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George P. Bush. Photo: David J. Phillip-Pool/Getty Images

George P. Bush on Wednesday launched his 2022 campaign for Texas attorney general by criticizing the beleaguered incumbent Ken Paxton, who is under investigation by the FBI and is facing securities fraud charges.

Why it matters: The land commissioner is the last of the Bush family still in office. He's also the first in his family to publicly support former President Trump, who's previously mocked his father, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, uncle and former President George W. Bush and grandfather, former President George H.W. Bush.

  • He said Wednesday he has asked Trump to endorse him, the Texas Tribune reports.

What he's saying: Bush addressed Paxton directly at his campaign launch in Austin, saying he had "brought way too much scandal and too little integrity to this office" and "as a career politician for 20 years, it's time for you to go."

The other side: Before Bush's address, Paxton's office highlighted a court brief denying any wrongdoing in the FBI investigation into allegations that he used his office to benefit a wealthy donor, saying the claims are part of an "unsubstantiated smear campaign," per AP.

  • He has pleaded not guilty in the securities fraud case, which dates back to 2015 has stalled in the courts following legal challenges.

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George H. W. Bush chief of staff out with memoir on post-presidency life

Cover: Twelve

Jean Becker, who was President George H. W. Bush's gatekeeper and chief of staff for the last 25 years of his life, is out today with a memoir, "The Man I Knew: The Amazing Story of George H. W. Bush's Post-Presidency."

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Naomi Osaka eliminated from Olympic tennis tournament in Tokyo

Czech 42nd-ranked Marketa Vondrousova (L) shakes hands with Japan's Naomi Osaka after their Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games women's singles third round tennis match at the Ariake Tennis Park in Tokyo on Tuesday. Photo: Giuseppe Cacace/AFP via Getty Images

Naomi Osaka was eliminated from the Olympics after losing her Tokyo tennis tournament match 6-1, 6-4 in the third round to Czech Marketa Vondrousova on Tuesday.

Of note: Japan's Osaka is the women's world No. 2, while is Vondrousova ranked No.42.

Drought pushes 2 major U.S. lakes to historic lows

Kayakers at a boat launch ramp Page, Arizona, on July 3, which was made unusable by record low water levels at Lake Powell as the drought continues to worsen near. Photo: David McNew/Getty Images

Two significant U.S. lakes, one of which is a major reservoir, are experiencing historic lows amid a drought that scientists have linked to climate change.

What's happening: Lake Powell, the second largest reservoir in the U.S., has fallen 3,554 feet in elevation, leaving the crucial reservoir on the Colorado River, at 33% capacity — the lowest since it was filled over half a century ago, new U.S. Bureau of Reclamation data shows.