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Tropical Storm Josephine forms in central Atlantic

Tropical Storm Josephine has formed in the Atlantic Ocean, making it the earliest “J-named” storm in a record-setting hurricane season.
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US official: FBI to join Beirut explosion investigation

Visiting U.S. Under Secretary for Political Affairs David Hale says the Federal Bureau of Investigation will be joining Lebanese and other international investigators in the probe into the Beirut port blast that killed and wounded thousands.

NC candidate defends posts; says he despises racism

A young Republican congressional candidate in North Carolina says suggestions from his election rival and others that he has an affinity for white supremacist causes are ridiculous and based on a lack of historical knowledge.

US jobless claims fall below 1 million but remain high

The number of laid-off workers applying for unemployment aid fell below 1 million for the first time since the pandemic intensified in March, though applications remain at an extraordinarily high level.

Stein Mart files for bankruptcy; to close nearly 300 stores

National discount department store chain Stein Mart is filing for bankruptcy and will close most, if not all, of its stores.

Ford recalls midsize SUVs to fix possible brake fluid leaks

Ford is recalling more than 558,000 midsize SUVs in North America because the brakes may not work properly.
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Hundreds of thousands without power days after Midwest storm

Hundreds of thousands of residents in Iowa’s three largest cities are without power two days after a rare wind storm hit the Midwest.

Biden and Harris to appear together for first time as running mates

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are appearing together for the first time as a presidential ticket in Wilmington, Delaware on Wednesday afternoon.

Prosecutors charge 3 with threatening women in R. Kelly case

Federal authorities have charged three men with harassing and intimidating women who have accused R&B singer R Kelly of abuse.

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