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WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans have won an initial victory in their effort to erase former President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. They've pushed a measure through the House Ways and Means Committee that would repeal tax penalties on people who don't buy insurance. The legislation would also end income-based subsidies the government gives people to buy coverage. Instead, it creates tax credits based largely on age.
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii has become the first state to sue to stop President Donald Trump's revised travel ban. Attorneys for the state filed the lawsuit Wednesday in federal court in Honolulu. The state had also sued over Trump's initial travel ban, but that lawsuit was put on hold while other cases played out across the country. Hawaii's new lawsuit says the order will harm the state's Muslim population, tourism and foreign students.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The IRS says the number of identity theft victims plummeted last year after agents struggled for years to combat what has become a multibillion-dollar industry. The tax agency says the number of identity theft victims dropped by 46 percent, to 376,000. The victims had their identities stolen by criminals who used their Social Security numbers and birthdates to obtain fraudulent tax refunds.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Donald Trump's daughter and son-in-law are paying market-rate rent to live in a Washington D.C. house owned by a foreign billionaire. The Wall Street Journal reports that Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner are renting the $5.5 million house from Andrónico Luksic. One of the Chilean billionaire's companies is suing the U.S. federal government over lost mineral right leases for a proposed copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota.
BOSTON (AP) — A fragment from a Mozart manuscript for the third movement of his Serenade in D Major has failed to sell at a Boston auction. It had been expected to sell Wednesday for more than $200,000. The one-page handwritten "Allegro" musical manuscript is unsigned and has no date but is from around 1773. It's believed Mozart was 17 when he composed the serenade to celebrate a family friend's university graduation.
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