Trump returns to campaign trail under shadow of military row – live

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2.28pm BST

This is Joan Greve in Washington, taking over for Martin Belam.

As the president tries to address the ongoing fallout from the Atlantic story, dangerous fires continue to burn in California.

Wildfires have burned more than 2m acres (809,000 hectares) in California this year, setting a state record even as crews battled dozens of growing blazes in sweltering temperatures Monday that strained the electrical grid and threatened power outages for millions.

The previous high was 1.96m acres (793,184 hectares) burned in 2018. the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, or Cal Fire, began tracking the numbers in 1987.

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2.02pm BST

Edward Helmore reports for us this morning on how Donald Trump is expected to announce a new list of potential supreme court justices:

The White House is expected to announce a new list of potential supreme court justices as soon as Wednesday, a move designed to shore up conservative support for Donald Trump as his race for the White House against Joe Biden enters the final stretch.

Trump’s decision to name a list of possible picks during the 2016 election is widely seen to have boosted support among conservatives otherwise queasy about backing him against Hillary Clinton. Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh, both now on the court, were included on that list of reliably conservative picks.

Related: Trump expected to announce new list of potential supreme court justices

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Source: The Guardian
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