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LOCAL

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NATIONAL

CHINA: Travel Advisory Issued for American Visitors

Americans traveling to the People's Republic of China should "exercise increased caution." That's according to a new travel advisory issued Thursday by the U.S. State Department.

The State Department issued the advisory over worries that China may try to detain Americans without cause based on the arbitrary enforcement of local laws.

According to the advisory, Chinese Americans and those with dual U.S. and Chinese citizenship may be targets of "additional scrutiny and harassment." (Business Insider)


Fiery Crash Leaves Several Dead And Injured In Florida - 

At least seven people are dead in Florida in a fiery crash on Interstate 75.

Two semi-trucks and two passenger vehicles were involved in the crash near Gainesville that spilled 50 gallons of diesel fuel and engulfed the area in flames. Police said several others were hurt in the crash, including some who are critically injured.

A helicopter was used to search the “extensive” crash site for any other victims. The names of victims aren’t being released until families are notified. 

Source: Florida Today


Elizabeth Warren Tests The Presidential Candidate Waters In Iowa - 

The presidential election frenzy is about to begin.

Senator and potential 2020 presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren is heading to Iowa today - the state that kicks off the Democratic presidential nominating process. The Massachusetts Democrat announced the formation of an exploratory committee for the presidency on Monday. She'll be in Council Bluffs today and is also planning several other stops in the Hawkeye State over the weekend.

A CNN/Des Moines Register/Mediacom poll shows Warren has a tough climb to get her party’s nomination. The Iowa caucus has ranked these as the top possible nominees: Vice President Joe Biden 32-percent, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders 19-percent and outgoing Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke 11-percent. The Massachusetts senator is at 8-percent. 

Source: CNN


Fast food goes vegan … White Castle and Fat Burger are already offering up plant-based Impossible Burgers at their chains and now Carl’s Jr. has teamed up with Beyond Meat to create a plant based version of their Famous Star. (The Daily Meal) 


SPORTS

*The Blues beat Washington 5-2, they take on the New York Islanders tomorrow at 7pm

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