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Man suspected of 3 killings in Oregon town is still at large

COOS BAY, Ore. (AP) — A man sought in the killings of three people after a hit-and-run crash near a casino and a shooting at a marijuana dispensary in a small Oregon city was still at large Saturday. The suspect, who was considered armed and dangerous, was not found after a manhunt Friday, Coos County District Attorney Paul Frasier said.

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Man suspected of 3 killings in Oregon town is still at large

Utah Jazz exit interviews: Notable quotes as Jazz face the 2021 offseason

Below are some of the notable quotes from the day. Mike Conley On whether he would be interested playing for Team USA in the Tokyo Olympics: “If I’m able to get my named called or I get called up at one point to be a part of that team then I’ll definitely be ready to accept.”

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Utah Jazz exit interviews: Notable quotes as Jazz face the 2021 offseason

Blaze at Moscow fireworks warehouse injures 4

MOSCOW (AP) — A warehouse holding a reported 15 metric tons (16.5 tons) of fireworks in central Moscow caught fire on Saturday, sending a huge cloud of smoke and a fusillade of explosions over the area. Three firefighters and a warehouse employee were injured and one firefighter was hospitalized.

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Blaze at Moscow fireworks warehouse injures 4

Bidens' older dog, Champ, has died; German Shepherd was 13

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President Joe Biden announced Saturday that Champ, the older of the family’s two dogs, had died “peacefully at home.” The German Shepherd was 13. The Bidens got Champ from a breeder after Biden was elected vice president in 2008.

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Bidens' older dog, Champ, has died; German Shepherd was 13

Amid reform movement, some GOP states give police more power

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — After a year of protests over police brutality, some Republican-controlled states have ignored or blocked police-reform proposals, moving instead in the other direction by granting greater powers to officers, making it harder to discipline them and expanding their authority to crack down on demonstrations.

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Amid reform movement, some GOP states give police more power

Metal fans mosh at 1st UK live music festival since pandemic

LONDON (AP) — Thousands of heavy metal fans were camping, singing — and even moshing — on Saturday at Britain’s first full music festival since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. The three-day Download Festival, taking place at Donington Park in central England, is one of a series of test events to see whether mass gatherings can resume without triggering outbreaks of COVID-19.

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Metal fans mosh at 1st UK live music festival since pandemic

Afghanistan running out of oxygen as COVID surge worsens

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's is racing to ramp up supplies of oxygen as a deadly third surge of COVID-19 worsens, a senior health official told The Associated Press in an interview Saturday. The government is installing oxygen supply plants in 10 provinces where the increase in COVID cases in some areas is hovering around 65%, health ministry spokesman Ghulam Dasigi Nazary said.

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Afghanistan running out of oxygen as COVID surge worsens

Confederate leader's Memphis past erased with body's removal

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest’s polarizing presence has hung over Memphis since he moved here in 1852 — his legacy cemented by a giant statue that loomed over all who passed his gravesite in a popular park. Defenders considered him a hero for his Civil War exploits.

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Confederate leader's Memphis past erased with body's removal

June 19: Spec in bed with teacher unions, housing double standard, more action on school board racism and other letters to the editor

Lopsided statistics on Afghanistan The one-sided horror of the 18-year war against the people of Afghanistan is visible in the numbers. America and its allies lost 3,586 people, while Afghanistan losses topped 167,000. Meanwhile, in what I fear is a Freudian slip, The Associated Press reports that 3,586 casualties of Westerners “dwarf” 167,000 deaths of people who don’t come from the U.S. or their allies.

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June 19: Spec in bed with teacher unions, housing double standard, more action on school board racism and other letters to the editor

Here are some things to know about the extreme drought in the Western U.S.

Compounding factors, including low rainfall and snowpack, climate change and persisting droughts from previous years, have escalated into extreme dryness. "What we see in our major reservoirs on the Colorado River really give us a good indication of water and drought in the West, and whether we’re in a good or a tough spot," said John Berggren, a water policy analyst at Western Resource Advocates, a nonprofit organization.

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Here are some things to know about the extreme drought in the Western U.S.

Declaration of Juneteenth holiday sparks scramble in states

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Congress and President Joe Biden acted with unusual swiftness this week in approving Juneteenth as a national holiday. That shifted the battle to the states, where the holiday faces a far less enthusiastic response. This year alone, legislation to make Juneteenth a paid state holiday died in Florida and South Dakota and stalled in Ohio, all states controlled by Republicans.

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Declaration of Juneteenth holiday sparks scramble in states

Hit by a ransomware attack? Your payment may be deductible

But those looking to discourage payments are less sanguine. They fear the deduction is a potentially problematic incentive that could entice businesses to pay ransoms against the advice of law enforcement. At a minimum, they say, the deductibility sends a discordant message to businesses under duress.

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Hit by a ransomware attack? Your payment may be deductible

California's unemployment debt grows as businesses ask Newsom for help

California’s borrowing to pay unemployment benefits will balloon to $26.7 billion by the end of next year as state funds prove inadequate to cover the costs of unprecedented joblessness caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, a new report warns. Even as the economy is rebounding, unemployment remains high, and the debt is forecast to grow beyond the $24.3 billion estimated for the end of this year, state officials said.

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California's unemployment debt grows as businesses ask Newsom for help

3 killed, suspect sought after Oregon hit-and-run, shooting

COOS BAY, Ore. (AP) — Police searched Friday for a suspect believed to have killed three people in wave of violence that included a hit-and-run crash and a shooting at a pot shop in a small Oregon city. A few minutes after the wreck, police received reports of gunshots at a cannabis shop, where one person was killed.

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3 killed, suspect sought after Oregon hit-and-run, shooting

The Daily 06-18-21: How Calif.’s new vaccine 'verification system' works

The vaccine verification system announced by Gov. Gavin Newsom late last week is now being rolled out in the state of California, which officials emphasized is not akin to a “vaccine passport.” The Digital COVID-19 Vaccine Record is intended to be an online version of the vaccine card received upon getting inoculated for COVID-19.

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The Daily 06-18-21: How Calif.’s new vaccine 'verification system' works

Seacor: pay debt with $25M in overturned boat's insurance

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The owner of an offshore oilfield boat that overturned off Louisiana plans to use $25 million in insurance on the vessel to pay down part of the Texas company’s debts. The Seacor Power was a “lift boat” equipped with legs that can be lowered to the ocean floor, lifting the vessel itself above the water as a temporary work platform.

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Seacor: pay debt with $25M in overturned boat's insurance

Appreciation: Journalist Janet Malcolm's work was a marvel, both chilling and provocative

The book, wisely shorn of a subtitle, has a distinctive cover — pale yellow with block letters. One of the shop’s patrons asked me what I thought of it, and we agreed: It’s a marvel, both chilling and incendiary, and really nothing short of a book-length siege.

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Appreciation: Journalist Janet Malcolm's work was a marvel, both chilling and provocative

Federal holiday pressures companies to give Juneteenth off

NEW YORK (AP) — The declaration of Juneteenth as a federal holiday is putting the pressure on more U.S. companies to give their employees the day off, accelerating a movement that took off last year in response to the racial justice protests that swept the country. More than 800 companies have publicly pledged to observe Juneteenth, according to HellaCreative, a group of Black creative professionals in the San Francisco Bay Area that launched a campaign last year to build corporate support for making the June 19th an official holiday.

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Federal holiday pressures companies to give Juneteenth off

Letters to the Editor: How principled conservatives can crush Trump's Republican Party

The danger to our democracy seems even more acute if we combine Republican radicalization with the barrage of voter suppression measures taking effect or about to take effect in many states. Senate Bill 1 and any other legislation in Congress to correct this appear dead in the water. But there is a solution: Cut down the power of former President Trump's Republican Party by diluting its vote.

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Letters to the Editor: How principled conservatives can crush Trump's Republican Party