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WASHINGTON — The Trump administration will unveil the first phase of its long-awaited blueprint for Mideast peace next month at a conference in the region designed to highlight economic benefits that could be reaped if the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is resolved, the White House said Sunday.

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Thomas Nozkowski, whose small, insistent, richly hued abstractions upended the heroic scale of postwar New York art and helped push painting in a more accessible, personal and wryly self-aware direction, died on May 9 in Rhinebeck, New York. He was 75.

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A billionaire technology investor stunned the entire graduating class at Morehouse College when he announced at their commencement Sunday that he would pay off their student loans — estimated at up to $40 million.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Museum of Contemporary Art in downtown Los Angeles says admission will soon be free thanks to a $10 million gift by the president of its board of trustees.

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LITTLEROCK — Antelope Valley Union High School District student trustee Noah Sveiven submitted a “cure and correct” demand letter to his Board colleagues at the May 9 Board meeting to remind them of a substantial violation of the Brown Act they committed at the April 11 meeting.

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CALIFORNIA CITY — A request to extend the agreement for a consultant who has been aiding the finance department in preparing the city’s books for audit and the 2019-2020 budget led to public criticism of California City Finance Director Diego Ibanez from his predecessor during Tuesday’s City…

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PALMDALE — The Palmdale Planning Commission approved new requirements for parking and laundry facilities in multi-family residential developments, hoping the less-stringent requirements will help attract new housing development to the city.

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ROSAMOND — The Rosamond Community Services District is looking at a $8 million operating budget for the 2019-2020 fiscal year, an increase of a little more than $230,000 from the current year, or about 3%.

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WASHINGTON — A Republican congressman from Michigan on Saturday became the first member of President Donald Trump’s party on Capitol Hill to accuse him of engaging in “impeachable conduct” stemming from special counsel Robert Mueller’s lengthy investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 …

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Mojave has needed a new courthouse for many years to handle an increasing caseload and to improve safety for sheriff’s deputies moving prisoners between the luxury motor-coach that transports them from the main jail in Bakersfield to the various buildings that comprise the court.

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MANAGUA, Nicaragua — A Nicaraguan-American dual national who died in a prison disturbance in Nicaragua served in the U.S. Navy and was a staunch opponent of the government of President Daniel Ortega, his cousin said Saturday.

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VIENNA — Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz called Saturday for an early election after his vice chancellor resigned over a covertly shot video that showed him apparently promising government contracts to a prospective Russian investor.

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — For more than two decades, Nancy Mace did not speak publicly about her rape. In April, when she finally broke her silence, she chose the most public of forums — before her colleagues in South Carolina’s legislature.

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BILLINGS, Mont. — A U.S. judge has sentenced a Mexican citizen to almost five years in federal prison after prosecutors say he brought 34 pounds of methamphetamine from Arizona to Montana.

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SYDNEY — Scott Morrison, Australia’s conservative prime minister, scored a surprise victory in federal elections Saturday, propelled by a populist wave — the “quiet Australians,” he termed it — resembling the force that has upended politics in the United States, Britain and beyond.

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STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado man who survived the 1999 Columbine school shooting and later became an advocate for fighting addiction has died.

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A letter written by Alexander Hamilton during the Revolutionary War has resurfaced more than seven decades after the document was stolen from the Massachusetts Archives, federal authorities said.

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LOS ANGELES — A new weather system is expected to bring rain to parts of Southern California today, a National Weather Service meteorologist said.

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PEARBLOSSOM — Retired Daisy Gibson Elementary School Principal Vishna Herrity will serve out the remainder of the school year as Superintendent Designee Principal at Antelope Elementary School.

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CALIFORNIA CITY — The firefighters of the California City Fire Department will see a 20% pay increase this year and 6% increases in each of the next two years under a new memorandum of understanding unanimously approved by the City Council on Tuesday.

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LANCASTER — After nearly four decades of princesses, pirates, superheroes, cowboys or any number of magical creatures, or historical figures, Daisy’s Costumes will close up shop at the end of next month.

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LONG BEACH (AP) — Police say a woman was killed and five others were shot and injured while they held a vigil outside a Southern California bar for someone who recently died.

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SACRAMENTO (AP) — A woman was killed and three others, including a 4-year-old boy, were wounded by gunfire in an apartment complex.

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LANCASTER — With an estimated 100 acres of hemp planted on the city’s east side, SoCal Farms LLC is the first industrial hemp farm to have approval from the Los Angeles County Agriculture Commissioner to cultivate the crop.

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — A now-dead Ohio State team doctor sexually abused at least 177 male students from the 1970s through the 1990s, and numerous university officials got wind of what was going on over the years but did little or nothing to stop him, according to a report released by the school Friday.

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VARADERO, Cuba — The battle for Cuba’s economic future is being waged on its beaches. And at its all-inclusive resorts, dive sites and cobblestoned colonial plazas.