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Although I am on vacation this week, I am working the website this morning, and I will be hosting a short 11 a.m. Walk & Talk. But until then, and for the entire day, my team will be covering the news. Below are the five big stories trending this morning.

1. Trump administration announces sanctions against North Korea… The Trump administration is due to announce new sanctions on North Korea Tuesday after declaring it a state sponsor of terrorism in the latest push to isolate the pariah nation.

North Korea on Monday joined Iran, Sudan and Syria on the terror blacklist, a largely symbolic step as the administration already has the authority to impose virtually any sanctions it wants on Kim Jong Un’s government over its nuclear weapons development. READ MORE

2. Trump will need a new path to end sanctuary cities….  Although this was reported Monday, it will continue to be one of the big stories Tuesday: U.S. District Judge William Orrick, who was appointed by former president Barack Obama in 2012, has put up a new roadblock to stop President Trump’s efforts to fight illegal immigration.

Monday, Judge Orrick ruled that the temporary block he had put in place in April to stop Trump’s efforts to withhold funding from sanctuary cities would become permanent, calling Trump’s order “unconstitutional on its face.”

The city of San Francisco and Santa Clara County had both sued over President Trump’s order, claiming over $2 billion in federal funding could be lost. READ MORE

3. Sec. of State Tillerson accused by State Department Officials… A group of about a dozen U.S. State Department officials has taken the unusual step of formally accusing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson of violating a federal law designed to stop foreign militaries from enlisting child soldiers, according to internal government documents reviewed by Reuters. READ MORE

4. Media and politics rocked by sex scandals, with MORE TO COME…. In 12 short hours, elites lost their star anchorman, The New York Times benched a star Trump reporter, and Congress moved one step closer to losing a star Democratic senator — and possibly inheriting a Republican senator who may be booted. Plus, the longest-serving Democratic congressman used money to hide harassment charges. All this from sexual impulses and actions, uncontrolled and unwanted. READ MORE

5. SEARCH FOR SUSPECTS: Authorities have launched an intense manhunt for suspects in the killing of a Border Patrol agent…. Illegal immigrants appeared to have “ambushed” two U.S. Border Patrol agents near the Texas border with Mexico and bashed their heads with blunt objects — possibly rocks — killing one agent and sending another to a hospital in serious condition Sunday, a National Border Patrol Council (NBPC) official told Fox News. Rogelio Martinez, 36, was killed and another agent, who has not been identified, was injured while they were patrolling the Big Bend Sector, leading authorities to scour West Texas for the attackers, officials said. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has offered a reward of up to $20,000 “for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible” for the attack.

We’ll have these stories and more throughout the day, so stick with DML News and DennisMichaelLynch.com throughout the day, and be sure to get the DML APP.