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Mega Millions Jackpot of Over 422 Million Is Up For Grabs - 

What would you do with millions of dollars? You have a chance to dream big, tonight.

You've still got time to get your winning ticket for tonight's Mega Millions drawing. The jackpot climbed to 422-million after no one won the big prize in Tuesday's drawing. But, several people won a million! If you do draw the winning numbers tonight and decide to take the cash option, you'll get a cool 254-million-dollars. Lottery officials say this is the sixth largest prize in the game's history. Tonight's drawing will happen at 11 pm ET.

Source: ABC News


The Trump Administration Heads Back To Court Over Reuniting Migrant Families - 

The ACLU and the Trump administration will be back in court today over reuniting migrant families.

The administration said yesterday that 364 children have been reunited with their parents. A federal judge is standing by his order that all the nearly 26-hundred migrant children separated from their parents at the border be reunited by next Thursday.

Federal agents began separating children from migrant parents at the southern border in the spring under the administration's zero tolerance policy toward illegal immigration. People crossing the border were arrested, as it’s illegal, and inmates aren’t allowed to be with their children.

Meanwhile, the government is planning on giving the ACLU a list of deported and released parents within the next few days.

Source: NBC News


Subpoena For Trump-Putin Translator is Rejected By The House Intel Committee - 

A move to subpoena the translator in the private Trump-Putin meeting is falling flat in the House.

The Republican-led House Intelligence Committee rejected a motion by two Democrats to issue the subpoena to the woman who served as President Trump's interpreter, during his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

There was no one else in the room, other than the two leaders and their interpreters, so there is no record of what was said.

Meanwhile the Senate blocked the possibility of Russian officials interviewing a former ambassador to Moscow.

Source: RT


Oregon Officials Are Investigating The Substation Fire Cause - 

Officials in northern Oregon have opened a criminal investigation connected to the deadly Substation Fire.

The fire has burned 50-thousand acres near The Dalles in just a few days. Fanning the flames yesterday were winds of up to 40 miles-per-hour. One person died Wednesday when flames overtook his tractor as he was trying to build a fire line. Evacuation orders have been issued for some communities in the area. At least 900 are under “leave now” evacuation orders.

Meanwhile in California, fire crews are struggling to contain the Ferguson Fire near Yosemite National Park. The fire has burned over 21-thousand acres and is only seven-percent contained. There are over two-thousand firefighters working on the blaze, but it's burning in rough terrain, making it difficult for crews to get near it. One firefighter was killed fighting the blaze. New evacuations have been ordered near the park.

Source: KPTV


Suicide Hotline Calls Are Spiking As Suicide Rate Climbs -

 Twice as many Americans are calling suicide hotlines as the suicide rate climbs.

Calls to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline doubled from 2014 to 2017.

The lifeline answered more than two-million calls last year, up from a million just three years earlier. More than one and-a-half million calls came in during 2015 and again in 2016. Lifeline officials say the recent high-profile suicides of celebrities Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain have raised public attention and led to more calls.

The latest figures from the CDC, released last month, show the suicide rate in the U.S. increased more than 25-percent from 1999 to 2016.

The lifeline group includes over 150 crisis centers, plus national backup centers. If you or someone you know needs help, call 800-273-8255.

Source: AZ Central

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