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Estimates: 61,000 acres of opium grown in Mexico

MEXICO CITY — Mexico and the United Nations announced on Wednesday the results of a new study that estimates opium poppies were planted on about 61,000 acres (24,800 hectares) in Mexico between 2014 and 2015.

The study is the first of its kind in Mexico, so authorities can’t compare the results with past years to determine whether opium growing has expanded.

Dems stage election-year sit-in on guns, GOP unmoved

WASHINGTON — A drained and dwindling group of Democrats, some draped in blankets and toting pillows, carried their remarkable House floor sit-in past daybreak Thursday, disrupting the business of Congress in the wake of the Orlando shooting rampage with demands for gun-control votes in an extraordinary scene of protest broadcast live to the world.

Mystery brews in Atlanta: Someone stole a whole lot of beer

ATLANTA — A mystery is brewing in Atlanta, where someone stole an ocean of beer.

A brewery in the city says nearly 3,300 cases of beer went missing when two of its refrigerated trailers were stolen.

SweetWater Brewing Co. said the trailers had been loaded for a morning pickup when they were taken from the plant north of downtown in the pre-dawn darkness Tuesday.

Mystery brews in Atlanta: Someone stole a whole lot of beer

ATLANTA — A mystery is brewing in Atlanta, where someone stole an ocean of beer.

A brewery in the city says nearly 3,300 cases of beer went missing when two of its refrigerated trailers were stolen.

SweetWater Brewing Co. said the trailers had been loaded for a morning pickup when they were taken from the plant north of downtown in the pre-dawn darkness Tuesday.

Thousands celebrate summer solstice at Stonehenge

LONDON — Thousands of revelers have gathered at Stonehenge to watch the sun rise and celebrate the summer solstice.

Some 12,000 people gathered at the stone circle to dance and do yoga on the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere Tuesday. The crowds were somewhat smaller than the 25,000 expected to see the sunrise at 4:52 a.m. (0352 GMT; 11:52 p.m. EDT Monday).