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 Former President Trump spoke to an estimated crowd of at least 80,000 at a campaign rally in New Jersey Saturday, criticizing President Biden and the “politically motivated” trials keeping him off the campaign trail. (More) 

The Wisconsin Supreme Court will hear oral arguments today in a case that will determine the future of absentee ballot drop boxes in the battleground state. (More) 

Senator JD Vance recanted his disparaging 2016 remarks about then-candidate Donald Trump Sunday, saying he was wrong and didn’t know Trump was going to be a good president. (More

➤ The U.S. has spent $78.3 billion on foreign aid for Ukraine this year, an additional $21.6 billion for Israel, and $3.2 billion on Jordan, according to a report released by The Hill Sunday. (See Results Here

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7 Mistakes People Make When Choosing A Financial Advisor

Working with a financial advisor can be a crucial part of any healthy retirement plan. Research suggests that people who work with a financial advisor feel more at ease about their finances and could end up with about 15% more money to spend in retirement.¹ But choosing the wrong one could wreak havoc. Avoid these 7 mistakes when hiring an advisor so you can work to potentially save years of stress. See the list.

With thousands of options available, finding an advisor can seem daunting. That’s why SmartAsset developed a free quiz to help match you with up to 3 vetted financial advisors serving your area, each legally bound to work in your best interest. It’s never too late to work towards a comfortable retirement. Get your financial advisor matches today.

 1. “Journal of Retirement Study Winter” (2020). The projections or other information regarding the likelihood of various investment outcomes are hypothetical in nature, do not reflect actual investment results, and are not guarantees of your future results. Please follow the link to see the methodologies employed in the Journal of Retirement study.


Rory McIlroy won the Wells Fargo Championship for a record fourth time Sunday, overcoming a two-stroke deficit to beat Xander Schauffele by five strokes. Rory knocked in two eagles on the final back nine, including a chip-in from the sand. (Watch It)   

➤ NASCAR driver Brad Keselowski took advantage of a late-race collision and won the Goodyear 400 at Darlington Raceway Sunday, ending his 110-race winless streak. (Video)  

Golfer Rose Zhang won the Cognizant Founders Cup Sunday, her second LPGA win. She birdied four of her last five holes to finish at 24 under. (More)  

Pittsburgh pitcher Paul Skenes, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2023 MLB Draft, allowed three runs on six hits with seven strikeouts in his MLB debut, helping the Pirates beat the Cubs 10-9. (More

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American pharmaceutical and biotech giant Pfizer announced it will invest $538.5 million in France to help the country build up its research and development infrastructure. (More)  

A federal judge blocked a new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau policy aimed at reducing credit card late-payment fees Friday, saying the new rule exceeded the agency’s authority. (More) 

The Biden administration is expected to announce new trade tariffs on Chinese semiconductors, solar equipment, and electric vehicles Tuesday. (More)  

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Science & Technology

NASA’s Dynamics Observatory captured images of two solar flares emitted by the Sun over the weekend, as solar eruptions increased the severity of the geomagnetic storm that hit Earth. (See Images

➤ Scientists found evidence suggesting early humans used both stone and wooden tools in the same era, leading one researcher to argue the Stone Age could also be considered the Wood Age. (See Image

NASA agreed to license a superalloy it developed for commercial use, saying the invention would lead to stronger, more durable airplane and spacecraft parts while benefiting the economy. (More)  

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Feel Good Friday

➤ British Foreign Sec. David Cameron appeared to disagree with the Biden administration Sunday, saying halting arms to Israel was not wise and would only strengthen Hamas. (More) 

➤ Russian ground forces intensified their assault in Ukraine’s northeastern region with a heavy barrage of artillery and mortar fire, causing thousands of civilians to flee the area. (More

German police prevented an estimated 800 environmental protesters from storming a Tesla factory Friday. The protest was part of an effort to stop the planned expansion of the factory. (See Video

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A 106-year-old Texas man claimed the Guinness World Record title of the oldest person to tandem skydive, breaking the previous record set by a 103-year-old Swedish woman. (See Video

Minnesota’s new state flag, featuring a white North Star and a blue field for the state’s abundant lakes, unfurled the first time Saturday, replacing the old flag deemed offensive by Native Americans. (See Video)  

➤ Germany held its annual “Fingerhakeln,” finger wrestling, championship on Sunday, drawing over 150 participants in the traditional sport known for dislocating fingers and straining muscles. (See Photo)  

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Which is the more difficult personal hurdle to overcome?

  1. Admitting You Were Wrong
  2. Public Speaking
  3. Self-Doubt
  4. Pride
  5. Fear of Failure
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Friday’s Results:

What is the best workplace comedy TV series?

  1. Cheers: 30.7%
  2. The Mary Tyler Moore Show: 18.1%
  3. The Office: 12.4%
  4. Frasier: 10.2%
  5. Barney Miller: 9.1%
  6. Night Court: 7.4%
  7. Taxi: 7.1%
  8. Other: 5%

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“This is the golden path to victory in life. Work. Exercise. Relationships. They all have a solid component of pure torture, and they are all 1,000% worth it.”  

Jerry Seinfeld to the graduates of Duke University during his commencement address. 

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