WHITE HOUSE RE­LEASES VOT­ING EMAILS

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Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump’s Ad­vi­sory Com­mis­sion on Voter In­tegrity has re­leased 112 pages of emails it has re­ceived with­out redact­ing the names of the writ­ers when they iden­ti­fied them­selves.

The vot­ing com­mis­sion ap­pears to have be­come a mag­net for vit­riol against the pres­i­dent and Kansas Sec­re­tary of State Kris Kobach. Many al­lege Kobach’s true aim is to sup­press le­gal vot­ing and ex­ploit vot­ers’ per­sonal in­for­ma­tion.

Lib­er­a­tion leaves dev­as­ta­tion. MO­SUL, IRAQ»

Af­ter a nearly nine-month fight, Iraq’s U.S.-backed forces have wrested from the Is­lamic State group at the cost of enor­mous de­struc­tion.

Nearly a third of the Old City — more than 5,000 build­ings — was dam­aged or de­stroyed in the fi­nal three weeks of bom­bard­ment, ac­cord­ing to a sur­vey by U.N. Habi­tat us­ing satel­lite im­agery. Across the city, 10,000 build­ings were dam­aged over the course of the war, the large ma­jor­ity in western Mo­sul, the scene of the most in­tense ar­tillery, airstrikes and fight­ing dur­ing the past five months. The sur­vey cov­ers dam­age vis­i­ble in satel­lite pho­tos, which means the real num­ber is likely higher.

Pot dealer con­fesses to slay­ings. DOYLESTOWN,

PA.» A mar­i­juana dealer gave po­lice a grisly ac­count of killing four men on his fam­ily’s farm, say­ing he crushed one of them with a back­hoe af­ter shoot­ing him and tried to set three of the bod­ies on fire in a metal bin with the help of his cousin, ac­cord­ing to court pa­pers filed Fri­day.

Cosmo DiNardo, 20, who grad­u­ated from a Catholic prep school two years ago, said he killed a for­mer school­mate who ar­rived with $800 to buy $8,000 worth of pot. DiNardo, who’s charged along with his cousin, said he shot an­other man in the back as he tried to run away.

China cre­mates body of jailed No­bel lau­re­ate.

SHENYANG, CHINA» China cre­mated the body of im­pris­oned No­bel Peace Prize lau­re­ate Liu Xiaobo, who died this week af­ter a bat­tle with liver can­cer amid in­ter­na­tional crit­i­cism of Bei­jing for not let­ting him travel abroad as he wished.

The cre­ma­tion took place Satur­day morn­ing in a cer­e­mony at­tended by fam­ily and friends.

Florida sink­hole swal­lows 2 houses, 1 boat.

MI­AMI» A sink­hole that started out the size of a small swim­ming pool and con­tin­ued to grow in Florida swal­lowed a boat, de­stroyed two homes and prompted of­fi­cials to evac­u­ate res­i­dents from about a dozen homes Fri­day.

By Fri­day af­ter­noon, the hole was 250 feet wide and 50 feet deep. No in­juries have been re­ported.

U.S. kills Is­lamic State leader in Afghanistan.

The Pen­tagon says that U.S. forces killed the head of the Is­lamic State group af­fil­i­ate in Afghanistan in an airstrike in Ku­nar prov­ince ear­lier this week.

De­fense Sec­re­tary Jim Mat­tis says that killing Abu Sayed is sig­nif­i­cant be­cause the loss of lead­er­ship sets in­sur­gent groups back for days or weeks.

A Pen­tagon spokesper­son, Dana White, says Abu Sayed was killed Tues­day with other mem­bers of the group.

Sen­a­tor sells stock in com­pany that man­u­fac­tures in Mex­ico. IN­DI­ANAPO­LIS»

An In­di­ana sen­a­tor and long­time critic of out­sourc­ing jobs to for­eign coun­tries an­nounced Fri­day that he’s sell­ing his stock in his fam­ily’s arts and crafts com­pany af­ter The As­so­ci­ated Press re­ported it man­u­fac­tures some prod­ucts in Mex­ico.

The AP re­ported Thurs­day that Demo­crat Joe Don­nelly made at least $15,001 in div­i­dends last year on as much as $50,000 of stock in Ste­wart Su­pe­rior Corp., which used Mex­i­can work­ers to pro­duce dye for ink pads.

For­mer Pres­i­dent Carter out of hospi­tal. WIN­NIPEG,

MAN­I­TOBA» For­mer U.S. Pres­i­dent Jimmy Carter was back at a Habi­tat for Hu­man­ity work­site Fri­day, a day af­ter he was hos­pi­tal­ized for de­hy­dra­tion while work­ing with the or­ga­ni­za­tion to build homes for needy fam­i­lies in Canada.

Carter, 92, was dis­charged ear­lier in the morn­ing from St. Boni­face Gen­eral Hospi­tal where he was treated “as a pre­cau­tion,” Carter spokes­woman Deanna Congileo said.

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