Religion and politics

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 07, 2017 - 8:52 pm
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 government's arguments that the ban was motivated by terrorism fears but also directed pointed questions to an attorney who claimed it...
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FILE - In this Sunday, June 12, 2016 file photo, law enforcement officials investigate the Pulse Orlando nighclub after a shooting in Orlando, Fla. Omar Mateen, who killed 49 people and wounded 53 others, pledged allegiance to several terror organizations during the attack before police shot and killed him. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
February 07, 2017 - 7:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A White House list of what it calls underreported terrorist attacks did not support President Donald Trump's claim that the media are downplaying a "genocide" carried out by the Islamic State group. But it did shine new light on the difficulty in defining the scope, source and...
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White House press secretary Sean Spicer speaks to reporters while on board Air Force One over Maryland, Monday, Feb. 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
February 07, 2017 - 2:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 3:05 p.m. Mexico's presidential spokesman says that the president's office did not record a call with U.S. President Donald Trump last month and foreign troops would never be allowed to operate in Mexico. Eduardo Sanchez made...
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Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly listens to a question while testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, before the House Homeland Security Committee. This is Kelly's first public appearance before lawmakers who are sure to press him for details about the Trump administration's contentious rollout of a travel and refugee ban. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
February 07, 2017 - 12:32 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly's appearance before a congressional committee (all times local): 1:20 p.m. Homeland Secretary John Kelly says that Donald Trump's travel ban affecting citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries isn't a Muslim ban. Kelly told...
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Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly listens to a question while testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, before the House Homeland Security Committee. This is Kelly's first public appearance before lawmakers who are sure to press him for details about the Trump administration's contentious rollout of a travel and refugee ban. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
February 07, 2017 - 11:23 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's immigration and travel ban made "an awful lot of sense" but probably should have been delayed at least long enough to brief Congress about it, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly told lawmakers Tuesday. Kelly's comment to the House Homeland Security...
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FILE - In this Monday, Feb. 6, 2017, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump salutes as he arrives on Air Force One at MacDill Air Force Base, in Tampa, Fla. New Zealand's Prime Minister Bill English said Tuesday he told Trump during a phone call that he disagreed with his travel and refugee ban but that the conversation remained amicable. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara/File)
February 07, 2017 - 9:34 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 10:30 a.m. President Donald Trump says the court fight over his refugee and immigration executive order could end up in the Supreme Court. Speaking to reporters Tuesday, Trump says he's going to take his fight to uphold the...
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Family members who have just arrived from Syria embrace and are greeted by family who live in the United States upon their arrival at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, Monday, Feb. 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
February 06, 2017 - 1:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the lawsuit involving President Donald Trump's executive order restraining immigration (all times local): 2:40 p.m. Two Democrat-appointed judges and one Republican appointee will weigh the appeal involving President Donald Trump's recent immigration order. David...
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Family members who have just arrived from Syria embrace and are greeted by family who live in the United States upon their arrival at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, Monday, Feb. 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
February 06, 2017 - 12:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawyers for Washington state and Minnesota are telling a federal appeals court that restoring President Donald Trump's ban on refugees and travelers from seven predominantly Muslim countries would "unleash chaos again." The filing with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San...
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Iranian-born bioengineer researcher Nima Enayati holds up his boarding pass at the Milan's Malpensa International airport in Busto Arsizio, Italy, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017. Just hours after an appeals court blocked an attempt to re-impose the travel ban, Iranian researcher Nima Enayati checked in on an Emirates Airline flight direct from Milan’s Malpensa airport to New York’s JFK on Sunday afternoon. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
February 06, 2017 - 9:20 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawyers for Washington state and Minnesota have told a federal appellate court that restoring President Donald Trump's ban on refugees and travelers from seven predominantly Muslim countries would "unleash chaos again." The filing with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San...
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Iranian bioengineering researcher Nima Enayati walks out of a gate after arriving at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017. The Ph.D. candidate at a university in Milan, was prevented from boarding a flight to the U.S. on Jan. 30. He had a visa to conduct research on robotic surgery at Stanford University in California. (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan)
February 06, 2017 - 3:56 am
SEATTLE (AP) — Dozens of tech companies, including behemoths like Apple, Google, and Facebook, are siding with Washington state and Minnesota as they fight President Donald Trump's ban on refugees and travelers from seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States. The companies...
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