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A.M. notes: Golden State wins NBA Finals, Sessions to testify, talks begin for Ott to resign

In this photo taken Nov. 17, 2016, Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala. speaks to media at Trump Tower in New York. President-elect Donald Trump has picked Sessions for the job of attorney general. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
In this photo taken Nov. 17, 2016, Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala. speaks to media at Trump Tower in New York. President-elect Donald Trump has picked Sessions for the job of attorney general. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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Here’s a look at the news for June 13.

Utah attorney among Trump’s U.S. attorney nominees

President Donald Trump recommended John Huber in the first wave of U.S. attorney nominees, according to the Deseret News.

Trump said these attorneys will be in charge of “making America safe again,” the Deseret News reported.

Huber, who sent in a resignation back in March after Trump called for all top prosecutors to step down, appears to be keeping his job.

Sen. Orrin Hatch said this turn of events pleased him.

"(Huber) has been involved in the highest-profile cases and coordinated task forces on everything from counterterrorism to violent crime. He has been recognized at the highest levels in the Department of Justice for his performance," Hatch said in a statement.

Read more at the Deseret News.

Talks underway for Ott to resign

Conversations have begun for Salt Lake County Recorder Gary Ott to resign from his post, according to the Deseret News.

Karmen Sanone, who is Ott’s office aide, told the Deseret News that Ott is debating whether to retire before his term ends in 2020.

The Deseret News obtained police reports through public records that showed police officers checking on Ott in North Ogden, where Sanone lives.

Police sent Ott to a hospital when he said he appeared disoriented and apparently frightened of Sanone in Sanone’s front yard in Ogden.

"Gary said Karmen is a big mean lady and that he didn't want anyone to tell her about this incident, as he was very scared of her," a deputy wrote. "Gary stated that if Karmen came home we would all be in danger. Gary wasn't able to describe why he felt this way about Karmen."

Read more at the Deseret News.

Golden State Warriors win NBA Finals

The Golden State Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers, 129-120, on Monday night to secure their second NBA championship in three years, according to Bleacher Report.

Star Kevin Durant, who joined the Warriors last summer, scored 39 points in the victory and was named Finals MVP.

Meanwhile, LeBron James scored 41 points for the Cleveland Cavaliers, according to Bleacher Report.

Stephen Curry also helped the Warriors to victory, with 34 points, and Andre Iguodala scored "a 2017 playoff-high" 20 points off the bench, Bleacher Report noted.

Read more about the game on Bleacher Report.

Jeff Sessions to testify Tuesday

Attorney General Jeff Sessions will testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday, according to Politico.

Sessions’ appearance might offer the committee more insight in the probe about possible ties between Russia and the Trump administration after former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony last week, Politico reported.

Sessions will have a chance to “personally push back on the record against reports of additional undisclosed meetings with the Russian ambassador that could add to the scandal that prompted his recusal from the probe in the first place,” according to Politico.

Politico said Sessions will likely answer questions about his working relationship with Comey, why he recused himself from the Russia probe months back and how he has worked alongside Trump, among other topics.

Read more at Politico.

New Super Mario game on the way (kind of)

Ubisoft US released the trailer for the upcoming video game “Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle,” which will include Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach and Yoshi competing against Rabbid heroes from the “Raving Rabbids” video game series, also developed by Ubisoft.