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TOKYO (AP) — The Trumps and Japan's new emperor and empress exchanged photos and other gifts at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo. Emperor Naruhito on Monday presented President Donald Trump with a traditional Japanese pottery and porcelain bowl, as well as a photo. Mrs. Trump presented Empress Masako with a photo and custom White House desk set featuring a fountain pen made from a red oak tree that stands on the grounds of Harvard University where the empress studied economics.
UNDATED (AP) — At the time Roe-v.-Wade became the law of the land in 1973, abortion was broadly legal in four states, allowed under limited circumstances in 16 others, and outlawed under nearly all circumstances in the rest. Today, a reversal of Roe would produce a patchwork map where some 15 or so states would continue to make abortion easily accessible, a dozen would ban virtually all abortions unless the mother's life is at stake, and the rest would decide it in the public arena and the legislatures.
BRUSSELS (AP) — The leader of Italy's right-wing League Party, Matteo Salvini, calculates that populist and nationalist parties will control at least 150 seats in the new European Parliament. Votes were still coming in early Monday, but Salvini told RAI state television that his League, Marine Le Pen's National Rally in France and Nigel Farage's Brexit party together should control 90 seats. He says other populist parties in the Europe of Nations and Freedom Group could bring that number to 150.
EL RENO, Okla. (AP) — Authorities say a tornado leveled a motel and tore through a mobile home park near Oklahoma City overnight, killing two people and injuring at least 29 others. A second twister later raked a Tulsa suburb, but no deaths were reported there. The first tornado touched down in El Reno late Saturday night. Mayor Matt White says it crossed an interstate and walloped the American Budget Value Inn before ripping through the Skyview Estates trailer park. Two people were killed at the mobile home park.
UNDATED (AP) — Bart Starr, the Hall of Fame quarterback most famous for the sneak that won the "Ice Bowl" in 1967, has died at 85. Starr led the Green Bay Packers to victories in the first two Super Bowls. He had been in failing health since suffering two strokes and a heart attack in 2014.
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