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AUSTRALIAN OPEN: Rafael Nadal has won the second set 6-3 to level the Australian Open final against Roger Federer at one set each. Developing.




TRUMP — A federal judge’s emergency order has temporarily barred the U.S. from deporting people from nations subject to President Donald Trump’s travel ban. The judge said travelers who had been detained had a strong argument that their legal rights had been violated. The Department of Homeland Security says the court ruling will not affect the overall implementation of the White House executive action. By Alicia A. Caldwell. SENT: 930 words, photos. With TRUMP-REFUGEES-THE LATEST; TRUMP-IMMIGRATION-IS AMERICA SAFER? —It’s not clear Trump’s measures will help prevent attacks on American soil. SENT: 800 words, photos.

TRUMP-TRAVEL BAN IMPACT — Family reunions are blocked, refugees from war-torn countries are turned away and border agents detain scores of unsuspecting travelers at airports as the U.S. began a chaotic implementation of Trump’s plan to fight terrorism by temporarily stopping citizens of seven nations from entering the country. By Ellen Knickmeyer and Rachel Zoll. SENT: 1,300 words, photos, video. With TRUMP-PROTESTS-GLANCE —Protests erupt at airports following Trump travel ban; NYC airport becomes scene of anguish after Trump travel ban. (Both sent).

THAILAND-LGBT PRISON — The Thai government is considering a jail exclusively for sexual minorities on the outskirts of Bangkok, a possible world-first according to prison experts. The idea was first proposed as a measure to keep LGBT people safe, but activists worry that it’s actually a form of discrimination. By Dake Kang. SENT: 900 words, photos.

AFGHANISTAN-WARLORD’S RETURN — The only insurgent leader to sign a peace pact with Afghanistan’s government will return to the country within weeks, his chief negotiator says, in a move that could shake up Afghan politics and complicate the much wider war against the Taliban. By Kathy Gannon. SENT: 600 words, photos




OSCARS-MUSLIM BAN —Film academy troubled by possible visa ban of Oscar nominee, Iranian director Asghar Farhadi. SENT: 230 words, photo.

EMMETT TILL — The woman at the center of the trial of Emmett Till’s alleged killers has acknowledged that she falsely testified he made physical and verbal threats, according to a new book. SENT: 800 words, photos.

HKN–ALL-STAR-BEIBER —Justin Bieber gets hit, bounces back in celeb hockey game. SENT: 250 words, photos.

SMM–200 BREASTSTROKE WORLD RECORD —Japan’s Watanabe sets world record in 200-meter breaststroke. SENT: 180 words, photos.




TRUMP-YOUNG IMMIGRANTS — The fate of hundreds of thousands of young immigrants protected from deportation by former President Barack Obama remains. Missing from President Donald Trump’s blitz of immigration orders this week was any mention of them, leaving some immigration advocates hopeful Trump has softened his opposition to what he once dubbed “illegal amnesty.” Sent: 980 words, photos.

TRUMP ENVIRONMENTAL LAWYERS — Environmentalists are preparing for court battles over what they fear will be an unprecedented wave of rollbacks on policies concerning climate change, wildlife protection, federal lands and pollution under a Trump administration and Republican-led Congress. SENT: 800 words, photos.




FRANCE-ELECTION — French voters are choosing the Socialist candidate who will face a tough battle to beat rivals from the far-left, the far-right and the political center in France’s presidential election this spring. SENT: 130 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing from vote. With FRANCE-ELECTION-CANDIDATES.

YEMEN —U.S. forces launch a raid in central Yemen, security and tribal officials say, landing troops off of aircraft and killing three alleged senior al-Qaida leaders in a battle that was the third such U.S. ground engagement against the extremist group in Yemen. SENT: 300 words. UPCOMING: Developing.

MALAYSIA-CHINA-MISSING BOAT —The captain and a crew member from a missing Malaysian boat make it to safety and others among the 31 people, mostly Chinese tourists, on the boat may be drifting in the water waiting to be rescued, authorities say. SENT: 200 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.

IRAQ — Children detained by Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government on suspicion that they have connections to the Islamic State group are alleging they were tortured, according to a report from an international human rights group. SENT: 300 words, photo.




CALIFORNIA MARIJUANA-CONTROLLING THE MARKET — Inside a warren of cubicles in a former basketball arena in the Sacramento suburbs, a dozen state workers are beginning to figure out how marijuana will be cultivated, tested, distributed and sold in California’s emerging $7 billion legal pot economy. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos.




TRUMP REFUGEES-TECH INDUSTRY — Tech companies such as Google and Microsoft express dismay over Trump’s executive order barring nationals of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the US. By Technology Writer Mae Anderson. SENT: 850 words, photo.




PRODUCERS GUILD AWARDS —”La La Land” has won top honors at the 28th annual Producers Guild Awards. By Entertainment Writer Sandy Cohen. SENT:




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