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India tariffs squeeze out U.S. pulse imports

Pulses such as peas, lentils and chickpeas are a staple of the Indian diet, found in flavorful dishes such as daal and chana masala. “Traditionally, India was our largest overseas market,” said Pete Klaiber, vice president of marketing for the USA Dry Pea & Lentil Council. In the past several months, however, the Indian government has imposed steep tariffs.

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Sessions defends Trump administration’s immigration policies

While hundreds of protesters rallied outside, Attorney General Jeff Sessions defended the Trump administration’s immigration policies Monday, calling on Congress to act and asserting that many children were brought to the border by violent gang members.

Montana tribe can’t account for $14.5 million

Montana’s Crow Indian Tribe has been unable to account for $14.5 million it received for transportation programs, marking the second time in less than two years the tribe has been faulted for its handling of federal grant money, government investigators disclosed Monday.

California firefighter killed in retirement home shooting

A resident of a retirement home in Southern California opened fire on firefighters responding to a report of an explosion in the building, killing a veteran fire captain and wounding a second firefighter and another person, officials said.

Long-lost sisters meet after DNA test reveals relation

Meier and Risher share a love of Diet Coke, a craving for cream cheese bagels at breakfast and a habit of bringing chips and dip to parties. They share the same parents, too, but didn’t know that, or each other, until an DNA test six months ago.

Medical milestone: U.S. OKs marijuana-based drug for seizures

U.S. health regulators on Monday approved the first prescription drug made from marijuana, a milestone that could spur more research into a drug that remains illegal under federal law, despite growing legalization for recreational and medical use.

Loved by Elon Musk, mocked by critics, Tesla’s tent gets put to test

Elon Musk has six days to make good on his pledge that Tesla will be pumping out 5,000 Model 3 sedans a week by the end of the month. If he succeeds, it may be thanks to the curious structure outside the company’s factory. It’s a tent the size of two football fields that Musk calls “pretty sweet” and that manufacturing experts deride as, basically, nuts.

Fire scorches acreage near Yakima’s Rotary Lake

YAKIMA — A fire near Yakima’s Rotary Lake on Sunday afternoon sent up a plume of smoke and water vapor that could be seen – and smelled – from several parts of the Upper Yakima Valley. The fire was first reported around 3:30 p.m., and it took firefighters from the Yakima Fire Department and four county fire districts about an hour to bring it under control, said Rich Elliott, with Kittitas Valley Fire and Rescue.

Northern California wildfires prompt evacuations, burn homes

Hundreds of Northern California homes and businesses were threatened Monday after wind-driven wildfires broke out over the weekend, forcing thousands of residents to flee their homes throughout rural regions north of San Francisco.

Romney aims to clinch GOP nod in Utah Senate race

UPDATED: Mon., June 25, 2018, 11:27 a.m.

Mitt Romney has a second chance during a Tuesday primary election to dispatch a Utah state lawmaker who defeated him at the state Republican Party convention in the race for a Senate seat opening up with the retirement of long-serving U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch.

Latah County vaccination rates better than state average

The results of a study recently published in the journal PLOS Medicine found that only Oregon has a higher number of parents choosing to opt out of vaccinating their children than Idaho; however, Latah County vaccination rates are better than state average.

Thai officials believe 12 boys missing in cave are alive

Anguished parents of 12 members of a boys’ soccer team missing in a flooded cave in northern Thailand were spending a third night without their children Monday as water continued to rise in the sprawling caverns, forcing rescuers led by elite navy divers to suspend their search.

GOP leaders eye new bill on family separations at border

Top House Republicans are discussing legislation aimed at curbing the separation of migrant families at the border, GOP aides said Monday. The election-year response to public uproar over the Trump administration policy comes as a broader immigration package heads toward likely House defeat this week.