Political refugees

FILE--In this Feb. 7, 2017, file photo, Karen Shore holds up a sign outside of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, Calif. A ruling Monday, June 12, 2017, from a unanimous three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals deals the administration another legal defeat as the Supreme Court considers a separate case on the issue. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, file)
June 12, 2017 - 4:57 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Another U.S. appeals court stomped on President Donald Trump's revised travel ban Monday, saying the administration violated federal immigration law and failed to provide a valid reason for keeping people from six mostly Muslim nations from coming to the country. The decision by a...
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President Donald Trump speaks during the Ford's Theatre Annual Gala at the Ford's Theatre in Washington, Sunday, June 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
June 05, 2017 - 7:31 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump lashed out at his own Justice Department Monday for seeking the Supreme Court's backing for a "watered down, politically correct version" of the travel ban he signed in March. In a series of early morning tweets, Trump urged the Justice Department to ask for...
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FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2016, file photo, people stand on the steps of the Supreme Court at sunset in Washington. The Trump administration made a plea to the Supreme Court on June 1, 2017, to let travel ban take effect (AP Photo/Jon Elswick, file)
June 02, 2017 - 4:06 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has asked the Supreme Court to immediately reinstate its ban on travelers from six mostly Muslim countries, saying the U.S. will be safer if the policy is put in place. The Justice Department filing to the high court late Thursday argued that the federal...
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June 02, 2017 - 4:02 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has asked the Supreme Court to immediately reinstate its ban on travelers from six mostly Muslim countries and refugees from anywhere in the world, saying the U.S. will be safer if the policy is put in place. The Justice Department filing to the high court...
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Hungarian Minister of Human Resources Zoltan Balog, left, and Archbishop of Erbil, Bashar Warda talk to each others after signing a supporting document of 145 million Hungarian forint (US dollar 525,000) donation to St. Joseph's Hospital in Erbil, Iraq, which provides services for mainly Christian refugees living in the city, in Budapest, Hungary, Monday, May 29, 2017. The donation is meant to cover the clinic’s medicinal supplies for six months. (Tibor Illyes/MTI via AP)
May 29, 2017 - 8:10 am
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's government is donating 145 million forints ($525,000) to Saint Joseph's Clinic in Erbil, Iraq, which provides services for mainly Christian refugees living in the city. An agreement on the donation, meant to cover the clinic's medical supplies for six months, was...
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FILE - In this May 16 2013, file photo, Federal authorities search an apartment in Boise, Idaho. U.S. authorities arrested Fazliddin Kurbanov, a man from Uzbekistan accused of conspiring with a designated terrorist organization in his home country and helping scheme to use a weapon of mass destruction. Kurbanov serving 25 years in federal prison for a plot to kill U.S. military personnel or civilians has been indicted on charges that he stabbed a prison warden. Federal prosecutors in Los Angeles say Thursday, May 25, 2017, Kurbanov used a homemade knife to attack the warden at a federal correctional facility in Victorville, Calif., in May 2016. (Joe Jaszewski/The Idaho Statesman via AP, File)
May 25, 2017 - 4:54 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An Uzbek refugee serving 25 years behind bars for a plot to kill U.S. military personnel or civilians has been charged with stabbing the warden at the California federal prison where he was serving his sentence, prosecutors said Thursday. Fazliddin Kurbanov, 34, was indicted...
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U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley, left, talks with Syrian refugee children at the Sakirpasa Umran school, funded by the US government, following its opening ceremony in Adana, southern Turkey, Wednesday, May 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici, Pool)
May 24, 2017 - 10:14 am
ADANA, Turkey (AP) — The U.S ambassador to the United Nations is in Turkey at the ribbon-cutting for a new U.S.-funded school, and Nikki Haley says the American people are thankful the U.S. ally is taking in so many Syrian refugees. The school in the southern Turkish city of Adana is serving...
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U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, background center, looks on as a bandaged Syrian refugee has his iris scanned at a supermarket, Sunday, May 21, 2017 in Zaatari Refugee Camp, Jordan. Haley said the Trump administration wants to step up help for the millions of displaced Syrians. Yet Haley's message is at odds with President Donald Trump's "America First" agenda, his planned budget cuts and his hardline position on admitting refugees. (AP Photo/Raad Adayleh, Pool)
May 21, 2017 - 5:07 pm
ZAATARI REFUGEE CAMP, Jordan (AP) — His skull and jaw wrapped in bandages, the young Syrian refugee stared nonchalantly into a small black box at a supermarket in this sprawling, dust-swept refugee camp. The box scanned his iris to identify him, charged his account and sent him on his way. If the...
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U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, speaks with Syrian refugee children, during a visit to the Zaatari Refugee Camp, Jordan, Sunday, May 21, 2017. Haley said the Trump administration wants to step up help for the millions of people displaced. Yet Nikki Haley's message is at odds with President Donald Trump's "America First" agenda, his planned budget cuts and his hardline position on admitting refugees. (AP Photo/Raad Adayleh, Pool)
May 21, 2017 - 5:03 pm
ZAATARI REFUGEE CAMP, Jordan (AP) — His skull and jaw wrapped in bandages, the young Syrian refugee stared nonchalantly into a small black box at a supermarket in this sprawling, dust-swept refugee camp. The box scanned his iris to identify him, charged his account and sent him on his way. If the...
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Chief prosecutor Marianne Ny speaks during a press conference in Stockholm on Friday May 19, 2017. Sweden's top prosecutor said Friday she is dropping an investigation into a rape claim against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange after almost seven years. (Maja Suslin/TT News Agency via AP)
May 19, 2017 - 8:29 am
LONDON (AP) — Swedish prosecutors have dropped their investigation into a rape allegation against Julian Assange, almost seven years after it began and five years after the WikiLeaks founder sought refuge inside Ecuador's London embassy. Assange's Swedish lawyer Per E. Samuelson declared Friday...
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