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June 1, 2015 at 2:56 a.m.

Ashton Carter, the U.S. defense secretary, said the shipment of live anthrax from an Army base in Utah to laboratories in 11 states and two foreign countries was an “unfortunate incident” and that he will find out who was responsible and “hold them accountable.”

Bob Schieffer, 78, wrapped up his 24-year run as moderator of the CBS news program Face the Nation, saying he’ll never forget the trust viewers placed in him and will “miss being in the middle of things.”

Douglas Carswell, the U.K. Independence Party’s only member in the British Parliament, said comments by party leader Nigel Farage, in which he said Britons are upset about immigrants arriving for treatment of health problems such as HIV, were “wrong on so many levels.”

Andre Borschberg, who has been taking turns with Bertrand Piccard in flying the Solar Impulse 2 plane around the world to promote renewable energy, took off from Nanjing, China, for the longest leg of the trip, a 130-hour, 5,079-mile flight to Hawaii.

Warren Buffett kicked off his 16th annual auction offering a private lunch with the billionaire investor, an event that last year garnered a winning bid of $2,166,766 and that has raised $17.9 million over 15 years for the Glide Foundation, a charity that helps the poor and homeless.

Harriette Thompson, of Charlotte, N.C., became the oldest woman to finish a marathon when the 92-yearold completed San Diego’s Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon in 7 hours, 24 minutes, 36 seconds.

Stephanie Huettner, assistant general curator at Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium in Omaha, Neb., said a zoo worker needed stitches to close a wound on her hand after she was bitten by a juvenile Komodo dragon.

Michael Leal, a senior at Cascade High School in Everett, Wash., will have three suspensions expunged from his record after U.S. District Judge Thomas Zilly ruled that the school infringed on the student’s free speech when it punished him for preaching and handing out Christian booklets on campus.

Victor Gichun, vice president of the Clean Bay Area recycling center in Milpitas, Calif., is looking for the woman who dropped off an old computer that turned out to be a rare Apple I, saying the recycling center wants to split with her the $200,000 it received for selling the collectible item.

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