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CHANHASSEN, Minn. (AP) — Prince fans mourning the music superstar's death have sought comfort by gathering at places including his suburban Minneapolis estate, at a Minneapolis night club where parts of "Purple Rain" were filmed and outside New York's Apollo Theater. In the U.S. Senate today, Minnesota Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken paid tribute, calling him "our neighbor, the superstar next door." Prince died suddenly today at his suburban Minneapolis compound. He was 57.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Searchers scouring rugged terrain in the Shenandoah National Park in Virginia for a missing paramedic-firefighter have found female remains. That's according to a statement on the Facebook page of the National Park Service. The remains were found about 2 p.m. A search had been underway for Nicole Mittendorff of Woodbridge, Virginia. Her car was found April 15 in a parking area.

HOUSTON (AP) — Emergency management officials are urging people living immediately adjacent to a west Houston reservoir to prepare for flooding as water levels rise. About 20 streets are identified in an advisory alerting residents of a subdivision near the Addicks Reservoir that street flooding is likely and home flooding is possible. The Houston area has been hit with a foot of rain this week.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders is showing few signs of backing down in his Democratic primary fight against Hillary Clinton. Sanders reminded voters in Pennsylvania today about Clinton's high-priced private speeches to Wall Street. Speaking at a rally in Reading (REH'-ding), Sanders called on Clinton to release transcripts of speeches for which she was paid.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland has made his first public comment since being tapped by President Barack Obama. Garland praised lawyers for their work with low-income Washingtonians. His appearance was part of the White House's effort to familiarize the country with the nominee. Senate GOP leaders have vowed to block a hearing.

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