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Intel documents offer no evidence of wiretapping...Health bill to be tweaked...Huge open for 'Beauty and the Beast'

By The Associated Press | Posted - Mar. 19, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The top two lawmakers on the House intelligence committee say documents the Justice Department and FBI delivered late last week offer no evidence that the Obama administration wiretapped Trump Tower. But the panel's ranking Democrat, Adam Schiff of California, says the material offers circumstantial evidence that American citizens colluded with Russians in Moscow's efforts to interfere in the presidential election. The committee begins hearings tomorrow into Russia's role in cybersecurity breaches at the Democratic National Committee.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just days before the House is scheduled to vote on a health care overhaul, Speaker Paul Ryan says he'd like to see some changes in the bill. Ryan tells "Fox News Sunday" that he feels "very good" about the bill's prospects, but says House leaders are "making fine-tuning improvements" to reflect people's concerns. Ryan says he'd like the bill to offer more help to older people who are not yet eligible for Medicare.

NEW YORK (AP) — Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and author Jimmy Breslin has died. During a writing career that spanned six decades, the colorful New Yorker exposed corruption in city government and police torture in Queens, took a sympathetic look at the life of an AIDS patient and interviewed President John F. Kennedy's grave-digger. His stepdaughter says Breslin died today at his Manhattan home of complications from pneumonia. He was 88.

BOSTON (AP) — Tens of thousands of people wearing green have lined the streets of Boston for the city's St. Patrick's Day parade. Today's event went off without a hitch after a dispute over whether a gay veterans group could march.

NEW YORK (AP) — It's a huge opening for Disney's live-action remake of "Beauty and the Beast." With an estimated $170 million in North American ticket sales, it blew past the previous record-holder for G- or PG-rated releases, last year's "Finding Dory." Last week's top film, Warner Bros.' "Kong: Skull Island," slid to second place with $28.9 million. The "X-Men" spinoff "Logan" was No. 3 with $17.5 million in its third week.

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