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■ Tulsi Gab­bard, the Hawaii con­gress­woman and Army Na­tional Guard ma­jor who has been de­ployed to Iraq and Kuwait, is tak­ing two weeks off from her 2020 Demo­cratic pres­i­den­tial cam­paign to par­tic­i­pate in a joint train­ing ex­er­cise with the In­done­sian mil­i­tary.

■ Kyle Giers­dorf, 16, of Pottsgrove, Pa., who won $3 mil­lion in an es­ports com­pe­ti­tion for the video game Fort­nite and was named Fort­nite World Cup solo champion, was live-stream­ing when a po­lice SWAT team showed up at his house af­ter some­one out of the coun­try called in a fake emer­gency.

■ Shel­ley Joseph, a dis­trict judge in New­ton, Mass., sus­pended af­ter be­ing ac­cused of help­ing a for­eigner escape a fed­eral agent wait­ing to ar­rest him, had her $181,000 an­nual salary re­in­stated by the state’s high­est court while she fights fed­eral ob­struc­tion of jus­tice charges.

■ Jim McCoy, 35, a parolee ac­cused of break­ing into the bed­rooms of sleep­ing Univer­sity of Alabama stu­dents and rob­bing them, was charged with bur­glary and crim­i­nal tres­pass­ing, Tuscaloosa po­lice said.

■ Kristin Casey of Mount Dora, Fla., whose home se­cu­rity cam­era recorded an Ama­zon de­liv­ery driver drop­ping off a pack­age and then tak­ing her daugh­ter’s bi­cy­cle, said she hopes “it was a mis­take” and that she wants the bike back.

■ Arantza Pena Popo, a high school class vale­dic­to­rian from Litho­nia, Ga., won a $30,000 col­lege schol­ar­ship through the “Doo­dle for Google” com­pe­ti­tion, with her draw­ing of her­self and her mother, ti­tled “Once you get it, give it back,” fea­tured on the tech gi­ant’s home­page Tues­day.

■ Rodney Smith Jr., an Alabama man who trav­eled to all 50 states to mow lawns for free, an­nounced a “Mow­ing with Cops” tour where he’ll travel cross-coun­try again with a spe­cial, po­lice-themed mower to get of­fi­cers to­gether with el­derly, dis­abled and other res­i­dents who need lawn care.

■ Bryan Schmitt, 47, an at­tor­ney in Sandy Springs, Ga., ac­cused of us­ing his Mercedes to hit and kill a man walk­ing in the street in an act of road rage af­ter the two ar­gued, faces mur­der and ag­gra­vated as­sault charges, po­lice said.

■ Matt Pecka, a Hen­rico County, Va., po­lice lieu­tenant, said a home se­cu­rity cam­era filmed a per­son wear­ing TV-shaped head­gear drop­ping off an older-model tele­vi­sion on a front porch, one of more than 50 TVs left on porches in a neigh­bor­hood out­side Rich­mond.

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