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So much for July being a slow news month. We've got the budget impasse, governors from around the U.S., and even the Sox cutting ties with Pedro Sandoval. So thanks for welcoming back your humble correspondent. As usual, you're welcome to share your tips and comments, and you can follow me through the week on the twitters. Here we go.

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The two headliners for the highlight of the summer meeting of the National Governors Association -- Vice President Mike Pence and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau -- attracted contrasting responses Friday.