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Industry questions higher insurance costs under Republican plan

NEW YORK — The House Republican health insurance plan suggests coverage after Obamacare will be less affordable, insurers and industry experts said on Tuesday, raising questions about whether Americans will enroll and insurance companies will enter the market.

House intelligence chief has seen no evidence to back wiretap charge

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives intelligence committee said on Tuesday he had seen no evidence to support President Donald Trump's allegation he was wiretapped by then-President Barack Obama during the 2016 presidential campaign.

WikiLeaks says it releases files on CIA cyber spying tools

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks on Tuesday published what it said were thousands of pages of internal CIA discussions about hacking techniques used over several years, renewing concerns about the security of consumer electronics and embarrassing yet another U.S. intelligence agency.

Plan released to repeal, replace Obamacare

WASHINGTON — House Republicans on Monday released long-anticipated legislation to supplant the Affordable Care Act with a more conservative vision for the nation’s health care system, replacing federal insurance subsidies with a new form of individual tax credits and grants to help states shape their own policies.

Death row inmate in Ohio dies of apparent suicide

A prisoner on Ohio’s death row who was condemned for the murder of his ex-girlfriend died of an apparent suicide on Sunday night, a corrections department spokeswoman said Monday.

Texas lt. governor calls on Christians to support bathroom bill

AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas lieutenant governor said on Monday he has enlisted Christian pastors statewide to help him win approval for legislation heading to a state Senate committee this week that limits access to public restrooms for transgender people.

U.S. Supreme Court throws out ruling favoring transgender student

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday scrapped plans to hear a major transgender rights case and threw out a lower court’s ruling in favor of a transgender Virginia student after President Donald Trump rescinded a policy protecting such youths under federal law.

Trump claims Obama wiretapped him during campaign; Obama refutes it

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Donald Trump accused predecessor Barack Obama on Saturday of wiretapping him during the late stages of the 2016 election campaign, but offered no evidence for an allegation which an Obama spokesman said was “simply false.”

Senate confirms Trump pick Perry as energy secretary

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Senate on Thursday voted to confirm President Donald Trump’s pick to head the Department of Energy, former Texas Governor Rick Perry, who has promised to renew America’s nuclear weapons arsenal.

Judge approves release of nightclub shooter’s widow

OAKLAND, Calif. — A judge cleared the way on Wednesday for the widow of the gunman who killed 49 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, to be released from jail and also appeared to throw doubt on the strength of the government’s case against her.

Arkansas governor backs separate Martin Luther King, Robert E. Lee days

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson endorsed a measure on Wednesday to have the state honor civil rights leader Martin Luther King and Confederate General Robert E. Lee on separate days, rather than together, but said passing it would be an uphill battle.

Senior al Qaeda leader killed by CIA drone strike

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A Hellfire missile fired by a CIA drone killed al-Qaeda leader Abu al-Khayr al-Masri late on Sunday while he was riding in a car near the northwestern Syrian city of Idlib, a U.S. intelligence official said on Wednesday.