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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.