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Morning Buzz- 5 Things to Know for July 7

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1. Donald Trump's list of possible vice presidential candidates is getting shorter, after two more people dropped out of consideration.

Senator Joni Ernst of Iowa dropped out, saying she'd rather focus on her home state.

Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee also withdrew his name. He told CNN he's instead open to serving in Trump's cabinet, perhaps as Secretary of State.

Campaign sources say Trump has been vetting other vice president candidates, including New Jersey governor Chris Christie, former house speaker Newt Gingrich, and Indiana governor Mike Pence.

 

2. It could be another sibling rivalry at Wimbledon. The Williams sisters both need just one win today in order to face each other in this year's Wimbledon final.

Both Venus and Serena won their quarterfinal matches Tuesday.

The sisters haven't faced off in a grand slam final since Wimbledon in 2009.

Serena came into the tournament as the world number one, while Venus, world number eight, has become only the third woman to make a grand slam semifinal at the age of 36.

 

3. Are you loving the all-day breakfast menu at McDonalds? Then you'll be glad to hear that the McGriddle is coming to that menu later this year.

USA Today reports that McDonald’s all-day breakfast, which launched last year, is adding the popular item to a new standard national menu for all day breakfast. McMuffins and biscuits are also being added.

The change is expected to go into effect this fall.

 

4. It's a great place to walk or ride you bike, now visitors at Millennium Park in Grand Rapids will have a new place to visit.

They dedicated a new wetlands boardwalk Tuesday.

It connects the Hansen Nature Trail to a popular loop surrounding the park's main lake.

Funding for the project was donated in the memory of Sandy Hansen, a supporter of the park who passed away a couple years ago. Her husband was on-hand for the dedication and said he hopes the new boardwalk helps even more people enjoy the outdoors.

The trail system at Millennium Park is open for non-motorized and non-equestrian use.

Millennium Park is one of the largest urban parks in the U.S.

 

5. If you're looking for some family friendly fun, the 22nd annual Lowell Riverwalk Fest kicks off Thursday.

It's all happening at the Riverwalk plaza in Lowell, and it begins with a pig roast from 5-7 p.m., followed by live music.

Admission to the concerts and parking is free, and food is $8 a plate.

The festival runs all the way through Saturday with other events, including street entertainers, the Lowell Riverwalk Cruise-In, a parade, and much more.

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