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Michelle Obama had miscarriage, used IVF to conceive girls

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama says she felt "lost and alone" after suffering a miscarriage 20 years ago and she and Barack Obama underwent in vitro fertilization to conceive their two daughters.

Acting AG drew criticism for case against gay Iowa Dem

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — In 2007, Matt McCoy was a rising star in the Democratic Party, Iowa's first openly gay senator and a leading champion for the party's causes.

Trump claims video distributed by White House wasn't altered

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump claimed on Friday that a White House-released video depicting contact between a staffer and a CNN reporter wasn't altered, and he seemingly threatened to revoke the White House press credentials of more reporters.

Austrian ex-officer suspected of spying for Russia since '90s

BERLIN (AP) — Austria's government said Friday that a retired colonel in the country's military is suspected of having spied for Russia for decades, a claim swiftly dismissed by Moscow.

The 70-year-old man from Salzburg, who wasn't named, allegedly provided a Russian intelligence agency with information about Austria's military and political situation, officials said.

Trump on acting attorney general: 'I don't know Matt Whitaker'

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is moving to distance himself from Matthew Whitaker as he faces criticism over his choice for acting attorney general.

Trump told reporters Friday "I don't know Matt Whitaker" and said he didn't speak with Whitaker about special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation.

Southern California city mourns in wake of bar massacre

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — The mourners gathered to hold hands, to sing and to wonder how one of the safest cities in America could become a killing zone.

Hundreds of people gathered Thursday evening to remember the dozen people shot and killed by a Marine veteran at the packed Borderline Bar & Grill the night before.

Medicare expands access to in-home support for seniors

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a harbinger of potentially big changes for Medicare, seniors in many states will be able to get additional services such as help with chores, safety devices and respite for caregivers next year through private Medicare Advantage insurance plans.

Trump limits asylum, says migrants must 'have merit'

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday invoked extraordinary national security powers to deny asylum to migrants who enter the country illegally, tightening the border as caravans of Central Americans slowly approach the United States.

After long wait, 1st legal pot shops on East Coast to open

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) — With its youthful vibe and eclectic mix of culture, a small Massachusetts city seems a logical site for the nation's first legal recreational marijuana sales east of Colorado.

Governor candidate Kemp resigns as Georgia secretary of state

ATLANTA (AP) — Republican Brian Kemp resigned Thursday as Georgia's secretary of state, a day after his campaign said he's captured enough votes to become governor, even though his election rival is conceding nothing in one of the nation's marquee midterm races.

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