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WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan says the new GOP health plan is "what good, conservative health care reform looks like." But the stiffest rebellion is being led by conservative lawmakers and powerful outside groups. They say some of it mirrors the Affordable Care Act. Outnumbered Democrats failed today in their attempts to offer amendments aimed at preventing the bill from raising deficits, kicking people off coverage or boosting consumers' out-of-pocket costs.
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — An internal government watchdog is raising concerns about reports of spoiled food, moldy showers and the mixing of high- and low-risk detainees at a Southern California immigration detention facility. The Department of Homeland Security's Office of Inspector General issued a report alleging health risks and safety concerns at the Theo Lacy Facility in Orange. It's run by the Orange County Sheriff's Department under contract with Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Minneapolis man is headed to federal prison for a year for threatening to blow up a mosque. Daniel George Fisher, who is 57, was sentenced today in federal court in St. Paul. He pleaded guilty last year to one count of obstructing people from freely exercising religious beliefs. Prosecutors say the sentence sends a message that anyone who threatens violence because of religious intolerance will face consequences.
DETROIT (AP) — High winds gusting to 60 mph in some areas of the Great Lakes states are blamed for fanning a fire at a Detroit apartment building that killed five people and injured four others. The winds today pushed a commuter jet carrying members of the University of Michigan basketball team off a runway during takeoff southwest of Detroit. A wind gust rolled a semitrailer on a bridge in Ohio.
HOUSTON (AP) — Various law enforcement and government agencies in Texas and other states are reporting that AT&T customers are unable to call 911 from their cellphones. The company says it's aware of the issues. In Texas, agencies in Corpus Christi, Fort Worth and other cities are providing alternate numbers for people to call if they have an emergency. Agencies in Florida, Tennessee and Washington, D.C., have also sent out tweets saying they've been affected by the outage and are providing different numbers to call.
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