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    Federal Judge Blocks Most of Trump’s Latest Travel Ban

    The third time wasn’t charmed. A U.S. district court in Hawaii has put a hold on most of President Trump’s third attempted travel ban. The latest try, which added some restrictions against citizens of two non-Muslim-majority countries, “suffers from precisely the same maladies as its predecessor,” according to Judge Derrick Watson, who was also responsible for blocking the last ban attempt. Rules prohibiting North Koreans and certain Venezuelan officials, plus stricter scrutiny for Iraqis, were upheld and take effect today. The Justice Department is expected to appeal.

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