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U.S. District Judge Dan Aaron Polster rejected the retired autoworker’s citizenship claim late last month, saying Demjanjuk lied about where he was during World War II.

Demjanjuk’s attorney asked the judge Thursday to reconsider the citizenship request, saying he had not seen all the newly discovered documents that could help his cause.

Demjanjuk was convicted by a German court that found he had served as a guard at the Nazis’ Sobibor death camp in occupied Poland. He was sentenced to five years in prison.

Demjanjuk, who is in his 90s, has been in poor health for years and has been in and out of a hospital since his conviction.

CALIFORNIA

12-year-old girl who blogged about cancer dies of brain tumor

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA — A 12-year-old Southern California girl who started a blog and a Facebook page to raise awareness about child cancer has died of a brain tumor.

Jessica Joy Rees was diagnosed in March. Her family says her 10-month battle with cancer ended Thursday.

The Orange County Register reported that Jessica was mourned by tens of thousands of people on Facebook.

Jessica began her blog after she became sick, with posts that described her feelings and urged readers to pray for children with cancer.

The seventh-grader always signed off with the acronym “NEGU,” short for “never ever give up.” Jessica and her father, Erik Rees, also started a foundation to raise money for pediatric cancer research.

MONTANA

Bus crash kills two, injures more than 30

MISSOULA — A bus crashed Sunday on an icy interstate highway in southwestern Montana, killing two people and sending more than 30 others to area hospitals, officials said.

The westbound Rimrock Trailways bus crashed on Interstate 90 about a mile west of Clinton, 18 miles southeast of Missoula, shortly after 7 a.m., Dan Ronan of the American Bus Association said.

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