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WASHINGTON (AP) — A former prisoner of war who's accused of endangering his U.S. comrades by walking off his post in Afghanistan is asking President Barack Obama to pardon him before leaving office. U.S. officials confirm they've received the clemency request from Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.

NAMPA, Idaho (AP) — Idaho voter turnout hit record numbers in last month's election, beating the previous high during the 2012 presidential election. The Idaho Press-Tribune reports that final election results posted by the Idaho Secretary of State Friday showed 710,877 people cast ballots on Nov. 8.

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — An Ammon man has been sentenced to probation for starting a wildfire near Idaho Falls. The Post Register reports that 20-year-old Kristian Lopez on Friday was sentenced to a suspended sentence of 180 days in jail.

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho officials have sold seven commercial properties for $17.3 million as part of a plan to get rid of politically contentious commercial real estate. The money will be used to buy timberland and agricultural land. The Idaho Department of Lands sold the properties on Thursday in an auction that officials say brought in $4.5 million more than the appraised value of the properties.

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