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Trump Administration Defends Travel Ban in U.S. Supreme Court Brief

By Mica Rosenberg NEW YORK, Aug 10 – President Donald Trump’s administration reiterated arguments defending its temporary travel ban in a filing with the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday, repeatedly citing the executive’s broad powers to exclude foreigners from the United States. The travel ban barring refugees and people from six Muslim-majority nations was signed

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U.S. Ending Laptop Ban on Middle Eastern Airlines

By David Shepardson WASHINGTON, July 18 – The U.S. Transportation Security Administration said on Monday it was lifting a ban on passengers on Saudi Arabian Airlines carrying large electronics like laptops onboard U.S.-bound flights, the last carrier under the restrictions. In March, U.S. officials imposed restrictions on passengers carrying laptops and other large electronic gear

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Ex-U.S. Diplomats Seek to Save State Department Refugee Office

By Arshad Mohammed WASHINGTON, July 17 – Forty former U.S. diplomats and national security officials urged Secretary of State Rex Tillerson not to eliminate the State Department office that handles refugees in a letter seen by Reuters on Monday. The letter argued that a Trump administration proposal to transfer the responsibilities of the Bureau of

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Jordan Hands Life Sentence to Soldier Who Killed U.S. Trainers

BEIRUT, July 17 – A Jordanian military court sentenced a soldier to life imprisonment with hard labour on Monday for killing three U.S. military trainers at the gate of a major air base last year, a judicial source said. The soldier had been charged with premeditated murder and had pleaded not guilty, the source said.

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As Washington Ponders Afghan Mission, Marines Toil in Helmand

By James Mackenzie CAMP BASTION, Afghanistan, July 16 – While Washington works on plans to send more troops to Afghanistan, U.S. forces on the ground are grappling with building an army in the middle of a war their commanders say is locked in stalemate. It is slow, hot, often frustrating work, ranging from overseeing basic

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Monster in a Glass Box

For the Arabic version of this story click here BY William Bardenwerper The 12 American soldiers charged with guarding Saddam Hussein while he was tried for some of his many sins knew he was a brutal mass killer. They didn’t know how much his extraordinary last few months would change them Introduction In the summer

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Americans Lament Cuba Becoming “Forbidden Island” Again

By Sarah Marsh HAVANA, June 18 – American travelers who long to swill a cocktail at Havana’s legendary Sloppy Joe’s bar or dive into the rooftop pool of its newest luxury hotel had their dreams dashed when U.S. President Donald Trump announced his new Cuba policy this week. In a setback to the U.S.-Cuban detente

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Student Named ‘Most Likely to Become a Terrorist’

A highschool teacher in Texas named Lizeth Villanueva, an honors student for the last two years, “most likely to become a terrorist award” on Tuesday, May 23. The award was part of a joke, as a mock end-of-the-year awards ceremony at Anthony Aguirre Junior High in Channelview, Texas, near Houston, where a group of teachers handed out

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Two Men Stabbed to Death on Oregon Train Trying to Stop Anti-Muslim Rant

By Alex Dobuzinskis May 27 – A man fatally stabbed two passengers aboard a Portland, Oregon, commuter train after they tried to stop him from harassing two young women who appeared to be Muslim, police said on Saturday. Police identified the assailant, who was arrested soon after the Friday afternoon attack, as Jeremy Joseph Christian

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