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States – like Congress – are divided on replacing Obamacare

Senate Republicans say they’ll insure more Americans than President Barack Obama’s 2010 Affordable Care Act. But states seem likely to look at the latest health care proposal with a partisan eye. In Republican-led Kansas, one lawmaker was quick to embrace the idea. But in blue-state California there was caution over the Patient Freedom Act proposed by Sens. Bill Cassidy of Louisiana and Susan Collins of Maine.

Politics & Government

Pompeo CIA confirmation vote: A preview of the 2020 presidential debate?

Kansas Republican Rep. Mike Pompeo secured 66 votes late Monday, enough to be confirmed as CIA director. But the real drama involved Democrats — and one Republican — who voted no on Pompeo and are likely to remind voters of the stand they took in the next presidential election. The dissenters have been building this case almost since the day President Donald Trump nominated Pompeo in November.

Nation & World

Strong January storms stir destruction from coast-to-coast

From California to the Deep South to the Northeast, millions of Americans were contending with death and destruction from damaging January weather. Flooding, high winds and suspected tornadoes have rousted people from their homes. A deadly storm system tore across the Deep South, a nor'easter lashed the East Coast and rainfall records fell in California.

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Tornado survivor describes experience

Marlena Lucas and her two small sons lived through a tornado in Warner Robins that ripped most of the roof off of their home.
Wayne Crenshaw wcrenshaw@macon.com
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Tornado survivor describes experience

Woman accused of killing husband says little at court hearing 1:41

Woman accused of killing husband says little at court hearing

'I didn't trust God and I took things into my own hands,' woman said of $300,000 theft 2:39

'I didn't trust God and I took things into my own hands,' woman said of $300,000 theft

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Falcons fans in Macon celebrate win