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WASHINGTON (AP) — Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard says no agreement was reached on tariffs during Wednesday's White House meeting with Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Ebrard says both countries will keep talking Thursday to find a way to stave off President Donald Trump's threatened tariffs on all Mexican goods flowing into the United States. Ebrard tells reporters at the Mexican embassy that "several points were made that require a more detailed discussion."
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration will no longer allow government scientists to conduct medical research using human fetal tissue. The decision hands abortion opponents a major victory and overrides the advice of scientists, who say such research has led to lifesaving medical advances. The Health and Human Services Department says government-funded fetal tissue research by universities can continue for now, subject to additional scrutiny, but it has also ended one major university project.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — A Texas couple says Cardinal Daniel DiNardo's office is treating them the way the church does other victims by trying to discredit their story. George Pontikes and his wife Laura have accused DiNardo of mishandling a sexual misconduct case against his former deputy. They deny claims by DiNardo's office that they fabricated quotes and demanded $10 million. The archdiocese said DiNardo had acted "swiftly and justly" in the case.
LONDON (AP) — An international ceremony marking the 75th anniversary of D-Day ended with a fly-past of historic and modern military aircraft. World War II Spitfire and Hurricane fighters and modern-day Typhoons swooped over dignitaries, veterans and spectators Wednesday in southern England's Portsmouth. That was the embarkation point for the Allied force that invaded Nazi-occupied France in June 1944. President Donald Trump, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and other leaders attended the event.
PHOENIX (AP) — The U.S. government has stopped paying for English-language courses and legal services at facilities that hold immigrant children, imposing budget cuts it says are necessary at a time when record numbers of unaccompanied children are arriving at the border. The Health and Human Services department said Wednesday that it notified shelters last week that it was not going to reimburse teachers' pay, legal services or recreational equipment in a move that appears to violate a legal settlement.
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