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President Trump's approval rating jumped 7 points this month to 42%, due in part to the growing U.S. economy and tax cuts, according to the latest AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll. 47% of respondents said they approved of how Trump was handling the economy and 46% approve of his handling of the new tax overhaul.

Yes, but: Republicans are approaching what is looking like a gloomy midterm season and Trump is still disliked by over half of American voters. 73% of voters said that they thought the new tax laws benefit the wealthy, and voters were split over whether they helped the middle class. However, in past midterm and presidential elections, the economy and jobs have always been the top issues for voters, according to Pew Research.

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U.S. election result will shake up Israeli politics

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's biggest domestic political asset is on the ballot on Nov. 3 — his relationship with President Trump.

Why it matters: The outcome of America's election could help determine whether Israel soon faces yet another election of its own.

Louisiana braces for 3rd hurricane in 2 months as Zeta closes in

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Zeta strengthened into a hurricane again early Wednesday and was on track to make landfall in southeastern Louisiana by the afternoon, per the National Hurricane Center.

The state of play: Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) requested a pre-landfall Federal Declaration of Emergency in a letter to President Trump on Tuesday.

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Unrest in Philadelphia after fatal police shooting of Black man

Demonstrators rally on Tuesday near the location where Walter Wallace was killed by two police officers in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Photo: Mark Makela/Getty Images

The Pennsylvania National Guard was mobilized Tuesday during a tense second night of protests in Philadelphia over the fatal police shooting of Walter Wallace, a 27-year-old Black man.

Driving the news: Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney (D) and Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw said in a joint statement a "full investigation" would be launched to answer questions that arose from video that captured part of Monday's incident.