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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 ...