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In this Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017, file photo, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown speaks to media representatives in Salem, Ore.  (AP Photo/Don Ryan, File) ** FILE **

Oregon Democrats lack votes for climate bill that sparked GOP walkout

- Associated Press

The president of the Oregon Senate said Tuesday there weren’t enough votes in his majority Democratic caucus to approve a landmark climate bill that has sparked a walkout by Republicans and exacerbated tensions between urban and rural areas.

Jarrid "Jay" Collins (Courtesy of Collins' Twitter account)

Wounded warrior Jay Collins completes cross-country charity barbecue tour

- The Washington Times

Barbecue conversations can quickly devolve into heated arguments over which state or region offers the best sauce or style. But Jarrid “Jay” Collins, a former Army Green Beret and combat-wounded amputee, has just completed a nationwide tour using barbecue to bring the country together.

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With their eyes closed, Kelly and Denis O'Sullivan, the parents of slain Sacramento Police officer Tara O'Sullivan, hold hands during a news conference in Sacramento, Calif., Tuesday, June 25, 2019. Denis O'Sullivan told the media that any notion that the Sacramento Police Department was responsible for her death was extremely offensive and hurtful. It took rescuers 45 minutes to reach Tara O'Sullivan after she was shot by gunman, who kept shooting at police, during a domestic violence call last week. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Father of slain California officer praises department

- Associated Press

The father of a slain California officer says he will never blame authorities for her death after it took 45 minutes to rescue her as a man with a high-powered rifle kept them at bay.

This undated photo shows James Christopher Benvie.  Federal prosecutors say Benvie, who has been spokesman for a group of armed civilians that patrols the U.S.-Mexico border, is a flight risk and should remain jailed on accusations of impersonating a federal agent.(Mark Lambie/The El Paso Times via AP)

Man charged with impersonating federal agent to be released

- Associated Press

A federal judge ruled Tuesday that the spokesman for a group of armed civilians that patrols the U.S.-Mexico border will be released to a halfway house in New Mexico while he faces charges that he impersonated a federal agent there.

Kansas man sentenced to nearly 49 years in toddler's death

Associated Press

A Kansas man was sentenced Tuesday to nearly 49 years in prison in the fatal beating of his girlfriend's toddler who died several months after state welfare officials received reports that he was being abused.

Judge tosses ex-Minnesota players' suit against university

Associated Press

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by nine former University of Minnesota football players who claimed their rights were violated after a woman alleged she was the victim of a gang rape in 2016.

Feds: Texas family ran $33M illegal sports gambling outfit

Associated Press

Members of a southeast Texas family acknowledged in federal court Tuesday that they ran illegal bookmaking from the father's used car dealership for more than three decades, an enterprise federal authorities described as one of the nation's biggest illegal sports gambling and money laundering operations.