Situational awareness: Forecasters are warily eyeing as many as 7 to 9 tropical cyclones that may spin up in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans in the next week, Axios' Andrew Freedman reports.
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He's back: Barack Obama re-entered the political arena today, declaring himself a "fellow citizen" rather than former president.
Why it matters: The most successful Democratic politician of his generation is breaking with precedents from a more civil era. It's highly unusual for a former president to criticize a current one in such blunt terms.
In a fiery speech at the University of Illinois, Obama directly criticized President Trump, linking him to a "darker aspect" of the American story.
The big picture: Obama's message to America is that Trump isn't normal, and shouldn't be accepted as normal.
Between the lines: Obama didn't forget Republicans in Congress:
Trump's response to Obama's speech, per the AP: "I’m sorry, I watched it, but I fell asleep... I found he’s very good for sleeping.”
The bottom line: Buckle up. This is just the beginning for Obama.
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George Papadopoulos, the former Trump aide who was the first to plead guilty in the Mueller investigation, was sentenced today to two weeks in jail, a year of supervision, community service and a fine.
"Alexa goes to college: Echo Dots move into dorms on campus," by USA TODAY's Dalvin Brown, who reports that an Echo replied to a student's sarcastic joke about schools spending tuition money on smart devices.