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News Minute: Here is the latest Kentucky news from The Associated Press at 3:40 a.m. EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A 43-year-old Kentucky lawyer running for judge collapsed and died the day after he got the most votes in a primary election. Danny Alvarez was described as "a true public servant, a humanitarian, and a champion for human rights and the immigrant community" by his campaign consultant Jonathan Hurst.

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Teachers across the country have left their classrooms this spring to protest at state Capitols, closing schools to win pay raises and better funding in mostly Republican-controlled states. But their most disruptive act of defiance may have come Tuesday night in Kentucky, when a high school math teacher who has never run for public office defeated the state House majority leader in a Republican primary.

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is directing the Commerce Department to begin an investigation into whether tariffs are needed on the import of automobiles into the United States. The White House says Trump has asked Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to consider whether imports of cars and trucks and automotive parts threaten U.S. national security. The president says in a statement that "core industries such as automobiles and automotive parts are critical to our strength as a Nation."

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration is exploring whether tariffs are needed on auto imports, a move that comes as trade talks with Canada and Mexico have stalled. The U.S. and its partners remain far apart on rewriting the North American Free Trade Agreement, with the discussions at an impasse over rules for car production. The initiation of the trade investigation President Donald Trump ordered on Wednesday could be seen as an attempt to gain leverage.

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