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U.S. appeals court will not put Trump travel ban case on hold

SAN FRANCISCO A federal appeals court on Monday rejected a U.S. Department of Justice request to place on hold an appeal over President Donald Trump's travel ban on people from seven majority-Muslim countries.

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China angrily reacts with threats after South Korean missile defense decision

BEIJING Chinese state media has reacted with anger and threats of boycotts after the board of an affiliate of South Korea's Lotte Group approved a land swap with the government that will enable authorities to deploy a U.S. missile defense system.

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Asian shares edge up, await Trump's policy speech

TOKYO Asian shares edged up on Tuesday, bolstered by gains on Wall Street as investors awaited a speech by U.S. President Donald Trump for signals on tax reform and infrastructure spending.

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California demands details of Trump administration immigration arrests

SACRAMENTO, Calif. California legislative leaders on Monday demanded detailed information from the Trump administration on immigration arrests and raids in the most populous U.S. state, amid growing concern that agents are targeting non-criminals for deportation.

Melting snow new danger for those fleeing to Canada from U.S.

WINNIPEG, Manitoba Asylum seekers crossing in the dead of night into Canada from the United States may face a new danger in coming weeks, as heavy snowpack melts in the flood-prone U.S. northern plains and province of Manitoba.

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U.N. to vote Tuesday on Syria sanctions despite Russia veto pledge

UNITED NATIONS The U.N. Security Council is set to vote on Tuesday on a bid by Western powers to ban the supply of helicopters to the Syrian government and to blacklist Syrian military commanders over accusations of toxic gas attacks, despite a pledge by Russia to veto the move.

World, United Nations, Syria 3:54pm EST
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Trump seeks 'historic' U.S. military spending boost, domestic cuts

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump is seeking what he called a "historic" increase in defense spending, but ran into immediate opposition from Republicans in Congress who must approve his plan and said it was not enough to meet the military's needs. | Video

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Iraqi forces seize Mosul bridge as thousands of civilians flee

SOUTH OF MOSUL, Iraq Iraqi forces seized a damaged Mosul bridge on Monday which could link up their units on either side of the Tigris river, as thousands of civilians fled the fighting for Islamic State's remaining stronghold in the west of the city.