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Appeals court stops wall cash:

SAN DIEGO -- An appeals court on Wednesday upheld a freeze on Pentagon money to build a border wall with Mexico. A divided three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco agreed with a lower court ruling that prevented the government from tapping Defense Department counterdrug money to build high-priority sections of wall in Arizona, California and New Mexico.

UN: 5,287 killings in Venezuela:

GENEVA -- Venezuela's government registered nearly 5,300 killings during security operations last year linked to cases of "resistance to authority," the U.N. human rights chief reported Thursday, denouncing a "shockingly high" number of extrajudicial killings. Michelle Bachelet's report focusing on the last 18 months follows her trip to the troubled South American country last month and draws upon over 550 interviews conducted by her office with rights defenders, victims, witnesses of rights violations and other sources.

State bans hair discrimination:

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law Wednesday a bill making California the first state to ban workplace and school discrimination against black people for wearing hairstyles such as braids, twists and locks. The law by Democratic Sen. Holly Mitchell of Los Angeles, a black woman who wears her hair in locks, makes California the first state to explicitly say that those hairstyles are associated with race and therefore protected against discrimination in the workplace and in schools.

Human bones at snack stand:

ALPINE, N.J. -- Authorities say bones in a plastic bag found hanging on the door of a snack stand at a scenic overlook in New Jersey have been identified as human. Snack stand employees found the bones around 8 a.m. Monday when they arrived for work.

Some DirecTV shows go dark:

Some DirecTV customers saw blacked-out channels on Thursday where they would usually see local news. DirecTV and its owner AT&T failed to reach a new deal with telecom company Nexstar, and Nexstar says 120 channels across 97 markets in the U.S. fell blank on Thursday.

Police uprising escalates:

MEXICO CITY -- President Andres Manuel Lpez Obrador struggled Thursday to contain an uprising by federal police over the government's plan to move them into a massive new security force that will crack down on criminal gangs and U.S.-bound migrants. Hundreds of rebellious police personnel seized control of their national command center on the edge of Mexico City on Wednesday and were still holed up there a day later. Other officers blocked a major highway between the capital and the northern city of Pachuca.

Pope meets with Putin:

ROME -- Russian President Vladimir Putin met with Pope Francis for "substantive talks" at the Vatican Thursday, and thanked the pontiff for discussions on a range of topics including Ukraine and the Catholic Church in Russia.

Francis received Putin in an hour-long audience at the Vatican Apostolic Palace.

N.C. eyes smokable hemp ban:

CLIMAX, N.C. -- North Carolina is the latest state considering a ban on smokable hemp, a product that's exploding along with the health craze surrounding a compound in the plant known as CBD. Besides federal regulations laid out in the Hemp Farming Act of 2018, the Food and Drug Administration has no additional regulations on smokable hemp.
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Date:Jul 5, 2019
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