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■ My­ron Dewey, a drone op­er­a­tor ac­cused of stalk­ing pri­vate se­cu­rity work­ers dur­ing a protest last year in North Dakota over the Dakota Ac­cess oil pipe­line, no longer faces charges af­ter a judge ruled to sup­press ev­i­dence taken from the drone, say­ing the state hadn’t proved that author­i­ties’ seizure of the drone was le­gal. ■ Lan­dau Eu­gene Mur­phy Jr., who won the 2011 sea­son of NBC’s Amer­ica’s Got Tal­ent, was charged in Lo­gan, W.Va., with do­mes­tic bat­tery and do­mes­tic as­sault af­ter his girl­friend ac­cused him of hit­ting her with a golf club dur­ing an ar­gu­ment, al­le­ga­tions he has de­nied.

■ Dana Canedy, who won a Pulitzer Price in 2001 for The New York Times se­ries ti­tled “How Race Is Lived in Amer­ica,” was named ad­min­is­tra­tor of the Pulitzer Prizes by the board and New York’s Columbia Univer­sity, which over­sees the prizes.

■ Ca­mus McNair, 39, was ar­rested on a drug charge af­ter a traf­fic stop in the Florida Keys in which a Mon­roe County sher­iff ’s deputy found 11 ounces of co­caine hid­den in­side a Cookie Mon­ster doll in the car.

■ Taka­fumi Horie, a Ja­panese en­tre­pre­neur, whose ap­pear­ance on Ja­pan’s pub­lic broad­caster NHK prompted com­plaints over his shirt, which fea­tured a car­toon of Adolf Hitler, tweeted that the shirt was meant to con­vey an anti-war mes­sage.

■ Au­gust Busch IV, 53, a for­mer An­heuser-Busch CEO, was “too in­tox­i­cated to take off,” po­lice in Swansea, Ill., said af­ter find­ing him near a he­li­copter that was revving up for liftoff at an of­fice park, where the air­craft had landed hap­haz­ardly ear­lier in the day.

■ Jeff Si­et­ing, the vil­lage pres­i­dent in Kalka­ska, Mich., who in Face­book posts called for the killing of “ev­ery last Mus­lim,” re­fused to apol­o­gize de­spite calls from his con­stituents, say­ing that his posts were pro­tected by the First Amend­ment.

■ Kelly Tufts of Lakeville, Mass., said he erects a life­size, ply­wood and alu­minum cutout of a po­lice cruiser in his drive­way on week­ends and hol­i­days, and cred­its it with get­ting speed­ing driv­ers to slow down.

■ An­gela Dun­ning, an at­tor­ney for the pub­lisher of a book of self­ies taken on an unat­tended cam­era in an In­done­sian for­est by Naruto, a crested macaque, said in U.S. fed­eral court that the mon­key is “bliss­fully un­aware” of a copy­right law­suit filed on its be­half by Peo­ple for the Eth­i­cal Treat­ment of An­i­mals, which is seek­ing the prof­its from the pho­tos.

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