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National briefs: California to invest in friendly future for electric vehicles

Associated Press

May 31, 2018

California utilities will invest $768 million to expand a network of charging stations and other infrastructure for electric vehicles.

National briefs: Nebraska officials fear Andersen Farms grain tower will collapse

Associated Press

May 31, 2018

Authorities have not let northeast Nebraska residents who live near a grain elevator damaged in an explosion return to their homes.

National briefs: OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma seeks dismissal of Alaska lawsuit

Associated Press

May 31, 2018

OxyContin is asking a judge in Alaska to dismiss a lawsuit that lays blame with the company for the state’s epidemic of opioid abuse.

International briefs: Denmark joins some European nations in banning burqa, niqab

Associated Press

May 31, 2018

Denmark joined other European countries in deciding Thursday to ban garments that cover the face.

International briefs: Women take abortion pills in Northern Ireland protest

ASSOCIATED PRESS

May 31, 2018

Abortion rights campaigners swallowed what they said were abortion pills outside a Belfast court Thursday.

International briefs: Africa’s mountain gorilla population now exceeds 1,000

ASSOCIATED PRESS

May 31, 2018

A new survey shows Africa’s critically endangered mountain gorillas have exceeded 1,000 after conservation efforts.

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