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March 16, 2017 - 2:45 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Republican health care plan provides big tax cuts for wealthy families and insurance companies, but it hits older people hard. Many older Americans would face higher health insurance premiums and smaller tax credits to help obtain coverage. In all, the bill provides $883...
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This December 2015 photo shows U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson in Honolulu. Hours before it was to take effect, President Donald Trump's revised travel ban was put on hold Wednesday, March 15, 2017, by Watson, a federal judge in Hawaii who questioned whether the administration was motivated by national security concerns. (George Lee/The Star-Advertiser via AP)
March 16, 2017 - 12:41 am
HONOLULU (AP) — A federal judge blocked President Donald Trump's revised travel ban hours before it was to take effect, marking the second time courts have thwarted Trump's efforts to freeze immigration by refugees and citizens of some predominantly Muslim nations. This time, the ruling came from a...
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FILE- In this Feb. 11, 2017, file photo, Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito smiles as he delivers a keynote speech at the Claremont Institute's annual dinner in Newport Beach, Calif. Alito said Wednesday, March 15, during a speech sponsored by a Catholic organization in New Jersey that the U.S. is entering a period when its commitment to religious liberty is being tested. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
March 15, 2017 - 8:58 pm
MADISON, N.J. (AP) — The U.S. is entering a period when its commitment to religious liberty is being tested, Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito told an audience Wednesday at an event sponsored by a Catholic lawyers' organization. Alito used his own words from his dissent in the Supreme Court's...
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Hawaii Attorney General Douglas Chin, left, and Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum speak at a press conference outside the federal courthouse, Wednesday, March 15, 2107, in Honolulu. Hearings were scheduled Wednesday in Maryland, Washington state and Hawaii on President Donald Trump's travel ban. The lawsuit claims the ban harms Hawaii by highlighting the state's dependence on international travelers, its ethnic diversity and its welcoming reputation as the Aloha State. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)
March 15, 2017 - 7:00 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — Hours before it was to take effect, President Donald Trump's revised travel ban was put on hold Wednesday by a federal judge in Hawaii who questioned the government's argument that the measure was motivated by national security concerns. U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson also said...
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March 15, 2017 - 6:57 pm
TRUMP TRAVEL BAN-LAWSUITS UPDATE: Judge in Hawaii puts Trump's travel ban on hold UNDATED (AP) — The federal judge in Hawaii who put President Donald Trump's revised travel ban on hold cited "questionable evidence supporting the government's national security motivation." U.S. District Judge...
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Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte shakes hands of children after casting his vote for the Dutch general election in The Hague, Netherlands, Wednesday, March 15, 2017. (AP Photo/Patrick Post)
March 15, 2017 - 5:00 pm
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Wednesday was moving toward a dominating parliamentary election victory over anti-Islam lawmaker Geert Wilders, who looked like he failed the year's first litmus test for populism in Europe. The Netherlands' main exit poll suggests...
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Hawaii Attorney General Douglas Chin flashes a Hawaii shaka before entering federal court, Wednesday, March 15, 2107, in Honolulu. Legal efforts to overturn President Donald Trump's travel ban will be held Wednesday in Hawaii. The lawsuit claims the ban harms Hawaii by highlighting the state's dependence on international travelers, its ethnic diversity and its welcoming reputation as the Aloha State. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)
March 15, 2017 - 4:58 pm
The Latest on legal challenges to the Trump administration's revised travel ban (all times Pacific unless noted): 2:55 p.m. Hawaii Attorney General Doug Chin says he's cautiously optimistic that a federal judge will rule in the state's favor and issue an injunction against President Donald Trump's...
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Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte jokes with journalists after casting his vote for the Dutch general election in The Hague, Netherlands, Wednesday, March 15, 2017. (AP Photo/Patrick Post)
March 15, 2017 - 3:04 pm
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Latest on election day in the Netherlands (all times local): 9:00 p.m. The Netherlands' main exit poll suggests that Prime Minister Mark Rutte has won the Dutch elections, easily beating anti-Islam firebrand Geert Wilders. For the two-time prime minister Rutte, the...
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FILE - In this March 16, 2013 file photo, Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny speaks in New York. Kenny has signaled that he will use the meeting, scheduled for Thursday, March 16, 2017, one day before St. Patrick’s Day, to talk about Brexit and Trump’s immigration policies. Kenny, who labelled Trump “dangerous” during the campaign, has said it is important to keep the standing date, which some critics have suggested he should cancel. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
March 15, 2017 - 2:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — While shamrocks and smiles typically define the Irish prime minister's traditional St. Patrick's Day visit to the White House, with President Donald Trump the celebration could turn more serious. Taoiseach Enda Kenny has signaled that he will use the meeting — scheduled for...
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Republican state Sen. Lois Kolkhorst, author of Senate Bill 6, prohibiting transgender-friendly bathrooms, gathers her notes before she presents the bill on the floor of the senate for debate at the state capitol in Austin, Texas. (Ralph Barrera/Austin American-Statesman via AP)
March 15, 2017 - 2:55 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas Senate has passed a North Carolina-style "bathroom bill" that targets transgender people, but the proposal still faces big obstacles from becoming law. The 21-10 final vote on Wednesday came over opposition from big business, the National Football League and hundreds...
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