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WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is denouncing North Korea's latest missile tests and warning of "very dire consequences" in response. The White House says President Donald Trump spoke Monday with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (shin-zoh AH'-bay) and acting South Korean President Hwang Kyo-Ahn to discuss the launch. North Korea on Monday fired four banned ballistic missiles.

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The fallout between Malaysia and North Korea over the killing of Kim Jong Un's half brother at the airport in Kuala Lumpur is growing. Malaysia is now banning North Korean diplomats from leaving Malaysia amid growing tensions over the death of Kim Jong Nam. Hours earlier, Pyongyang said Malaysians can't leave North Korea. Malaysian authorities say two women killed Kim by smearing VX nerve agent on his face as he waited for a flight.

WASHINGTON (AP) — After keeping it under wraps for days, House Republicans have released their health care reform proposal. The legislation would repeal fines for people who don't carry health insurance. And income-based subsidies that now help millions would be replaced with age-based tax credits. The bill would continue the expansion of Medicaid to low-earning Americans until 2020. Afterward, states adding Medicaid recipients would no longer receive the additional federal funds the statute has provided.

BEIRUT (AP) — A report released by Save the Children says Syrian children show symptoms of "toxic stress" and are attempting self-harm and suicide in response to prolonged exposure to war. The report says children do not feel safe at school and are developing speech disorders and incontinence. Some are even losing the capacity to speak. The six-year-old war has killed thousands of civilians, including children.

MONROE, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut woman has been accused of letting her 10-year-old son drive her car on public roads while streaming it on Facebook Live. Police say officers determined the mother, Lisa Nussbaum, was recording her son drive the car on public roads throughout the town. Police say the video was taken from the passenger seat. The mother is due in court on Friday in Bridgeport.

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