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• Adul Sam-on and the 11 other boys rescued last year from a flooded cave in Thailand marked the anniversary of their ordeal with a Buddhist ceremony and a visit to an art gallery named after the former Thai navy SEAL who died while working on the search-and-rescue effort.

• Dikembe Mutombo, a basketball hall of famer, is urging people in his native Congo through radio and video spots to take precautions and get care that might stop the spread of Ebola, as health workers trying to contain an outbreak have been hampered by rebel attacks and community resistance.

• Mariah Martinez, 26, one of hundreds of people to accuse Dr. Yasser Awaad of misreading tests to enrich himself and his Detroit-area employer, was awarded more than $3 million in her lawsuit against Awaad over claims that he wrongly diagnosed her with epilepsy when she was 9.

• Zach Ouellette announced that he plans to run for a City Council seat in Murfreesboro, Tenn., next year -- when he'll be 18 -- after the council's decision to raise property taxes and trash fees, with Ouellette saying council members aren't listening to their constituents and should look into reducing the city budget.

• Anna Eskamani, a Democratic Florida lawmaker, asked a state prosecutor to drop charges against Courtney Irby, who faces theft and armed burglary counts after, officials say, she gave to police her estranged husband's guns -- which he had been barred from possessing by a temporary injunction for protection.

• Jennifer Gordon, a North Carolina wildlife official, said a nonvenomous Dekay's brown snake that was living in some ivy below a mailbox near Charlotte climbed up to get some sun, after reports that a postal worker wanted it moved before delivering the mail.

• Calvin Parker, who along with Charles Hickson reported being abducted by aliens in 1973 from the shores of the Pascagoula River in Mississippi, is now the subject of a historical marker in Pascagoula's Lighthouse Park.

• Owen Labrie, 23, who was sentenced to jail time for sexually assaulting a 15-year-old classmate as part of a game of sexual conquest at a New Hampshire prep school, was released early for good behavior.

• Marcos Antonio Echartea, 23, faces attempted murder charges after police in Fresno, Calif., said a woman rejected him at a party and he shot into her car, hitting the woman's 10-month-old daughter in the head and critically wounding her.

A Section on 06/25/2019

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