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U.S. out of money on June 1?

REPUBLICANS have a budget plan that Democrats are likely to block (Shutterstock).

Could the United States go broke?

The U.S. could run out of money to pay its bills by June 1 if Congress doesn’t raise or suspend the debt limit, said Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Monday.

According to the  Associated Press, negotiations among the White House, the House of Representitives and the Senate are continuing.

The Republican-led House has passed a bill to raise the limit but only in exchange for cuts in the federal budget considered unlikely to pass the Senate or be approved by President Joe Biden.

A deadly dust storm in Illinois

At least six people were killed in Illinois and dozens more hurt on Monday in Illinois as a huge dust storm hit Interstate 55 and cut visibility to nearly zero.

According to United Press International, up to 90 motor vehicles were involved in crashes over the 30-mile section of the highway late Monday morning.

Also in the news … The bodies of seven people were found Monday in Oklahoma by investigators searching for two missing teenagers. The bodies recovered included the missing girls.

Sports: Dodgers beat Phillies

The Los Angeles Dodgers (17-13) defeated the Philadelphia Phillies (15-15) by the score of 13-4 on Monday night. The Blue Crew now leads the NL West by a half- game over Arizona.

The Los Angeles Angels (15-14) are idle but will start a series in St. Louis on Tuesday against the Cardinals (10-19).

Weather: Rain is on the way

Contrary to the forecast, we had overnight rain in the West Orange County area Monday night. We will probably have some more soon. Tuesday should have morning clouds with afternoon sun. The daytime high should be 65 with an overnight low of 51. On Wednesday, mostly cloudy skies with a high of 65 (54). There’s a 55 percent chance of morning showers on Thursday with a high of 62 (52).

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