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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal judge in Madison, Wisconsin, has issued a temporary restraining order barring the Trump administration from enforcing a revised travel ban against a Syrian family trying to reach that state. A Syrian man filed a complaint in federal court today alleging the travel ban is unconstitutional and will prevent his family from leaving Aleppo and joining him in Wisconsin. The judge determined the family is in danger.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is reiterating his belief that action is needed "now" to save consumers from what he says is the coming "Obamacare disaster." He met today at the White House with the House chairs whose committees are aiding the drive to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Trump thanked the leaders for their devotion, leadership and diligent work in shepherding Republican health care legislation through their panels.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Office of Government Ethics says it disagrees with a White House belief that government ethics rules don't apply to executive branch employees. For example, OGE Director Walter Shaub says the White House ignored his recommendation to discipline counselor Kellyanne Conway for promoting Ivanka Trump's fashion line on TV. Shaub has also said the president should have fully divested his businesses before taking office.

NEW YORK (AP) — A senior New York City official briefed by the medical examiner's office says Russia's ambassador to the United Nations died last month from a heart attack and no foul play was suspected. The New York City medical examiner's office, citing diplomatic protocol, says it has been instructed not to publicly release the cause and manner of death for Ambassador Vitaly Churkin, who died suddenly last month after collapsing in his office.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Hoosier Lottery officials say the winner of last month's $435.3 million Powerball drawing has come forward to claim the winnings. A Lottery spokesman says a Monday news conference will be held in Indianapolis. He says lottery officials can't say until then whether the person who purchased the winning ticket for the Feb. 22 drawing or a representative will speak. The winning ticket was sold at a convenience store in Lafayette.

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