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Hawaii Attorney General Douglas Chin speaks outside federal court in Honolulu, Wednesday, March 29, 2017. A federal judge in Hawaii questioned government attorneys Wednesday who urged him to narrow his order blocking President Donald Trump's travel ban because suspending the nation's refugee program has no effect on the state. U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson is hearing arguments on whether to extend his temporary order until Hawaii's lawsuit works its way through the courts. Even if he does not issue a longer-lasting hold on the ban, his temporary block would stay in place until he rules otherwise. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones)
March 29, 2017 - 6:11 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — A federal judge in Hawaii questioned a government attorney Wednesday who urged him to narrow his order blocking President Donald Trump's travel ban after arguing that a freeze on the nation's refugee program had no effect on the state. U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson heard...
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FILE - This Dec. 2015 file photo shows U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson in Honolulu. Watson is hearing arguments Wednesday, March 29, 2017, in Honolulu, on whether to extend his temporary order blocking President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban. But even if Watson doesn’t put the ban on hold until the state’s lawsuit is resolved, his temporary block would remain until he rules otherwise. (George Lee/The Star-Advertiser via AP, File)
March 29, 2017 - 5:37 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — A federal judge in Hawaii questioned a government attorney Wednesday who urged him to narrow his order blocking President Donald Trump's travel ban after arguing that a freeze on the nation's refugee program had no effect on the state. U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson heard...
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Police officers and members of the public look at the floral tributes to the victims of the Westminster attack placed outside the Palace of Westminster, London, Monday March 27, 2017. Attacker Khalid Masood is believed to have used the messaging service WhatsApp before running down pedestrians on Westminster Bridge and storming a gate outside Parliament armed with two knives, Wednesday. Four died in the rampage, including a police officer. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
March 29, 2017 - 5:18 am
LONDON (AP) — British police officers will be linking hands with members of a Muslim youth group on a London bridge to mark last week's attack outside Parliament that killed four people. The Metropolitan Police Federation says the intention is to link hands across Westminster Bridge from the south...
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In this Tuesday, March 28, 2017 photo Israeli Knesset lawmakers, from the left, Mickey Levy, of the Yesh Atid party, Rachel Azaria, of the Kulanu party, and Tali Ploskov, also of the Kulanu party, laugh during an interview with a reporter from The Associated Press, in Boston. The lawmakers are to participate Wednesday, March 29, in a town hall at a synagogue, in Brookline, Mass., to discuss anti-Semitism in the U.S., among other issues. Limor Rubin, a non-profit program director, is seated at right. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
March 29, 2017 - 12:29 am
BOSTON (AP) — A group of lawmakers representing a cross-section of Israel's political spectrum is reaching out to American Jews at a time when anxiety over anti-Semitic activity is running high in both countries, and amid uncertainty over the direction of U.S. policy toward the Jewish state under...
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In this Tuesday, March 28, 2017 photo Israeli Knesset lawmakers, from the left, Mickey Levy, of the Yesh Atid party, Rachel Azaria, of the Kulanu party, and Tali Ploskov, also of the Kulanu party, laugh during an interview with a reporter from The Associated Press, in Boston. The lawmakers are to participate Wednesday, March 29, in a town hall at a synagogue, in Brookline, Mass., to discuss anti-Semitism in the U.S., among other issues. Limor Rubin, a non-profit program director, is seated at right. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
March 29, 2017 - 12:27 am
BOSTON (AP) — A group of lawmakers representing a cross-section of Israel's political spectrum is reaching out to American Jews to discuss anti-Semitism in the United States. The visit by the five members of the Knesset, or parliament, this week comes at a time when anxiety over anti-Semitic...
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In this photo taken Friday, March 10, 2017, women pick leaves from a tree that they will later cook for dinner in the small village of Apada, near Aweil, in South Sudan. The world's largest humanitarian crisis in 70 years has been declared in three African countries on the brink of famine, just as President Donald Trump's proposed foreign aid cuts threaten to pull the United States back from its historic role as the world's top emergency donor. (Mackenzie Knowles-Coursin/UNICEF via AP)
March 28, 2017 - 8:25 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The world's largest humanitarian crisis in 70 years has been declared in three African countries on the brink of famine, just as President Donald Trump's proposed foreign aid cuts threaten to pull the United States from its historic role as the world's top emergency donor. If...
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In this photo taken Friday, March 10, 2017, women pick leaves from a tree that they will later cook for dinner in the small village of Apada, near Aweil, in South Sudan. The world's largest humanitarian crisis in 70 years has been declared in three African countries on the brink of famine, just as President Donald Trump's proposed foreign aid cuts threaten to pull the United States back from its historic role as the world's top emergency donor. (Mackenzie Knowles-Coursin/UNICEF via AP)
March 28, 2017 - 8:36 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The world's largest humanitarian crisis in 70 years has been declared in three African countries on the brink of famine, just as President Donald Trump's proposed foreign aid cuts threaten to pull the United States from its historic role as the world's top emergency donor. If...
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In this photo taken Friday, March 10, 2017, women pick leaves from a tree that they will later cook for dinner in the small village of Apada, near Aweil, in South Sudan. The world's largest humanitarian crisis in 70 years has been declared in three African countries on the brink of famine, just as President Donald Trump's proposed foreign aid cuts threaten to pull the United States back from its historic role as the world's top emergency donor. (Mackenzie Knowles-Coursin/UNICEF via AP)
March 28, 2017 - 4:56 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The world's largest humanitarian crisis in 70 years has been declared in three African countries on the brink of famine, just as President Donald Trump's proposed foreign aid cuts threaten to pull the United States from its historic role as the world's top emergency donor. If...
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March 28, 2017 - 4:06 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The world's largest humanitarian crisis in 70 years has been declared in three African countries on the brink of famine, just as President Donald Trump's proposed foreign aid cuts threaten to pull the United States from its historic role as the world's top emergency donor. If...
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March 27, 2017 - 1:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court seemed to struggle on Monday over whether some of the nation's largest hospitals should be allowed to sidestep federal laws protecting pension benefits for workers. Justices considered the cases of three church-affiliated nonprofit hospital systems being sued for...
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