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MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Health officials say they won't be able to spray the South Beach area of Miami Beach to prevent Zika as they have in other areas because of high-rise buildings and strong winds. Miami-Dade County officials have been spraying pesticide from planes flying over Miami's Wynwood arts district since early this month, when Zika transmissions by mosquitoes were confirmed there. Florida officials announced today that they had identified South Beach as a second area of Zika transmission on the U.S. mainland.

DENHAM SPRINGS, La. (AP) — Donald Trump's visit to Louisiana today has included a stop at the home of a couple sweeping out floodwaters. Jimmy Morgan told Trump he spent his 79th birthday on the roof of his house -- and that he didn't know what he'll do now. Trump hugged Morgan and later told him, "You're going to rebuild. It's going to be so beautiful." Hillary Clinton, meanwhile, is urging people to reach out to the Red Cross and other relief agencies. She says her "heart breaks for Louisiana" but that the relief effort "can't afford any distractions."

WASHINGTON (AP) — Even though Paul Manafort is leaving his post as Donald Trump's campaign chairman, his deputy -- Rick Gates -- will stay on. A campaign spokesman says Rick Gates will be the Trump campaign's point-man with the Republican National Committee. The campaign has had a rocky relationship with the national party. And two men who previously held that job were fired. Gates and Manafort are both under scrutiny for their dealings with pro-Kremlin elements in Russia and Ukraine. Emails show that Manafort's firm orchestrated a covert Washington lobbying operation on behalf of a pro-Russia party in Ukraine.

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Officials say a second person has died in a collision involving two commuter buses in New Jersey that left 17 others injured. A spokeswoman for the Essex County prosecutor's office says the second victim of this morning's accident in Newark was a female passenger. Authorities say one New Jersey Transit bus carrying only the driver slammed into another at around 6 a.m. The driver of the bus with no passengers died. Investigators are trying to determine if the driver who died ran a red light.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Park Service says the Washington Monument will be closed for at least the next ten days. It's a result of continued problems with the elevator. The monument on the National Mall was also closed last weekend -- and for nearly a week last month because of elevator problems.

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