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WASHINGTON (AP) — The health care reform bill just unveiled by House Republicans would roll back the government's health care role and is expected to result in fewer people having insurance coverage. The plan would repeal the law's fines on people who don't purchase health insurance. Instead of the current laws' income-based premium subsidies, people would get tax credits based on age. The subsidies would phase out for higher-earning people. House leaders plan votes on Wednesday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions has sent an explanation to senators, some of whom believe he misled them about not having communications with the Russians. That happened during his confirmation hearings. Sessions recused himself last week after it was reported that he met with the Russian ambassador. In a letter sent today, Sessions maintains that he had answered the question honestly.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Opponents who were able to stall President Donald Trump's travel ban on seven majority-Muslim nations say they'll fight the revised order issued today. Iraq has been removed from the list. The ban applies only to refugees who are not already on their way to the United States and people seeking new visas. It also removes language that gave priority to religious minorities. Critics said that language was designed to help Christians get into the U.S. and exclude Muslims.
WASHINGTON (AP) — One historian with expertise says Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson's comparison of slavery to U.S. immigration is "inappropriate and wildly inaccurate." Carson said during his first speech at HUD today that there were "other immigrants who came here on the bottom of slave ships." Carson raised eyebrows in 2013 when he said "Obamacare was "the worst thing that has happened in this nation since slavery."
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Lawyers for a Florida woman say she wants to be excluded from a proposed settlement with President Donald Trump over fraud allegations at his now-defunct Trump University. If a federal judge agrees, her demand could force a trial. The $25 million settlement allowed any of the thousands of plaintiffs to opt out. An attorney says his client wants a full tuition refund and punitive damages.
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