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Getty Images/Hemera (NEW YORK) — NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs – Eastern Conference Second Round: New York Rangers 2 – Pittsburgh Penguins 1 (Rangers win series, 4-3)

NBA Playoffs – Eastern Conference Semifinals: Washington Wizards 102 – Indiana Pacers 79 (Pacers lead series, 3-2)

MLB: Detroit Tigers 4 (23-12) – Baltimore Orioles 1 (20-17)

Los Angeles Angels 4 (20-18) – Philadelphia Phillies 3 (17-20)

Toronto Blue Jays 5 (20-20) – Cleveland Indians 4 (18-21)

San Diego Padres 2 (19-21) – Cincinnati Reds 1 (17-20)

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iStock/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) — Firefighters are battling to save homes as wildfires and heat blanket Southern California.

At least 5,000 homes have been evacuated in San Diego County as the Bernardo Fire continues to burn.

The 700-acre blaze erupted Tuesday morning, fueled by soaring temperatures and canyons full of dry brush from months of drought.

Southern California temperatures are in the mid-90s, and the humidity level is as low as 6%. Temperatures are expected to be even higher on Wednesday and Thursday.

Texas is also facing wildfire evacuations. Hundreds of people have been evacuated after a wildfire burned more than 90 homes.

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US Department of State(WASHINGTON) — Washington Post reporter Karen Tumulty is tweeting out portions of an interview with Karl Rove in which he walks back on his comments – reported by the New York Post’s Page Six — alleging that Hillary Clinton has brain damage.

Tumulty tweeted: “Just talked to @KarlRove Says of Hillary: ‘Of course, she doesn’t have brain damage,’ but needs to be more forthcoming about what happened.”

Despite the clarification, the Republican strategist and former adviser to President George W. Bush was steadfast on his belief that Clinton’s health may be worse than she appears, suggesting it could be a factor as she mulls a run for president. “This is a serious health episode…She would not be human if it didn’t enter into her calculations,” Rove told the Washington Post.

In 2012, the former secretary of state had a blood clot that forced her to postpone her congressional testimony on the Benghazi attacks. While some Republicans saw it as a way for Clinton to skirt around the issue, Rove says he was not one of them.

Tumulty then posted to Twitter: “Where other GOPers accused @hillaryclinton of ‘Benghazi flu,’ @karlrove told me ‘she didn’t feign illness’ when she reskeded testimony.”

On Monday night the New York Post published a headline reporting that at a conference outside Los Angeles that evening, Rove declared that Clinton has “brain damage” and that if she runs for president in 2016, voters must be told what happened when she suffered a fall in December 2012.

Clinton’s team is fighting back against the claims. A spokesperson told the New York Post, “Please assure Dr. Rove she’s 100 perfect.”

UPDATE: Since Tuesday morning, Clinton’s team has slammed Rove for his allegations about Clinton’s health, calling his accusations “a form of sickness,” and saying the GOP is “scared of what she has achieved and what she has to offer.”

Cinton spokesperson Nick Merrill emailed the following statement to ABC: “From the moment this happened seventeen months ago, the Right has politicized her health. First they accused her of faking it, now they’ve resorted to the other extreme – and are flat-out lying. Even this morning, Karl Rove is still all over the map and is continuing to get the facts wrong. But he doesn’t care, because all he wants to do is inject the issue into the echo chamber, and he’s succeeding. It’s flagrant and thinly veiled. They are scared of what she has achieved and what she has to offer. What he’s doing is its own form of sickness. But she is 100%, period. Time for them to move on to their next desperate attack.”

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US Department of State(WASHINGTON) — Washington Post reporter Karen Tumulty is tweeting out portions of an interview with Karl Rove in which he walks back on his comments – reported by the New York Post’s Page Six — alleging that Hillary Clinton has brain damage.

Tumulty tweeted: “Just talked to @KarlRove Says of Hillary: ‘Of course, she doesn’t have brain damage,’ but needs to be more forthcoming about what happened.”

Despite the clarification, the Republican strategist and former adviser to President George W. Bush was steadfast on his belief that Clinton’s health may be worse than she appears, suggesting it could be a factor as she mulls a run for president. “This is a serious health episode…She would not be human if it didn’t enter into her calculations,” Rove told the Washington Post.

In 2012, the former secretary of state had a blood clot that forced her to postpone her congressional testimony on the Benghazi attacks. While some Republicans saw it as a way for Clinton to skirt around the issue, Rove says he was not one of them.

Tumulty then posted to Twitter: “Where other GOPers accused @hillaryclinton of ‘Benghazi flu,’ @karlrove told me ‘she didn’t feign illness’ when she reskeded testimony.”

On Monday night the New York Post published a headline reporting that at a conference outside Los Angeles that evening, Rove declared that Clinton has “brain damage” and that if she runs for president in 2016, voters must be told what happened when she suffered a fall in December 2012.

Clinton’s team is fighting back against the claims. A spokesperson told the New York Post, “Please assure Dr. Rove she’s 100 perfect.”

UPDATE: Since Tuesday morning, Clinton’s team has slammed Rove for his allegations about Clinton’s health, calling his accusations “a form of sickness,” and saying the GOP is “scared of what she has achieved and what she has to offer.”

Cinton spokesperson Nick Merrill emailed the following statement to ABC: “From the moment this happened seventeen months ago, the Right has politicized her health. First they accused her of faking it, now they’ve resorted to the other extreme – and are flat-out lying. Even this morning, Karl Rove is still all over the map and is continuing to get the facts wrong. But he doesn’t care, because all he wants to do is inject the issue into the echo chamber, and he’s succeeding. It’s flagrant and thinly veiled. They are scared of what she has achieved and what she has to offer. What he’s doing is its own form of sickness. But she is 100%, period. Time for them to move on to their next desperate attack.”

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Streeter Lecka/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Vice President Joe Biden’s youngest son, Hunter Biden, has joined the board of directors of Ukraine’s largest oil company, at a time when the U.S. is urging Ukraine to develop energy independence from Russia, and just days after the vice president visited Ukraine.

The vice president’s office and the White House rejected any suggestion that there was a conflict of influence.

“Hunter Biden is a private citizen and a lawyer,” Vice President Biden’s spokeswoman, Kendra Barkoff, told ABC News. “The vice president does not endorse any particular company and has no involvement with this company.”

White House spokesman Jay Carney said, “Hunter Biden and other members of the Biden family are obviously private citizens and where they work … does not reflect an endorsement by the administration or by the vice president or president.”

According to a press release from the oil company, Burisma Holdings, Biden will help the company manage its relationships with “international organizations,” in addition to overseeing the company’s legal unit.

“Burisma’s track record of innovations and industry leadership in the field of natural gas means that it can be a strong driver of a strong economy in Ukraine,” Hunter Biden said in a statement.

“As a new member of the Board, I believe that my assistance in consulting the company on matters of transparency, corporate governance and responsibility, international expansion and other priorities will contribute to the economy and benefit the people of Ukraine,” he said.

Biden, a graduate of Yale Law School, is a counsel to the New York-based law firm Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP and serves as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University”s School of Foreign Service.

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Streeter Lecka/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Vice President Joe Biden’s youngest son, Hunter Biden, has joined the board of directors of Ukraine’s largest oil company, at a time when the U.S. is urging Ukraine to develop energy independence from Russia, and just days after the vice president visited Ukraine.

The vice president’s office and the White House rejected any suggestion that there was a conflict of influence.

“Hunter Biden is a private citizen and a lawyer,” Vice President Biden’s spokeswoman, Kendra Barkoff, told ABC News. “The vice president does not endorse any particular company and has no involvement with this company.”

White House spokesman Jay Carney said, “Hunter Biden and other members of the Biden family are obviously private citizens and where they work … does not reflect an endorsement by the administration or by the vice president or president.”

According to a press release from the oil company, Burisma Holdings, Biden will help the company manage its relationships with “international organizations,” in addition to overseeing the company’s legal unit.

“Burisma’s track record of innovations and industry leadership in the field of natural gas means that it can be a strong driver of a strong economy in Ukraine,” Hunter Biden said in a statement.

“As a new member of the Board, I believe that my assistance in consulting the company on matters of transparency, corporate governance and responsibility, international expansion and other priorities will contribute to the economy and benefit the people of Ukraine,” he said.

Biden, a graduate of Yale Law School, is a counsel to the New York-based law firm Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP and serves as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University”s School of Foreign Service.

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iStock/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) — Firefighters are battling to save homes as wildfires and heat blanket Southern California.

Over 20,000 homes have been evacuated in San Diego County as the Bernardo Fire continues to burn.

The 700-acre blaze erupted Tuesday morning, fueled by soaring temperatures and canyons full of dry brush from months of drought.

Southern California temperatures are in the mid-90s, and the humidity level is as low as 6%. Temperatures are expected to be even higher on Wednesday and Thursday.

Texas is also facing wildfire evacuations. Hundreds of people have been evacuated after a wildfire burned more than 90 homes.

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Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call(NEW ORLEANS) — Facing a tough re-election bid, Louisiana Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu has gone to great lengths to distance herself from President Obama — even bragging about standing up to the president for his reluctance to approve the controversial Keystone pipeline.

But apparently Landrieu’s qualms with the president don’t extend to his wife, Michelle Obama.

Mrs. Obama and Sen. Landrieu met with spouses of military veterans during a joint appearance at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans on Saturday.

Though the meeting with military spouses was a decidedly non-political event, it might be Michelle Obama’s first (albeit unofficial) foray into the 2014 midterm elections. The first lady, known for her ability to rouse support in campaign appearances, is sometimes referred to as “the closer” and is a sought-after campaign surrogate.

The meeting came after Mrs. Obama and Sen. Landrieu both received honorary degrees at the graduation ceremony at New Orleans’ Dillard University. And during her remarks, Mrs. Obama made a point to recognize Landrieu.

“I also want to recognize Senator Mary Landrieu, who is here. Let’s give her a hand,” Mrs. Obama said to the crowd. “She has been a strong supporter of this university.”

Mrs. Obama’s visit to Louisiana came just days after President Obama made a surprise visit to Arkansas to tour the tornado damage with Sen. Mark Pryor, another vulnerable Southern Democrat in this year’s midterms who – outside of the disaster relief efforts – has distanced himself from the president’s policies in his campaign.

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US Department of State(WASHINGTON) — Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday the United States “will make every effort” to locate and free the schoolgirls captured by the terrorist group Boko Haram in Nigeria.

Kerry also mentioned the new video showing some of the girls — though he refrained from expressing hope over it.

“There was recent evidence demonstrating that at least a certain group of them were together at one place, at a certain period of time. We don’t know exactly when. What I can guarantee you is we will make every effort possible in order to help free these young women,” he said at a press availability with Italian foreign minister Federica Mogherini.

He was also asked about the resignation of Syria special envoy Lakhdar Brahimi, and whether anyone else in Brahimi’s job could achieve a peace deal with the Assad regime.

“Mr. Brahimi did not fail,” Kerry said, adding it would be a mistake to blame a stalemate in a peacemaking endeavor on one envoy.

And asked about Saudi Arabia’s indication that it was open to peace talks with regional rival Iran, the secretary of state said the U.S. had nothing to do with the invitation but was “delighted to see our good friends the Saudis engage in diplomacy that may or may not be able to have any number of possibilities in the region.”

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Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Video of Solange Knowles allegedly punching and kicking Jay Z after the Met Gala was released on Monday, and since then, the question on everyone’s mind is: who is Solange?

The video shows Solange punching and kicking Jay Z, while a bodyguard does his best to hold her back. At the end of the 58-second clip, Beyonce, 32, steps in between the two.

Solange, 27, has worked to separate herself from her older sister Beyonce. Solange is also a singer and model, but has done a good job of carving out her own niche.

Her first studio album Solo Star was released in 2003, and then she had some minor acting roles in movies like Bring It On: All or Nothing in 2006. Her second album came out in 2008, Sol-Angel and the Hadley St. Dreams, which had more of an old-school sound, deviating from Destiny’s Child or Beyonce.

She released True in 2012 to very favorable reviews. Shortly after, she started her own label, Saint Records. Some critics said True sounded like 1980s Madonna and that it “sounds different to everything on the radio, but could still be on the radio.”

Pitchfork Media gave True a 7.8 out of 10 and Metacritic gave it an 8.

Pitchfork gave the album high praise, saying “it’s the sound of a complicated slow dance during a night’s dwindling last minutes, fueled by pounding hearts and racing minds.”

In recent years, Solange has also garnered attention for being a fashion trendsetter, wearing Alexander McQueen and Chanel and modeling for Harper’s Bazaar and Rimmel London.

She was also on the cover of Essence magazine in April.

Finally, Solange is also a mother.

She has son Julez in 2004 when she was just 17, and consistently tweets about him.

With all this going on and all the hard work that Solange has put in to elevate herself without following in Beyonce’s footsteps, what does this altercation mean to her future?

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