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Link Roundup April 2017

Repeal of Affordable Care Act Is Back on Agenda, Republicans Say
Mr. Ryan declined to say what might be in the next version of the Republicans’ repeal bill, nor would he sketch any schedule for action. But he said Congress needed to act because insurers were developing premiums and benefit packages for health plans to offer in 2018, with review by federal and state officials beginning soon.

Chicago mayor’s plan: No high school diploma without official post-graduation plan. Really.
The controversial Chicago mayor has advanced a new proposal requiring all high school seniors who want to get a diploma to show that they have post-graduation plans by providing written proof that they have been accepted — not merely applied to — by a college, a gap-year program or the military. Proof of a job works too.

The government is demanding to know who this Trump critic is. Twitter is suing to keep it a secret.
But the Homeland Security case struck free speech advocates as more remarkable because the information request was about the identity of a government critic, rather than public safety.

Bannon wants a war on Washington. Now he’s part of one inside the White House.
Cohn has met with Democrats on several occasions and appears much more comfortable offering lawmakers olive branches than does Bannon, who during the health-care fight argued in favor of forcing a vote on the doomed bill to establish a public list of Republican traitors.

The U.S. Strikes in Syria
Early Friday morning local time, the U.S. launched more than 50 tomahawk missiles into Syria, targeting the al-Shayrat military airfield near Homs, Captain Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesman, said. The airfield was the facility from which Syria launched this week chemical-weapons attack, Trump told reporters Thursday night in Mar-a-Lago, his resort in Florida.