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Democrat criticizes Trump tweets...Pence critical of AP...Some clashes as Trump supporters rally

By The Associated Press | Posted - Mar. 5, 2017 at 5:34 a.m.

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PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The senior Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee says President Donald Trump is making "the most outlandish and destructive claims without providing a scintilla of evidence to support them." Rep. Adam Schiff of California is referring to Trump's charge on Twitter yesterday that former President Barack Obama ordered that Trump Tower be wiretapped during the election campaign.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Associated Press is the target of criticism from Vice President Mike Pence over the listing of his wife's email address in a story about his frequent resistance to public records requests while Indiana's governor. Lauren Easton, the AP's director of media relations, said in a statement: "AP removed the email address from subsequent stories after learning Mrs. Pence still used the account. The AP stands by its story."

NEW YORK (AP) — Berkeley, California, police say 10 people were arrested after President Donald Trump supporters and counter-protesters clashed during a downtown Berkeley rally that left seven people injured. The Washington State Patrol says four demonstrators were arrested in Olympia, but didn't reveal whether they were part of pro- or anti-Trump demonstrations. Hundreds of Trump supporters rallied around the country Saturday.

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (lee kuh-TYAHNG') is pledging to make the country's skies blue again and "work faster" to address people's concerns over pollution caused by coal burning. Speaking to delegates at the opening of the National People's Congress, he said the government intends over the next year to step up work to upgrade coal-fired power plants and prioritize the integration of renewable energy sources.

MILAN (AP) — An Italian official says the autopsy on the chief suspect in the Berlin Christmas market attack indicates frequent drug use. A court official says Anis Amri used both cocaine and hashish, although not on the day he was killed. Amri was killed during a routine stop by police in a Milan suburb four days after the truck attack that killed 12 people and injured dozens.

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