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■ Michael Peter­son, CEO of a New York foun­da­tion that placed a new na­tional debt clock dis­play­ing a run­ning tally of the na­tion’s nearly $23 tril­lion debt on a bill­board in down­town At­lanta in time for this month’s Demo­cratic pres­i­den­tial de­bate, said he hopes it will spark dis­cus­sion.

■ Ren Dorr, 31, a lob­ster­man fish­ing about 5 miles off the coast of Har­ring­ton, Maine, hauled in a 100-pound buck deer that was so tired it “laid right down like a dog” on his boat’s deck af­ter it was pulled from cur­rents that were sweep­ing it out to sea.

■ Eric Trump, Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump’s son, re­ported for jury duty Thurs­day at the lower Man­hat­tan build­ing that houses New York state civil and crim­i­nal courts, and was in­cluded in a pool of po­ten­tial ju­rors to hear a weapon-pos­ses­sion case.

■ Nikki Ja­cobs turned her 13-year-old son, a sus­pect in two slay­ings, over to U.S. Mar­shals in Lum­ber­ton, N.C., af­ter the teen es­caped from ju­ve­nile court and spent two days at his grand­mother’s aban­doned house be­fore show­ing up at an un­cle’s house.

■ Bobby Edwards, the white man­ager of a Con­way, S.C., restau­rant who was con­victed of forc­ing a black man with in­tel­lec­tual dis­abil­i­ties to work for up to 18 hours a day with­out pay, was sen­tenced to 10 years in prison and must pay nearly $273,000 in resti­tu­tion.

■ Patti Ra­gan, with the Cen­ter for Great Apes in Wauchula, Fla., said San­dra, a 33-year-old orang­utan that spent 25 years at the now­closed Buenos Aires Zoo and was de­clared by an Ar­gen­tinian judge to be a non­hu­man per­son with the le­gal right to bet­ter liv­ing con­di­tions, is set­tling into her new home at the cen­ter.

■ Ed­win “Ed­die” Gray­beal, a deputy and the son of Wash­ing­ton County, Tenn., Sher­iff Ed Gray­beal, was in­dicted on as­sault and mis­con­duct charges af­ter an­other of­fi­cer’s body cam­era recorded him slap­ping a hand­cuffed in­mate.

■ Son­nia Gas­ton, 18, who slammed the door when she an­grily left a court­room in Vir­ginia Beach, Va., where her boyfriend had a pro­ba­tion-vi­o­la­tion hear­ing, was cited for con­tempt of court and sen­tenced to 10 days in jail.

■ Nathan Dahm, an Ok­la­homa Re­pub­li­can state se­na­tor who sought to re­name a stretch of Route 66 af­ter Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump, aban­doned the ef­fort af­ter other state lead­ers, in­clud­ing Lt. Gov. Matt Pin­nell, re­jected nam­ing high­way sec­tions af­ter any po­lit­i­cal fig­ure.

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