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■ Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump called the last sur­viv­ing mem­ber of the World War II-era Doolit­tle Raiders, 101-year-old Lt. Col. Dick Cole of Com­fort, Texas, ahead of In­de­pen­dence Day to thank him for his ser­vice and wish him a full re­cov­ery from a re­cent fall.

■ Dan Fla­herty, a Quincy, Mass., po­lice sergeant, said a 5-year-old boy was in sta­ble con­di­tion and did not ap­pear to have bro­ken any bones af­ter fall­ing from a sev­enth-story win­dow when the screen the boy was lean­ing on popped out, adding that he landed in a bush, which cush­ioned his fall.

■ U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., urged continued close co­op­er­a­tion be­tween the U.S. and Pak­istan, say­ing it is es­sen­tial for peace in the re­gion and in Afghanistan, dur­ing a meet­ing in Islamabad with Pak­istani Prime Min­is­ter Nawaz Sharif. ■ Meghan David­son, 26, was just seven days from her due date when a light­ning strike to her head out­side her home in Fort My­ers, Fla., sent her to a hospi­tal where doc­tors de­liv­ered her third child, baby Owen.

■ Janet Yellen, 70, the chair­man of the Fed­eral Re­serve, was hos­pi­tal­ized in Lon­don over the week­end for a uri­nary tract in­fec­tion but has been dis­charged and has headed back to Wash­ing­ton, the Fed said, adding that she planned to re­sume her sched­ule for the week.

■ Mark Balfe-Tay­lor, who mar­ried Anna BalfeTay­lor in a mar­i­juana grow house in Las Ve­gas, said his fa­ther’s im­pris­on­ment on a mar­i­juana-re­lated of­fense made pot is­sues per­sonal for him and that the cer­e­mony was meant to show sup­port for new Ne­vada laws mak­ing the drug le­gal to buy.

■ Der­rion De­marco Gray of St. Louis was charged with first-de­gree mur­der and armed crim­i­nal ac­tion for dous­ing 34-yearold McAlis­ter Pres­ley with char­coal lighter fluid as he slept, then set­ting him on fire, pros­e­cu­tors said.

■ Do Van Viet, an of­fi­cial in Do Son, Viet­nam, said the killing of 46-year-old Dinh Xuan Huong by his own an­i­mal dur­ing a tra­di­tional wa­ter buf­falo fight was the first hu­man fa­tal­ity since the fights re­sumed 27 years ago af­ter be­ing halted dur­ing the Viet­nam War.

■ Dee Ann Haney, 54, a Texas City, Texas, city com­mis­sioner, faces two counts of in­tox­i­ca­tion man­slaugh­ter, ac­cused of smok­ing mar­i­juana, then driv­ing her pickup onto the shoul­der of a high­way and strik­ing and killing a fa­ther and son who were try­ing to se­cure items in their own truck.

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