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Tillerson stresses importance of China ties...Trump adviser told to save possible Russia documents...Chuck Berry dies

By The Associated Press | Posted - Mar. 19, 2017 at 1:10 a.m.



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BEIJING (AP) — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says President Donald Trump looks forward to "the opportunity of a visit in the future," with China's leader. Tillerson is in Beijing meeting with leaders on the final day of a swing through Asia dominated by concerns over North Korea's nuclear and missile programs. There are unconfirmed reports Trump and President Xi Jinping might meet in Florida next month.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Roger Stone says he welcomes the opportunity to publicly testify before lawmakers investigation allegations of Russian meddling in last year's election. The longtime adviser to President Donald Trump commented after saying he has been asked by the Senate intelligence committee to retain any documents that could be related to its investigation. Stone says neither he nor Trump "have anything to fear" if the probe is fair.

NEW YORK (AP) — He's been called a rock'n'roll god, the founder of roc'n'roll and an original. Chuck Berry, rock 'n' roll's founding guitar hero, died Saturday at his home west of St. Louis. He was 90. He was a storyteller who defined the music's joy and rebellion in such classics as "Johnny B. Goode," ''Sweet Little Sixteen" and "Roll Over Beethoven." Emergency responders were summoned to Berry's residence by his caretaker.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has chosen the husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway to head the civil division of the Justice Department. The Wall Street Journal reports George Conway was chosen to head the office that has responsibility for defending the administration's proposed travel ban and defending lawsuits filed against the administration.

NEW DELHI (AP) — Thirteen people have received life prison terms from a court in India for taking part in violence at the country's largest automobile factory that led to the death of a manager nearly five years ago. Four other workers were sentenced to five years in prison for the rioting that broke out at the Maruti Suzuki manufacturing in July 2012 following a dispute between workers and management at the factory.

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