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Sister Mary Berchmans, president emerita of Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School, a 220-year-old Catholic girls school in Washington, D.C., announced that it is now allowing news about same-sex unions in its alumnae magazine, saying the change follows "the Gospel commandment of love."

Jessica Sardina, 25, of Bangor, Maine, asked the state's highest court to grant her motion seeking visitation rights with a boxer-Labrador mix named Honey after a lower court judge gave her former boyfriend full custody under property laws because his signature appeared on adoption papers.

Joachim Olsen, Olympic shot-putter and candidate for Denmark's Parliament, confirmed that he placed a campaign ad on an adult website bearing his party's logo and urging people to vote for him, saying while elections are serious, "there must also be some humor."

William Holder, 54, of Hanover, Md., pleaded guilty to embezzling and then secretly selling upscale wine, worth as much as $1.5 million, from customers who paid him to store the bottles in a warehouse, prosecutors said.

Caroline Faith posted a photo of a stolen brewery delivery van on Instagram 42 minutes after The Unknown Brewing Co., in Charlotte, N.C., went on social media offering a keg party to the person who helped the brewery locate and recover the van.

Hester Burkhalter, 69, arrested at a Walt Disney World security checkpoint in Orlando, Fla., after a guard found CBD oil in her purse, is demanding an apology after prosecutors dropped a drug charge against the North Carolina woman.

Michelene Kinning, 54, a bookkeeper, faces four theft counts after being accused of stealing more than $200,000 from at least three Open Bible Churches in the Des Moines, Iowa, area by repeatedly writing checks to herself, police said.

Christopher Ewing, 40, of Uplands Park, Mo., accused of toppling a portable toilet with a woman trapped inside at a suburban St. Louis light rail station, was charged with felony counts of kidnapping, attempted kidnapping and assault, authorities said.

Rodney Puckett, 70, of Sand Springs, Okla., charged with concealing his 74-year-old wife's body after it was spotted sitting in the passenger seat during a traffic stop in Eloy, Ariz., told police that his wife died at a hotel in Texas and that he put her in their vehicle and continued their trip.

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