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Elizabeth Warren silenced over US Senate criticism of Sessions Elizabeth Warren silenced over US Senate criticism of Sessions
Democratic US Senator Elizabeth Warren was silenced by Senate Republicans on Tuesday after reading a letter written by the widow of Martin Luther King Jr. The 30-year-old letter criticised Jeff Sessions, President Donald Trump's nomination for attorney general. Mitch McConnell, the Republican majority leader, said Ms Warren had broken senate rules by impugning the conduct of another senator....
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US justice department defends 'lawful' Trump travel ban US justice department defends 'lawful' Trump travel ban
The US justice department has defended President Donald Trump's travel ban and urged an appeals court to reinstate it in the interests of national security. A 15-page brief argued it was a "lawful exercise of the president's authority" and not a ban on Muslims. The executive order temporarily banned entry for all refugees and visitors from seven mainly Muslim countries. A hearing has been...
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Refugees race clock to enter U.S. while courts weigh ban Refugees race clock to enter U.S. while courts weigh ban
Refugees and some foreigners were racing the clock to enter the United States as the Trump administration prepared to press a federal appeals court Monday for reinstatement of its controversial travel ban. The San Francisco-based court denied the Trump administration's request Sunday but ordered the states of Washington and Minnesota, which filed suit to halt the ban, to provide more details. T...
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White House stands firm over travel ban White House stands firm over travel ban
The Trump administration is standing firm over its ban on immigration from seven countries despite court rulings and mass protests against it. In a statement, President Trump said visas would once again be issued once "the most secure policies" were in place, and denied it was a Muslim ban. The move has been widely condemned. Sixteen state attorneys general have said the order is unconsti...
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Protest at JFK Airport over Trump refugee ban Protest at JFK Airport over Trump refugee ban
NEW YORK - Protests erupted at several airports across the U.S. as President Trump's 120-day ban on refugees entering the country took effect. Protesters chanted "No ban. No wall. Sanctuary for all." outside of John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. New York is considered a sanctuary city for refugees. Source: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2017/01/28/watch-live-protest-jf...
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Badlands NPS goes on a climate change tweetstorm Badlands NPS goes on a climate change tweetstorm
SAN FRANCISCO — Badlands National Park in South Dakota is known for rugged scenery, fossil beds, bison and for a brief moment at least, a Twitter account that blasted a short stream of tweets about the perils of climate change — before they met their own personal extinction Tuesday afternoon. The tweets are believed to have been posted by a former park employee who still had access to the socia...
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Sunday was worst January day for tornado deaths since 1969 Sunday was worst January day for tornado deaths since 1969
The Southeast took stock Monday of the wide swath of destruction wrought by the deadliest January day for tornadoes in 48 years. With 16 deaths, Sunday became the USA’s worst January day for tornadoes since Jan. 22, 1969, when 32 people died, according to the Storm Prediction Center. Such violently destructive storms are rare for January, and Sunday’s storm was particularly deadly, killing 1...
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Women's March movement: What's next and can the momentum last? Women's March movement: What's next and can the momentum last?
WASHINGTON — Now that the Women’s March on Washington is over, women like 32-year-old Jacqueline Glass will determine whether it marked a historic one-day demonstration or the start of a widespread resistance to Donald Trump's presidency. Glass was among the more than 2 million people who came out in a show of global protest — from Washington to Sydney, Australia. Now women’s groups and civil r...
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Obamas’ flight to Palm Springs diverted because of weather Obamas’ flight to Palm Springs diverted because of weather
PALM SPRINGS, Calif. — Former President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama landed at March Air Reserve Base in Riverside on Friday evening after inclement weather forced their aircraft to divert from the Palm Springs International Airport. The plane had not yet arrived in Palm Springs by 4:45 p.m. PT, about six hours after the couple left Donald Trump's inauguration in Washington, D.C. Stormy weat...
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Thousands protest in Washington, New York City in defiance of Trump Thousands protest in Washington, New York City in defiance of Trump
Raucous protesters squared off against Washington police Thursday night outside a meeting of Trump supporters, the first of what may be several demonstrations before and after the new president's inauguration. Also, in New York City, thousands of New Yorkers filled Trump’s backyard, led by several stars such as Robert De Niro, Cher, and others. Joined by celebrities, government leaders and u...
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