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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) 性视界传媒 School districts in California would be barred from forcing teachers to notify parents if their child asks to go by a new pronoun at school under a bill the state Legislature is weighing amid legal battles over the rights of parents and gender-nonconforming students.

U.S. Catholic Bishops convening for a two-day meeting are considering a new, multifaceted program of outreach to Native American Catholics. The effort is motivated in part by a desire to make amends for the widespread abuses inflicted on Native youths at scores of Catholic-run boarding schools in the 19th and 20th centuries. The proposed plan covers everything from evangelism and sacred music to education, marriage and family. According to church statistics, Native Americans make up about 3.5% of U.S. Catholics and more than 350 parishes serve predominantly Indigenous people

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Most U.S. stocks聽fell, but hopes for coming cuts to interest rates and Wall Street性视界传媒檚 continued frenzy around artificial-intelligence technology nudged indexes to more record highs. The S&P 500 rose 0.2% Thursday from its all-time high set the day before, even though the majority of stocks within the index weakened. The Nasdaq composite climbed 0.3% from its own record as Broadcom and other technology stocks rallied. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.2%. Treasury yields eased again in the bond market as conviction built that inflation is slowing enough to get the Federal Reserve to cut interest rates later this year.

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U.S. President Joe Biden says he doesn性视界传媒檛 expect to reach a cease-fire deal for Gaza in the near future. Biden's comments Thursday came as an American-backed proposal with global support has not been fully embraced by Israel or Hamas. Biden said international leaders had discussed the cease-fire during the Group of Seven summit in Italy. But when asked by reporters if a truce deal wound be reached soon, Biden replied simply, 性视界传媒淣o,性视界传媒 adding, 性视界传媒淚 haven性视界传媒檛 lost hope.性视界传媒 Earlier Thursday, U.S. national security adviser Jake Sullivan pushed back against assertions that Israel isn性视界传媒檛 fully committed to the cease-fire proposal. He said mediators are working 性视界传媒渢o bridge the remaining gaps性视界传媒 and reach a deal.

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Tesla shareholders are charting the future of the electric vehicle company Thursday as they wrap up voting whether or not to restore CEO Elon Musk性视界传媒檚 massive pay package that was thrown out by a Delaware judge. Shares of the company rose in Thursday afternoon trading after the company said in a regulatory filing that stockholders are approving Musk性视界传媒檚 $44.9 billion pay package by a wide margin. In a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Tesla published posts on X by Musk from Wednesday night of charts showing that his compensation package was passing, as was a measure to move Tesla性视界传媒檚 legal home from Delaware to Texas.

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A tropical disturbance that brought a rare flash flood emergency to much of southern Florida delayed flights at two of the state性视界传媒檚 largest airports and left vehicles waterlogged and stalled in some of the region性视界传媒檚 lowest-lying streets. 聽Travelers across the area were trying to adjust their plans on Thursday morning after more than 20 inches of rain has fallen in some areas of South Florida since Tuesday, with more on the way. The disorganized storm system was pushing across Florida from the Gulf of Mexico at roughly the same time as the early June start of hurricane season, which this year is forecast to be among the most active in recent memory amid concerns that climate change is increasing storm intensity.

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The Justice Department says Phoenix police violate people性视界传媒檚 rights, discriminate against Black, Hispanic and Native American people and use excessive force, including unjustified deadly force. A report released Thursday says the police department unlawfully detains homeless people and disposes of their belongings and discriminates against people with behavioral health disabilities. And the Justice Department said Phoenix police had violated the rights of people engaged in protected speech. Phoenix police didn性视界传媒檛 immediately respond to the justice department性视界传媒檚 report, but referred further questions to the city. Attorney General Merrick Garland says the government is committed to working with the city and police on reform.

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Former President Donald Trump reportedly called Milwaukee a 性视界传媒渉orrible city性视界传媒 during a meeting with Republican lawmakers. The comment on Thursday drew disagreements from those who were there about what Trump meant when referring to the heavily Democratic city that will host the Republican National Convention next month. Trump made the comments during a meeting with members of Congress as part of a visit to Capitol Hill, his first since leaving office. Trump spokesperson Steven Cheung posted on X that Trump 性视界传媒渨as talking about how terrible crime and voter fraud are.性视界传媒 President Joe Biden's campaign said, 性视界传媒淚f Donald Trump thinks Milwaukee is so horrible, then he shouldn性视界传媒檛 come to our city.性视界传媒

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The Atlanta Falcons were stripped of a fifth-round pick in next year性视界传媒檚 draft on Thursday for violating the NFL性视界传媒檚 anti-tampering rules prior to signing quarterback Kirk Cousins. The Falcons and Cousins agreed on a four-year, $180 million contract with $100 million guaranteed shortly after the league性视界传媒檚 52-hour legal tampering window opened. It性视界传媒檚 normal for teams and players to reach agreements quickly and there were other players who agreed to deals even before Cousins. But Cousins性视界传媒 comments at his introductory news conference raised questions that led to the NFL性视界传媒檚 investigation.

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Rafael Nadal is going to skip Wimbledon, as expected, and instead prepare for the Paris Olympics by entering a clay-court tournament in Bastad, Sweden. The 22-time Grand Slam champion said Thursday he wants to just remain on clay, rather than switching over to grass for the All England Club and then needing to go back to clay. The Summer Games will hold the tennis competition at Roland Garros starting on July 27. That is the site of the French Open, where Nadal has won a record 14 titles. Nadal will play doubles 性视界传媒 with Carlos Alcaraz 性视界传媒 and singles at the OIympics. Wimbledon runs from July 1-14.

President Joe Biden says he will not use his presidential powers to lessen the eventual sentence that his son Hunter will receive for his federal felony conviction on gun crimes. Biden, following the conclusion of a news conference held Thursday at the Group of Seven summit of the world性视界传媒檚 wealthiest democracies, responded he would not when asked whether he plans to commute the sentence for his son. Hunter Biden性视界传媒檚 sentencing date has not been set, and the three counts carry up to 25 years in prison.

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The United States has granted the Makah Indian Tribe in Washington state a long-sought waiver that helps clear the way for its first sanctioned whale hunts since 1999. The Makah is a tribe of 1,500 people on the northwestern tip of the Olympic Peninsula and is the only American Indian tribe with a treaty that specifically mentions a right to hunt whales. But it has faced more than two decades of court challenges, bureaucratic hearings and scientific review as it seeks to resume hunting for gray whales. Thursday's decision would allow the tribe to hunt up to 25 Eastern North Pacific gray whales over 10 years.

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Wildlife experts have hit a dead end in their quest to determine how a gray wolf arrived in southern Michigan for the first time in more than 100 years. The wolf was killed in January by a hunter who said he had mistaken it for a coyote. That was shocking. Gray wolves are common in Michigan性视界传媒檚 Upper Peninsula, but southern Michigan doesn性视界传媒檛 offer the proper habitat. Wolf expert Brian Roell says officials "don性视界传媒檛 know how it got there.性视界传媒 Meanwhile, a prosecutor says no charges will be filed because the hunter believed he was shooting a coyote.

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Police say Pennsylvania Sen. John Fetterman was seen driving at a 性视界传媒渉igh rate of speed性视界传媒 just before he rear-ended another car on Interstate 70 in Maryland. A state police report said Fetterman was at fault in Sunday morning's crash. Police say both cars were towed and Fetterman, his wife Gisele and the motorist he hit were all hospitalized for minor injuries. Fetterman性视界传媒檚 office has acknowledged the accident, saying he was treated for a bruised shoulder and discharged within hours. Court records show that Fetterman pleaded guilty earlier this year in Pennsylvania to a citation for exceeding the speed limit by 34 mph.

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New details from federal investigations into the crash of a gasoline delivery truck that destroyed an I-95 bridge in Philadelphia a year ago says gasoline spilled out from an unsecured hatch on the top of the tanker. The crash and subsequent fire and explosions in June 2023 killed the driver and closed down the roadway. Video evidence shows the cover to a 16-inch 性视界传媒渕anhole性视界传媒 on the tanker was open when driver Nathan Moody arrived at a Wilmington, Delaware, terminal to refill the tank. The video obtained by federal investigators shows it was still not properly secured when he drove away to deliver it to a convenience store.

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Scientists say a large number of whales visiting the waters off New England included an uncommon sighting of an orca eating a tuna and an unusually large group of an endangered species of whale. Officials with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Thursday a research flight made 161 sightings of seven different species of whale on May 25 south of Martha性视界传媒檚 Vineyard and southeast of Nantucket. The agency says the sightings included 93 of sei whales, and that is one of the highest concentrations of the rare whale during a single flight. It says there were also two sightings of orcas, which aren't common off Massachusetts.

There性视界传媒檚 a new big-hitter in the world of soccer soothsayers and this one is going for a win for Germany to open the European Championship. Bubi is an African elephant who lives in a reserve in Thuringia in central Germany. She was tasked with predicting the victor of the Euro 2024 match between the host nation and Scotland in Munich on Friday. Bubi had to kick a ball toward the flags of Germany and Scotland that were on either side of a makeshift goal. The ball rolled toward Germany性视界传媒檚. Bubi then waved the flag of her adopted home and enjoyed a bucket of barley.

A proposed cease-fire deal between Israel and Hamas is raising hopes across the Middle East and beyond that eight months of fighting could soon come to an end and that dozens of captives taken by the militant group could soon be freed. The deal is the latest serious attempt to wind down the war, and while it still faces significant hurdles, negotiations meant to bring it to fruition are ongoing. But hopes for a cease-fire have been dashed before over disagreements between the two sides and Palestinians and Israelis are both bracing for disappointment.

A power company in Puerto Rico has restored electricity to most areas affected by a massive outage that hit the U.S. territory this week. The outage left over 340,000 customers in the capital of San Juan and neighboring municipalities without power on Wednesday, during a heat wave. On Thursday morning, Luma Energy said in a statement that it had restored power to most of its customers in the metropolitan and northeastern regions聽of聽the聽island. Persistent outages have interrupted water service and imperiled the lives of elderly and ill residents who rely, for example, on electrical equipment for respirators and to refrigerate insulin.

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Netflix has announced a new hot dog-eating contest between rivals Joey Chestnut and Takeru Kobayaski. The news comes after organizers for Nathan's Famous Fourth of July hot dog-eating competition said this week that Chestnut would not compete because of his deal with a rival brand. Sixteen-time hot dog-eating champion Chestnut will face off with his frequent Nathan性视界传媒檚 competitor, known as Kobayashi, in a live Netflix special on Sept. 2. The contest will be called 性视界传媒淐hestnut vs. Kobayashi: Unfinished Beef性视界传媒 and will feature the two chowing down on all-beef hot dogs, likely in a nod to reports that Chestnut性视界传媒檚 rival brand deal is with Impossible Foods, which makes vegan hot dogs.

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Over the past week, the NHL became the first major sports league to offer play by play and analysis in American Sign Language during the Stanley Cup Final. The Florida Panthers are up 2-0 with the series shifting to Edmonton for the next two games. Fans and broadcasters say calling hockey games in ASL is a welcome challenge given the speed of the games. Bob Madden, a 68-year-old Michigan man who is deaf, watched Game 2 and says it is fast but better than closed captioning. The interim CEO of the National Association of the Deaf called it a groundbreaking moment.

Russian officials say U.S. reporter Evan Gershkovich, jailed in Russia for over a year on espionage charges, will stand trial in the Ural Mountains city of Yekaterinburg. Russia性视界传媒檚 Prosecutor General性视界传媒檚 office said Thursday an indictment of the Wall Street Journal reporter has been finalized and his case was filed to a regional court. It says Gershkovich is accused of 性视界传媒済athering secret information性视界传媒 for the CIA about a facility in the Sverdlovsk region that produces and repairs military equipment, revealing for the first time the details of the accusations against the jailed reporter. Gershkovich has been charged with espionage. The officials didn性视界传媒檛 provide any evidence to back up the accusations.

The fluttering of 64 kilometers (40 miles) of orange bunting and a hammer driving a nail into a wall to hold up an orange tarp are the sounds of a Dutch summer of soccer in a normally drab suburban street in The Hague. The Marktweg is one of several streets in the Netherlands that get an all-encompassing orange facelift during European Championships and World Cups. For two months leading up to Euro 2024 that starts on Friday in Germany, a dedicated team of up to 10 volunteers has been decorating their street, creating not just an orange overload, but also a sense of community. The decorations draw visitors to the street but also allow neighbors to get to know one another.

Wimbledon性视界传媒檚 total prize money fund will rise to a record 50 million pounds, which is about $64 million. The two singles champions each will earn 2.7 million pounds or about $3.45 million. All England Club officials announced the amounts at an annual spring briefing on Thursday. The total amount is 5.3 million pounds or about $6.8 million more than last year. That is an increase of 11.9%. The winners' checks represent a jump of 350,000 pounds each or nearly $450,000. That is a 14.9% jump. Players who lose in the first round of singles will get 60,000 pounds each, about $76,000. That is up from last year's amount of 55,000 pounds or $70,000.

Leaders of the Group of Seven rich democracies are meeting in a faux medieval town constructed as a luxury resort on the heel of Italy性视界传媒檚 boot. Borgo Egnazia is nestled amid olive groves and prickly pear cacti in the southern Puglia region. It has reportedly hosted Madonna and the Beckhams. Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake got married there. The summit venues have been located far from population centers since police clashed with anti-globalization protesters at the 2001 G8 meeting. This time, the main press center is in the city of Bari, in a different province two hours away with security checks.

The Ukraine men性视界传媒檚 soccer team was made to feel at home for its first practice in Germany for the European Championship. Patriotic songs were broadcast and thousands of exiled Ukrainians watching in the stadium at Wiesbaden on Thursday. There was a vivid reminder of the war at home that is a uniting force for this Ukraine squad. Each player had a ball to give to a fan and Oleksandr Zinchenko presented his to a military veteran who had prosthetic legs below each knee. Near the stadium is the United States military headquarters in Germany that's coordinating delivery of military aid from Ukraine's allies.

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It was an emotional graduation ceremony for high school seniors in Newtown, Connecticut. They observed a moment of silence for their 20 classmates, who were shot to death at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The ceremony was closed to the media except for two local news organizations. Hearst Connecticut Media reports that principal Kimberly Longobucco read the names of the first graders who were killed on Dec. 14, 2012 along with six educators as the class of 2024 and their families looked on Wednesday. About 60 of the Newtown High graduates attended the elementary School and survived one of the deadliest school shootings in U.S. history.

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Historically Black West Coconut Grove is a majority Black neighborhood hidden among some of the most affluent areas in Miami that once boomed with sports and economics. It nurtured the early careers of Olympic gold medalists and football stars like NFL receiver Amari Cooper and former pro running back Frank Gore. Today, few remnants of that proud Black heritage exist. Years of economic neglect followed by recent gentrification have wiped out much of the neighborhood性视界传媒檚 cultural backbone. Now, this once-thriving community is at risk of extinction.

A suspected attack by Yemen性视界传媒檚 Houthi rebels has seen a missile strike a ship in the Gulf of Aden. The attack happened Thursday in the Gulf of Aden off Yemen. That's according to the British military性视界传媒檚 United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations center. The private security firm Ambrey said a merchant vessel made a radio distress call saying it had been struck by a missile. The Houthis did not immediately acknowledge Thursday性视界传媒檚 attack, but it typically takes the rebels hours or even days to claim them. The attack follows the Houthis launching a boat-borne bomb attack against a commercial ship in the Red Sea on Wednesday. They've been attacking ships since November amid the Israel-Hamas war in the Gaza Strip.

The left-of-center politician aiming to become Britain性视界传媒檚 prime minister in three weeks性视界传媒 time is promising to lead a government that性视界传媒檚 both 性视界传媒減ro-business and pro-worker性视界传媒 and restore stability after years of economic and political turmoil. Labour Party leader Keir Starmer said that if he性视界传媒檚 elected on聽July 4, he will end the 性视界传媒渄esperate era of gestures and gimmicks性视界传媒 of the Conservative Party性视界传媒檚 turbulent tenure. Starmer launched Labour性视界传媒檚 election manifesto on Thursday in the northwest England city of Manchester, Starmer said a Labour government would 性视界传媒渟top the chaos, turn the page and start to rebuild our country.性视界传媒 Labour currently has a double-digit lead over Prime Minister Rishi Sunak性视界传媒檚 governing Conservatives in opinion polls.

There性视界传媒檚 lots of talk of change in Britain性视界传媒檚 election campaign, but little talk about climate change. The U.K.性视界传媒檚 July 4 vote to choose a new government is focused on the sluggish economy, high cost of living and creaking health care system. That frustrates the Green Party, which is battling to be heard in a political system that makes it hard for small parties to win seats in Parliament. Green candidate Sian Berry, who is running for Parliament in the coastal city of Brighton, says the bigger parties are wrong to ignore climate change and the environment. Many voters are sympathetic, but have other pressing concerns. Climate scientists, meanwhile, warn that Britain has gone into reverse on green energy.

A Group of Seven summit has opened in Italy. Premier Giorgia Meloni has welcomed the G7 leaders and formally opened their closed-door talks on Thursday. Meloni in her opening remarks likened the bloc of industrialized nations to Puglia's famed olive trees with strong roots and branches pointing toward the future. Negotiators reached agreement hours before the official opening of the summit on a U.S. proposal to back a $50 billion loan to Ukraine using frozen Russian assets as collateral.

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Dangerous flooding from a tropical disturbance has inundated much of southern Florida, blocking roads, floating vehicles and delaying the Florida Panthers on their way to Stanley Cup games in Canada against the Edmonton Oilers. The disorganized storm system was pushing across Florida from the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday, bringing extended periods of heavy rain across much of the state. In Fort Lauderdale, the mayor declared a state of emergency late Wednesday afternoon, due to flooded thoroughfares near the city's downtown. In nearby Hollywood, drivers also encountered rising water across residential streets for much of the afternoon. Gov. Ron DeSantis also declared a state of emergency in five Florida counties.

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