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1. DEATH TOLL RISES, BUT SKIES MAY FINALLY BRIGHTEN IN HOUSTON
The latest forecast delivers hope after five days of torrential rain submerged America’s fourth-largest city: Less than an inch of rain and perhaps even sunshine.
2. WHO IS BRACING FOR HARVEY
More wind and water is headed for western Louisiana as the deadly tropical storm makes another landfall near the Texas-Louisiana border with the state still haunted by Katrina.
3. HARVEY’S MISSING SOUGHT ON SOCIAL MEDIA
Photos with pleas for help in finding the missing from Tropical Storm Harvey are being posted and retweeted by the thousands as desperate family members seek loved ones.
4. TRUMP TO PROMOTE ‘VISION’ FOR JOB CREATION
The president visits a factory in Springfield, Missouri, and will make a case for cutting rates and revising the tax code as keys to economic growth.
5. WHAT MAY BE THE NEW NORMAL IN PYONGYANG
On the heels of firing a ballistic missile over northern Japan, there are clues suggesting North Korea intends to test more of them — and even farther into the Pacific Ocean.
6. QATARI CRISIS BEING FELT IN EAST AFRICA
Qatar and the other energy-rich nations arrayed against it have made inroads in the Horn of Africa by establishing military bases, managing ports and showering friendly nations with foreign aid.
7. HOW CONFEDERATE OUTCRY IS AFFECTING PUBLIC SCHOOLS
School officials are reconsidering whether it’s appropriate for more than 100 schools to be named after generals and politicians from the Old South.
8. WHERE A MARIJUANA RETAIL STORE CAUSES A DEEP DIVIDE
A pot shop on Main Street is dividing the quirky tourist town of Talkeetna, Alaska, where hundreds of visitors roam the streets daily, browsing art and souvenirs.
9. ‘NIGHTMARE’ AT THE WAX MUSEUM
Boston’s new Dreamland Wax Museum, with likenesses of Donald Trump, Tom Brady and Paul Pierce largely panned by visitors, has gotten off to a somewhat nightmarish start.
10. ‘RUSTY’ FEDERER SURVIVES 1ST ROUND MATCH
The 19-time major champion, bothered by a bad back in pre-tournament prep, edges American teen Frances Tiafoe at the U.S. Open.