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WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is signaling that President Donald Trump is now open to an immigration bill. It's unclear what specific measures Trump would support in immigration legislation. Past efforts have included a pathway to citizenship or legal status for millions of people living in the United States illegally. He may bring up the issue in tonight's address to Congress.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are turning to an immigrant brought into the U.S. illegally as a child to give a Democratic response to President Donald Trump's address to Congress. The response will be delivered in Spanish by Astrid Silva. In an interview with the AP, Silva, who is 28, said millions of people living in the country are worried, whether it's about being deported, losing their health insurance coverage or being discriminated against because of their sexual orientation.

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — President Donald Trump's sons -- Donald Jr. and Eric -- have gotten a taste of the protests that have been dogging their father. Protesters surrounded the entrance to the new Trump hotel and condominium tower in Vancouver, British Columbia. Some carried posters proclaiming, "Love Trumps Hate." A city councilman who joined the mayor in boycotting the opening said the name Trump has now become "synonymous not with luxury and lifestyle, but with racism, sexism and intolerance."

CLEVELAND (AP) — A civil rights group has sued Cleveland in federal court on behalf of a homeless man and a coalition of homeless organizations that say the city's panhandling laws are unconstitutional. The lawsuit contends that Cleveland's laws prohibiting people from "communicating information about their poverty" violate First Amendment rights of free speech. It seeks to overturn the laws.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Forecasters say a large part of the central United States faces an increased risk for significant tornadoes, including some overnight, in a late-winter storm system. The Storm Prediction Center is warning that severe weather, including tornadoes, could strike a large swath of the central part of the country. The zone stretches from Arkansas to Ohio and is home to 44 million people. The greatest risk for tornadoes is in an area from Poplar Bluff, Missouri, to Louisville, Kentucky.

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