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Morning Headlines: First Alert Weather Monday as heavy rains, storms track east

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Trump to fill more vacancies; recount distraction looms

With his return to New York, President-elect Donald Trump faces a pressing need to set more of the foundation blocks of his presidency in place by filling vacancies for secretary of state and other top posts. Distraction looms, however, much of it created by the president-elect himself, whose extraordinary claims of widespread voter fraud during a 12-hour Twitter offensive on Sunday cast a shadow over the legitimacy of an election that he actually won.

Cuba bids farewell to Fidel Castro, ruler for half-century

A nine-story portrait of a young Fidel Castro has joined the towering images of fallen guerrillas overlooking Havana's Plaza of the Revolution, the massive square where Cuba on Monday begins bidding farewell to the man who ruled the island for nearly half a century.After 10 years of leadership by Castro's younger brother Raul, a relatively camera-shy and low-key successor, Cuba finds itself riveted once again by the words and images of the leader who dominated the lives of generations.

First Alert Weather Monday as heavy rains, storms track east

Today and tomorrow are First Alert Weather Days for two rounds of strong storms and heavy rain. Showers are possible throughout the day today, but the line of strong storms will not arrive until after sunset. It will be a windy day ahead of the storms, with gusts up to 45mph. Highs will climb to around 70°. A line of strong to severe storms will track in from west to east this evening. 

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