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■ The Dalai Lama, 82, must can­cel a planned visit to Botswana “due to ex­haus­tion,” ac­cord­ing to a state­ment on the Ti­betan spir­i­tual leader’s web­site that also thanked the pres­i­dent and gov­ern­ment “for their un­wa­ver­ing prin­ci­pled stand to wel­come him to their coun­try.”

■ Edwin Ed­wards, the for­mer four-term gov­er­nor of Louisiana known for de­fy­ing tra­di­tion — as a con­victed felon with a wife five decades his ju­nior, a 4-yearold son and a life­time of mak­ing head­lines — cel­e­brated his 90th birth­day with hun­dreds of peo­ple, each of whom paid $250 to at­tend the sold-out event.

■ David Berkowitz, the “Son of Sam” se­rial killer who ter­ror­ized New York 40 years ago, told CBS News in an in­ter­view at the pri­son where he is serv­ing a life sen­tence that he “sur­ren­dered to those very dark forces” when he killed six peo­ple and wounded seven.

■ Yann Chao, owner of Mama C’s Donuts in Maumee, Ohio, said she ex­pects to re­open in the com­ing days, af­ter her shop was blamed for a norovirus out­break that sick­ened more than 400 peo­ple but it re­cently re­ceived a clean bill of health.

■ Oren Kristal said his grand­fa­ther, Is­rael, rec­og­nized as the world’s old­est man by Guin­ness World Records and who lived through both world wars and sur­vived the Auschwitz con­cen­tra­tion camp, has died, a month shy of his 114th birth­day.

■ San­dra But­ler de­scribed as trau­ma­tiz­ing the burial of her fa­ther at a ceme­tery in But­ler, N.J., where a corpse’s rot­ting foot from a nearby grave fell on top of the elder But­ler’s cof­fin dur­ing the eu­logy, prompt­ing work­ers to quickly fill in the grave.

■ Ed­die Neas, an ex-Marine of New Jer­sey, was vis­it­ing Viet­nam in March 2016 when he bought from a ven­dor a U.S. dog tag that read “DB Freed” and “USMC,” and then, af­ter search­ing on­line, lo­cated Freed’s fam­ily in Texas, and last week gave the tag to a brother of Lance Cpl. David Bruce Freed, who was 19 when he was killed in ac­tion in 1968.

■ Elise Con­roy, 26, of Roxbury Town­ship, N.J., tried to poi­son her 84-yearold grand­mother by pour­ing an­tifreeze in some juice, au­thor­i­ties said, though they did not dis­close a mo­tive or whether the grand­mother was harmed.

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