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Voters in Meadows' district watch his health care stance

- Associated Press

The voters in western North Carolina who sent U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows to office expected him to remain a Republican outsider. So they aren't surprised he helped lead an effort that scuttled his party's attempt to reform the nation's health care laws.

Voters who didn't like health plan still support Trump

- Associated Press

In Rep. Scott DesJarlais' district, some residents are cheering the demise of the revised national health care law bitterly opposed by the House Freedom Caucus, of which DesJarlais is a member.

Key findings of the AP-NORC poll on health care

- Associated Press

More than 6 in 10 Americans disapprove of the way President Donald Trump is handling health care, according to a new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. Most oppose key elements of the short-circuited GOP proposal to overhaul President Barack Obama's health care law, including Medicaid cuts and surcharges for people whose coverage lapses.

Republican foes of health care bill win praise in districts

- Associated Press

One of the House Republican rebels, Kentucky Rep. Tom Massie, wasn't just "no" on the GOP health care bill to replace Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act. Massie was "hell no."

New River Gorge seeking local teachers for workshop

Associated Press

The National Park Service is looking for some local teachers to work with staff at New River Gorge National River to rework educational programming offered at the park for area schools.

First Afghan women's orchestra tries to change attitudes

- Associated Press

Afghanistan's first - and only - all-female symphony is trying to change attitudes in a deeply conservative country where many see music as immoral, especially for women.

Deadline approaches for asbestos work in contaminated town

Associated Press

Residents of a Montana community where health officials say hundreds of people have been killed by asbestos poisoning have until the end of the month to contact environmental officials to have their homes inspected and cleaned.

Hiroshi Imazu, second right, Chairman of Research Commission on Security of Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) submits a proposal on missile defense to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, right, flanked by former Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera, second left, head of LDP panel, at the prime minister's office in Tokyo, Thursday, March 30, 2017.  Japan's ruling party has urged the government to consider arming itself with more advanced and offensive capability, such as striking enemy targets with cruise missiles, loosening Japan's self-defense-only military posture since the end of World War II.  (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, Pool)

Japan ruling party urges strike ability amid NKorea threat

- Associated Press

Japan's ruling party urged the government Thursday to consider arming the country with more advanced and offensive capability, such as striking enemy targets with cruise missiles, further loosening the self-defense-only military posture Japan has had since the end of World War II.