Here's a roundup of news trending across the nation and world today.
What to know now:
1. Swing state polls: In a new poll, presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are statistically even in the all-important swing states of Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania. A Quinnipiac University poll showed an 11-point swing since last month in Florida where Clinton had led by 8 percentage points. Trump now leads 42 to 39 percent. Add in a third party candidate, and Trump is up by five points in the Sunshine State.
2. White House meeting: President Obama is set to meet with law enforcement officials, civil rights leaders and activists in the White House on Wednesday. The meeting comes a day after an emotional memorial service for the five Dallas Police officers who were killed last week during a protest over the deaths of two black men who were shot and killed by police.
3. The ESPYs: The 2016 ESPY Awards will be broadcast live from Los Angeles Wednesday night. John Cena, former WWE heavyweight champion, will host the ceremony. NBA broadcaster Craig Sager will accept the Jimmy V Perseverance Award which will be presented by Vice President Joe Biden. The Arthur Ashe Courage Award will go to the family of a high school football player who lost his life shielding friends from gunfire at a party.
4. Who’s the VP gonna be: Donald Trump will announce as early as today who his choice for running mate will be. The short list for a vice presidential candidate is believed to include Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. Retired Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn is also being considered, according to some sources. The Republican National Convention begins next week.
5. Lynch testifies: U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch was grilled for nearly five hours Tuesday about her decision to shut down a 12-month investigation into the use of a private email server by Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. The hearing became contentious with Republican members of the House were frustrated with what they saw as evasive answers about the investigation. Questions centered on the transfer of classified material using an unsecured server, and Lynch’s meeting on an airport tarmac with former President Bill Clinton.
And one more
If you’ve been trying to help the FBI find skyjacker D.B. Cooper these 45 or so years, you can stop. The FBI has. “Following one of the longest and most exhaustive investigations in our history,” Seattle FBI spokeswoman Ayn Dietrich-Williamson said in a statement Tuesday, the agency has “redirected resources allocated to the D.B. Cooper case in order to focus on other investigative priorities.” A man who called himself D.B. Cooper hijacked a plane in 1971, eventually got $200,000 and then parachuted into the night somewhere between Seattle and Portland, Ore. While some of the ransom money was found near a river years after the incident, there was never any sign of Cooper.
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