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WASHINGTON (AP) — Some House Republicans are making it known that a new GOP health care bill doesn't go far enough in slashing the government's role in health care. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell forecast congressional passage by early April. But that presumes conservatives will fall in line. The new plan would repeal the current law's unpopular fines on people who don't carry health insurance. But it would also replace income-based subsidies with age-based tax credits. Democrats are unified in their opposition. Some are calling it "Trumpcare."

SEATTLE (AP) — The Justice Department wants to dismiss its appeal of a federal judge's ruling that temporarily blocked President Donald Trump's initial travel ban. The motion was filed with a federal appeals court in San Francisco. The president signed a revised ban yesterday, which goes into effect March 16. The challenge was filed by Washington state and Minnesota. Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson says the administration's decision to drop the appeal is a sign the original order was unconstitutional.

WASHINGTON (AP) — WikiLeaks claims Samsung smart TVs are among the devices the CIA can access for surveillance. The anti-secrecy group says the documents it has obtained show that the CIA worked with U.K. intelligence officials to turn microphones in TVs into listening devices. Samsung smart TVs have microphones so viewers can make voice commands. WikiLeaks claims that documents it obtained show that through a program called Weeping Angel, audio can be sent to a covert CIA server rather than a party authorized by Samsung.

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — At least one witness to a bus-train crash in Biloxi, Mississippi, that killed four people today says the railroad crossing where the crash happened poses a problem for vehicles because of a steep climb on each side to get over an embankment. WLOX-TV reports a delivery truck was struck at the same crossing in January. Federal records show 16 accidents have occurred at the crossing since 1976. Accidents in 1983 and 2003 each involved one fatality.

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A study released today finds that an earthquake fault running from San Diego Bay to Los Angeles is capable of producing a magnitude-7.4 earthquake that could affect some of the region's most densely populated areas. Experts say the fault poses a significant hazard to coastal Southern California and Tijuana, Mexico. The study found that even a moderate quake on the fault could have a major impact on the region.

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