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HIGHLIGHTS-The Trump presidency on March 13 at 5:45 p.m. EDT/2145 GMT

March 13 (Reuters) - Highlights of the day for U.S. President Donald Trump's administration on Monday: HEALTHCARE Fourteen million Americans would lose medical insurance by next year under a Republican plan to dismantle Obamacare, the nonpartisan U.S. Congressional Budget Office says in a report that dealt a potential setback to Trump's first major legislative initiative.

A Republican plan to repeal taxes set under Obamacare would benefit the wealthiest U.S. households at more than five times the rate for middle-income families, according to the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center.

TRAVEL BAN A group of states renew their effort to block Trump's revised temporary ban on refugees and travelers from several Muslim-majority countries, arguing that his executive order is the same as the first one that was halted by federal courts.

GERMANY Trump's meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been pushed back from Tuesday until Friday because of the winter storm bearing down on the northeastern United States, the White House says.

Ahead of her trip to Washington, Merkel tells business leaders in Munich that free trade is important for both the United States and Germany.

Talks between German officials and the Trump administration suggest there will be close cooperation between the two countries on policy toward Russia, a senior German government official says.

CHINA Trump is planning to host Chinese President Xi Jinping at a two-day summit next month, according to media reports, as his administration seeks to smooth relations with the world's second-largest economy.

ASIAN ALLIES Vice President Mike Pence will visit Japan and Indonesia as part of an Asian tour next month, sources say, amid concerns the Trump administration is rolling back Barack Obama's "pivot to Asia." AUTO STANDARDS Trump is set to formally announce a review of vehicle fuel efficiency rules locked in at the end of the Obama administration when he meets with automaker chiefs this week, according to two sources briefed on the matter.

BUDGET Trump on Thursday unveils his 2018 budget emphasizing a military buildup, and some Republicans are concerned they will be forced to choose between opposing the president or backing reductions in popular programs such as aid for disabled children and hot meals for the elderly.

CABINET Trump's nominee to head the Agriculture Department said in Senate ethics disclosure forms that he would place his assets, which include part ownership of a grain merchandising company, into a blind trust.

(Compiled by Bill Trott and Jonathan Oatis; Editing by Meredith Mazzilli and Lisa Shumaker)