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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Vice President Mike Pence is making a direct appeal to his home state's Democratic senator to support the Republican-led federal tax code overhaul. Pence spoke directly Friday to Sen. Joe Donnelly, who was at his speech in Anderson, Indiana. After outlining the proposal's principles of lowering tax rates and eliminating tax breaks, Pence said "Senator Donnelly, we need your help, too."

ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) - President Donald Trump will be visiting Indianapolis to promote the Republican-led federal tax overhaul effort. Vice President Mike Pence says Trump's visit will be Wednesday. Pence made the announcement as he started a speech Friday afternoon in Anderson, but didn't provide more details. The visits by Trump and Pence come as they try to persuade Democratic Indiana Sen. Joe Donnelly to support a GOP-led tax overhaul effort.

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (AP) - A prosecutor says the mother of two young southern Indiana children killed when her SUV collided with a freight train faces neglect and other charges after she admitted taking drugs an hour before the crash. Clark County Prosecutor Jeremy Mull said Friday that a blood sample drawn at the scene of the June 28 crash in Henryville shows Ericka Fouch had amphetamine, marijuana or its active ingredient, and other drugs in her system.

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) - A 19-year-old man says he feels lucky to be alive after spending 60 hours locked alone inside a gated southern Indiana cave. Indiana University freshman Lukas Cavar was on a spelunking trip to Sullivan Cave outside Bloomington on Sunday afternoon when he became separated from 12 other members of the university's Caving Club. When he reached the cave entrance, Cavar found fellow club members had padlocked its gate, unaware he remained inside. Club members rescued him late Tuesday.

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