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TODAY: POTUS to nominate Charlotte mayor as next U.S. Secretary of Transportation

Good morning! It's the last Monday of the month, April 29. This is Christine Nelson. I wanted you to be first to know what the major headlines are this morning. This is just a quick summary of the top stories. We'll have all the details when you tune in from 4:30-7:00 a.m. We're live streaming on the web too if you have a smartphone, computer or tablet.

TOP STORY:

Rumors of Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx being nominated to the president's cabinet will be official today. The Huffington Post reported on Sunday President Obama will name Foxx the next U.S. Secretary of Transportation. It's not that big of a surprise ever since Foxx said he would not seek re-election. But we may be surprised to see the kind of push back that is going to come since his nomination must get Senate approval. Tune in to find out the issues that are likely to come up in confirmation hearings. We're also discussing who will replace Mayor Foxx to finish the remainder of his term.

WEATHER ALERT:

We got a good bit of rain yesterday. At this hour it's still coming down. Meteorologist Al Conklin put the final touches to his First Alert Weather forecast. Tune in to see how the rain is going to affect the day. Tonya Rivens will tell you how it's impacting the commute. Watch for weather and traffic updates every 10 minutes.

See you on the air now!

~Christine

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