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GOP split over health care bill...Judge not ready to rule on new travel ban... US attorneys resigning at AG's request

By The Associated Press | Posted - Mar. 11, 2017 at 6:50 a.m.



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WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act and replace some portions of it with their own plan are running into trouble from their own side of the aisle. Conservative Republicans are demanding tougher changes in insurance requirements and Medicaid than the House GOP health care bill proposes and warn they'll oppose the legislation if it isn't reshaped. Vice President Mike Pence promotes the plan today in Kentucky.

SEATTLE (AP) — A federal judge in Seattle who had temporarily halted President Donald Trump's first attempt at an immigration travel ban says procedure must be followed if there's to be a ruling on Trump's revised order. U.S. District Judge James Robart said in an order that motions or a complaint over the revised ban need to be filed before he can make a decision. The revised travel ban is scheduled to go into effect Thursday.

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. attorneys around the country — including New Jersey, Rhode Island, Minnesota and Montana — have publicly announced their resignations in response to a call by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The attorney general announced yesterday he is seeking the resignations of 46 U.S. attorneys who were holdovers from the Obama administration.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Even as lawmakers began to review classified information at CIA's headquarters, ahead of the first hearing about Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 election, the key question is credibility. Some say it's merely political theater and Democrats have called for an independent panel and special prosecutor.

BOSTON (AP) — A group of gay veterans will be allowed to march in Boston's upcoming St. Patrick's Day parade. The group, OutVets, was initially barred from participating, but organizers of the March 19 event, Boston's Allied War Veterans Council, have reversed course after being roundly criticized. The lawyer for OutVets says the group has been notified.

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