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Cantor to relinquish leadership... President addresses high schoolers... Wal-Mart driver pleads not guilty

By The Associated Press | Posted - Jun. 11, 2014 at 3:41 p.m.



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WASHINGTON (AP) — Virginia Republican Rep. Eric Cantor says he will step down as House majority leader on July 31. He plans to stay in Congress but not seek re-election. Cantor revealed his decision a day after his astonishing upset in a primary election by economics professor David Brat. Other lawmakers are already maneuvering to try succeeding Cantor as majority leader.

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — President Barack Obama says he wants the rest of America to learn from a Massachusetts high school that once was so outdated, it nearly shut down. The president gave the commencement address at Worcester (WUS'-tur) Technical High School. Obama said the graduates were finishing senior year knowing how to run a restaurant, fix a computer or manage a household, skills that he said would let them begin their careers right away.

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — The Wal-Mart truck driver charged in the accident that injured comedian Tracy Morgan on the New Jersey Turnpike has pleaded not guilty to death by auto and assault by auto charges. A criminal complaint alleges that Kevin Roper hadn't slept for more than 24 hours before the accident in which Morgan suffered a broken femur, a broken nose and several broken ribs. Morgan's friend and fellow comedian James McNair was killed.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A trial will be held next month to determine whether Donald Sterling was properly removed as an administrator for the family trust that owns the Los Angeles Clippers. Sterling opposes his estranged wife's planned sale of the team. An attorney for Sherry Sterling went to probate court today to request a trial to confirm that as sole trustee, she can proceed with the $2 billion sale of the Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.

DETROIT (AP) — U.S. safety regulators are investigating whether 1.1 million vehicles from five automakers have air bags that could hurt people in a crash. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it opened the probe after getting six reports of air bags rupturing. Three people were hurt when struck by parts, but the injuries were not life-threatening. Vehicles from the 2002 through 2006 model years made by Honda, Nissan, Mazda, Chrysler and Toyota are being investigated.

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