Religion and politics

Framed by Islamic-style arches, Muslim Association of Hawaii President Hakim Ouansafi stands inside the library room of the group's building, Thursday, March 9, 2107, in Honolulu. The mosque has been serving Hawaii for nearly 50 years, according to the association. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)
March 10, 2017 - 6:58 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii has 5,000 or so Muslims— less than 1 percent of the state's population— who are finding themselves thrust into an international spotlight after the state's top lawyer launched a challenge to President Donald Trump's revised travel ban, saying it contradicts the islands'...
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FILE - In this July 7, 2016 file photo, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, right, confers with the committee's ranking member Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md. on Capitol Hill in Washington. Congressional investigators are demanding documents and contacting witnesses in a wide-ranging probe of the Defense Department’s troubled anti-propaganda efforts against the Islamic State. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
March 10, 2017 - 4:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional investigators are demanding documents and contacting witnesses in a wide-ranging probe of the Defense Department's troubled anti-propaganda efforts against the Islamic State group. The investigation by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform follows...
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Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson speaks at a news conference about the state's response to President Trump's revised travel ban Thursday, March 9, 2017, in Seattle. Legal challenges against Trump's revised travel ban mounted Thursday as Washington state said it would renew its request to block the executive order. It came a day after Hawaii launched its own lawsuit, and Ferguson said both Oregon and New York had asked to join his state's legal action. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
March 10, 2017 - 2:44 am
SEATTLE (AP) — In stepping up legal challenges to President Donald Trump's revised travel ban, Democratic attorneys general are trying to use the court system to thwart the executive branch in the same way their GOP counterparts did under President Barack Obama. Washington state Attorney General...
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FILE - In this March 1, 2017, President Donald Trump speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. President Trump’s revised travel ban will temporarily halt entry to the U.S. for people from six Muslim-majority nations who are seeking new visas, allowing those with current visas to travel freely, according to a fact sheet obtained by The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
March 09, 2017 - 7:00 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — The Latest on Hawaii's lawsuit and legal efforts by other U.S. states challenging President Donald Trump's travel ban (all times local): 1:55 p.m. Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson says President Donald Trump's revised travel ban has "the same illegal motivations as the...
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Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson listens to a question at a news conference the state's response to President Trump's revised travel ban Thursday, March 9, 2017, in Seattle. Legal challenges against Trump's revised travel ban mounted Thursday as Washington state said it would renew its request to block the executive order. It came a day after Hawaii launched its own lawsuit, and Ferguson said both Oregon and New York had asked to join his state's legal action. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
March 09, 2017 - 2:59 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Legal challenges against President Donald Trump's revised travel ban mounted Thursday as Washington state said it would renew its request to block the executive order. It came a day after Hawaii launched its own lawsuit, and Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson said both...
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FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2017, file photo, Hawaii Attorney General Doug Chin speaks at a news conference in Honolulu announcing the state of Hawaii has filed a lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump's travel ban. The state of Hawaii has become the first state to sue to stop Trump's revised travel ban. Attorneys for the state filed the lawsuit Wednesday, March 8, 2017, in federal court in Honolulu. The state had previously sued over Trump's initial travel ban, but that lawsuit was put on hold while other cases played out across the country. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy, File)
March 09, 2017 - 2:57 am
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii has become the first state to sue to stop President Donald Trump's revised travel ban, saying the order will harm its Muslim population, tourism and foreign students. Attorneys for the state filed the lawsuit Wednesday in federal court in Honolulu. The state had previously...
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FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2017, file photo, Hawaii Attorney General Doug Chin speaks at a news conference in Honolulu announcing the state of Hawaii has filed a lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump's travel ban. The state of Hawaii has become the first state to sue to stop Trump's revised travel ban. Attorneys for the state filed the lawsuit Wednesday, March 8, 2017, in federal court in Honolulu. The state had previously sued over Trump's initial travel ban, but that lawsuit was put on hold while other cases played out across the country. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy, File)
March 09, 2017 - 2:48 am
HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on the state of Hawaii's challenge to President Donald Trump's revised travel ban (all times local): 8:15 p.m. Hawaii has become the first state to sue to stop President Donald Trump's revised travel ban. Attorneys for the state filed the lawsuit Wednesday in federal...
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FILE - In this March 1, 2017, President Donald Trump speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. President Trump’s revised travel ban will temporarily halt entry to the U.S. for people from six Muslim-majority nations who are seeking new visas, allowing those with current visas to travel freely, according to a fact sheet obtained by The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
March 08, 2017 - 5:01 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii has filed an amended federal lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump's revised travel ban. The amended suit was filed Tuesday, a day after Trump signed an executive order for the revised ban that will restrict travel by people from six Muslim-majority countries. U.S...
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March 08, 2017 - 12:59 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian government minister in charge of the suspended seabed search for the Malaysia Airlines jet told victims' families and friends at an anniversary church service on Wednesday that he remained hopeful that Flight 370 would be found. Darren Chester, minister for...
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President Donald Trump signs new travel ban.
March 07, 2017 - 8:58 am
CAIRO (AP) — The Latest developments on President Donald Trump's new travel ban and the reaction from around the world (all times local): 4 p.m. Nigeria's Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project is urging acting President Yemi Osinbajo to tell U.S. President Donald Trump that Nigeria will...
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