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This undated photo, provided by the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources, shows crosses etched by vandals on the crumbling remains of the 180-year-old summer palace of former King Kamehameha III in the forest of a Honolulu, Hawaii, neighborhood. (Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources via Associated Press)

Vandalism discovered at sacred Native Hawaiian site

HONOLULU – Vandals etched crosses on the crumbling remains of the 180-year-old palace of a former Hawaiian king, the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources said Thursday. But unless the vandals are caught desecrating the sacred cultural site, there’s ...

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Baltimore officer acquitted in arrestee’s death

BALTIMORE – It was supposed to be an open-and-shut case: The 25-year-old black man was healthy before his arrest and arrived at the nearby station dying from a broken neck. But a judge ruled Thursday that prosecutors failed to prove any crime was committed by Officer Caesar Goodson, who drove the van where Freddie Gray suffered his fatal injury during a six-stop, 45-minute odyssey after he tried to outrun a police patrol.

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Clinton failed to hand over key email to State Department

WASHINGTON – Former Secretary Hillary Clinton failed to turn over a copy of a key message involving problems caused by her use of a private homebrew email server, the State Department confirmed Thursday. The disclosure makes it unclear what other work-related emails may have been deleted by the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee. The email was included within messages exchanged Nov. 13, 2010, between Clinton and one of her closest aides, Deputy Chief of Staff Huma Abedin. At the time, emails sent from Clinton’s BlackBerry device and routed through her private server in the basement of her New York home were being blocked by the State Department’s spam filter. A suggested remedy was for Clinton to obtain a email account.

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Bluegrass music patriarch Ralph Stanley dies at 89

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Ralph Stanley, a patriarch of Appalachian music who with his brother Carter helped expand and popularize the genre that became known as bluegrass, died Thursday. He was 89. Stanley died at his home in Sandy Ridge, Virginia, ...

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A grocery store employee wipes down a soup bar with a display informing customers of organic, GMO-free oils, in Boulder, Colo. Senators have a bipartisan deal to require labeling of genetically modified ingredients nationally, a week before a labeling law in Vermont goes into effect. The deal announced Thursday, June 23, 2016, by the top Republican and Democrat on the Senate Agriculture Committee would require labeling of genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, in packaged foods nationwide. But it would be more lenient than Vermonts law, allowing food companies to use a text label, a symbol or electronic label accessed by smartphone. Vermonts law would require items to be labeled produced with genetic engineering. (Brennan Linsley / Associated Press)

Senators reach deal on GMO labeling

WASHINGTON – Senators have a bipartisan deal to require labeling of genetically modified ingredients nationally, a week before a labeling law in Vermont goes into effect. The deal announced Thursday by the top Republican and Democrat on the Senate Agriculture ...

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Panel votes against accreditor of for-profit colleges

An advisory panel to the Education Department voted Thursday to recommend the government sever ties with a group that accredits many of the nation’s for-profit colleges, including schools once owned by the now-defunct Corinthian Colleges Inc. – a critical vote that could lead schools to close their doors and threaten financial aid to hundreds of thousands of students.

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Agency hopes apps will keep drones away from wildfires

BOISE, Idaho – Federal authorities are seeking a high-tech solution for the increasing problem of hobby drones flying over active wildfires and endangering airplane and helicopter pilots trying to put out blazes. The U.S. Interior Department said it’s working with ...

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CNN hires fired Trump campaign manager

NEW YORK – CNN has hired former Donald Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski as a commentator on the campaign, only days after he was fired by the presumptive Republican presidential nominee. A network spokeswoman, Barbara Levin, confirmed the hiring but ...

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