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Today is Thursday, June 23, 2022. Let’s get caught up.

Here are today’s top stories, celebrity birthdays and a look back at this date in history:

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TODAY’S WEATHER

Monsoon rains continue to provide much needed relief for the Southwest as very hot temperatures remain in the South. CNN meteorologist Derek Van Dam has the forecast.

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TOP STORIES

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MORNING LISTEN: THE ETHICAL LIFE

Episode 43: Over the past few years, trans issues have gotten much more attention, especially with more children talking about and sometimes questioning their own gender. In the episode, Richard Kyte and Scott Rada talk about why this topic is so polarizing for many Americans and ideas about how to think about acceptance and treatment.

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IMAGE OF THE DAY

<p>A member of the staff holds the painting 'Cloud Study' by John Constable, against the backdrop of 'Study for Clouds' by Gerhard Richter at Sotheby's, in London, Wednesday, June 22, 2022. The piece has an estimated price of 100,000-150,000 pounds, while Study for Clouds is 6-8 million pounds and will go on auction on June 29. </p>

AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali

A member of the staff holds the painting 'Cloud Study' by John Constable, against the backdrop of 'Study for Clouds' by Gerhard Richter at Sotheby's, in London, Wednesday, June 22, 2022. The piece has an estimated price of 100,000-150,000 pounds, while Study for Clouds is 6-8 million pounds and will go on auction on June 29. 

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TODAY IN HISTORY

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