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Federal judge denies President Trump's bid to block US House cmte.'s bid to obtain some of the president's financial records from his accounting firm.

LIVE: "Particularly dangerous situation" tornado watches issued in parts of Oklahoma and Texas.

Lubbock area: - @KCBD11

Oklahoma City area: - @kfor

Live severe weather maps:

RT @NBCNews: LIVE: Strong storms move across Southern Plains as NWS expands "High Risk" severe weather outlook area to include all of Oklah…

RT @abcnews: Bill Shorten concedes defeat, "Without wanting to hold out any false hope, while there are still millions of votes to count an…

@NBCPolitics Missouri legislature passes bill to ban abortions at 8 weeks of pregnancy; governor is likely to sign the bill into law; includes exceptions for medical emergencies, but not rape and incest.

Taiwan's legislature voted Friday to legalize same-sex marriage, a first in Asia and a boost for LGBT rights activists who had championed the cause for two decades.

I.M. Pei, the Chinese-born American architect who began his long career working for a New York real-estate developer and ended it as one of the most revered architects in the world, has died at age 102. - @nytimes

US and European authorities say 10 people have been charged in connection with malicious software attacks that infected tens of thousands of computers and caused more than $100M in financial losses. - @AP

Alabama legislature passes near total abortion ban in a direct challenge to Roe v. Wade; bill moves to governor's desk.

New Orleans Pelicans win NBA draft lottery; will get chance to pick Zion Williamson first in most anticipated draft since the rise of LeBron James.

Comedian Tim Conway, who made generations laugh on TV shows like 'McHale's Navy' and 'The Carol Burnett Show', has died at age 85, publicist says. - @NBCNews

RT @NBCNews: LIVE: Sec. Pompeo holds news conference with Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov.

Drone attacks claimed by Iran-aligned Yemen rebels shut down one of Saudi Arabia's main oil pipelines Tuesday, further ratcheting up Gulf tensions after the mysterious sabotage of several tankers. - @AFP

USGS: Powerful prelim. magnitude 7.7 earthquake strikes ENE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea.

PTWC: Tsunami threat exists for parts of Pacific located closer to earthquake near Kokopo, Papua New Guinea, but it is too early to determine if there is a possible tsunami threat to Hawaii.

@anblanx 5 people are dead and one is unaccounted for after two floatplanes carrying passengers from a cruise excursion collided mid-air in Alaska.

3 people are dead, 3 missing, and 10 injured following floatplane collision near Ketchikan, Alaska, official says. - @anblanx

Doris Day, beloved actress and animal rights activist, died early Monday at her Carmel Valley, California, home at age 97, her foundation says - @AP

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