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More states sue over new travel ban... Some experts fear GOP health care proposal will cut preventive care ... Deadly protests in SKorea

By The Associated Press | Posted - Mar. 9, 2017 at 11:50 p.m.

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SEATTLE (AP) — Oregon has joined Washington state and Minnesota in filing suit against President Donald Trump's revised travel ban. Hawaii has filed its own lawsuit against the ban. Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson says, "After spending more than a month to fix a broken order that he rushed out the door, the President's new order reinstates several of the same provisions and has the same illegal motivations as the original."

NEW YORK (AP) — Experts say a Republican proposal to replace the Obama health care law would cut a $1 billion a year fund for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designed to prevent problems like lead poisoning and hospital infections. Some health experts say that would be a "major turning point" in how the nation promotes health and addresses health care needs. Some Republicans are pushing for the demise of the fund, saying they want more control over how public health funds are spent.

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's Constitutional Court has formally removed impeached President Park Geun-hye (goon-hay) from office over a corruption scandal that has plunged the country into political turmoil. The ruling by the eight-member panel opens Park up to possible criminal proceedings. Prosecutors already have named her a criminal suspect. The ruling has led to protests, in which two people died.

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemala's president is calling for a restructuring of his country's youth shelter system following a fire that killed at least 35 girls at an overcrowded government facility for children. The shelter outside Guatemala City held some 800 children and mixed victims of abuse with youthful offenders. Relatives and officials say Wednesday's blaze began when young people set fire to mattresses to protest abuses at the shelter.

BOSTON (AP) — The organizers of Boston's St. Patrick's Day parade have scheduled an emergency meeting Friday to reconsider their vote to shut out a gay veterans group. This week's decision to bar OutVets from marching drew immediate condemnation from high-profile politicians and stirred up a furor on social media. OutVets was first allowed to participate in the parade in 2015.

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