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GLACIER PARK-BURNED CHALET
HELENA — The National Park Service has approved plans to rebuild a century-old hikers’ dormitory that was destroyed in a fire last year in Glacier National Park. By Matt Volz. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated. AP Photos planned.
LIVINGSTON — The family of Margot Kidder says they were shaken by the “Superman” actress’ death on Mother’s Day. Chad Franscoviak, who is married to Kidder’s only child, 41-year-old Maggie McGuane, gave the family’s first public statement Thursday. SENT: 130 words. Will be expanded.
LIQUOR STORE LAWSUIT
HELENA — The Montana Supreme Court overturned a $34.9 million judgment against the state in a lawsuit brought by liquor store owners who challenged the way the Department of Revenue reimbursed them for a case discount they were required to give bars. By Amy Beth Hanson. SENT: 435 words.
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WASHINGTON— The Senate confirmed Gina Haspel on Thursday as the first female director of the CIA following a difficult nomination process that reopened an emotional debate about brutal interrogation techniques in one of the darkest chapters in the spy agency’s history. By Lisa Mascaro and Deb Riechmann. SENT: 690 words, photos.
ABINGDON, Va. — After a Virginia man was reported missing, then found hours later on the side of the road, he told police he was kidnapped, drugged and held against his will by members of a motorcycle gang. The FBI says he fabricated that story and several others so he could disappear and start a new life with his mistress. SENT: 485 words.
BEAR ATTACK — Wildlife officials say a woman reported being attacked by a bear in a remote part of northwestern Montana.
STRANGULATION LAW — The Montana Department of Justice says about 200 people have been charged under a new law that makes strangling a spouse, partner or family member a felony offense.
MONTANA FLOODING — Western and central Montana’s rivers and streams are rising again from snowmelt and rain, with more storms expected to roll into the region.
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