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Senate panel recommends reappointment of Suzanne Case to lead Hawaii land department

The Senate Committee on Water and Land voted today to advise the full Senate to reconfirm Suzanne Case to another four years as chairwoman of the Board of Land and Natural Resources and director of the Department of Land and Natural Resources.

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Former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld will challenge Trump for Republican nomination in 2020

BOSTON >>Former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld says he is seeking the Republican nomination against President Donald Trump in 2020.

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Bernie Sanders releases 10 years of long-awaited tax returns

WASHINGTON >> Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders today released 10 years of his long-anticipated tax returns as he campaigns for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.

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Study finds diabetes drug may prevent, slow kidney disease

A drug that’s used to help control blood sugar in people with diabetes has now been shown to help prevent or slow kidney disease, which causes millions of deaths each year and requires hundreds of thousands of people to use dialysis to stay alive.

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Man sues parents for getting rid of his vast porn collection

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. >> An Indiana man is suing his parents for getting rid of his vast pornography collection, which he estimates is worth $29,000.

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Seniors’ weakness for scams may be warning sign of dementia

WASHINGTON >> Does an older friend or relative have a hard time hanging up on telemarketers? Or get excited about a “You’ve won a prize” voicemail? New research suggests seniors who aren’t on guard against scams also might be at risk for eventually developing Alzheimer’s disease.

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Shiny gold Porsche a danger to other drivers, police say

BERLIN >> German authorities have ordered a blinged-out golden Porsche off the road for being too shiny.

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Chinese woman who entered Mar-a-Lago denied bail

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. >> A federal judge denied bail today for a Chinese woman charged with lying to illegally enter President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club, saying her actions and statements suggest “she was up to something nefarious” and there is an “extreme risk of flight” if she were...

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Microsoft overhauls how it investigates office misbehavior

REDMOND, Wash. >> Microsoft is revamping its practices for investigating workplace allegations after a group of women shared stories of discrimination and sexual harassment.

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Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin says Federal Reserve independence is important globally

WASHINGTON >> Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said today that the Federal Reserve’s independence is important globally, while refusing to comment on President Donald Trump’s latest attack on the Fed.

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Hulu, now majority controlled by Disney, to buy out AT&T’s stake

Hulu LLC, the online TV service that’s now majority owned by Walt Disney Co., agreed to buy back AT&T Inc.’s 9.5 percent stake, a deal that valued the whole entity at $15 billion.

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State completes repair work on Kamehameha Highway in Hauula

The state transportation department announced this afternoon that it has completed repairs to a section of Kamehameha Highway in Hauula that suffered from coastal erosion damage, ahead of schedule.

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HBO looks beyond ‘Game of Thrones,’ maybe back to a prequel

LOS ANGELES >> When the last drop — or gallon — of blood is shed and an exultant victor has ascended to the Iron Throne, viewers may be split over how HBO’s fantasy saga ended but they’ll be joined in deprivation.

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Steve Martin collaborating on ‘ultimate cartoon book’

NEW YORK >> Steve Martin could not be happier about his latest book and about the chance to work with New Yorker artist Harry Bliss.

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Pulitzers given to Aretha Franklin, author Richard Powers

NEW YORK >> Aretha Franklin received an honorary Pulitzer Prize today, as judges praised the Queen of Soul “for her indelible contribution to American music and culture.” Competitive Pulitzers were awarded to books about two other giants of American history: Frederick Douglass and Alain Locke.

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Swedish actress Bibi Andersson dies at age 83

COPENHAGEN, Denmark >> Bibi Andersson, the Swedish actress who starred in classic films by compatriot Ingmar Bergman, including “The Seventh Seal” and “Persona,”has died. She was 83.

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Hawaii men’s volleyball hitter Stijn van Tilburg selected to All-Big West first-team

Senior hitter Stijn van Tilburg repeated as an All-Big West first-team selection, one of five Hawaii men’s volleyball players honored when the conference announced its postseason awards today.

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Words and consequences: A look at the Omar-Trump feud

WASHINGTON >> President Donald Trump isn’t backing down from his tweets about Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar, one of the first Muslim women to serve in Congress.

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