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Bernie Sanders relaunches ‘Medicare for All’ amid 2020 glare

By ELANA SCHOR and RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont will unveil a new version of his "Medicare for All" plan on Wednesday, shaking up the 2020 presidential election by reopening the debate over his call to eliminate private health ...

Bodycam footage may be shown at Minneapolis officer’s trial

By AMY FORLITI Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Prosecutors could introduce body camera video as early as Wednesday in the trial of a former Minneapolis police officer who shot and killed an unarmed woman. Mohamed Noor, who shot and killed Justine Ruszczyk Damond as she approached his ...

Barr to testify before the Senate as Mueller’s report looms

By ERIC TUCKER and MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr is returning to Capitol Hill for a second time this week as lawmakers, the White House and the American public anxiously await his release of special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia report ...

Eying Supreme Court, abortion foes promote tough state bans

By DAVID CRARY AP National Writer Emboldened by the new conservative majority on the Supreme Court, anti-abortion lawmakers and activists in numerous states are pushing near-total bans on the procedure in a deliberate frontal attack on Roe v. Wade. Mississippi and Kentucky have passed laws ...

Democrats prepare border bills

By ALAN FRAM Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Under pressure to show they have solutions, Democrats are honing proposals to address the surge of families entering the U.S. at the southern border, a problem they say President Donald Trump's restrictive immigration policies are ...

Smoking pot vs. tobacco: What science says about lighting up

By JENNIFER PELTZ Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — As more states make it legal to smoke marijuana, some government officials, researchers and others worry what that might mean for one of the country's biggest public health successes: curbing cigarette smoking. Though there are notable ...

Chief of staff says Dems will ‘never’ see Trump tax returns

By ZEKE MILLER Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats will "never" see President Donald Trump's tax returns, said White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney on Sunday, as a new front opened in the confrontation between the administration and Congress. Mulvaney accused Democrats of ...

American Airlines extends Max-caused cancellations to June 5

By MARCY GORDON AP Business Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — American Airlines is extending by over a month its cancellations of about 90 daily flights as the troubled 737 Max plane remains grounded by regulators. American said Sunday it is extending the cancellations through June 5 from the ...

4 adults, 2 kids shot and wounded at Chicago baby shower

CHICAGO (AP) — Two men who opened fire on a crowd of people gathered for a baby shower, wounding six people, including two children, may have acted in retaliation for an earlier gang conflict, police said Sunday. Authorities have only "shards of information" about what happened at the family ...

Homeland Security Secretary Nielsen resigned

By COLLEEN LONG Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he's accepted the resignation of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen. Trump announced the resignation in a tweet on Sunday. Two sources said Nielsen went to the White House Sunday to speak with Trump ...

A 2016 hangover: Some Bernie Sanders supporters still upset

By ALEXANDRA JAFFE, HUNTER WOODALL and MEG KINNARD Associated Press IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — It was hard to miss Cheri Pichone's excitement about Bernie Sanders' second presidential run. She showed up to a recent Iowa rally decked out in Sanders gear, complete with a figurine of the Vermont ...

Trump struggles with a growing problem on the border

By JILL COLVIN and COLLEEN LONG Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Tensions are rising, fingers are pointing and the search for solutions is becoming increasingly fraught. Overwhelmed by an influx of migrants at the border that is taxing the immigration system, President Donald Trump is ...

Jury rejects Harry Reid lawsuit against fitness band maker

By KEN RITTER Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) — A jury in Las Vegas flatly rejected former U.S. Sen. Harry Reid's lawsuit against an exercise band maker he blamed for injuries — including blindness in one eye — he suffered when the stretchy device slipped from his grasp and he fell ...

Duke’s Williamson wins AP men’s college player of the year

By AARON BEARD AP Basketball Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Just about everything Zion Williamson did at Duke created a highlight or headline in a spectacle of a season. The soaring dunks. The open-court moves more nimble than his 6-foot-7, 285-pound frame should allow. Even the freak ...

‘Our country is full’: Trump says migrants straining system

By ZEKE MILLER and JONATHAN LEMIRE Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) — Declaring "our country is full," President Donald Trump on Friday insisted the U.S. immigration system was overburdened and illegal crossings must be stopped as he inspected a refurbished section of fencing at the Mexican ...

Grammy-nominated rapper Nipsey Hussle shot and killed at 33

By MESFIN FEKADU and ANDREW DALTON Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rapper Nipsey Hussle was fatally shot outside the clothing store he founded to help rebuild his troubled South Los Angeles neighborhood, police said, cutting short a career that earned him a Grammy nomination this year ...

Biden says he never meant to make women feel uncomfortable

By JULIE PACE and THOMAS BEAUMONT Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden on Sunday defended his interactions with women, saying he doesn't believe he's ever acted inappropriately. But a Nevada politician's assertion that Biden's kiss on the back of her head made ...

Final Four features 3 first-time coaches and Izzo in his 8th

By JOHN MARSHALL AP Basketball Writer Tom Izzo drew up the perfect play at the perfect moment, sending Michigan State past mighty Duke for a spot in the Final Four. The trip is always emotional, but Izzo has done it before. This will be his eighth Final Four and a chance for a second national ...

Democrats to prepare subpoenas for full Mueller report

By MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Judiciary Committee will prepare subpoenas this week seeking special counsel Robert Mueller's full Russia report as the Justice Department appears likely to miss an April 2 deadline set by Democrats for the report's ...

Mueller’s evidence is likely a massive amount of material

By MARY CLARE JALONICK, ERIC TUCKER and MICHAEL BALSAMO Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats say they want "all of the underlying evidence" in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation . But what is all of that evidence? Mueller's team issued more than 2,800 subpoenas, executed ...