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■ Ro­drigo Duterte, the Philip­pine pres­i­dent, told re­porters that he will never visit the United States while he is in of­fice, adding that he has “seen Amer­ica and it’s lousy.”

■ David Re­fosco, sec­ond mate with Beau­fort Water Search and Res­cue, said res­cuers dis­patched to two kayak­ers who had got­ten stuck dur­ing low tide at Hil­ton Head Is­land, S.C., be­came stuck them­selves when their air­boat be­came wedged in a ravine hid­den by high marsh grass.

■ Matthew Ju­rado, a white, for­mer New York fire­fighter who re­ceived a 10-year prison sen­tence for ar­son, said it was “stu­pid­ity,” not racism, that spurred him to set fire to the apart­ment of a black col­league, who had days ear­lier re­ceived a racist let­ter threat­en­ing him if he didn’t re­sign.

■ Brooke Sky­lar Richard­son, an 18-year-old high school cheer­leader, pleaded in­no­cent to a reck­less homi­cide charge in the death of her new­born in­fant who, pros­e­cu­tors say, was buried alive out­side Richard­son’s fam­ily’s home in Carlisle, Ohio.

■ Dr. Scott Gre­gory Lilly, an on­col­o­gist who treated chronic pain pa­tients at a Musko­gee, Okla., clinic, was banned from pre­scrib­ing opi­oids and sus­pended from prac­tic­ing medicine be­cause, the state med­i­cal li­cens­ing board said, 14 of his pa­tients have died of over­doses since 2010.

■ Daniel Stoneb­urner was driv­ing in north­east­ern Ohio with his wife and their two chil­dren, ages 9 and 12, when a mo­torist trav­el­ing in the op­po­site di­rec­tion struck and sent air­borne a deer, which smashed into their wind­shield, killing the wife, Ohio state po­lice said.

■ Ward Thomas of Long Beach, Calif., who was de­nied a $5 mil­lion lottery jack­pot be­cause his teenage son bought the ticket and only adults can play, is su­ing the Cal­i­for­nia Lottery Com­mis­sion and the gas sta­tion that sold the ticket, com­plain­ing that no one checked the boy’s age or told him that only adults can play.

■ Marce­line Udry-Du­moulin, 79, of Switzer­land, the daugh­ter of a cou­ple whose bod­ies were found last week on an Alpine glacier, took part in their burial Satur­day, nearly 75 years af­ter they dis­ap­peared af­ter set­ting off on foot to feed their an­i­mals.

■ John Frando of the Bakersfield, Calif., Fire De­part­ment said a white Shih Tzu named Jack, which in a video on the agency’s web­site ap­pears nearly life­less af­ter be­ing res­cued from a house fire, suf­fered res­pi­ra­tory tract in­juries and burns to his feet but that he was do­ing well.

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