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January 18, 2017

First Line News Articles for Wednesday, January 18 2017

National

The GOP’s dilemma: As Obamacare repeal nears, government health care is suddenly in vogue

We are closer than we have ever been to the repeal of Obamacare. And a funny thing happened along the way: Americans have suddenly decided that they’re pretty cool with the government being involved in their health care, after all.

After airport shooting exposes weaknesses, Broward leaders grapple with what to do next

The mass shooting at the airport in Broward County has raised several questions about security, but government officials who met Tuesday said it will take time to reach conclusions about any long-term changes related to firearms in airports, paying for more security or other measures to protect passengers.

Mike Pence to Swear on Reagan’s Bible, Will Place Hand on 2 Chronicles at Inauguration

When Vice President-elect Mike Pence gets sworn into office on Friday, he will place his hand on the same Bible and same Bible verse that former President Ronald Reagan used when he took his oaths of office.

Slain Orlando officer was community activist

Master Sgt. Debra Clayton, who was shot and killed in Orlando, Florida, used her position as a police officer to help unite her city.

Health Law Repeal Could Cost 18 Million Their Insurance, Study Finds

Repealing major provisions of the Affordable Care Act, while leaving other parts in place, would cost 18 million people their insurance in the first year, a report by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said on Tuesday. A repeal could increase the number of uninsured Americans by 32 million in 10 years, the report said, while causing individual insurance premiums to double over that time.