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Top Stories: Harvey Hits Land Again; Mattis On Transgender Military Personnel

Good morning, here are our early stories:

-- Harvey Makes Landfall In Louisiana As Houston Copes With Record Rainfall.

-- Flooded Texas Chemical Plants Raise Concerns About Toxic Emissions.

-- Mattis Puts Hold On Transgender Ban For Current Military Service Members.

-- Ex-White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer Finally Meets Pope Francis.

And here are more early headlines:

Trump Tweets Talking To North Korea Is "Not The Answer". ( CNN)

Illinois Wants Federal Court Oversight Of Chicago Police. ( WTTW)

Thousands Of Rohingyas Flee Myanmar To Bangladesh. ( Reuters)

Venezuelan Assembly Seeks Trials Of Alleged Traitors. ( AP)

India's Financial Hub, Mumbai, Paralyzed By Flooding. ( BBC)

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