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Put Cruz on court, create vacancies, Biden jokes

Gold miners, frivolous lawsuit, childcare negligence round out roundup



Welcome to Monday, the 140th anniversary of Alexander Graham Bell’s patent for the telephone.

Here are some news items to get your week started.

— Biden kids about Cruz-created Supreme Court vacancies.

— South African gold miners reach multimillion-dollar settlement.

— Georgia lawyer ordered to pay nearly $200,000 for filing unnecessary claim.

— Lawsuit claims Washington state child-services department could have prevented sexual assault by foster father.