Most of the storms inland this weekend

It has been an unusual summer to say the least. If it is going to get this hot can we at least get a few late day storms to cool us off? Is that too much to ask for?With a west wind more often than not this summer most of the storms have been inland and moving

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Trump bans dealings with Chinese owners of TikTok, WeChat

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