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Winston – Salem, North Carolina
June 3 – Former vice presidential nominee John Edwards was indicted on charges of using illegal campaign donations to hide his mistress from voters. The indictment caused immediate criticism from campaign finance and legal experts, who said the government's case was unprecedented and seemed weak. The Justice Department charged Edwards in a six-count indictment that states that he helped solicit nearly $1 million dollars through illegal contributions via political donors. Prosecutors believe Edwards' motive revolved around hiding his mistress, Rielle Hunter, and her pregnancy from the public's eye.
June 2 – Officers reported approximately 200 people in western and central Massachusetts went to hospitals with injuries sustained from storms that hit Springfield and nearby areas. Around 400 people are staying in shelters around Springfield, according to the Red Cross. Teams are searching house to house for survivors, although no one has been reported missing since the natural disaster struck. The storm has caused several tragic incidents, including a mother shielding her daughter from the storm and a man sitting in his car while a tree fell onto it. State officials promised to help residents rebuild after at least two tornadoes hit the region.
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