DOJ Files Brief In Appeals Court, Defending Trump's Immigration Executive Order Plus 4 More Stories

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DOJ Files Brief In Appeals Court, Defending Trump's Immigration Executive Order

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments by phone on Tuesday at 6 p.m. ET in the controversial travel ban's latest test. A district court judge halted the executive order on Friday.

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Shots - Health News

Obamacare Helped The Homeless, Who Now Worry About Coverage Repeal

Among those who benefited from Obamacare are many homeless people who were able to get Medicaid for the first time. Some are worried about what a repeal of the Affordable Care Act could mean.

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The Two-Way

Amnesty International Reports Organized Murder Of Detainees In Syrian Prison

A new report alleges there is a calculated campaign to round up, torture and murder people allegedly opposed to the Assad regime. Amnesty estimates 5,000 to 13,000 people executed from 2011 to 2015.

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Senate Democrats Rally Overnight Against Trump's Education Pick Ahead Of Vote

Right now, Betsy DeVos just barely has enough votes to be confirmed after two Senate Republicans announced last week they won't support her nomination.

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Shots - Health News

Trump, GOP Lawmakers Back Off From Immediate Obamacare Repeal

Both are now saying it's going to take time to come up with a replacement for the Affordable Care Act. Figure at least a year, the president said Sunday.

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