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Reed (left), Merrill (middle) and Eldred (right) Butikofer look at copies of old news clippings about their family serving in World War II at their family farm on Wednesday afternoon. There was a story in an old Post Register about how Merrill had been taken as a prisoner of war. Taylor Carpenter /

The Butikofer family grew up in Lewisville, near the farm their grandparents had homesteaded in Coltman. There were eight brothers and two sisters, and they spent their time at school or working on the farm. But in the late 1930s, it became increasingly clear that war was close at hand.

Kushner sought secret communications with Russia

FILE - In this Tuesday, April 25, 2017, file photo, Vice President Mike Pence, from left, White House senior adviser Jared Kushner and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin listen on Capitol Hill in Washington, as President Donald Trump speaks at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's National Days of Remembrance ceremony. On the day the White House threatened to withdraw from the North American Free Trade Agreement, Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Kushner emerged as a key conduit between the United States and Canada. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and a top White House adviser, proposed a secret back channel between the Kremlin and the Trump transition team during a December meeting with the Russian ambassador to the U.S.

‘Heroes’ died protecting women from anti-Muslim rant

Coco Douglas, 8, leaves a handmade sign and rocks she painted at a memorial in Portland, Ore., on Saturday, May 27, 2017, for two bystanders who were stabbed to death Friday while trying to stop a man who was yelling anti-Muslim slurs and acting aggressively toward two young women. From left are Coco's brother, Desmond Douglas; her father, Christopher Douglas; and her stepmother, Angel Sauls. (AP Photos/Gillian Flaccus)

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police said Saturday they’ll examine what appears to be the extremist ideology of an Oregon man accused of fatally stabbing two men who tried to intervene when the suspect yelled racial slurs at two young women who appeared to be Muslim on a Portland light-rail train.

Trump makes G-7 deal on trade, delays on climate

US President Donald Trump shares a word with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, left, as Tunisia's President Beji Caid Essebsi listens, at a G7 Summit expanded session, in the Sicilian town of Taormina, Italy, Saturday, May 27, 2017. A source at the Group of Seven summit says the seven wealthy democracies have reached a deal to give the Trump administration time to tell them whether the United States plans to stay in the Paris climate agreement. (Flavio Lo Scalzo/ANSA via AP)

TAORMINA, Sicily (AP) — Seven wealthy democracies ended their summit Saturday in Italy without unanimous agreement on climate change, as the Trump administration plans to take more time to say whether the U.S. is going to remain in the Paris accord on limiting greenhouse gas emissions.

Rocker Gregg Allman dies at age 69

FILE - This Oct. 13, 2011 file photo shows Gregg Allman performs at the Americana Music Association awards show in Nashville, Tenn. On Saturday, May 27, 2017, a publicist said the musician, the singer for The Allman Brothers Band, has died. (AP Photo/Joe Howell, File)

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Gregg Allman, a survivor of tragedy, knew the blues musically and in a painfully personal way.

Trump’s budget renews debate on Arctic refuge

The logo for this year's theme for the Actic Council appears on a television at a welcoming ceremony to kick off Arctic Council event in Fairbanks, Alaska, on Wednesday, May 10, 2017. High-level officials from the world's eight Arctic nations will meet in Alaska amid concerns about the future of the sensitive region after President Trump called for more oil drilling and development. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — President Donald Trump’s plan to help balance the federal budget features a new attempt to open the coastal plain of Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to petroleum drilling.

Iraqis want ‘justice’ after probe into Mosul strike

A child plays among the ruins of a house in western Mosul on Friday, May 26, 2017, destroyed in a March 17 coalition airstrike that killed more than 100 people. A coalition investigation released on Thursday asserted that the strike had targeted two Islamic State snipers and the destruction had been caused by a large amount of explosives IS militants had placed in the building, a claim disputed by survivors and neighbors. (AP Photo/Balint Szlanko)

MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — Little has changed at the scene of the al-Jadida airstrike that killed more than 100 civilians more than two months ago and ratcheted up pressure on the U.S.-led coalition to address allegations of mounting civilian casualties in the fight against the Islamic State group.

Lawyer: If FBI wants to talk to Kushner, he’s ready

In this May 23, 2017, photo, White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, left, and his wife Ivanka Trump watch during a visit by President Donald Trump to Yad Vashem to honor the victims of the Holocaust in Jerusalem. The Washington Post is reporting that the FBI is investigating meetings that Trump’s son-in-law, Kushner, had in December 2016, with Russian officials. Kushner, a key White House adviser, had meetings late last year with Russia’s ambassador to the U.S., Sergey Kislyak, and Russian banker Sergey Gorkov. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

WASHINGTON (AP) — If the FBI wants to talk to Jared Kushner about his Russian contacts, they won’t have to track down the president’s son-in-law. Amid reports the FBI is scrutinizing Kushner’s encounters, his lawyer says he stands ready to talk to federal investigators as well as Congress about his contacts and his role in Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign.

More girls being married off in war-torn Yemen

In this photo taken on Monday, Mar. 6, 2017, a 10year-old girl, who fled with her mother after she was forced to get married to a man in his 60s, right, sits near her mother at a residential building in Ibb province, Yemen. Human rights activists say child marriages are rising dramatically amid the civil war in Yemen. They say girls under 15 in many cases are being married off by their families because they can’t afford to support their children, are desperate for the dowry or want to protect their daughters’ “virtue.” (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

IBB, Yemen (AP) — Nasrine’s husband was once a happy, optimistic man. He made good money from a restaurant and butcher shop he owned. “With his hands, he could turn dust into gold,” Nasrine says.


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