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WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is predicting that the Affordable Care Act will survive. Schumer says the law, also referred to as "Obamacare," will survive because the GOP so far has not been able to "pick off" a single Democratic lawmaker to support repeal. Although "Obamacare" has never been popular, public opinion polls show most Americans want changes but not a complete takedown of the law.
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes says his committee won't engage in "a witch hunt" against Americans because they appear in a news story. The committee is one of three looking into President Donald Trump's ties to Russia. Trump has denied knowing that any of his campaign advisers were in contact with Russians during the campaign. He has also denied that he has financial ties or other connections to Russia. The White House has enlisted the help of the FBI and lawmakers to counter news reports about contacts.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A report by the inspector general of the Interior Department says the agency's law enforcement director "demonstrated a pattern of unprofessional behavior" by touching and hugging female employees and making flirtatious remarks. Tim Lynch is accused of acting inappropriately toward at least six female employees. One employee also charged that Lynch retaliated because she filed a complaint.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — There's been another wave of hateful threats directed at Jewish facilities. Officials say bomb threats were called into 13 Jewish community centers and seven Jewish day schools today in a dozen states. No bombs were found and the Jewish Community Center Association of North America says normal operations have resumed at all 20 buildings. The group counts a total of 89 incidents in 30 states and Canada. Meanwhile, police in Philadelphia are investigating weekend vandalism at a Jewish cemetery.
UNDATED (AP) — The son of the late boxing great Muhammad Ali says he felt "violated" when immigration officials detained him for two hours and questioned him about his religion at a Florida airport. Muhammad Ali Jr. and his mother said they were pulled aside and separated from each other on Feb. 7 at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport after returning from Jamaica for a Black History Month event. Ali says it seems "like history is repeating itself." A U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokesman says Ali wasn't profiled "because he's a Muslim" or "his Arabic-sounding name."
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