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May 22, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says President Donald Trump “took a pass” on working together with Democrats to address the nation’s crumbling infrastructure. Pelosi spoke at the Capitol after a brief meeting with Trump at the White House. After the meeting, Trump said he won’t work with Democrats as long as they are moving ahead with investigations of his administration.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Round 2 of the president’s consultations with congressional Democrats on infrastructure went bust in a flash. Prospects for passing a large infrastructure bill evaporated Wednesday as Trump announced that he won’t work with Democratic lawmakers on policy while they continue to investigate him. Trump took umbrage at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s accusation earlier in the day of being “engaged in a cover up.”

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The young Californian who became known as the American Taliban is set to go free after nearly two decades in prison. But conditions imposed recently on John Walker Lindh make clear that authorities remain concerned about the threat he could pose once free. Lindh’s release is slated for Thursday. He joined the Taliban before the Sept. 11 attacks and was brought back to the U.S. after being captured in a battle with U.S.-aligned Northern Alliance fighters.

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is reiterating his longstanding denial that he’s in a racist photo that appeared on his 1984 medical school yearbook page. Northam made the comments Wednesday after an investigation commissioned by Eastern Virginia Medical School failed to determine whether Northam is in the yearbook photo of a man in blackface next to someone in a Ku Klux Klan hood and robe.

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May is digging in against a growing push by both rivals and former allies to remove her from office, as her attempts lead Britain out of the European Union appeared headed for a dead end. There was a feverish atmosphere in Parliament, as Conservative lawmakers met in private to plot a leadership challenge, and expectations are rising that May could be forced to announce her departure within days.

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