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Donald Trump Jr. has agreed to testify again before the Senate Intelligence Committee in mid-June. That panel is still finishing its own report on Russian interference in the 2016 election. Trump Jr. first appeared before the panel in 2017 to answer questions about a Trump Tower meeting with Russians who were offering information on then presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Now, this news comes just a week after the Republican-led panel took the unusual step of issuing a subpoena to the president's son.

The new anti-abortion tilt of the U.S. Supreme Court has inspired some states to further restrict the procedure during the first trimester of pregnancy and move to outlaw abortion entirely if Roe v. Wade ever falls. But the rush to regulate has exposed division among groups and lawmakers who consider themselves staunch abortion opponents.

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Country star Mel Tillis died yesterday after a long illness. He was 85. Blake Farmer of member station WPLN says the prolific songwriter's road to fame wasn't an easy one.