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Smoking to be banned at, near public housing

July 31 marks the day that smokers will not be permitted to light up at or near public housing. 

Starting at the end of the month, those who smoke will not be allowed to smoke cigarettes, cigars and pipes inside or within 25 feet of a building, CNN reported. The rule will not apply to electronic cigarettes, chewing tobacco or snuff, CBS News reported.

It also bans smoking in common areas, according to CBS News.

The rule itself isn’t new. The Department of Housing and Urban Development announced the new regulation in 2016, but gave housing authorities across the country two years to implement it.

Leases will include the provisions and will also offer renters information on how to quit smoking. If tenants break the rules, they could be evicted, but one violation is not going to get someone removed from their home either, CNN reported.

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Being caught smoking on public housing property will be considered a civil violation, not a criminal one, CNN reported

CBS News reported that eviction could happen after the third violation.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that the rules will help save $153 million a year in health care costs due to secondhand smoke and repairs and losses from fires, CNN reported

The CDC says HUD spends $43 million in renovating units where tenants smoked and $16 million in smoking-related fires.

CBS News reports that 228,000 public housing units have gone smoke-free already. Another 940,000 units are expected to go smoke-free. 

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Trump, Putin meet at Helsinki summit: Live updates

President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin are having their first stand-alone meeting Monday at a highly anticipated summit in Helsinki.

>> COMPLETE COVERAGE: Photos | Jamie Dupree: Russia probe looms over Trump-Putin summit meetingTrump-Putin summit: What time do they meet, where, what will they be talking about?12 Russians indicted: Military officials accused of hacking DNC, stealing voter info | More trending news 

Here are the latest updates:

Update 7:51 a.m. EDT July 16: Trump and Putin are now meeting one-on-one, with translators.

Washington correspondent Jamie Dupree tweeted the following key points from their photo op: 

Update 7:11 a.m. EDT July 16: Trump and Putin have begun their meeting. Trump opened by congratulating Putin on the World Cup.

>> Watch here

Update 6:58 a.m. EDT July 16: Trump has arrived at the Presidential Palace.

Update 6:43 a.m. EDT July 16: According to the Guardian, Trump “appears to be trying to make Putin wait.” Trump was supposed to leave his hotel over an hour ago but held off because Putin was running late. Multiple news outlets are speculating that the two leaders are pushing back the schedule as part of a power play.

Update 6 a.m. EDT July 16: Putin’s plane landed in Helsinki just before 6 a.m. EDT, nearly an hour behind schedule.

Update 5:32 a.m. EDT July 16: Putin is running about 45 minutes behind schedule and is due to land in Helsinki about 5:47 a.m. EDT, CBS anchor Norah O’Donnell reports.

Update 4:22 a.m. EDT July 16: During his breakfast meeting with Finnish President Sauli Niinistö, Trump said NATO “has never been stronger,” the Guardian reports.

“It was a little bit tough at the beginning, but it turned out to be love,” Trump said

Trump also said of his upcoming meeting with Putin: “We’ll be just fine.”

After the breakfast meeting ended, Trump and first lady Melania Trump left the Mäntyniemi Residence.

Update 3:11 a.m. EDT July 16: Trump is meeting with Finnish President Sauli Niinistö at the Mäntyniemi Residence in Helsinki. The two leaders and their advisers reportedly are participating in a “working breakfast.”

Update 2:26 a.m. EDT July 16: Hours ahead of Monday’s summit, Trump took to Twitter to sound off about the probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

“President Obama thought that Crooked Hillary was going to win the election, so when he was informed by the FBI about Russian Meddling, he said it couldn’t happen, was no big deal, & did NOTHING about it,” Trump tweeted. “When I won it became a big deal and the Rigged Witch Hunt headed by [FBI agent Peter] Strzok!”

Trump added: “Our relationship with Russia has NEVER been worse thanks to many years of U.S. foolishness and stupidity and now, the Rigged Witch Hunt!”

>> See the tweets here

The tweets come days after 12 Russian military officers were indicted for interfering in the 2016 presidential election.

Trump wasn’t the only person tweeting about the summit. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who ran against Trump in the 2016 presidential election, lashed out at Trump in a tweet Sunday night.

“Great World Cup. Question for President Trump as he meets Putin: Do you know which team you play for?” she wrote.

>> See the tweet here

Photos: Trump, Putin meet at Helsinki summit

President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin are having their first stand-alone meeting Monday at a highly anticipated summit in Helsinki.

Target competes with Amazon with own prime day promotions

We’re hours from the beginning of  Amazon’s Prime Day -- the day (and now half) that bargain shoppers will scour the online retailer for one or more of its million deals worldwide. 

But Amazon isn’t alone in the discount day.  

>>Read: When is Amazon’s Prime Day 2018? (Updated)

Target has announced its version of the shopper’s online paradise called “red-hot summer savings.” 

Some of the deals include 30 percent off Target-exclusive home brands, 25 percent off beauty and personal care products and 30 percent off top Google products, Fortune reported. The company also promotes that no membership is required to cash in. 

Target is also giving customers the chance to try out its same-day delivery program free for six months. Free same-day delivery is eligible to shoppers whose online order is more than $100, Fortune reported

Target’s red-hot summer savings deals start Tuesday morning through 11:59 p.m. CDT.

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The same cannot be said for Amazon’s Prime Day, which is exclusively for Prime members.

Other companies are also riding Amazon’s discount coattails.

EBay announced it will have “thousands of exclusive deals” Tuesday, with no membership required, CNBC reported.

Bed Bath & Beyond, Lowes, Jo-Ann Stores and J.C. Penney have said that they will price match Amazon’s prices, but items must be in-stock, identical items and sold by Amazon, not a third-party seller, USA Today reported.

Best Buy will price match “a non-Prime Day offer that is available to any shopper,” according to USA Today.

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Texas fisherman reels in 14-foot hammerhead shark

A man who went fishing Saturday off Texas' Padre Island made a catch he said he's "only dreamed about" – a 14-foot hammerhead shark.

According to KSAT, Robstown fisherman Poco Cedillo, who caught the shark at the Padre Island National Seashore, shared the story of his "catch of multiple lifetimes" in a now-viral post on the South Texas Fishing Association's Facebook page.

>> See the Facebook post here

Cedillo wrote that he spent an hour and 15 minutes reeling in the hammerhead, "which is beast mode for a shark that big."

>> Why shark attacks could be on the rise around the world

"While leadering it we noticed she was very tired, so we quickly took pics, got a length measurement, took the hook out and did all we could to get her released," the post read. "All that only took around 3-5 min while it still in plenty deep water. At the time we didn’t bother getting a girth, fork length or even tried tagging her. Our main focus was to get her released quickly. Well after 30-40 min of us holding her up into the current in 3-4’ of water we were faced with accepting the fact that she was done. We were so tired, shark rashed and disappointed that it sucked the excitement right out of us for a while."

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Because the hammerhead appeared to be dying, Cedillo said he and the other fishermen did "everything we could to save the meat," which they donated.

Cedillo said the shark had a fork length of 135 inches and a 78-inch girth.

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CVS apologizes after white manager called police on black woman using coupon

CVS has apologized to a black woman and is investigating an incident in which a white manager called police on her after she tried to use a coupon at a Chicago store on Friday.

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Camilla Hudson, 53, who said her Facebook post detailing the incident was removed for unspecified reasons by the social media site, also shared video on Twitter of her interaction with the CVS manager who claimed she had forged a coupon.

Hudson said she shared her experience after other recent stories where police were called by white people because of minor or perceived infractions by black people.

“I was not yelling, I did not raise my voice, I did not use profanity, I did not call anyone outside of their name -- other than not accepting, basically, ‘Screw you,’ that was my offense, if you will,” Hudson told Block Club Chicago. “As a woman, as a black woman, as a native Chicagoan, I’m just tired of it. I’m tired of it.”

Police were called to the store for an assault in progress, according to Block Club Chicago. Hudson was told by police she had to leave or else it would be considered trespassing.

“They were not awful,” Hudson told Block Club Chicago regarding the interaction with police. “I explained to them what had happened and how it had happened, and they said, ‘When we get these calls we do have to respond … (but) you’re going to have to leave,’ and I said, ‘Why do I have to leave? I’m a customer here.’”

CVS reached out to Hudson Saturday as her post went viral.

“Our Region Director in Chicago contacted Ms. Hudson as soon as we were made aware of this incident,” CVS said in a statement, according to Block Club Chicago. “CVS has begun an investigation and we will take any corrective action that is warranted to prevent it from happening again. CVS Pharmacy does not tolerate any practices that discriminate against any customer and we are committed to maintaining a welcoming and diverse environment in our stores.”

Man succeeds in campaign to bring ‘Trump baby balloon’ to U.S.

A man who started a crowd source funding account to bring a balloon ridiculing President Donald Trump to the United States hopes to fly it near the president’s New Jersey golf club. 

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The “Fund To Bring Baby Trump To America” raised more than $5,800 as of Sunday evening, more than its $4,500 goal, since it was started Friday by Didier Jimenez-Castro, who wants to fly it at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster

“This is about doing some real activism,” Jimenez-Castro, who works at a homeless shelter, told WPHT. “We want to go on a tour. We will definitely bring (the balloon) to Central Park.”

Jimenez-Castro worked with the People’s Motorcade, a group that protests out front of Trump’s New Jersey golf club, to create the GoFundMe, after he found out about the anti-Trump effigy and wanted to bring it across the Atlantic. 

He expects to receive the 20-foot tall balloon, that features Trump as an angry, cell-phone carrying caricature, which has flown in London and Scotland during the president’s visit to the United Kingdom, in mid-August.

"The baby Trump is not just a piece of humor, but it is also a symbol of the administration,” Jimenez-Castro told The Star-Ledger. “It's symbolic of the children that are in cages, it's a symbol of racism, and we know that he hates to be ridiculed." 

Prince Louis' christening portraits revealed: Kate Middleton, royal family stun in new photos

The British royal family released four official portraits Sunday from the christening of Prince Louis, the youngest son of Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge.

>> PHOTOS: Prince Louis christened

According to Kensington Palace, Matt Holyoak took the new photos last Monday at Clarence House after the 2-month-old prince was christened at Chapel Royal at St. James' Palace.

>> Prince Louis christened: Prince George, Princess Charlotte join royal family at ceremony

In the portraits, Catherine, formerly known as Kate Middleton, beams as she holds the newest royal. Prince William and children Prince George, 4, and Princess Charlotte, 3, also smile for the camera in three of the shots.

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Other photos include Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall; Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex; Kate's parents, Michael and Carole Middleton; her brother, James Middleton; her sister, Pippa Middleton, who is pregnant; and Pippa's husband, James Matthews.

>> See the photos here

Photos: Prince Louis christened

Duke University to stop requiring SAT, ACT writing scores

Duke University will no longer require students to submit some testing scores when they apply for admission. 

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It will soon be optional for applicants to submit SAT essay scores or ACT writing scores. 

Officials said this change is to ensure every student has an opportunity to be fully considered during the application process. 

The change will begin with next year's incoming undergraduate class. 

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