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Challenges to the president's effort to impose a travel ban have called it a thinly veiled attempt to block Muslims from entering the country, something Trump and his advisers talked about during and after last year's presidential campaign.
  • Protesters Force Nancy Pelosi Off Stage at DACA Rally

    Protesters Force Nancy Pelosi Off Stage at DACA Rally

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    Trump's decision on DACA, while causing some Republicans to squirm, was the right call and will hopefully bring certainty codified in USA law to people who deserve a sturdier legal status than Barack Obama's constitutionally flimsy executive order.
  • 50 nations ink UN nuclear ban treaty opposed by big powers

    50 nations ink UN nuclear ban treaty opposed by big powers

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    The Philippines was among 121 United Nations member-states that adopted the treaty , the first legally binding global agreement to comprehensively prohibit nuclear weapons with the goal of total elimination of such weapons. "A CTBT that is in force would be a milestone on the road to a world free of nuclear weapons". Tijjani Bande, said it was sad that "there were countries that still have nuclear weapons and refused to give them up".
  • Iran: US would 'destroy own credibility' on quitting deal

    Iran: US would 'destroy own credibility' on quitting deal

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    Macron said he will continue to talk with Trump "in the hope that he comes back" to the climate accord. "Frankly, that deal is an embarrassment to the United States, and I don't think you've heard the last of it - believe me", he declared. In an interview with CNN's Christiana Amanpour broadcast after his speech, Macron said he wanted to "convince [Trump] to come back" to the climate agreement, and regards it as essential to keep an ongoing dialogue with the American President.
  • Iskander-M missile hits target in Kazakhstan at Zapad-2017 drills

    Iskander-M missile hits target in Kazakhstan at Zapad-2017 drills

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    Two videos of the incident can be found on social media - one shows the footage from the helicopter , while the other was filmed on the ground near to the strike . The Russian military was conducting exercises known as "West 2017", where they demonstrate their might to intimidate North Atlantic Treaty Organisation countries.
  • Week Two San Francisco 49ers Takeaways

    Week Two San Francisco 49ers Takeaways

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    After the touchdown and a botched extra-point attempt by kicker Blair Walsh , Seattle's defense stopped San Francisco (0-2) on three downs on the 49ers' next possession, then the Seahawks (1-1) finished off the game with a seven-play drive - all runs - that ran the final 4:47 off the clock.
  • FSU falls again in the AP Poll despite not playing

    FSU falls again in the AP Poll despite not playing

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    Oklahoma, Penn State and USC hold down the #3, 4 and 5 spots. Clemson is coming off of an impressive blowout victory over Louisville to improve to 3-0 on the season. Buyer beware on that front, though, as they will face No. 1 Alabama (home), No. 24 Florida (road), No. 13 Georgia (home) and undefeated Ole Miss (road) the next four weeks.
  • Chicago scores legal victory in sanctuary city battle with Sessions

    Chicago scores legal victory in sanctuary city battle with Sessions

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    Emanuel said , "and the Trump Justice Department can not continue to coerce us into violating and abandoning our values". A judge in San Francisco restricted a January executive order from Trump that threatened to block all federal funds to sanctuary cities - a catchall term generally used to describe jurisdictions that have some policy of noncooperation with federal immigration enforcement.
  • Facebook called out for enabling ads targeting 'Jew haters'

    Facebook called out for enabling ads targeting 'Jew haters'

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    Such is the lesson Facebook is learning after it recently made headlines for allowing brand managers to target users based on anti-Semitic phrases. ProPublica explains that it placed three ads and selected the audience categories from Facebook's ad-buying platform.
  • Blaze at Islamic school not caused by short circuit: Malaysia fire department

    Blaze at Islamic school not caused by short circuit: Malaysia fire department

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    It is learnt that numerous victims suffocated as they were trapped inside the room. Roslan, a religious teacher, when asked about the students, spoke fondly of them. "Metal grills made it impossible for them to get out of the burning building", he added. Soiman said the fire department has started investigation and "hopefully in 2 to 3 days we could find the actual cause of the fire ".
  • Daesh terror attacks kill 50 in southern Iraq

    Daesh terror attacks kill 50 in southern Iraq

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    That was followed by blasts caused by two suicide bombers, including one driving a auto full of explosives, Thi Qar governor Yahya al Nassiri said. Health officials in the province said the death toll could rise because some of those injured are in critical condition.