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Conyers concerned about US attorney firings...Source: Trump reached out to NY prosecutor... Pence seeks support for health care bill

By The Associated Press | Posted - Mar. 11, 2017 at 10:40 p.m.



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NEW YORK (AP) — Michigan Congressman John Conyers wants a summary of probes linked to President Donald Trump in light of the dismissal of dozens of federal prosecutors. The top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee says Saturday's firing of Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara (buh-RAH'-ruh) is a particular problem. He says Bharara could have been reviewing a range of potential improper activity involving Trump Tower and the Trump campaign.

NEW YORK (AP) — It appears that President Donald Trump reached out through a secretary to Manhattan's top prosecutor two days before he was fired by the Justice Department, but the two men never spoke. U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara reported the call to the Justice Department and it was agreed he shouldn't speak directly to Trump. The interaction was described by a person told about the conversations. Bharara was fired Saturday after refusing to quit.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence is calling on all Republicans to support a White House-backed health overhaul. Speaking to business leaders in Kentucky on Saturday, he said -- quote --"This is going to be a battle in Washington, D.C." and for us to seize this opportunity to repeal and replace Obamacare once and for all, we need every Republican in Congress." Conservatives have raised objections to the bill.

NEW YORK (AP) — This is not good news for people in the Northeast. Winter isn't over yet. A powerful storm with high winds and up to a foot of snow is expected to hit the region next week. The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard watch for coastal regions including New York City areas and Boston for Monday night into Tuesday. There's also a winter storm watch for much of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, upstate New York and New England.

WASHINGTON (AP) —People will be setting their clocks ahead one hour at 2 a.m. local time Sunday In most of the United States, That's when Daylight saving time officially arrives. But no time change is observed in Hawaii, most of Arizona, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam and the Northern Marianas. Standard time returns Nov. 5.

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