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ISRAEL-SACHA BARON COHEN CREATION

JERUSALEM — Sacha Baron Cohen is at it again. After tapping into his familiarity with Israel and his fluency in Hebrew to shape previous eccentric personas such as Borat and Bruno, the Jewish comedian has created his most stereotypical Israeli character yet — a grotesque, faux counterterrorism instructor in his new Showtime series "Who is America?" Retired Col. Erran Morad has already managed to dupe former Vice President Dick Cheney into signing a waterboarding kit, convinced former Senate majority leader Trent Lott to endorse a plan to arm kindergartners and caused a Georgia state representative to resign after he shouted racial slurs and exposed his rear end in a supposed self-defense drill against homophobic jihadis. By Aron Heller. SENT: 1,000 words. AP Photos.

IN BRIEF:

— YELLOWSTONE BISON — A plan to transfer wild bison from Yellowstone National Park to an American Indian tribe in northeast Montana faces possible delay. The park is holding 89 bison in quarantine corrals to certify they are free of the disease brucellosis before they can be transferred to the Fort Peck Indian Reservation.

— BEAR RAIDS HIVES — A northern Wyoming business says it suffered more than $25,000 in damage and lost production after a black bear tore through its bee hives near the Yellowtail Wildlife Habitat Management Area. To make matters worse, a hail storm passed through the area last week, causing more damage to the business.

— WYOMING GOVERNOR-HAYNES — The issue over whether Republican gubernatorial candidate Taylor Haynes meets state residency requirements has ended up in court. Laramie County District Judge Thomas Campbell heard arguments Wednesday in the case in Cheyenne.

— SUBLETTE SHERIFF — The Wyoming Supreme Court has overturned one of the four convictions against a former Sublette County sheriff. The Casper Star-Tribune reports that Stephen Haskell was convicted of four crimes for ordering uniforms before he took the job and then modifying invoices to fool county commissioners about when the orders were placed.

SPORTS:

FBC--WYOMING-EBERHARDT

LARAMIE — Ayden Eberhardt is on a roll. In spring camp, he stood out in practice to coaches and on television as Josh Allen's only Pro Day receiving target who was still an active Cowboy. Then, this summer, he got a text from head coach Craig Bohl. By Brandon Foster, Casper Star-Tribune. SENT: 430 words.

BBN-ROCKIES-CARDINALS

ST. LOUIS — The Colorado Rockies and St. Louis Cardinals close out their four-game series on Thursday afternoon. Antonio Senzatela starts for the Rockies, while All-Star Miles Mikolas goes for the Cardinals. By Joe Harris. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game started 11:15 a.m.

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