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Your Morning News Now - 7/23/19

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Published on July 23, 2019 -
Your Morning News Now - 7/23/19
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Your Morning News Now - 7/23/19

President trump and congressional leaders announced a debt and budget agreement.

The deal would restore the government's ability to borrow to pay bills past next year's elections.

It will also build on large gains for both the pentagon and domestic agencies.

The agreement outlines over one trillion dollars in agency spending next year.

The house is expected to vote on the deal this week before congress leaves for summer recess.

C-b-s news surveyed voters across the 18 early states ... asking which of the 25 candidates they would vote for if the primary were today.

Joe biden continues to sit in the top spot ... but his lead is shrinking.

Biden currently has an estimated 581 delegates ... which is fewer than last month.

Meanwhile ..

Elizabeth warren's estimate has improved to 430 delegates.

The department of justice has written a letter to former special counsel robert mueller ..

Asking him to stick to the content in his report.

He's set to testify tomorrow on russia's 20-16 election interference.

Mueller plans to begin with an opening statement but it has not been reviewed by the d-o-j because mueller is no longer an employee there.

President trump says he might watch a little bit of the testimony.

Hundreds of thousands of protesters jammed a highway in puerto rico to call for the resignation of governor ricardo rosello .

Tensions have been rising after leaked chat messages show the governor insulted women and mocked victims of hurricane maria.

The u-s territory has also been dealing with debt and a slow economy.

The protest was the largest on the island in nearly twenty years.

South korean jets have fired warning shots at a russian military plane.

The russian aircraft twice violated south korean airspace near these islands off the country's eastern coast today.

In response ... south korea fired multiple warning shots at the aircraft.

Earlier in the day ... two chinese aircraft entered south korea's air defense identification zone.

Britain now has a new prime minister.

The country's governing conservative party' revealed that brexit supporter boris johnson will be britain's new p-m.

Theresa may stepped down last month after failing to reach a brexit deal.

((ad lib weather)) at least two deaths are being blamed on high heat that swept across the united states last week.

More than a half dozen record- high temperatures were broken or tied in the eastern u-s on saturday and sunday.

The heat was followed by storms over the weekend.

Lightning strikes in those storms injured eight people in one florida city alone ... one of them critically.

A new study of 400 thousand american teens and adults show people are more likely to try recreational drugs for the first time during the summer.

Researchers say that's when people have extra recreational time for outdoor activities.

That includes music festivals ... where recreational drug use is common.

"what we'd really like to see is a more balanced market in the sense of more inventory available because there is plenty of buyers in the market, but those buyers have to be really competitive."

Home sale numbers dropped in june compared to a year ago.

The state saw a nearly 10- percent decrease last month.

June is traditionally the strongest month for home sales according to the wisconsin realtors association'.

However ... home sales in la crosse county did better than the state average.

There was a one- point- nine percent drop in sales in the county.

The vitamin and supplement store g-n-c' announced it will close up to 900 stores in mall locations.

The move was confirmed during a second- quarter earnings call with analysts.

The company's c-f-o said they would likely be cutting the number of stores in half.

G-n-c has about 41- hundred locations in the u-s.

Records show nearly 200 stores have already closed in 20-19.

Recent storms may have brought flooding to the coon valley area.... but the town still plans to host the annual trout fest' this weekend.

The event offers families the chance to catch fish, win prizes, and enjoy live music.

All the money raised from the fest will go toward flood relief in the community.

The event starts around 9 a-m on saturday.

Happening tomorrow in la crosse ... there's an opportunity to learn about sustainable business practices.

Western technical college is hosting the rise and shine sustainability series'.

Tomorrow's event begins at 7-45 a-m... and features superior fresh' ... an industry- leading aquaponics facility.

The featured speaker will be the general manager of the company.

Registration is twenty dollars per seat ... or 100 dollars for a table of six.

And happening today in la crosse ... crochet kid' jonah larson is launching his book at the barnes and noble in valley view mall.

The book is titled hello, crochet friends!'

The two- part launch party will feature a kid- friendly story time at 11 a-m ... and a meet- and- greet at 6 p-m.

Guests will also be able to learn to make a friendship bracelet.

The 20-19 kennedy center honorees have been revealed.

R- and- b group earth wind and fire' .... actress sally field .... and singer linda ronstadt are in the group.

And a television show will be honored for the first time .... as sesame street is in the group of honorees.

The kennedy center honors will air on december 15th on c-b-s.

Pabst blue ribbon is making a bold beverage move.

The beer company is now offering a hard coffee' in five states.

P-b-r says the alcoholic vanilla iced coffee in a can is an attempt to appeal to a range of lifestyles.'

It's a malt beverage made from coffee beans and - quote- american milk'.

It has 30 milligrams of caffeine per can.

This isn't the only new product we'll see from pabst this year.

The company also plans on releasing a whiskey.

Today will be another nice one with highs in the upper 70s to low-mid 80s.

Small chance for an afternoon t- shower in far eastern parts of the viewing area.

Mainly clear and comfortable tonight with lows in the mid 50s to low-mid 60s.

Sunny to partly cloudy wednesday and thursday.

Seasonably warm both days with highs in the low-mid 80s.

Thanks so much for watching news eight this morning.

Have a great day.

Now to c-b-s this morning.'

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