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Good morning, Baltimore! Here's what you need to know for your Tuesday.

WEATHER
Wet. Very wet. Showers and thunder storms are predicted throughout the day and into the evening, so you better pack a raincoat, umbrella and a hat. You're going to need it. Temperatures will be much cooler than they have for the last few days. Expect the mercury to hit a high of 68 today, and with an overnight low of 58. Winds will be out of the north at 6 to 12 mph. It looks as though stormy conditions will linger at least through Thursday.

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WHAT'S TRENDING?
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FROM TODAY'S FRONT PAGE
The inability of the Senate to agree to extend a key provision of the Patriot Act means the National Security Agency may no longer collect data on millions of Americans' phone calls -- the controversial program it has used for more than a decade in the search for terrorists.

As Baltimore reels from its most violent month in 40 years, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake remains upbeat about the city's efforts to fight crime, pointing to the success of Safe Streets, an anti-violence program, and the retraining of police officers by the U.S. Justice Department.

Ash borers, which have shredded the urban forest canopy in communities across North America, have been found in 12 Maryland counties.

Stores near Baltimore schools would be banned from selling menthol cigarettes or flavored cigars, under legislation being considered by the City Council to discourage underage kids from picking up the habit.

FROM LAST NIGHT
The City Council released a sharply critical assessment Monday of Baltimore's once-lucrative speed camera system, faulting the program's enormous size and lack of oversight.

Jeffrey Cohen, a Reisterstown nightclub insurer accused of cooking his company's books to defraud regulators  and clients and support a lavish lifestyle suggested in federal court Monday that the entire 31-count case against him is a waste of time because there are "no victims" of his actions.

A man was shot in the back in Northeast Baltimore on Monday night -- the first shooting in June, after May was the most violent  month in the city since 1975.

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