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Budget office analysis of GOP health bill may sharpern resistance to measure

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Update: Congressional Budget Office files report on GOP health plan, finds that the plan would make millions more uninsured. 

A non-partisan report expected as soon as today on the costs of a Republican plan to replace the Obamacare healthcare law could harden opposition to the proposal, adding to the obstacles facing President Donald Trump's first major legislative effort.

Bishops say U.S. must address needs of immigrants, show compassion

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While one Catholic archbishop was urging a fix to the country's immigration laws before a Catholic crowd, another was pleading with the government not to separate mothers from their children while in immigration detention, and yet another, a cardinal, was accompanying a grandfather to an appointment that could have resulted in his deportation.

Catholic Church leaders in the U.S. spent the week of March 6-10 trying to allay fears, urging compassion, not just from the government from those who are not seeing "God's creation" when they malign unauthorized immigrants.

Bears Ears National Monument, sacred to native tribes, faces challenge to its status

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A tribal coalition that considers many sites within Bears Ears National Monument in Utah sacred fears the Trump administration will take the unprecedented step of stripping a national monument of its designation, and leave their ancestral lands vulnerable.

Faith groups: new immigration order still anti-Muslim, anti-immigrant

Federal judges may find the President Donald Trump’s new executive order on immigration more acceptable than the last.

But many religious groups and faith leaders see no meaningful difference in the new measure, which Trump signed privately March 6.

"Make no mistake, this is the Muslim ban that President Trump and his aides have been promising," Farhana Khera, president of Muslim Advocates, said in a statement. "The administration is just rearranging the chairs at the same table."

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