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Tillerson meets with Chinese leaders...Man detained near White House...Chuck Berry remembered

By The Associated Press | Posted - Mar. 19, 2017 at 6:43 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 (shee jihn-peeng) might meet in Florida next month.

WASHINGTON (AP) — A longtime adviser to President Donald Trump says neither he nor Trump "have anything to fear in a fair, balanced inquiry" into allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 election. Roger Stone says he has been asked by the Senate intelligence committee to retain any documents that could be related to its investigation.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Secret Service has detained a man after he drove his car to a security checkpoint near the White House and the vehicle was classified as suspicious. The car was stopped last night about a quarter-mile from the White House. The Secret Service hasn't said what caused the car to be considered suspicious. President Donald Trump is currently in Florida. Earlier Saturday someone jumped a low metal barrier just outside a White House fence.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Oil could be flowing as soon as tomorrow 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. The tribes have been trying to stop it while a legal challenge against the pipeline proceeds.

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Chuck Berry is credited with being rock 'n' roll's founding guitar hero and storyteller. Berry, who defined the music's joy and rebellion in such classics as "Johnny B. Goode," ''Sweet Little Sixteen" and "Roll Over Beethoven," died Saturday at his Missouri home at the age of 90. His work has influenced generations of musicians. In a statement, Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones says "One of my big lights has gone out!"

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