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January 29, 2017 
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Trump gives no sign of backing down from US entry ban affecting 7 countries
Judicial rulings in several cities across the country overnight immediately blocked enforcement of the ban to various degrees, but the Department of Homeland Security issued a statement earlySunday indicating it would continue to implement President Donald Trump's action.

Many US veterans angry that executive order keeps Iraqi interpreters out
Military veterans were dumbfounded and furious when it became clear over the weekend that President Donald Trump’s executive order barring the admission to the United States of people from seven majority-Muslim countries keeps out interpreters who risked their lives helping U.S. forces in Iraq.

Trump travel ban sows chaos at airports, outrage at protests
President Donald Trump's travel ban barring citizens of seven predominantly Muslim nations entry into the U.S. has sparked protests around the country Saturday night and early Sundaymorning.

US servicemember killed, 3 wounded in surprise raid on al-Qaida in Yemen
A U.S. Special Operations member died of injuries suffered during a weekend raid against al-Qaida militants in Yemen, the military said Sunday. Three other American troops, members of a Navy SEAL unit, were wounded in the operation on Saturday against members of al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula.

Survivor of WWII secret escape from Nazis dies in Oregon
Harold Hayes, an Army medic and the last survivor of a group of medics and nurses who spent nine weeks evading capture in Nazi-occupied Albania during World War II, has died. He was 94.

Duterte asks US not to store weapons in Philippine camps
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte asked the United States on Sunday not to store weapons in local camps under a defense pact, saying his country may get entangled if fighting erupts between China and the U.S.

Former warlord's return could shake up Afghan politics 
Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, a former warlord who battled U.S. forces after the 2001 invasion and nursed a bitter rivalry with other Afghan factions, agreed to lay down arms last year.

White House defends putting Bannon on National Security Council
White House officials defended President Donald Trump's move to give top political strategist Stephen Bannon a permanent spot on the National Security Council while limiting the role of the director of national intelligence and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Berlin's Holocaust Memorial is 'not a place for fun selfies'
At a place honoring the memory of the Nazis' victims, young laughing visitors hop from block to block, searching for the best angles. Some pose sensually atop the slabs for eye-candy shots on dating websites. One man had his picture taken between the stones while juggling. Then someone said "Stop!"

On eve of 100th birthday, 'old sailor' Vasey is determined to honor fallen veterans
There is not much that retired Rear Adm. Lloyd R. “Joe” Vasey hasn’t accomplished in his first 100 years. Vasey, who will become a centenarian on Tuesday, now has his sights set on the creation of a Pacific War Memorial at Pearl Harbor.

Israel's Netanyahu says US embassy should be in Jerusalem
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that the American embassy in Israel should be moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, injecting himself once again into a charged campaign trail promise of U.S. President Donald Trump.


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