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Hawaii judge who blocked travel ban: Who is Derrick Watson?

<b>(CNN) —</b> A federal judge in Hawaii is making headlines after temporarily freezing President Donald Trump's revised ban on travelers from several Muslim-majority countries.<p>In a 43-page ruling, US District Court Judge Derrick Watson issued a scathing rebuke just hours before Trump's revised travel ban …

Wherever Trump goes, his gang of aides stays close by

Preoccupied with proximity, the president's senior staff have developed an unusual habit of crowding into meetings and joining trips.<p>When President Donald Trump boarded Air Force One on Wednesday morning to travel to Michigan and Tennessee, he didn’t wing it alone: His entire senior West Wing staff …

9th Circuit Court of Appeals to hear challenge to Trump's ban Tuesday

<b>(CNN) —</b> Three federal judges Tuesday evening will hear oral arguments in the challenge to President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration.<p>The hour-long hearing, conducted by telephone among three West coast judges at 6 p.m. ET, will determine the immediate fate of the nationwide temporary …

Trump’s continued defense of Putin confounds Republicans

President Trump offered a fulsome defense of Russian President Vladi­mir Putin over the weekend, leaving Republican lawmakers frustrated and flummoxed yet again by the president’s warm feelings toward the rival nation.<p>In a Fox News interview, Trump, who during the campaign repeatedly praised Putin, …

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Trump orders construction of border wall, boosts deportation force

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump on Wednesday started to reshape US immigration enforcement policies via executive action, taking his first steps toward fulfilling some of the most contentious pledges that defined his campaign -- building a border wall and speeding the deportation of …

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Trump signals changes to US interrogation, detention policy

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's renewed embrace of torture in the fight against Islamic extremism sets up a heated dispute with a long …