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• A Fresno woman who brought up her child as a teenager says she forced to take a city bus to a continuation high school because the latter had child-care services. The school she should have attended didn’t. This is the second part of Mackenzie Mays’ series on teen pregnancy and sex education.
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• Six people near a ticket counter at Fresno Yosemite International Airport said they felt ill. An investigation focused on some white powder, but a passenger who may have been its source said the powder was soap.
• Does there exist a gentlemanly, reasonable justification for the U.S. president telling the wife of the French president: “You’re in such good shape”?
• A federal judge further weakens President Trump’s already diluted travel ban.
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• Are you prepared for the moment when you must get out of your home now? Here are some tips.
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• “I’m always working on 12 things at once,” Chris Colfer said in an interview with Josh Tehee. The actor/author/director/producer (and Clovis native) will be here July 25 to promote a new book.
• Speaking of Sir Josh, here are his fun-things-to-do recommendations for the weekend and beyond, including Everclear, Lee Ann Womack, Good Company’s “Sister Act,” and comedians John Mulaney and Brian Regan.
• We’re 50 out from the Fresno State football season opener. Time for 50 questions about the ’Dogs, courtesy of columnist Marek Warszawski.
• Some Madera County residents’ mail went up in smoke when a Postal Service truck caught fire. The carrier wasn’t injured.
• I hesitate to pass along this disturbing news about mac and cheese because of its undisputed role as Universal Comfort Food but ... here you go.
• A genuine turf war: A man mows into his yard (in big letters) “A HOLE,” with an arrow pointing at his neighbor.