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WASHINGTON (AP) — Iraq is off the list -- but visitors and immigrants from six other mostly-Muslim countries will still be denied visas under a revised travel ban that was signed today by President Donald Trump. It was a low-key event, as Trump signed the order in private -- in contrast to the high-profile ceremony at the Pentagon that accompanied the initial travel ban. The new order does not address concerns raised in a Homeland Security intelligence analysis obtained last month by The Associated Press. It concluded there was insufficient evidence that citizens of the originally banned countries posed a terror threat to the U.S.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A small majority of Americans see refugees as a risk apart from other legal immigrants. That's the indication from a new poll, which indicates that two-thirds of Americans believe the benefit of admitting legal immigrants outweighs the risk. But when it comes to refugees — those fleeing persecution — a bare majority says the risks are great enough to limit their entry into the United States. The poll was conducted by The Associated Press and the N-O-R-C Center for Public Affairs Research.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A U.N. diplomat says the United States and Japan have requested an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council to discuss the latest North Korean ballistic missile launches. The diplomat said the meeting is likely to take place on Wednesday after the Security Council returns from a visit to four countries in Africa. North Korea fired four banned ballistic missiles earlier today. South Korean and Japanese officials say three of them landed in waters that Japan claims as its exclusive economic zone.
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks have finished the day broadly lower on Wall Street, and banks and materials companies are taking some of the biggest losses. Banks gave back some of the ground they gained last week, and mining companies fell after China trimmed its economic growth forecast. Tyson Foods fell 2.5 percent after avian flu was discovered at a supplier's farm. The S&P finished seven points lower. The Dow lost 51 points. The Nasdaq declined 21 points.
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 1,000 counties are down to their last insurance carrier on the public exchanges brought on by the Affordable Care Act. And they could face higher premiums or no affordable coverage for next year if new insurers don't jump in or if more abandon the exchanges. According an analysis by the Associated Press and the health care firm Avalere Health, 2.8 million people who get insurance through the exchanges are on track to have just one insurer to choose from when it comes time to buy 2018 insurance later this year. Insurers in many markets have been pulling back from the exchanges after losing money. As they consider further cutbacks, they are arguing for regulatory changes that will stem their losses. Customers won't know for certain who is selling on their exchanges until next fall.
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