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WASHINGTON — House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy stepped up pressure on No. 3 House Republican Liz Cheney on Tuesday, claiming rank-and-file concerns about “her ability to carry out her job” as she trades insults with former President Donald Trump.

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LITTLEROCK — When students in teacher John Kornachuk’s class at Alpine Elementary School returned to school, they documented it with photos.

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LANCASTER (CNS) — Authorities sought the public’s help on Monday, to locate a missing man who was last seen in Lancaster.

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JERUSALEM (AP) — Joseph Zalman Kleinman, a Holocaust survivor who survived the Auschwitz death camp and testified against Adolf Eichmann in the Nazi commander’s trial in Jerusalem, died Tuesday, Israeli media reported. He was 91.

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LONDON — Foreign ministers from the Group of Seven wealthy industrialized nations gathered Tuesday in London for their first face-to-face meeting in more than two years, with the issue of whether to challenge or coax a surging China high on the agenda.

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MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — Tommy West, a music producer, singer and songwriter who played a role in the short-lived career of musician Jim Croce, died of complications associated with Parkinson’s disease, his family said. He was 78.

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Helen Murray Free, a chemist who ushered in a revolution in diagnostic testing when she co-developed the dip-and-read diabetes test, a paper strip that detected glucose in urine, died on Saturday at a hospice facility in Elkhart, Ind. She was 98.

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BUCARAMANGA, Colombia (AP) — Doris Tejada last heard from her son on New Year’s Eve 2007. Óscar Alexander had left her home in central Colombia to travel to a city on the border with Venezuela to earn money selling clothes to help his family after losing his job as a surveyor’s assistant.

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LOS ANGELES — A judge today says she is inclined to order Katie Hill to pay nearly $30,000 in attorneys’ fees and costs to a radio show host even though the former congresswoman dropped him as a defendant in her revenge porn lawsuit before his motion to dismiss could be heard.

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WASHINGTON — Donald Trump and his supporters are intensifying efforts to shame — and potentially remove — members of their party who are seen as disloyal to the former president and his false claims that last year’s election was stolen from him.

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PALMDALE — Palmdale School District debuted its bilingual one-hour radio program, “Palmdale PROMISE Live/La PROMESA de Palmdale en Vivo,” on Monday with Superintendent Raul Maldonado as the first guest.

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PALMDALE — The Palmdale City Library could eliminate fines for overdue library materials.

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PALMDALE — The Palmdale City Council, today, will consider a community well-being initiative as part of the city’s ongoing effort to address mental health and homelessness.

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PALMDALE — The City of Palmdale launched the Text My Gov messaging service to enhance general communications by the public to the city for a wide variety of information.

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LONDON — The US and the UK dismissed reports coming out of Iran that they are thrashing out a prisoner exchange deal with Tehran that could see the imminent release of a British-Iranian woman, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, and four Americans, among others.

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ISLAMABAD (AP) — The media is facing growing censorship, attacks and harassment in Pakistan that are threatening freedom of the press, a committee of journalists said Monday.

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ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — The Rev. Al Sharpton issued a powerful call for transparency and the release of body camera footage at the funeral Monday for Andrew Brown Jr., a Black man shot and killed by deputies in North Carolina, with the civil rights leader likening withholding the video t…

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Jacques d’Amboise, who grew up on the streets of upper Manhattan to become one of the world’s premier classical dancers at New York City Ballet and spent the last four and a half decades providing free dance classes to city youth at his National Dance Institute, has died at 86.

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Bobby Unser, a beloved three-time Indianapolis 500 winner and part of the only pair of brothers to win “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” has died. He was 87.

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LANCASTER — The City looks to update its municipal code regarding commercial cannabis activity to align with current practices in the industry since the ordinance was approved about four years ago.

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NEW DELHI — With Indian hospitals struggling to secure a steady supply of oxygen, and more COVID-19 patients dying amid the shortages, a court in New Delhi said it would start punishing government officials for failing to deliver the life-saving items.

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Jason Matthews — who after 33 years as a CIA officer in Istanbul; Athens, Rome; Belgrade, Serbia; Rome; Budapest, Hungary; and Hong Kong, became a bestselling author of three spy thrillers — died Wednesday at his home in Rancho Mirage. He was 69.

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SAN DIEGO — Three people were killed and more than two dozen others were hospitalized Sunday after a boat capsized and broke apart in rough water just off the San Diego coast during a suspected human smuggling operation, authorities said.

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX safely returned four astronauts from the International Space Station on Sunday, making the first U.S. crew splashdown in darkness since the Apollo 8 moonshot.

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MAPLEWOOD, N.J. — Olympia Dukakis, the veteran stage and screen actor whose flair for maternal roles helped her win an Oscar as Cher’s mother in the romantic comedy “Moonstruck,” has died. She was 89.

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The United States on Sunday immediately denied a report by Iranian state-run television that deals had been reached for the Islamic Republic to release U.S. and British prisoners in exchange for Tehran receiving billions of dollars.

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LANCASTER — Antelope Valley Transit Authority will purchase six 60-foot battery electric buses from BYD for an amount not to exceed $6.36 million, plus applicable sales tax.

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LANCASTER — The AV Fair & Event Center, in partnership with Antelope Valley Union High School District, will host the 20th annual 4.0 Student Recognition Celebration virtually on May 13.

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CALIFORNIA CITY — A temporary solution to the City’s power shortage offered by Southern California Edison gained full support by City Council during its regular meeting on Tuesday.

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MOJAVE — The Brazilian Space Agency and Brazilian Air Force announced Wednesday that Virgin Orbit has been selected to bring orbital launch capability to Brazil, a country that has never successfully completed a domestic launch to orbit.

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The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday will consider a motion submitted by Supervisors Kathryn Barger and Sheila Kuehl to adopt a Veteran Suicide Review Team guiding document, designate the Department of Mental Health as the administrative lead, and direct the department to d…

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KABUL, Afghanistan — The final phase of ending America’s “forever war” in Afghanistan after 20 years formally began Saturday, with the withdrawal of the last US and NATO troops by the end of summer.

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ALAMEDA — Deirdre Freeman walks the mile from her home, lugging a large, colorful painting and tote bag with her hammer and nails. Her destination is a telephone pole at a busy intersection, where she will hang her largest “heartwork” painting yet.