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OMAHA BEACH, France (AP) — World leaders have honored the bravery of Allied troops 75 years after the D-Day assault that portended the end of World War II. French President Emmanuel Macron and President Donald Trump praised the living and dead who took part in the air and sea operation on June 6, 1944, that brought tens of thousands of men to France.
LIMERICK, Ireland (AP) — President Donald Trump has commemorated the 75th anniversary of D-Day by paying tribute to the "cherished alliance" forged in battle by the U.S. and partner nations. Trump told aging warriors gathered on a bluff overlooking Omaha Beach, "Our debt to you is everlasting." Trump has at times questioned the value of NATO and other institutions that emerged from World War II.
ATLANTA (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is reversing course and declaring he no longer supports a long-standing congressional ban on using federal money to pay for abortions. The reversal on Thursday came after rivals and women's rights groups blasted him for affirming that he still supported the Hyde Amendment. With the shift, Biden hopes to limit any damage from Democrats who already are skeptical about whether a 76-year-old, more centrist white man can be the party standard-bearer.
UNDATED (AP) — The federal government is opening a new mass facility for migrant children near the U.S-Mexico border and is considering housing children on three military bases to add as many as 3,000 more beds to the overtaxed system in the coming weeks. Office of Refugee Resettlement spokesman Mark Weber says all the new facilities will be considered temporary emergency centers, so won't be subject to state child welfare licensing requirements.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The University of Alabama appears poised to give back $21.5 million donated by a philanthropist who called on students to boycott the school over the state's new abortion ban. Hugh F. Culverhouse Jr. says he has no doubt this is about his abortion remarks. But Alabama says the dispute has to do with his attempts to dictate how his donation is to be used. The trustees will decide Friday whether to return the gift and strip Culverhouse's name from the law school, too.
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