President Trump will pay a state visit to the U.K. in early June, according to Buckingham Palace, which says Trump has accepted an invitation from Queen Elizabeth II to visit America's closest ally.

The visit will take place "from Monday 3rd June to Wednesday 5th June," the palace announced Tuesday.

The White House says the state visit "will reaffirm the steadfast and special relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom."

(Omaha, NE)  --  An organizer of an attempt to recall Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert from office is stepping down.  Eric Scott announced in a Facebook post that he is ending his effort to recall Stothert after he had his family were involved in a car crash last Thursday.  Scott says there is a strong infrastructure in place for anyone who wishes to take over his push for a recall.  Scott had hoped to have a recall petition ready for circulation by late June or early July.

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(Des Moines, IA)  --  Iowa is very close to being the next state to legalize sports betting.  The House passed a bill yesterday that legalizes betting on college and professional sports.  Daily fantasy sports wagering on professional sporting events is also legalized in the bill.  The measure now goes to Governor Kim Reynolds. 

(Des Moines, IA)  --  Changes are being made to a bill allowing students and staff to carry stun guns on Regents university and community college campuses.  The Iowa Senate passed a bill yesterday that would ban the carrying of stun guns at Iowa, Iowa State, and Northern Iowa football stadiums.  The measure would also ban stun guns on hospital and clinic grounds.  The measure now goes back to the House.

A Sri Lankan government official says coordinated suicide bombings in the island nation on Easter Sunday, which killed more than 320 people, were carried out in retaliation for last month's mass shooting at mosques in New Zealand.

The state minister for defense, Ruwan Wijewardene, said the attacks were carried out by two Islamist organizations. As NPR's Lauren Frayer reports, "it's not immediately clear how he knows that – whether the information comes from suspects being interrogated, or evidence the suicide bombers may have left behind."

Dr. Eugene Marciniak recently examined about a dozen patients at a Catholic retreat center in Las Cruces, N.M. He set up shop at a corner table in the cafeteria and called families over one by one: a mother with belly pain, a child with a low-grade fever, a teen girl with a cracked and possibly infected tooth. They had just been released from government custody and were staying at the center for a night or two before joining relatives in other parts of the United States.

One of the most intriguing parts of the special counsel report on Russian election interference involves the role of WikiLeaks. Prosecutors are continuing to investigate the site and its founder, Julian Assange, who faces a conspiracy charge for an unrelated hack.


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