the children love and respect their father, are deeply saddened by the lawsuit but will not be commenting further.

Aldrin has a new management team Beverly Hills-based Edward Lozzi of Lozzi Media Services

Source: Florida Today


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