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'See you in court': President Trump loses travel ban appeal

The Trump administration failed to prove that "national security concerns justified immediately restoring the ban", ruled the three-judge panel of the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeal , Reuters reported. The ruling by three federal appeals judges means Trump's refugee and immigration ban can not go into effect without further litigation. There is an indefinite ban on the arrival of Syrian refugees.

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Appeals court rules against Trump on immigration ban

President Trump signed the order during his first week in office, sparking confusion and protests at airports around the world. In the hearing, Trump's administration argued that reviewing the legality of a president's executive order was not up to a court.

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Mayor: NYC Public Schools Closed Thursday

Drifting snow will become an issue as the winds howl to feed our mighty storm offshore. The weather is expected to be dramatically different from conditions across the Northeast on Wednesday, which saw highs of 74 degrees in Washington, D.C., 72 degrees in Baltimore, 66 degrees in Philadelphia and 62 degrees in New York City .

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NYC, Boston digging out from major snowstorm

The National Weather Service predicted the city could see 8 to 12 inches of snow. The Jersey Shore, meanwhile, is expected to get about 4 to 10 inches, but the snow will be wet and heavier, creating the potential for widespread power outages as it weighs on tree limbs and electrical lines.

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Ninth Circuit Court Will Livestream Washington v

In its ruling , the court said the USA government had not offered any evidence of national security concerns that justified banning seven countries. If you want to listen to State of Washington & State of Minnesota v. Trump , simply go to this link provided by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

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Brussels to host fundraising conference after Trump's anti-abortion move

Deputy Prime Minister of Sweden, Isabella Lövin, spoke with Reuters about the global initiative, which includes Sweden, Denmark, Belgium, Luxemburg, Finland, Canada, and Cape Verde. President Ronald Reagan banned the use of federal funds for advocating abortion in 1984, but Bill Clinton reversed the order when he took office in 1993.

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Blizzard warning in Suffolk; 8-12 inches of snow expected for LI

The warning remains in effect until 6 p.m. Falling and blowing snow with strong winds and poor visibility are likely, with whiteout conditions, making travel extremely unsafe, the weather service said. A north wind will user in cold temperatures for this storm - 20s south and 10s north - which means snow will quickly stick to and accumulate on roads, making travel treacherous from morning through evening Thursday.

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BSF Jawan Who Complained About Food 'Missing', Family Appeals To Court

Advocate Manish Tiwari told the court that Yadav's family said they had no information of his whereabouts. But he couldn't speak further. The wife of BSF jawan Tej Bahadur Yadav, who had posted a video about the poor-quality ration for soldiers, moved the Delhi High Court on Thursday claiming her husband has been untraceable.

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GOP chairman: No oversight talk at White House meeting

The Tribune reported Thursday's event at Brighton High School in Cottonwood Heights, Utah, was at capacity, with police warning some would not be admitted into its 1,080-person auditorium. In addition, the GSA did not give the Democrats unredacted reports on the hotel's revenue and expenses, as they had requested, Werner said. As Lynch tried to interrupt, Chaffetz said forcefully: 'The gentleman's time has expired!' The Republican congressman told lawmakers that as Mormons, "we ...

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Controversial New Education Secretary's Impact May Be Limited

Laurie Elish-Piper, Dean of the College of Education at Northern Illinois University, says DeVos may have strong views, but she's circumscribed in her actions by current law - especially the Every Student Succeeds Act passed in 2015. Thom Tillis, both Republicans, voted to confirm DeVos Tuesday. Sen. Betsy Devos refused to rule out slashing investments in or privatizing public schools, ' said Sen.

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New York's Snow Storm Cancels Flights And School

According to Eversource, the areas most affected include communities on Cape Cod, including Barnstable with 10,271 outages and Yarmouth with 13,842 outages as of 4:50 p.m. The storm was expected to pack a punch, but it's not a nor'easter. "It's going to be a big shock to people, no doubt", The Weather Channel meteorologist said.

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Mom of suspect charged in Karina Vetrano's murder

A white detective initially tried twice to get Lewis to talk and he refused, sources said. Crime scene detectives found "nuclear" DNA on Vetrano when her body was discovered the night of August 2 in the weeds of Spring Creek Park in Queens, the official said.

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Tractor-trailer blown off Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel killing driver

A Navy helicopter rescued the unidentified driver from the roof of the tractor-trailer as it was floating in the water, but the driver later died, said Thomas Anderson, bridge and tunnel deputy director. A look at site where a truck drove over the railing at the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017. 8News affiliate WAVY is heading to the scene.

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Randy Travis honored during all-star tribute show

Performers included Wynonna , Alabama, Chris Young, Travis Tritt and Jeff Foxworthy. Share this incredible gathering with other classic country fans! Travis suffered a stroke in 2013 that left him with aphasia, and he has trouble communicating as a result.

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U.S. tech firms file legal brief opposing Trump's travel ban

The ban sparked unrest across the country and protests at airports and in cities since being unveiled January 27. Opponents also assailed it as discriminatory against Muslims in violation of the United States constitution and applicable laws.

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Kellyanne Conway Has Heated Interview with CNN's Jake Tapper

Tapper pressed Conway about the list of terror attacks the White House released Monday, claiming they were "undercovered", in addition to false claims Trump made about the murder rate being at its highest level in decades, and Conway's claim of a non-existent "Bowling Green massacre", which she had subsequently apologized for.

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Plane makes emergency landing after 'security issue'

An American Airlines plane that made an unscheduled stop Thursday morning in St. Louis because of an unspecified "security issue" has been cleared to continue its journey from OH to Arizona, airport officials said. Aerial video then showed crews unloading all luggage from the plane and placing the items on the tarmac. Lambert spokesperson Jeff Lea says this was an unscheduled stop on this flight.

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Oakland fire chief on leave after Ghost Ship fire

In response to the deluge of requests, the city set up a single point of contact for the requests, but continued delays in the release of records led to threats of litigation. Other records related to the fire were withheld because of an ongoing criminal investigation by the Alameda County District Attorney's Office. On that night in December 2, more than 50 people - many of them in their 20s and 30s - had gathered on the second floor of the warehouse for a concert and dance party.

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Unauthorized' immigrants live in San Diego

This is the first time Pew has estimated the size of this population by metropolitan area, based on data from the U.S. Census Bureau. The Washington metro area, which includes parts of Virginia, Maryland and West Virginia, has the seventh-highest number of unauthorized immigrants, 400,000.

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Northeast winter storm cancels flights at Sarasota airport

By 8:30 Thursday morning there were more than 40 cancellations of flights inbound or outbound from Nashville International Airport and dozens more delayed. Boston and NY were hardly hit by the weather. According to the National Weather Service, Boston and eastern ME could get anywhere from 12 to 18 inches of snow, New York City could see eight to 12 inches and Philadelphia could get four to eight inches.

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Alabama Governor Chooses His Replacement for Newly-Minted Attorney General Jeff Sessions

Attorney General. Asked if he thinks the odd appointment is a conflict, Pittman said , "We'll find out". Gov. Robert Bentley announced today he would select unusual, who was the Alabama attorney general, this morning. Odd is expected to run in that election to keep the seat in his own right. That means unusual will hold the position until the next scheduled election, in 2018.

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IN governor pardons Keith Cooper for 1996 robbery in Elkhart

A December story from the Elkhart Truth has detailed a number of issues with the original investigation and prosecution surrounding the robbery, which involved a teenager being shot in the stomach. He accepted the deal in 2006, but the felony remained on his record. Pence, who is now vice president, didn't act for more than two years on Cooper's pardon request.

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Winter storm warning issued with up to 10 inches in forecast

Thursday morning's commute may be snow covered, with parts of DE seeing up to 6 inches of snow, according to the latest forecast by The National Weather Service . When it is over, a "reasonable low end" of accumulation would be 4 inches, but the forecast is 6 to 10 inches , Martucci said. Winter weather advisories are posted for interior portions of southern New England as precipitation begins to fall as snow.

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Ted Cruz: 'Democrats are the party of the Ku Klux Klan'

The Texas senator and former 2016 presidential candidate said that the backlash Sessions faced is unfounded because he is an "honorable decent person". " The Klan was founded by a great many Democrats ..." Senate Republicans voted that Warren had violated the Senate's Rule 19 , which prohibits senators from making impugning comments about a colleague.

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Emmett Till's Family Still Wants The Truth

Carolyn Bryant Donham admitted she fabricated that Till had whistled at her. In January, The Blood of Emmett Till was published and revealed that Donham committed perjury. In a statement to AP, Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood did not say whether they will begin a new investigation, but did say that he " will do all the law allows to make sure justice is done ".

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Nor'easter to slam Northeast Thursday with thundersnow, whiteout conditions

February 2006: Snow piled up to 26.9 inches over more than two days, forcing city officials to cancel flights and rail service. Snowfall could be heavy at times and visibility is likely to be poor. Combine that with steady winds 25-35 miles per hour, gusting to 50 miles per hour and you get near-white out conditions at times. "If you have to go out today, certainly go very slowly, leave a lot of extra time and leave extra space between you and the vehicle in front of you", Talbot said.

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Almost 200 flights canceled at SFO as storm rolls in

In the meantime, if you are in the Northeast, stay safe and don't throw your back out shoveling snow. "Snow amounts in Philly will be probably a little bit less than we anticipated yesterday". Most of those were at the Newark, New Jersey; Boston; and New York's LaGuardia and John F. Kennedy International airports. If you're looking for a general resource to help assess whether your flight will be affected by Niko, you can check out the Federal Aviation Administration's website , which ...

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Students unhappy with Trump refugee ban

President Trump was confident that the Justice Department would win it's appeal filed on Saturday, February 4. "And will be overturned!" But the Trump administration is locked in a bitter court battle over the move after a federal judge in Washington imposed a suspension of the policy.

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Schumer: Trump Should Boot Puzder Before He 'Embarrasses' The Administration

Puzder said in a statement that he and his wife were unaware the housekeeper was not legally permitted to work in the USA during the years they employed her. Alexander, in a statement, defended Puzder. Puzder's acknowledgement about the housekeeper is the second that goes against Trump's vow to keep jobs in American hands.

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Blackhawks are still ahead of the Wild

Minnesota's win over the Jets extends their point in the Central Division as they sit with 75 points compared to Chicago's 69. He was in post-season form as the Wild peppered him with 38 shots and he made hard save after hard save to keep the Wild at bay.

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CMU student group apologizes for anti-Semitic Valentine's Day card

White power! The KKK has returned! One email read, "Hi n******, I just wanted to say that I plan to kill all of you". Die in a pit of eternal fire! "Matt and I did not send them, and we don't know who did". It is important that we come together in this moment to show this kind of hate will not be tolerated. CMU President George Ross said they are "deeply disappointed" by the situation, saying "Such hurtful, offensive language, while protected by the First Amendment, is unacceptable and is ...

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Despite Protests, Construction For The Dakota Access Pipeline Has Been Approved

The Trump administration gave Energy Transfer Partners the green light to complete construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline Tuesday. In early December, the Army said it would not approve an easement that would the pipeline pass underneath North Dakota's Lake Oahe just a half-mile away from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe's reservation.

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Visitors May have to Reveal their Social Media Passwords to Enter US

The retired Marine Corps general was confirmed by the Senate for his Cabinet position January 20. "So I'm at a total loss to understand how we can vet people from various countries when in at least four of those countries we don't even have an embassies", he said .

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TJ Maxx And Marshalls Remove Ivanka Trump's Fashion Line

Asked about the use of the @POTUS account to retweet the jab at Nordstrom's and its connection to Trump's family businesses during the White House press briefing, Press Secretary Sean Spicer said, "I think this was less about his family business [than] an attack on his daughter".

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GOP Statesmen Pitch Carbon Tax at White House

A group of senior Republican Party figures is calling for the Trump administration to give its backing to a carbon tax. The plan, proposed by a group dubbed the Climate Leadership Council on Wednesday, calls for a carbon tax that increases over time and distributes the proceeds back to Americans in the form of a dividend.


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