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CHARTER SCHOOLS-CALIFORNIA ELECTIONS

Charter school supporters are deciding where to direct their considerable resources after pouring money into the California governor primary to support a longtime ally who failed to move on to November's election. By Sally Ho. SENT: 860 words with AP Photos.

ARMY FUTURES COMMAND-Q&A

The U.S. Army is scouting large cities to find a home for a new command headquarters so it will be close to academia and industry, a first for the service. The Army typically likes to put its facilities away from population centers. The new command will focus on what the Army of the future should look like. The Army wants to be near experts in technology and innovation who can help. It's close to picking the site. By Jennifer McDERMOTT. SENT: 820 words with AP Photo.

EVENING PRESCHOOL

VANCOUVER, Wash. - Hours after the final school bell rang on a recent afternoon, the empty hallways and barren playground at Martin Luther King Elementary were silent. But in a corner of the campus, located just north of the Columbia River in southwest Washington, about a dozen 4- and 5-year-olds erupted in giggles as teacher Jennifer Gay tried to focus their attention on the final day of an unconventional preschool program. Traditionally, schools across Washington hold their prekindergarten classes in morning and afternoon shifts during the regular school day. But three years ago, as classrooms filled to capacity at all 21 elementary schools in Vancouver Public Schools, the district floated an idea with the families that filled an ever-growing waiting list. "It just struck me during a late-night brainstorm session: Why can't we do this in the evening?" said elementary mentor and preschool teacher Kendra Yamamoto. An AP Member Exchange by Neal Morton, The Seattle Times. SENT: 510 words.

STEPTOE BEAUTY

Surrounded by family and friends, Kent Bassett appeared giddy as he took a break from scouring the slopes of Steptoe Butte for wildflowers and other native vegetation last month. By Eric Barker of The Lewiston Tribune. SENT: 1,000 words.

SPORTS

FBN--SEAHAWKS-THOMAS

Earl Thomas is putting the pressure on the Seattle Seahawks for a new contract, saying he will not participate in any team activities until his contract situation is resolved. By Tim Booth. SENT: 470 words with AP Photos.

BBA--MARINERS-RAYS

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Mitch Haniger moved from center to right field as part of protective defensive moves in the seventh inning. By Mark Didtler. SENT: 770 words with AP Photos.

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