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Good evening, this is John Yang with your PBS News Weekend wrap-up.

Former President Trump has made waves on social media by claiming that he expects to be arrested in New York on Tuesday.

He also called on his supporters to protest, echoing the events of January 6th.

However, a spokesperson later clarified that Trump has no direct knowledge of an impending arrest and that the post was based on news reports.

New York officials have been discussing security measures at the Manhattan criminal court in case of an indictment.

The Manhattan prosecutor has been investigating payments made during the 2016 campaign to silence several women who claimed to have had extramarital affairs with Trump, including Stormy Daniels.

If indicted, Trump would be the first former president to be charged with a crime.

In other news, Wyoming has become the first state in the country to ban the use of abortion pills categorically.

This most common method of ending pregnancy in the US will be outlawed, pending any legal challenges, starting in July.

Several other states have introduced similar legislation to ban or restrict abortion pills.

While medication abortion remains legal in half of the country, more than one dozen states limit its use.

Meanwhile, protests are continuing in France against the government’s plans to raise the retirement age from 60 to 64.

Demonstrators have been vandalizing buildings and lighting fires, and police have deployed tear gas.

In Paris, piles of trash have been growing as garbage collectors remain on strike for the 13th day.

A vote of no-confidence for President Macron’s government is expected early next week.

In sports news, March Madness is in full swing, with no major upsets in the basketball tournament today.

Last night, however, the biggest upset of the men’s tournament occurred when number 16 seed Fairleigh Dickinson defeated number one seed Purdue, only the second time in history that has happened.

In the women’s tournament, the University of South Carolina dominated in its first-round game and will play again tomorrow.

In other college sports, Olivia Pajaro made history as the first woman ever to appear in a men’s Division I baseball game when she pinch-hit in the bottom of the ninth inning.

Lastly, we take a look at the rising costs of veterinary care in America and how female college athletes are navigating a world of endorsement and advertising deals.

This has been your PBS News Weekend wrap-up.

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