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Much of the Midwest continued to be inundated with historic flooding Monday night.

The latest: The National Weather Service issued flood warnings and advisories for the Plains, the Mississippi Valley, and parts of the Ohio Valley region.

Go deeper: In photos: Staggering destruction from historic flooding in the Plains

The big picture: Vice President Mike Pence would survey the damage from the "terrible flooding" in Nebraska Tuesday, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said.

  • Two-thirds of the town of Hamburg, just east of the Missouri river, was "lost,"Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds said, according to NBC News, and 42 of Iowa's counties had declared emergencies.
  • Mills County Emergency Management Director Larry Hurst told the Des Moines Register nobody knew when the water would subside, as it continued to smash through a levee break near the point where the  Platte and Missouri rivers converge at Plattsmouth Toll Bridge. "I've got water all the way to the Loess Hills, he said. "There's water on this entire basin."

Why it matters: At least three people have died in ferocious flooding in the regions around the Platte and Missouri rivers, caused by melting snow and heavy rain from the "Bomb Cyclone" in the Midwest. Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts said it's the worst flooding in the state for 50 years. Dams have failed, levees breached and other infrastructure stripped away as raging floodwaters and chunks of ice move downstream.


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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.