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By The Associated Press | Posted - Mar. 6, 2017 at 5:40 p.m.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans have taken the wraps off a bill that would repeal the Affordable Care Act. Their plan is expected to cover fewer than the 20 million people insured under President Barack Obama's overhaul, including many residents of states carried by President Donald Trump in November's election. It would replace income-based premium subsidies with age-based ones that may not provide as much assistance to people with low incomes.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Homeland Security Department Secretary John Kelly says he's considering separating children from parents caught crossing the Mexican border illegally. Kelly told CNN the aim would be to discourage families from making the dangerous trek across Mexico to the U.S. border. Generally, the families, mostly from troubled Central American countries, are detained for a few days or weeks before being released into the U.S. to wait for an immigration judge to decide their fate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Arizona Sen. John McCain says President Donald Trump needs to give more information to the American people and Congress about his wiretapping accusations against former President Barack Obama. Without providing any evidence, Trump on Saturday tweeted the explosive claim that Obama tapped his telephones during last year's election. The White House is calling for congressional review. But former government lawyers say all Trump has to do is ask the intelligence community, which works for him.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions has sent a Senate committee a letter attempting to clarify why he didn't tell lawmakers about his communications with Russia's ambassador. Sessions insists his responses to questions were honest. He also says he does not recall "any discussions with the Russian ambassador, or any other representative of the Russian government, regarding the political campaign."

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Park Service has released dozens of photographs of President Donald Trump's inauguration that counter Trump's claim that up to 1.5 million people attended the event at the Capitol and National Mall. The photos were requested at the request of news organizations. They show President Barack Obama's 2009 event had far more people. The photos of the Trump inauguration show large empty spaces on the Mall.

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