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Repealing and replacing...Koreas tensions...Detained Afghan family released

By The Associated Press | Posted - Mar. 6, 2017 at 8:51 p.m.



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WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans have presented their newly unveiled plan for undoing former President Barack Obama's health care law. President Donald Trump has said he'd push for "insurance for everybody," but aides from both parties and nonpartisan analysts expect coverage numbers to be less than under the current law. Voting on the measure could begin as soon as Wednesday. Democrats and some Republicans have already voiced opposition.

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Citing what it calls "continued provocative actions" by North Korea, the U.S. military is beginning to set up a sophisticated missile intercept system in South Korea. The North launched four ballistic missiles on Monday into the ocean near Japan. The system, known as the Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense system, or THAAD, could be operational by the end of the year. It's opposed not only by North Korea, but also China and Russia, which see the system as a threat.

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — An Afghan family of five who traveled to the United States on special visas and were detained Thursday by immigration officials at the Los Angeles airport have been released from custody. Homeland Security officials haven't said why the family was held. A court petition says there was "absolutely no justification." An attorney says the father worked different jobs for the U.S. military in Afghanistan for more than a decade and was assaulted and shot during his time there

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will allow lower courts to handle the case of a transgender Virginia high school student who has sued to be able to use the boys' bathroom. The court declined to take up the case of Gavin Grimm. The court has been short-handed for more than a year. The Trump administration recently pulled back federal guidance advising schools to let students use the bathroom of their chosen gender, not the one assigned at birth.

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — The Midwest has seen violent weather. The National Weather Service says at least two tornadoes have touched down in Missouri. Both twisters happened near Kansas City. Earlier Monday, authorities reported a likely tornado, downed trees and power lines in east-central Minnesota.

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