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TUESDAY, JUNE 7, 2016


Adult obesity in U.S. rises to 38 percent, CDC study says

How do government agencies, private foundations, industry groups and professional societies squander hundreds of millions of dollars? By trying to fight America’s obesity epidemic. Two new studies show that the best efforts of all these players – as well as schools, churches and individual health care providers – have largely failed to keep most Americans from getting fatter.

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In answer to a reporter’s question, House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. said Donald Trump’s comments about an American-born judge of Mexican heritage are the “textbook definition of a racist comment,” during a news conference about his agenda to relieve poverty in America, Tuesday, June 7, 2016, in Washington. But Ryan, who endorsed Trump only last week after a lengthy delay, went on to say: “But do I believe Hillary Clinton is the answer? No, I do not.” (J. Scott Applewhite / Associated Press)

Ryan: Trump made ‘textbook definition of a racist comment’

House Speaker Paul Ryan said Tuesday that Donald Trump’s comments about a U.S.-born judge of Mexican heritage are the “textbook definition of a racist comment.” The presumptive GOP presidential nominee said his remarks have been “misconstrued” and he is justified in questioning the legal proceedings.

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Chinese migrants flocking to San Diego, statistics show

The number of unauthorized Chinese immigrants coming to San Diego has skyrocketed in recent years, the result of a lucrative smuggling industry, mass emigration from China and a diversifying pool of unauthorized immigrants settling in the United States. Border Patrol agents in the San Diego sector apprehended an estimated 663 Chinese nationals between October and May, compared with 48 Chinese nationals last fiscal year, five in fiscal 2014 and eight in fiscal 2013.

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Clinton is first woman ever to clinch US presidential nomination

No matter your preference of candidate, party or ideology, Tuesday marks a defining moment in the United States. For the first time in 240 years, a woman – Hillary Clinton – has locked up a major party’s nomination for president, and is now within shot of winning the White House itself in November.

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From right, Nicole Schutz and Marco Peter Serna, candidate for First Judicial District Attorney, campaign in front of Gonzales Community School during the New Mexico Primary Election in Santa Fe, on Tuesday, June 7, 2016. New Mexico voters will get an unusually decisive say Tuesday in the final round of state presidential primaries in which Hillary Clinton is on track to clinch the majority of Democratic delegates nationwide. (Clyde Mueller / Santa Fe New Mexican via AP)

News Guide: 6 states casting presidential primary ballots

WASHINGTON – Spoiler Alert: Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton and Republican Donald Trump emerged from Tuesday’s coast-to-coast contests the presumptive presidential nominees of their parties. No suspense there: Trump has held that title for weeks, and Clinton clinched it on the ...

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Judge orders release of Detroit man in 4 deaths

A judge on Tuesday vacated the murder convictions of a young Detroit man who pleaded guilty to killing four people at age 14, a case that has been in doubt for years after a professional hit man stepped forward and took responsibility for the slayings at a drug den.

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MONDAY, JUNE 6, 2016





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Seven-year-old Delaney Jensen of Athol pets a sheep at North Idaho Fair & Rodeo at Kootenai County Fairgrounds today. The fair runs through Sunday. (SR photo/Kathy Plonka)





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