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TOP STORIES:

DEATH AND DISAPPEARANCE IN INDIAN COUNTRY

VALIER, Mont. — The 2017 disappearance of 20-year-old Ashley Heavy Runner Loring, a member of the Blackfeet Nation, is one small chapter in the unsettling story of missing and murdered Native American women and girls. No one knows precisely how many there are because some cases go unreported, others aren't documented thoroughly and there isn't a specific government database tracking these cases. But one U.S. senator with victims in her home state calls this an epidemic, a long-standing problem linked to inadequate resources, outright indifference and a confusing jurisdictional maze. By Sharon Cohen. SENT: 3,350 words; with 975-word abridged version. AP Photos. AP Video.

DEATH AND DISAPPEARANCE-REFORMING THE SYSTEM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — For generations, Native American women have been victimized at astonishing rates, with federal figures showing that more than half have encountered sexual and domestic violence at some point during their lives — even amid a wave of efforts aimed at reducing such crimes. By Mary Hudetz. SENT: 1,290 words, photos.

OIL PIPELINE-ETP LAWSUIT

BISMARCK, N.D. — Greenpeace, the lone remaining environmental group facing a racketeering lawsuit filed by the developer of the Dakota Access oil pipeline, is asking a judge to be dismissed from the case. Meanwhile, Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners wants the judge to reconsider his order that the company identify 20 unnamed individual defendants. By Blake Nicholson. UPCOMING: 450 words.

IN BRIEF:

PET STORE-DEAD ANIMALS, STANLEY COUNTY FATAL, BLACK HILLS ENERGY-REFUND, RESERVATION HOSPITAL, ATV FATAL, YOUTH SPORTS-EMBEZZLEMENT, TRUMP VISIT-BALLOONS, TRIBAL THEFT PLEA

SPORTS:

TWINS-ASTROS

HOUSTON — Houston rookie Framber Valdez opposes Minnesota's Jake Odorizzi when the Astros look for their fifth straight win in the finale of a three-game series with the Twins. By Jordan Godwin. Starts at 7:10 p.m. CT.

VIKINGS-CENTER OF ATTENTION

EAGAN, Minn. — Minnesota Vikings center Pat Elflein was held out of the entire preseason while rehabbing from ankle and shoulder surgeries, putting his availability for the opener in doubt. If he's not cleared to play, either Brett Jones or Danny Isidora would snap the ball to Kirk Cousins. By Pro Football Writer Dave Campbell. UPCOMING: 500 words, by 5 p.m. EDT.

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