March 25, Saturday, 2017 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Risa Shimizu and Ms. Keiko Kitagawa

1. U.S. Republicans have abruptly pulled their healthcare bill from the House floor shortly before a planned vote. The move has dealt a blow to the Trump administration’s effort to repeal and replace the affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare.
2. Families of Japanese nationals abducted by North Korea on Saturday marked the 20th year since the formation of a group seeking the return of their loved ones.