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Federal judge blocks Trump's travel ban; DOJ to challenge decision

State Dept. reveerses banU.S. District Senior Judge James Robart of Seattle has issued a nationwide restraining order blocking the travel ban put in place by President Trump. The decision comes shortly after a judge out of Boston ruled in favor of Trump's ban.

U.S. District Senior Judge James Robart of Seattle on Friday issued a nationwide restraining order blocking the travel ban put in place by President Trump last week.


U.S. military touted 10-year-old videos from Yemen terror raid

Yemen raid photos ten years oldThe video clips that the U.S. military said were evidence of the success of last week’s raid on an Al Qaeda compound in Yemen have one major problem, the Pentagon acknowledged Friday: They have been on the internet for a decade.

The U.S. Central Command, which posted the video clips, pulled them from the Pentagon’s video website after it was discovered they had been posted in 2007 and were still online on the SITE Intelligence Group website.


Fukushima nuclear reactor radiation at highest level since 2011 meltdown

Fukushima radiation levelRadiation levels inside a damaged reactor at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station are at their highest since the plant suffered a triple meltdown almost six years ago.

The facility’s operator, Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco), said atmospheric readings as high as 530 sieverts an hour had been recorded inside the containment vessel of reactor No 2, one of three reactors that experienced a meltdown when the plant was crippled by a huge tsunami that struck the north-east coast of Japan in March 2011.


Ex-PM of Norway Held at Dulles Over Past Iran Trip

Norway PM held at DullesA former prime minister of Norway tells ABC7 he was questioned and prevented from leaving Dulles Airport for about an hour Tuesday, apparently because he had visited Iran in 2014.

Kjell Magne Bondevik served as prime minister of Norway two separate times, from 1997-2000 and 2001-2005.

He flew into Dulles Airport from Europe Tuesday afternoon and says he was not immediately allowed to leave after customs agents saw in his passport that he had been to Iran.


CIA’s New Deputy Director Is A Veteran Spy Who Oversaw Black Sites

CIA black sitesPresident Donald Trump selected Gina Haspel, a career intelligence officer who has been linked to the CIA’s controversial operation of secret prisons and harsh interrogation program, as the new deputy director for the spy agency, recently sworn in CIA chief Mike Pompeo announced Thursday.

Haspel, the first female career CIA officer to be named to the position, brings more than three decades of CIA experience to the role. Over the course of her career, she’s held numerous senior leadership positions at the agency, has served as station chief in several assignments overseas, and was also the first woman to lead the Clandestine Service, the branch of the CIA responsible for overseeing the agency’s spying operations around the world.


100,000 Visas Revoked by Trump Order

100,000 visas revokedOver 100,000 visas have been revoked as a result of President Trump’s ban on travel from seven predominantly Muslim countries, an attorney for the government revealed in Alexandria federal court Friday.

The number came out during a hearing in a lawsuit filed by attorneys for two Yemeni brothers who arrived at Dulles International Airport last Saturday. They were coerced into giving up their legal resident visas, they argue, and quickly put on a return flight to Ethiopia.


'Shame on you!' Activists erupt as Minnesota House Committee votes to punish protesters

Minnesota House voteds to punish protestersLast week, Minnesota’s House Committee voted to punish protestors by making protestors have to pay the law enforcement costs of covering a protest.

While all but one speaker decried the bill as an attempt to intimidate protesters and curb First Amendment rights, in the end the bill passed out of the committee with a 9-6 split along party lines — with every Republican on the committee voting for it, and every Democrat against.


Federal judge halts enforcement of Trump immigration ban

Federal judge halts travel banA federal judge in Detroit has ordered the administration to stop enforcement of President Trump's executive order barring citizens from certain Muslim-majority countries from traveling to the U.S, CBS Detroit reported Friday.

The executive order bans people from Iraq, Iran, Syria, Yemen, Libya, Sudan and Somalia from entering the U.S. for 90 days, temporarily halts the country's refugee resettlement program and indefinitely suspends resettlement for refugees from Syria.


Kellyanne Conway on Bowling Green ‘massacre’: I meant ‘terrorists’

Kelleyanne Conway 'misspeaks' about Bowling Green 'massacre'Kellyanne Conway, President Trump's former campaign manager and now an adviser in his administration, pushed back Friday against claims she defended the White House's refugee ban with an assertion that appears to be factually indefensible.

Appearing on MSNBC's Hardball TV program on Thursday night, Conway referred to the "Bowling Green massacre" as part of her attempt to justify Trump's temporary restrictions on refugees and nationals from seven Muslim-majority countries.


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