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In this image from video, former first lady Michelle Obama speaks during the first night of the Democratic National Convention on Monday, Aug. 17, 2020. (Democratic National Convention via AP)
August 18, 2020 - 3:01 AM

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

1. DEMOCRATS CLOSER TO NOMINATION Potential first lady Jill Biden and Bill Clinton will be the main speakers during the second day of the all-virtual Democratic National Convention.

2. POSTAL SERVICE IN FOCUS The House of Representatives is preparing an emergency vote to halt mail delivery delays and embattled Postmaster General Louis DeJoy will testify next Monday before Congress.

3. LAST-MINUTE RELIEF FOR LGBT RIGHTS A federal judge has blocked the Trump administration from enforcing a new regulation that would roll back health care protections for transgender people.

4. HIP-HOP PIONEER'S DEATH CLEARED UP Federal prosecutors say they have solved one of New York City’s most enduring mysteries, the 2002 slaying of Run-DMC star Jam Master Jay.

5. WAITING FOR PANDA BABY Giant panda matriarch Mei Xiang is pregnant and could give birth this week at Washington’s National Zoo, which has been shuttered for months amid the pandemic.

News from © The Associated Press, 2020
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