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By The Associated Press | Posted - Mar. 6, 2017 at 7:50 p.m.



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WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is calling the Republican plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act "an important step forward," but it's not offering an endorsement. The House proposal would roll back the government's role in health care and likely leave more Americans uninsured, including residents of states that President Donald Trump carried in November. The 123-page proposal would replace income-based subsidies with age-based tax credits. That would mean that people with low incomes may get skimpier support.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions has responded to criticism that he misled a Senate committee in January when he failed to disclose his communications with Russia's ambassador. Sessions, who recused himself last week from any Russia investigation, sent a letter to lawmakers Monday that says he was honest in his response. Sessions, who served as a campaign adviser for President Donald Trump, says he does not recall any of his discussions regarding the campaign.

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The U.S. military has begun moving equipment for a controversial missile defense system to South Korea. The announcement comes after North Korea on Monday test-launched four ballistic missiles into the ocean near Japan. Deployment of the missile defense system, known as Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense system, or THAAD, has angered not only North Korea, but also China. It considers the system's powerful radars as a security threat.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The revised travel ban signed Monday by President Donald Trump faces wide opposition. The ban is one narrower than the original because Iraq has been removed from the list. It applies only to refugees who are not already on their way to the United States and people seeking new visas. It removes language that gave priority to religious minorities. One immigration law specialist says the changes will make the new order tougher to fight in court.

SEATTLE (AP) — A Sikh man who says a man shot him in the arm is recovering from his wound at home in suburban Seattle. The 39-year-old man is said to be shaken up but encouraged by community support. The shooting has rattled members of the Sikh community, which numbers about 50,000 in Washington state. Police in Kent are looking for the suspect. Members of a temple are being told to keep calm and pray.

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