Trump 2020: president to launch election campaign in Orlando – live

While his base remains fired up, Trump heads into his re-election campaign as a historically unpopular president

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The Amway Center is slowly filling up, with entrants treated to an eclectic playlist that has so far included Celine Dion’s My Heart Will Go On, Queen’s We Are The Champions, and Macho Man by Village People.

Appropriately enough, the most recent event here was a musical concert by the band Twenty One Pilots – part of their “Bandito Tour”.

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Drenched by thunderstorms and the searing humidity of a Florida summer afternoon, thousands of Donald Trump supporters were snaking through the streets outside Orlando’s Amway Center on Tuesday ahead of tonight’s rally.

A sea of red MAGA hats lent color to the gray skies and black clouds, which has also prevented the Baby Trump blimp – a staple of recent protests against the US President – from taking flight outside the Stonewall bar, a popular LBGTQ hangout nearby where a rival rally hosted by Florida’s Democratic Party was taking place.

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San Francisco could be first US city to ban e-cigarette sales

City supervisors consider move in fight against youth vaping, as FDA investigates its health effects

San Francisco supervisors are considering whether to move the city toward becoming the first in the US to ban all sales of electronic cigarettes as part of an effort to crack down on youth vaping.

Supervisors will weigh a ban on the sale and distribution of e-cigarettes in San Francisco until the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) completes a review of the effects of e-cigarettes on public health. The move could also bar the manufacturing of e-cigarettes on city property.

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More than $1bn worth of cocaine seized from ship at Philadelphia port

US authorities say it was one of the largest drug busts in American history, the latest in a series of seizures along the east coast

US authorities on Tuesday seized more than $1bn worth of cocaine from a ship at a Philadelphia port, calling it one of the largest drug busts in American history.

The US attorney’s office in Philadelphia announced the massive bust on Twitter on Tuesday afternoon, saying law enforcement agents seized about 16.5 tons (15 metric tons) of cocaine from a large ship at the Packer Marine Terminal. Members of the crew were arrested and face federal charges.

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California police release man suspected of threatening to shoot a synagogue

US law enforcement officials are facing scrutiny over whether they are minimizing the threat posed by white supremacist terrorists

California police arrested a man suspected of making online threats to shoot up a Jewish temple, saying he had a fascination with Adolf Hitler and planned to emulate mass shootings at synagogues in Pittsburgh and San Diego.

Ross Farca, a 23-year-old from Concord, California, was charged with making criminal threats, possessing an illegal assault rifle and manufacturing an assault rifle, all felonies. Then, over the weekend, police said, Farca was freed on a $125,000 bond.

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Alleged witness to 1965 murder of minister James Reeb admits she lied

Frances Bowden told NPR she lied about three men who carried out the attack and were acquitted, and that there was a fourth man

The civil rights-era murder of minister James Reeb provoked a national outcry and contributed to the passing of the Voting Rights Act. But more than 50 years on, the case remains unsolved.

But on Tuesday an investigation by NPR claimed to have uncovered fresh evidence from the 1965 cold case – including the identity of an attacker who allegedly admitted participating but was never charged.

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