Religion and politics

FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2014, file photo, Circuit Judge Michelle T. Friedland, right, gestures while questioning Barry Bonds' attorney, Dennis Riordan, before an 11-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco. Friedland is one of three judges on the San Francisco-based 9th Circuit Court of Appeals deciding whether to reinstate President Donald Trump's travel ban. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, Pool, file)
February 08, 2017 - 5:43 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Three judges on the San Francisco-based 9th Circuit Court of Appeals will decide as soon as Thursday whether to immediately reinstate President Donald Trump's travel ban, which temporarily suspended the nation's refugee program and immigration from seven mostly Muslim countries...
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President Donald Trump looks at Intel CEO Brian Krzanich, holding a silicon wafer, during their meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
February 08, 2017 - 1:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times EST): 2:15 p.m. A White House spokesman says President Donald Trump was standing up for his daughter when he posted a tweet criticizing Nordstrom. Trump tweeted that Ivanka Trump was treated "so unfairly" by the department store,...
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February 08, 2017 - 10:00 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday slammed the court that is deliberating his immigration and refugee executive order for having motivations he described as "so political." Speaking to a group of police chiefs and sheriffs, Trump said his immigration order was "done for the...
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Votes are counted in the first round of the presidential election in Mogadishu, Somalia Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017. Voting started Wednesday in Somalia's groundbreaking presidential election as members of the upper and lower houses of the legislature cast ballots in the first round with 21 candidates for president, amid a security lockdown that has closed the capital's international airport and cleared major streets. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)
February 08, 2017 - 9:55 am
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somalia's groundbreaking presidential election moved into a second round Wednesday as the number of candidates dropped from 21 to three, while a security lockdown closed the capital's international airport and cleared major streets. Incumbent President Hassan Sheikh...
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President Donald Trump speaks to the Major County Sheriffs' Association and Major Cities Chiefs Association, Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
February 08, 2017 - 9:24 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times EST): 9:57 a.m. President Donald Trump is promising "zero tolerance" for violence against law enforcement officers. He tells a group of police chiefs that his administration will give their departments the resources to recruit and...
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Karen Shore holds up a sign outside of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017. A panel of appeals court judges reviewing President Donald Trump's travel ban hammered away Tuesday at the federal government's arguments that the states cannot challenge the order. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
February 08, 2017 - 8:06 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court will decide whether to reinstate President Donald Trump's travel ban after a contentious hearing in which the judges hammered away at the administration's motivations for the ban, but also directed pointed questions to an attorney for two states trying...
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Somalis walk past a campaign poster for candidate Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo on the eve of presidential elections in Mogadishu, Somalia Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017. Graft - vote-buying, fraud, intimidation - is the top concern in a nation that Transparency International now rates as the most corrupt in the world and Mogadishu is in lockdown because of the threat of violence by homegrown Islamic extremist group al-Shabab. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)
February 08, 2017 - 5:48 am
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Voting started Wednesday in Somalia's groundbreaking presidential election amid a security lockdown that has closed the capital's international airport and cleared major streets. Members of the upper and lower houses of the legislature dropped their ballots into clear...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, file photo, Attorney General-designate, Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala. testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Senate is working overtime toward confirming President Donald Trump's close ally, Sessions, to become the nation's top law enforcement officer as attorney general. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
February 08, 2017 - 3:28 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is working overtime toward confirming President Donald Trump's close ally, Sen. Jeff Sessions, to become the nation's top law enforcement officer as attorney general. The Alabama Republican appears headed toward confirmation on Wednesday evening by a nearly party-line...
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Kay Aull, from left, holds a sign and chants with Beth Kohn, Paul Paz y Mino and Karen Shore outside of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017. President Donald Trump's travel ban faced its biggest legal test yet Tuesday as a panel of federal judges prepared to hear arguments from the administration and its opponents about two fundamentally divergent views of the executive branch and the court system. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
February 08, 2017 - 2:41 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court will decide whether to reinstate President Donald Trump's travel ban after a contentious hearing in which the judges hammered away at the administration's motivations for the ban, but also directed pointed questions to an attorney for two states trying...
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Karen Shore holds up a sign outside of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017. A panel of appeals court judges reviewing President Donald Trump's travel ban hammered away Tuesday at the federal government's arguments that the states cannot challenge the order. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
February 08, 2017 - 12:57 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — President Donald Trump's travel ban faced its toughest test yet Tuesday as a panel of appeals court judges hammered away at the administration's claim that the ban was motivated by terrorism fears while also directing pointed questions to an attorney challenging the executive...
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