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Democrats Aim to Block Trump Administration Move on Abortion Providers

Democratic-led states are going to court to block a Trump administration plan to strip on-site abortion providers such as Planned Parenthood Federation of America of millions of taxpayer dollars for family planning, arguing the federal government is exceeding its authority to limit the federal funding.

California Court Backs Retiree Cut but Keeps Broader Worker Protections

The California Supreme Court affirmed the state’s ability to roll back a specific pension benefit but left in place an influential rule offering public workers protection against cuts.

U.S. Offers EU Olive Branch Restoring Embassy's Status

Frosty relations between the U.S. and the European Union warmed when Washington reversed its decision to downgrade the bloc’s embassy.

Alabamians Give Harrowing Accounts of Tornado's Fury

Rescue teams searched for victims a day after a tornado tore through rural southeast Alabama and killed at least 23 people, including a 6-year-old boy ripped from his fathers’ arms.

High-Speed Rail in the U.S. Remains Elusive: Illinois Shows Why

A $2 billion Chicago-St. Louis project will offer a top speed of just 110 mph and shave an hour off the trip. Few people are expected to use it. One problem: having to share the track with freight railroads.

House Panel Requests Documents From Associates of Trump

Democrats intensified their investigations into President Trump and his associates, with House committees demanding records related to his business dealings, interactions with the Justice Department and communications with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Senate Will Block Trump's Border-Wall Plan, McConnell Says

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said a resolution to block President Trump from declaring a national emergency would pass the GOP-controlled Senate, likely forcing the president to issue his first veto.

How Trump Can Restart North Korean Diplomacy

After last week’s fruitless Hanoi summit between President Trump and Kim Jong Un, the White House has two crucial problems to ponder as it attempts to move negotiations forward.

Luke Perry Dead at 52 After Suffering Stroke

A publicist for Luke Perry said the “Riverdale” and “Beverly Hills, 90210” star has died. The actor had been hospitalized since last week.

Former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper Enters 2020 Race

Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper said he will seek the Democratic nomination for president in 2020, becoming the first member of the crowded field to run by trumpeting a record of working with Republicans.

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