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WASHINGTON — Brett Kavanaugh emailed his White House colleagues in June 2003 with an alert: The U.S. Supreme Court was about to release opinions on the University of Michigan's use of race as a factor to admit students. By Jesse J. Holland and Tammy Webber. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.



HONOLULU — Navy's season opener will also serve as a homecoming in many ways for coach Ken Niumatalolo. Niumatalolo, who is kicking off his 11th season leading the Midshipmen when they face Hawaii on Saturday at Aloha Stadium, is a native of Laie, a small community on Oahu's north shore. He played quarterback at Hawaii and also began his coaching career there as an assistant in 1992. By Kalani Takase. SENT: 700 words.


The new NCAA rule that makes a fair catch on a kickoff anywhere inside the 25-yard line a touchback came into play only twice on 50 kickoffs in the four games involving Football Bowl Subdivision teams last week. The rule was made to enhance player safety. Research has shown kick returns are among the game's most dangerous plays. Coaches say the rule could be utilized in different ways depending on an opponent's strengths, weaknesses and tendencies. By Eric Olson. SENT: 900 words, photos.




LIHUE, Hawaii — A man and a woman were found dead inside a Kauai home following a standoff that began when the man called police reporting gunshots, police said. SENT: 190 words.


HONOLULU — Hawaii counties are seeking to block a ballot question that would amend the state constitution to give the Legislature the power to tax investment real estate to fund schools. SENT: 390 words.


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