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Court upholds “Indian” adoption

A NAVAJO COWBOY (Flickr).

A 1978 law that sought to keep Native American children up for adoption within their tribes was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday.

According to The New York Times, the court voted 7 to 2 with Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito in the minority.

The Indian Child Welfare Act gives adoption preference to Native American families. The case involved a legal dispute between a white foster couple and five tribes.

Supporters of the law say it helps protect tribal traditions and cohesion; opponents say it’s racially biased.

College Board vs. Gov. Ron Santis

FLORIDA GOV. Ron DeSantis (Wikipedia).

Teachings on sexual orientation and gender will not be removed from Advanced Placement classes, the Florida College Board announced on Thursday.

The decision appears to go against a demand by the Florida Department of Education to make those changes. Gov. Ron DeSantis has pushed for removing such material from schools. According to United Press International, the board declared, “We will not modify our courses to accommodate restrictions on teaching essential. college-level topics.”

Also in the news … A $380 million public funding financing package to help build a stadium for the now-Oakland  A’s was signed Thursday Gov. Joe Lombardo of Nevada.

Sports: Angels Sho the Rangers up

The Los Angeles Angels took the series against the Texas Rangers three games to one thanks to Thursday’s 5-3 win in Arlington.

Shohei Ohtani (6-2) pitched six strong innings and hit a 443-foot two-run home run to help the Angels improve to 39-32 and win their eighth game in 10 tries.

hey remain in third place in the American League West, 4.5 games behind the division-leading Rangers and one game behind the second place Houston Astros. The Halos are one game out of a wild card spot.

Ohtani’s homer was his 22nd of the season, tied for the MLB lead.

The Los Angeles Dodgers rallied from a 4-0 deficit to defeat the Chicago White Sox 5-4 in 11 innings.

Weather: Warming up to 80?

Summer doesn’t start officially until next week, but summer-like weather is arriving a bit early. For our West Orange County area, the forecast for Friday is for morning clouds and afternoon sun with a high of 74 and an overnight low of 62. But on Saturday, the thermometer should spike to 80 during the day (62 overnight) under partly cloudy skies. Sunday will be cooler at 75 (61) but mostly sunny and sunny skies will start on Monday with highs in the mid-70s.

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