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WASHINGTON (AP) — More Democrats called for impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump after he blocked his former White House counsel from testifying to Congress, his latest defiance of congressional investigation. A growing number of rank-and-file House Democrats are confronting House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and pushing her and other leaders to take action. Pelosi is calling a meeting Wednesday to discuss strategy.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden's presidential campaign says he wants Congress to enshrine abortion rights into federal law "should it become necessary." Biden outlined his position after several of his 2020 Democratic rivals highlighted the issue. Several senators running for president have answered a recent flood of state abortion restrictions with calls for a federal statute codifying abortion rights protections that now depend on the Supreme Court's 1973 decision in Roe v. Wade.

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Flights have resumed at Lambert Airport in St. Louis after a temporary halt caused by a severe storm. The Federal Aviation Administration ordered a temporary halt to both arrivals and departures Tuesday evening, when a strong storm passed through the region. After about an hour, the flights were able to resume. By 7:30 p.m. the worst of the storm appeared to have passed without any reports of significant damage in the St. Louis region.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Trump administration officials have told Congress that recent actions by the U.S. have deterred Iranian attacks on American forces. But some lawmakers remain deeply skeptical of the White House approach in the Middle East. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan say their objective over recent days has been to deter Iran. Shanahan says they now want to prevent further escalation, telling reporters, "We're not about going to war."

DALLAS (AP) — Police in Dallas say they are investigating whether the killings of two transgender women and an assault on a third are connected. Maj. Vincent Weddington said Tuesday during a news conference that there are similarities in the three cases. In the most recent killing, 23-year-old Muhlaysia Booker was found shot to death Saturday near a park just southeast of downtown Dallas. Police say the first killing occurred last October. They say the assault of the third victim happened in April.

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