It’s Tuesday and the work week is in full swing. As you go through your day, take a minute to smile, remembering the work of actor Gene Wilder. Whether it was singing and dancing in Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory or playing Dr. Frankenstein in Young Frankenstein or his hysterical work with legend Richard Pryor, Wilder made the world a better place by making us all smile. You will be missed Gene Wilder, and thank you.
1. Hillary Clinton’s top aide, Huma Abedin, announced her separation from her husband, former Congressman Anthony Weiner after new allegations of “sexting” with another woman was reported by the New York Post. Donald Trump tried to capitalized on the news by suggesting that Hillary Clinton showed lack of judgement in having Weiner so close to “national security.” Trump stated that the United States was compromised by Weiner.
2. The United States led a coalition of planes that targeted and hit Islamic State in north Syria. The U.S.-led coalition warplanes hit Islamic State targets near the Syrian frontier town of Jarablus overnight, the Turkish military said on Tuesday, as forces backed by Ankara pushed deeper into northern Syria. The military said in a statement, ”Two A-10 planes hit and destroyed two Islamic State targets,” without elaborating more on the mission.
3. Two primaries today will be in the spotlight as Senator John McCain of Arizona, faces off with challenger Kelli Ward, who has waged a campaign that McCain is too old to be elected again and in Florida, Marco Rubio is fighting off challenger Carlos Beruff.
4. The Associated Press is reporting that they have documented and mapped 72 of the mass graves created by the Islamic State. The AP is reporting that the number of known victims buried in the graves is around 5,200 victims or could be more than 15,000. The graves are found in territory that has been held by IS in Syria and Iraq.
5. According to the latest NBC News|SurveyMonkey Weekly Election Tracking Poll, Hillary Clinton’s lead is shrinking over rival Donald Trump. The poll shows 48 percent support Clinton, while Trump holds steady with 42 percent. Last week, Clinton led Trump by 8 points.
In entertainment news bonus, ABC released the names of those who will be competing this season on Dancing with the Stars. They are Ryan Lochte, Laurie Hernandez, Maureen McCormick, Amber Rose, Terra Jole, Marilu Henner, Rick Perry, Jake T Austin, Calvin Johnson, Babyface Edmonds, Vanilla Ice, James Hinchcliffe, and Jana Kramer. It was also announced that Laurie Hernandez will be paired with Val Chmerkovskiy while Ryan Lochte will be paired with Cheryl Burke.
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