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House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. smiles during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 23, 2016. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Obama dismisses Ryan’s call for post-Brexit U.K. trade deal

- The Washington Times

House Speaker Paul D. Ryan called on the Obama administration Tuesday to prioritize a new trade agreement with Britain, but the White House dismissed the suggestion, saying President Obama warned British voters there would be consequences for their decision to leave the European Union.

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Oregon grass seed harvest ramps up with good weather

- Associated Press

After having to throttle down for more than a week due to periods of pounding rainfall and spotty hail, mid-Willamette Valley farmers put combines back to work in area grass seed fields over the weekend.

FILE - This Wednesday, April 29, 2009, file photo, shows hand sanitizer on a shelf at a pharmacy in Plano, Texas. Federal health officials want to know whether hand sanitizers used by millions of Americans are as effective at fighting germs as manufacturers claim, and whether there are any health risks to their use. (AP Photo/Donna McWilliam, File)

FDA has a few questions for makers of hand sanitizer

- Associated Press

Federal health officials want to know whether hand sanitizers used by millions of Americans work as well as manufacturers claim - and whether there are any health risks to their growing use.

Butterflies helping students take flight in Indiana school

- Associated Press

The Butterfly Project took flight when East Allen Alternative School science teacher Jan Hipskind read a newspaper article about the plight of monarch butterflies. Then the idea came to her like a "little flutter of butterfly wings.

Nixon vetoes Missouri tax break, litigation bills

- Associated Press

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon went on a vetoing spree Tuesday, knocking down legislation that he described as giving "special interest tax breaks" and ones that would change the state's litigation policies.