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Widespread uncertainty as U.S. travel ban start looms
WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - One day before President Donald Trump's temporary ban on all refugees and travelers from six predominantly Muslim countries is scheduled to take effect, there is still widespread uncertainty about how the administration will implement it.

With U.S. healthcare bill in disarray, Republicans demand revamp
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Republican leaders faced calls from critics within the party on Wednesday for substantial changes, rather than mere tinkering, to a major healthcare bill if they are to salvage their effort to repeal major parts of the Obamacare law.

U.S. unveils enhanced airline security plan to avoid laptop ban
WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly on Wednesday unveiled enhanced security measures for foreign flights arriving in the United States in what officials said was a move that aims to end a limited in-cabin ban on laptops and other large electronic devices and prevent its expansion to additional airports.

Pro-Trump groups take no prisoners in rush to help an embattled president
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Flush with cash, political groups outside the White House are aggressively coming to President Donald Trump's aid as he battles low public approval numbers, questions about his election campaign's ties to Russia and a stalled legislative agenda.

Sarah Palin sues New York Times for defamation
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin has sued the New York Times for defamation because of an editorial that linked her rhetoric to a 2011 shooting that killed six people and seriously wounded a U.S. congresswoman.

Mississippi counties ordered to stop jailing poor people indefinitely
(Reuters) - A U.S. federal judge has ordered four central Mississippi counties to appoint public defenders for arrestees when they are detained instead of jailing them for months without providing legal counsel, civil rights groups said on Wednesday.

New Yorkers dial into immigrant stories in phone booths
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New Yorkers and tourists in Times Square can take a trip back in time in repurposed phone booths outfitted with oral histories from the city's storied immigrant population.

Appeals court lifts injunction against Ohio executions

Chicago cops in alleged cover-up of black teen's shooting are 'scapegoats': union

FBI agent charged with lying about Oregon refuge shooting