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Hawaii sues over revised travel ban ... 2 House committees discuss health care overnight ... Guatemala fire kills 22 girls

By The Associated Press | Posted - Mar. 9, 2017 at 12:38 a.m.



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HONOLULU (AP) — The state of Hawaii says President Donald Trump's revised travel ban will harm the state's Muslim population, tourism and foreign students. Hawaii has become the first state to file suit to stop the new ban, which bars new visas for people from six predominantly Muslim countries and temporarily shuts down the U.S. refugee program. It doesn't apply to travelers who already have visas.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two House committees have been working overnight on the GOP bill to replace President Barack Obama's health care law. But there's mounting opposition to the legislation, including the American Medical Association, the American Hospital Association and AARP, the nation's largest advocacy group for older people. America's Health Insurance Plans, which represents insurers, is praising GOP provisions like erasing health industry taxes but, it's also warning that proposed Medicaid changes "could result in unnecessary disruptions in the coverage and care beneficiaries depend on."

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former national security adviser Michael Flynn has registered with the Justice Department as a foreign agent for $530,000 worth of lobbying work before Election Day that may have aided the Turkish government. The paperwork has been filed with the Justice Department's Foreign Agent Registration Unit. Flynn's lawyer says the registration was voluntary. The lobbying was done from August through November. Flynn was fired last month over his communications with Russia's ambassador.

SAN JOSE PINULA, Guatemala (AP) — Authorities in Guatemala are working to identify victims of a fire at a state-run shelter. Authorities say someone set fire to mattresses in the girls' section Wednesday morning, and the blaze quickly spread, killing at least 22 girls and injuring dozens more. Distraught parents have been going to local hospitals and the morgue, looking for their children.

DETROIT (AP) — The pressure of Thursday's game for the University of Michigan in Washington D.C. will be no comparison to what the team experienced Wednesday. Their commuter jet was taking off from an airport in Ypsilanti (ihp-sih-LAN'-tee), Michigan, when it was blown off the runway, sustaining substantial damage. Winds in several Great Lakes states topped 60 mph and fanned a blaze that killed five people in a Detroit apartment building.

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