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However Trump rewrites his travel-ban executive order, the courthouse awaits

President Donald Trump’s next executive order restricting travel to the United States will a face serious legal challenge, no matter what his lawyers come up with. While some revisions will be straightforward, like omitting a reference to legal permanent U.S. residents, any targeting of majority-Muslim countries will run into a wall constructed in part by Trump’s own words.

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Trump spars with reporters over Russian ties during campaign

President Donald Trump said during a White House news conference on Thursday that he "had nothing to do with Russia" during the campaign. He initially did not provide a straight answer whether or not anyone on his staff had made contacts, but when pressed by reporters, he later said he wasn't aware of any.

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Trump names Alexander Acosta as pick for labor secretary

President Donald Trump announced Alexander Acosta as his new pick for secretary of labor during a news conference on Thursday at the White House. Acosta's nomination follows Andrew Puzder’s decision to withdraw his nomination. Acosta is the dean of Florida International University's law school and is a former U.S. attorney for the southern district of Florida. He would be Trump's first and only Hispanic Cabinet member.

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Trump will issue a rewritten travel ban next week

President Donald Trump said Thursday that he would issue a new executive order next week “tailored” to the federal appeals court decision that blocked his travel ban on citizens from seven Muslim-majority nations. In a wide ranging news conference, Trump blasted the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling but said nonetheless that he would issue a new order that would withstand legal scrutiny.

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Trump on Flynn resignation, building West Bank settlements

President Donald Trump said during a joint press conference on Wednesday that former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, who resigned amid concern over ties with Russia, is a "wonderful man" who was treated "very, very unfairly by the media." Trump also asked Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to "hold back" on building Jewish settlements in order to pursue peace negotiations with the Palestinians.

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Trump, Netanyahu talk peace efforts in first joint White House appearance

President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu discussed the Iran nuclear deal, radical Islamic terrorism and peace efforts between Israel and Palestine during a joint news conference at the White House on Wednesday. Netanyahu said the relationship between the U.S. and Israel is strong, but "under your leadership, I'm confident that it will get even stronger."

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Trump spars with reporters over Russian ties during campaign

President Donald Trump said during a White House news conference on Thursday that he "had nothing to do with Russia" during the campaign. He initially did not provide a straight answer whether or not anyone on his staff had made contacts, but when pressed by reporters, he later said he wasn't aware of any.
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Trump spars with reporters over Russian ties during campaign 2:30

Trump spars with reporters over Russian ties during campaign

Trump asks black reporter to 'set up the meeting' with Congressional Black Congress 4:05

Trump asks black reporter to 'set up the meeting' with Congressional Black Congress

Trump names Alexander Acosta as pick for labor secretary 0:49

Trump names Alexander Acosta as pick for labor secretary

Trump on Flynn resignation, building West Bank settlements 1:54

Trump on Flynn resignation, building West Bank settlements