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German Chancellor Angela Merkel's political party, the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), won roughly 40 percent of the vote in Germany's western state of Saarland, which is considered a bellwether state. The CDU victory suggests Mrs. Merkel's hold on power is stronger than some predicted. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

Merkel’s party had strong showing in regional vote

- The Washington Times

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s center-right party cruised to victory Sunday in a regional election that analysts say was an early test of whether she will face any serious challenge when she pursues a fourth term as Europe’s most dominant political leader in September.

President Trump's self-touted ability to make deals took a hit with the failure to get a vote on overturning Obamacare, leading to some doubts the president will be able to accomplish tax cut plans. (Associated Press)

‘Trump should let his actions do the talking’

- The Washington Times

“Don’t worry.” That is what President Trump told Americans after the American Health Care Act — Trumpcare — was recalled on Friday. It is good advice, particularly as the news media and giddy Democrats return to their favorite old claims that the White House and the GOP are in disarray.

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Berkeley killing renews debate over gender pronouns

- Associated Press

Pablo Gomez Jr. was a University of California, Berkeley, senior majoring in Latino studies and a prominent campus activist when authorities say he stabbed to death a popular elementary-school teacher.

Light rail debate continues to divide

- Associated Press

The Southwest Light Rail Transit project would add a third leg to the Twin Cities' still-young train system, and link the populous and affluent southern and western suburbs to the jobs, education and entertainment of the city center.