Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida is demolished following Hurricane Michael in Oct. 2018. Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images

Following historic extreme weather in Florida and Nebraska, the U.S. Air Force is asking for $5 billion to repair two major bases in each state, reports Defense One.

Details: Officials said they will have to cut projects at the Offutt Air Base in Nebraska and Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida if they don't receive $1.2 billion for repairs by June, which could affect 18,000 pilot training hours.

Background: Offutt Air Force Base, a strategic command center in Nebraska, is essentially submerged after melting snow and heavy rain caused historic flooding. Hurricane Michael hit Florida in early October 2018. The storm devastated the Tyndall Air Force Base, one of the largest F-22 bases in the country, and damaged numerous aircrafts.

Our thought bubble, per Axios Science Editor Andrew Freedman: The military has long viewed climate change as a national security threat, both at home and abroad. Now it's becoming clear that, through extreme weather events, climate change is already damaging military readiness and costing the Defense Department billions, as both Hurricane Michael and the spring floods have ties to a warming planet.

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Justice Department sues Google over alleged search monopoly

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The Justice Department and 11 states Tuesday filed an antitrust lawsuit against Google, accusing the company of using anticompetitive tactics to illegally monopolize the online search and search advertising markets.

Why it matters: The long-awaited suit is Washington's first major blow against the tech giants that many on both the right and left argue have grown too large and powerful. Still, this is just step one in what could be a lengthy and messy court battle.

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In photos: Florida breaks record for in-person early voting

Voters wait in line at John F. Kennedy Public Library in Hialeah, Florida on Oct. 19. Photo: Eva Marie Uzcategui/AFP via Getty Images

More Floridians cast early ballots for the 2020 election on Monday than in the first day of in-person early voting in 2016, shattering the previous record by over 50,000 votes, Politico reports.

The big picture: Voters have already cast over 31 million ballots in early voting states as of Tuesday, per the U.S. Elections Project database by Michael McDonald, an elections expert at the University of Florida.