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Sens. Tim Kaine, D-Va., and La­mar Alexan­der, R-Tenn., opened a mu­sic fes­ti­val in Bristol, Tenn., with a bi­par­ti­san duet, with Kaine, 59, on the har­mon­ica and Alexan­der, 77, on the pi­ano, play­ing tunes like “Keep on the Sunny Side of Life.”

Michael Burstein, a Brook­line, Mass., Town Meet­ing mem­ber, has pro­posed re­nam­ing the city’s Board of Select­men the Board of Se­lect women, no mat­ter the gen­der of the mem­bers, while an­other pro­posal would im­ple­ment gen­der-neu­tral lan­guage, after res­i­dents said the ti­tles should be all-in­clu­sive.

An­drew Foy, 32, one of two in­mates who es­caped by over­pow­er­ing guards at an Ok­la­homa jail and steal­ing a prison trans­port van, was cap­tured in Penn­syl­va­nia, the Ma­jor County, Okla., sher­iff’s of­fice said, while the other es­capee re­mains at large.

Michael Isaac­son, an anti-fas­cist ac­tivist and ad­junct pro­fes­sor for the crim­i­nal jus­tice school at the City Univer­sity of New York, was put on ad­min­is­tra­tive leave after post­ing on Twit­ter that teach­ing “fu­ture dead cops” is “a priv­i­lege.”

Court­ney Fal­lon, an ac­tivist who was ar­rested in the van­dal­ism of Wall Street’s Charg­ing Bull, said she dumped blue paint onto the statue to rep­re­sent “ris­ing sea lev­els” in protest of the pres­i­dent’s June de­ci­sion to pull the U.S. out of the Paris cli­mate ac­cord.

An­thony Guglielmi, a Chicago po­lice spokesman, said in­ves­ti­ga­tors be­lieve that one of four people killed in a drive-by shoot­ing as they sat in a car on the city’s south­west side was preg­nant.

David Perle of the People for the Eth­i­cal Treat­ment of An­i­mals said “cham­pagne corks are pop­ping” after a federal ap­peals court re­in­stated Cal­i­for­nia’s ban on foie gras, find­ing that a state law bar­ring sales of the liver pate made by force-feed­ing ducks and geese was not pre-empted by federal au­thor­ity to reg­u­late poul­try prod­ucts.

Ge­orge Heitsch, su­per­in­ten­dent of the Farm­ing­ton school district in Michi­gan, said a Detroit-area teacher is on leave after an 11-yearold boy, who says he pledges al­le­giance to God and fam­ily, not a flag, was phys­i­cally forced to stand for the Pledge of Al­le­giance.

Sean Har­ris, 33, who stole food, drinks and cigarettes from a gas sta­tion in La Crosse, Ind., was ar­rested shortly after an of­fi­cer found him stranded by the side of a high­way with his vehicle out of fuel, au­thor­i­ties said.

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