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By By COLLIN BINKLEY | June 30, 2015 12:49 pm
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  • Storied club's Kim Kardashian event turns typically divisive
    Associated Press | June 30, 2015 12:49 pm
    Plans for Kim Kardashian to appear at one of San Francisco's most august institutions have set off a typical "love her/hate her" stir.
  • USDA: Record soybean crop planted, progress slowed by rain
    Associated Press | June 30, 2015 12:36 pm
    A record 85.1 million acres of soybeans are in the ground, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Tuesday, but it's not clear whether they'll all sprout because persistent rain in some Midwestern states has flooded fields and slowed plant development.
  • UCC church to divest over Israeli treatment of Palestinians
    Associated Press | June 30, 2015 12:30 pm
    The top legislative body of the United Church of Christ voted Tuesday to divest from companies with business in the Israeli-occupied Palestinian territories, in a sign of the growing momentum of a U.S. protest movement against Israeli policy.
  • Statue of white supremacist, former SC governor vandalized
    Associated Press | June 30, 2015 12:30 pm
    Authorities are investigating the vandalism of a statue of a segregationist South Carolina governor as the state grapples with heightened tension over Confederate symbols in the wake of a massacre at a black church.
  • Federal report faults police actions during Ferguson unrest
    Associated Press | June 30, 2015 12:30 pm
    Police antagonized crowds who gathered to protest in Ferguson after Michael Brown's death last summer, violated free-speech rights and made it difficult to hold officers accountable, according to a Justice Department report that found across-the-board flaws in law enforcement's response.
  • Official: Prison chief, 11 others put on leave after escape
    Associated Press | June 30, 2015 12:26 pm
    The superintendent at the prison where two killers broke out has been placed on leave along with his security chief and 10 other staff members amid an internal investigation into how the inmates pulled off the daring escape, a state official said Tuesday.
  • Trump's pageant woes mount with TV and contestant drop-outs
    Associated Press | June 30, 2015 12:06 pm
    Fallout from Donald Trump's remarks about immigrants from Mexico continued Tuesday as a TV company backed by Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim said it was scrapping a project in development with the outspoken mogul, and Mexico announced it won't be sending a contestant to the Miss Universe contest, which Trump partly owns.
  • US stocks rebound from slump as investors follow Greek drama
    Associated Press | June 30, 2015 11:55 am
    U.S. stocks gained on Tuesday afternoon, rebounding from big losses a day earlier, as investors followed the latest negotiations between the Greek government and its creditors. Greece's international bailout program was set to expire later in the day.
  • Navajo Nation chapters have more than $77M in unspent funds
    Associated Press | June 30, 2015 11:48 am
    An audit of the Navajo Nation revealed that the tribal government's 110 chapters had more than $77 million in unspent funds.
  • California governor signs strict school vaccine legislation
    Associated Press | June 30, 2015 11:38 am
    Gov. Jerry Brown wasted no time Tuesday in signing a contentious California bill to impose one of the strictest school vaccination laws in the country following an outbreak of measles at Disneyland late last year.
  • Will latest inflammatory comments tarnish Trump's brand?
    Associated Press | June 30, 2015 11:37 am
    Is Donald Trump's business empire as Teflon-coated as his hair appears to be?
  • Judge nixes bridge lane-closing suit against Christie allies
    Associated Press | June 30, 2015 11:31 am
    A federal judge has dismissed a class-action lawsuit filed by people who were stuck in traffic when lanes leading to the George Washington Bridge were closed without warning in 2013.
  • People return to find homes destroyed by Washington wildfire
    Associated Press | June 30, 2015 11:31 am
    Surveying the smoldering ruins of his upscale home in this central Washington city, Vern Smith pointed to what had been his garage.
  • Same-sex marriage fight turns to clerk who refuse licenses
    Associated Press | June 30, 2015 11:24 am
    Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis shut her blinds when she arrived at work Tuesday, blocking the view of several dozen rainbow-clad protesters outside her office who chanted "do your job" and carried signs that read "You Don't Own Marriage."
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