Evening News: The Washington Post

House GOP narrowly passes bill to overhaul health-care system
The GOP-backed American Health Care Act, which advanced with a vote of 217 to 213, still must be debated in the closely divided Senate, where formal debate isn’t expected to begin until June. The vote marks an achievement for President Trump, who has pledged to repeal and replace Obamacare, but has struggled to secure legislative wins early in his presidency.
By Ed O’Keefe, Paige Winfield Cunningham and Amy Goldstein  •  Read more »
Health-care bill faces a steeper climb in the Senate
At a minimum, the House bill is expected to undergo major changes in the Senate, where it will be subject to unlimited amendments and it could even be introduced in a different form than it has taken in the lower chamber.
By Sean Sullivan, Paige Winfield Cunningham and Kelsey Snell  •  Read more »
GOP follows the playbook it attacked in Obamacare debate
After seven years of insisting the Affordable Care Act was jammed through without scrutiny, House Republicans brushed off questions about whether they read the new bill or why they needed to vote before a cost estimate was ready.
By David Weigel  •  Read more »
How the House voted to pass the American Health Care Act
Here’s a graphic break down of how the most conservative and most moderate Republicans swung, and how each representative voted.
By Kim Soffen, Darla Cameron and Kevin Uhrmacher  •  Read more »
Fact Checker | Analysis
What you need to know about preexisting conditions in the GOP health plan
The GOP says people with preexisting conditions are protected, but the reality is nuanced and complicated.
By Glenn Kessler  •  Read more »
Senate approves measure to fund the government through September
President Trump is expected to sign the measure, which includes more than $15 billion in new defense spending and $1.5 billion in money for U.S. border security, ahead of the Friday deadline to keep the government from shutting down.
By Kelsey Snell  •  Read more »
Texas governor poised to sign nation’s harshest anti-sanctuary bill
The legislation would outlaw sanctuary jurisdictions and fine or jail police who don’t work with federal immigration agents.
By Maria Sacchetti  •  Read more »
Trump plans first presidential overseas trip, to Israel, Vatican and Saudi Arabia
White House officials said the trip would be an effort to unite three of the world’s leading religious faiths in the common cause of fighting terrorism, reining in Iran, and “unifying the world against intolerance.”
By Karen DeYoung  •  Read more »
Family booted from Delta flight and threatened with jail after refusing to give up toddler’s seat
“You’re saying you’re going to give that away to someone else when I paid for that seat. That’s not right,” Brian Schear said before getting kicked off the flight from Maui to Los Angeles.
By Lindsey Bever  •  Read more »
Trump signs order aimed at allowing churches to engage in more political activity
The sweep of the measure was significantly narrower than a February draft that several religious groups are pushing.
By John Wagner and Sarah Pulliam Bailey  •  Read more »
North Korean state media lashes out at China and suggests Trump is ignorant
A commentary published by state media offered a rare, direct criticism of China, warning that “a string of absurd and reckless remarks are now heard from China every day only to render the present bad situation tenser.”
By Adam Taylor  •  Read more »
Prince Philip will step back from royal duties, Buckingham Palace announces
Queen Elizabeth II’s 95-year-old husband is retiring from his public role starting in the fall. The prince has long been expected to curtail his role as his health has gradually declined.
By Griff Witte and Karla Adam  •  Read more »
The Fix | Analysis
Breitbart’s frustration with President Trump just boiled over
A reporter from the Trump-friendly news site got into a tense exchange with White House press secretary Sean Spicer over the proposed border wall. We have annotated the transcript.
By Callum Borchers  •  Read more »
Stephen Colbert is not here to apologize to you
After the “Late Show” host made an oral-sex joke about President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, calls for his firing were swift. But Colbert has a history of responding to controversy with non-apologies and more jokes.
By Emily Yahr  •  Read more »
‘Other: Mixed Race in America’
What being ‘American’ means to a woman who was put in an internment camp at age 10
In Episode 4 of this week-long podcast, hear from Virginia Matsuoka. Her mother was white and her father Japanese, and in April 1942, their family was torn apart.
By Alex Laughlin  •  Read more »

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