The 5 Things You Need To Know This Morning – July 17, 2017 5/5 (1)

Here are the 5 Things You Need To Know for the morning of July 17th.

  1. Nine are dead, and more missing after a flash flood at a popular Arizona swimming hole.  A rainstorm in Tonto National park triggered the deadly flooding.
  2. After multiple agencies said he was dead, a Kurdish official is now saying that ISIS leader Baghdadi is most likely alive and was avoiding intelligence agencies.
  3. The situation in Venezuela looks poised to heat up after a massive vote against current President Nicolas Maduro puts his opposition in a self-imposed “Zero Hour” situation. There are talks of a massive sit-in, national strikes, and possibly a march on the Miraflores presidential palace.
  4. The NFL buzz is starting as teams a preparing for training camps to open in just a few short days. See the latest buzz via
  5. Army Maj. Gen. Robin Fontes took command of Combined Security Transition Command – Afghanistan on Saturday. The move gives her the highest position held by a female service member since the war began.

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Matt Hannaford is the VP of LifeFlip Media and a News / Sports Writer for American Grit. He is the son of two PA Army National Guard parents.