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Storm curtails travel...Report: Deep GOP coverage cuts...March Madness

By The Associated Press | Posted - Mar. 13, 2017 at 10:50 p.m.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Getting around parts of the Northeast will prove extremely difficult on Tuesday because of a powerful nor'easter that will spread blizzard-like conditions from the Philadelphia area to Maine. Lots of precautions have been made. Thousands of flights have been canceled. In New York, subways won't venture above ground starting at 4 a.m. Forecasters say accumulation in the New York area could reach 20 inches.

WASHINGTON (AP) — A detailed, nonpartisan, analysis of the Republican proposal to replace the nation's health care law shows 14 million Americans would lose coverage next year alone. The Congressional Budget Office findings deal a stiff blow to a GOP effort already under fire from conservatives, Democrats and large segments of the medical industry. Health secretary Tom Price told reporters at the White House the CBO report is "simply wrong."

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has failed to meet a Monday deadline to provide any evidence to support President Donald Trump's accusation that phones at Trump Tower were ordered tapped by former President Barack Obama. The Justice Department said Monday that it needs more time to respond to the request by the House Intelligence Committee. A spokesman for chairman Devin Nunes (NOO'-nehs) of California says the information is needed before March 20 when it holds its first public hearing on its investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) — The police chief in the San Francisco Bay Area city of Vallejo (vuh-LAY'-oh) has ordered an investigation into the use of force by an officer seen punching and hitting a man with a flashlight in a video that spread online and drew outrage. The confrontation happened Friday afternoon at a gas station after police were called about a man acting erratically.

NEW YORK (AP) — The 67-game March Madness basketball tournament begins Tuesday with all NCAA Tournament games available online. Many of the early round games, though, will require a password through cable or satellite TV subscription. The television networks no longer offer a stand-alone subscription. CBS is televising 24 games, including the national championship and the Final Four.

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