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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Oil could be flowing soon through the bitterly contested Dakota Access pipeline. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has denied a request from the Standing Rock and Cheyenne River Sioux tribes for an emergency order. That means the pipeline to move North Dakota oil to Illinois could be operating as early as tomorrow. The tribes have been trying to stop it while a legal challenge against the pipeline proceeds.

BEIJING (AP) — President Donald Trump may have talked tough on China but his secretary of state is making nice during a visit to Beijing. It's the wrapup of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's Asia trip and he says the United States is looking forward to the first meeting between President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping. The talks with Chinese leaders have mostly centered on North Korea's nuclear and missile programs.

EAST CHICAGO, Ind. (AP) — Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb says the state is working on finding funding for water filters in East Chicago, Indiana, homes dealing with lead contamination. The Environmental Protection Agency found lead levels exceeding drinking water standards in some homes due to inadequate corrosion controls.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Republican health care bill has competition from another GOP group: governors with their own idea for how to overhaul Medicaid for low-income people. A plan being pushed by four GOP governors who say they represent most of the others, calls for a more gradual approach, with additional options for states. It's likely to involve more federal spending than the House bill, but also keep more people covered.

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The rock 'n' roll founder who defined its joy and rebellion in "Johnny B. Goode" and other classics has died in St. Charles County, Missouri, west of St. Louis. Chuck Berry was 90. County police say they responded to a medical emergency this afternoon and found Berry unresponsive. He could not be revived and was pronounced dead. Berry hit the Top 10 in 1955 with "Maybellene" and went on to influence generations of musicians.

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