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Sixteen tribal nations in nine U.S. states will receive buffalo from the Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes’ quarantine program. Forty graduates of the program were rounded up in Wolf Point, MT this week and loaded onto livestock trailers in the largest ever tribe-to-tribe transfer of buffalo.

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Harold Lloyd was one of the biggest silent film comedians alongside Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton. Lloyd was known for elaborate action sequences where he did his own stunts. His most iconic stunt was hanging off the arms of a clock in Safety Last.

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Edward Bernds was a prolific Hollywood writer and director known for campy comedies and science fiction films.

One of the Mountain West's major police departments is under investigation after two serious incidents involving people of color. 

In a brief statement issued Tuesday, Colorado's office of the attorney general said it has been looking into the Aurora Police Department near Denver for several weeks now. 

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The University of Wyoming has changed its plans and will begin the fall semester on August 24 and will only have limited in-person classes beginning September 7.

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Merrill Riddick was a seasoned political campaigner. He ran unsuccessfully for the Montana Democratic gubernatorial nomination in 1960 and 68. He then switched parties to run for the U.S. Senate in 1972. Again, no success. Undeterred, he ran for president.

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Bill Walker was a black actor best remembered for his role as Reverend Sykes in the 1962 film To Kill a Mockingbird.

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Caroline Lockhart was a famous and at time infamous Wyoming journalist and author. Her first job out of college in the early 1900s was as a "stunt girl" with the Boston Post.

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Wyoming Department of Education's State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jillian Balow said as of Wednesday, August 12, more than half of the state's 48 school districts have had their returning to school plans approved.

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Gov. Mark Gordon is extending the state's existing health orders-except for one change. Beginning Sunday, August 16, outdoor venues can hold gatherings up to 1,000 people or 50 percent of its capacity with social distancing measures.

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The Government Accountability Office says that the acting leaders of the Department of Homeland Security, who have been serving in their roles without Senate confirmation, were not appointed through a valid process.

Election officials are seeking clarification from the Postal Service about how recent cutbacks will affect what's expected to be an avalanche of mail-in voting in the upcoming election. Changes in postal operations have already led to mail delays around the country, raising alarms about what will happen in November.

The U.S. has seized Iranian petroleum bound for Venezuela aboard four tankers near the Strait of Hormuz, enforcing a forfeiture order aimed at both Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and the Caracas government, the Justice Department announced Friday.

Roughly 1.116 million barrels of petroleum was confiscated from the foreign-flagged vessels M/T Bella, M/T Bering, M/T Pandi and M/T Luna, a Justice Department statement said, adding that the seizure took place "with the assistance of foreign partners."

Dolly Parton expressed her support for Black Lives Matter in an interview with Billboard, saying that while she hasn't attended any marches this summer, she supports the protest movement and its push for racial justice.

"I understand people having to make themselves known and felt and seen," she told the magazine. "And of course Black lives matter. Do we think our little white asses are the only ones that matter? No!"

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