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MARIJUANA TO HEMP-CBD BOOM — Marijuana producers in Oregon are diversifying with hemp to capitalize on an explosion of interest in cannabidiol, a nonpsychoactive cannabis component from hemp that advocates say can deliver all the health benefits without the high. By Gillian Flaccus. SENT: 1,120 words, photos.
ISRAEL-PALESTINIANS — Israel warns Gaza residents they will be risking their lives if they approach the border during a planned mass protest. American officials, meanwhile, are in Jerusalem for the relocation of the embassy from Tel Aviv to the contested city, a move the Israeli government has embraced but the Palestinians have condemned. By Fares Akram and Ilan Ben-Zion. SENT: 620 words, photos.
UNITED STATES-NORTH KOREA — The United States is offering assurances to North Korea’s Kim Jong Un as it seeks to put in motion the potential for a sweeping nuclear deal ahead of President Donald Trump’s upcoming summit with the North Korean leader. By Ken Thomas. SENT: 720 words, photo.
INDONESIA — Suspected militants on a motorcycle detonate explosives outside police headquarters in Indonesia’s second-largest city, a day after coordinated suicide bombings on three churches in the city killed at least eight people. By Niniek Karmini. SENT: 540 words, photos.
UNITED STATES CHINA-ZTE — In a surprising overture to China, Trump says he would help a Chinese telecommunications company get “back into business,” saying too many jobs in China are at stake after the U.S. government cut off access to its American suppliers. SENT: 990 words, photo.
HAWAII VOLCANO — A new fissure in Hawaii’s Puna District sends gases and lava exploding into the air, spurring officials to call for more evacuations as residents wait for a possible major eruption at Kilauea volcano’s summit. SENT: 490 words, photos, video.
CALIFORNIA SERIAL KILLER — A judge is set to consider whether to make public search and arrest warrants for a man who authorities call one of California’s most elusive serial killers. SENT: 280 words, photo. UPCOMING: Court hearing at 11:30 a.m.
MISSOURI GOVERNOR — Opening arguments are expected to begin in the criminal trial of Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens, but attorneys instead are still sorting through dozens of prospective jurors who will decide the case. SENT: 370 words, photos. UPCOMING: Will be updated after jury selection resumes at 10 a.m.
GIANTS-MEMORABILIA LAWSUIT — Jury selection is scheduled to begin in a lawsuit accusing the New York Giants and quarterback Eli Manning of knowingly selling bogus “game-worn” equipment to unsuspecting collectors. SENT: 510 words, photo.