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Hunt for NY escapees focuses on area near burglarized cabin: CNN

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Prison inmates Richard Matt and David Sweat are seen in enhanced pictures released by the New York State police

The 2-week-old search for two escaped murderers focused on a rural area about 20 miles away from the New York prison they fled after their DNA was discovered inside a burglarized cabin, CNN reported on Monday. CNN, citing an unidentified law enforcement source, said evidence of the escapees was found on items in a cabin in Owls Head, New York. Richard Matt, 48, and David Sweat, 35, were discovered missing from the maximum-security Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York, early on June 6.

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U.S. top court rules for California farmers over government raisin program

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File photo of the U.S. flag flying in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Monday in favor of California farmers challenging a Depression-era federal program that requires raisin producers to put aside a proportion of their crop without guaranteed compensation. In an 8-1 decision, the court said the program constitutes the taking of property without compensation in violation of the Fifth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. In an opinion written by Chief Justice John Roberts, the court said the government should pay Marvin and Laura Horne, who run Raisin Valley Farms in California, the market value of the raisins and relieve them of the fine that was imposed.

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Obama, on podcast, says of racism: ‘We’re not cured of it’

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Obama speaks at Mayors Conference in San Francisco

U.S. President Barack Obama, in a podcast posted online on Monday, used the N word to emphasize his point that the United States has made progress in eliminating racism but there was still more work to do. Obama discussed race and gun control as part of the hour-long podcast interview, in the aftermath of the shooting deaths a week ago of nine black people at a church in South Carolina, allegedly by a 21-year-old white man with racist sentiments. “I always tell young people in particular: ‘Do not say that nothing’s changed when it comes to race in America unless …read more

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