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Supreme Court to hear arguments over Trump travel ban

The Supreme Court on Monday announced that it would listen to arguments surrounding President Donald Trump's controversial travel ban during its October sitting.

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5 Guys, One bench, A Lifetime Of Memories

Missing Florida Teen Considered In Danger And May Be With Man She Met On Facebook

Missing Florida Teen Considered In Danger And May Be With Man She Met On Facebook

Trump travel ban: Supreme Court allows key parts to go into effect

  • Updated at 10:42: The Supreme Court will allow part of the travel ban to take effect; some immigrants will be banned from entering the country. 
  • Update at 10:29 a.m. ET: The  Supreme Court has ruled that it will hear arguments over President Donald Trump’s second executive order banning travel to the United States.

Original story:

The Supreme Court will rule on Monday whether to hear the challenge to President Donald Trump’s executive order banning immigration from several predominately Muslim nations.

That executive order and the revised order that followed were both challenged in lower courts, which ruled in favor of the states that brought suit, setting up today’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Here’s what can happen Monday and some background on the executive order.

What is the ban?

The original ban was issued on January 27, 2017, and it did the following:

- Suspended the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program for 120 days

- Cut the number of refugees to 50,000 in 2017

- Banned Syrian refugees from entry into the United States indefinitely

- Barred immigrants from seven predominantly Muslim countries -- Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen -- from entering the United States for 90 days.

How was it revised?

The revised order, executive order 13780, removed Iraq from the list of nations included in the ban, allowed refugees already approved by the State Department to enter the U.S. and lifted the ban on Syrian refugees. It was to go into effect at midnight on March 16, 2017.

What will happen on Monday?

The court will do one of three things Monday. It will either uphold Trump’s ban, refuse to hear the case or say it will hear the case in the fall when the court reconvenes.

What happens if the Supreme Court rules in Trump’s favor?

If the court rules in favor of the administration, the ban can be implemented within 72 hours.

What happens if the justices refuse to hear the case?

If the justices refuse to review the case, the lower court rulings will stand, stopping the Trump administration from banning entry into the U.S. based on the country from which a person emigrates.

Will the Supreme Court hear arguments?

Justices could choose to hear arguments about the ban in the fall. In the meantime, the lower court orders would stand.

What is the background?

President Trump signed an executive order that would ban refugees and immigrants from seven mostly Muslim countries from entering the United States for 90 days and would suspend a refugee program for 120 days. It would also ban Syrian refugees from entering the country.

That order sparked protests around the country and around the world. The states of Washington, Oregon, Minnesota, New York, Massachusetts and Hawaii filed suits over the ban.

In three days, from January 28 to January 31, 50 cases were filed against the order.

The courts granted a nationwide temporary restraining order that suspended much of the order. The 9th District Court of Appeals upheld the restraining orders.

A revised order was issued in March. That order, like the first, ran into legal challenges. A judge in Hawaii suspended the revised order, ruling that if the ban went into effect, it would likely cause "irreparable injury" by violating protections granted by the First Amendment against religious discrimination.

The judge said tweets by Trump suggested that the order sought to ban people on the basis of their religion, and not in the interest of national security, as Trump had claimed. 


Pilot asks passengers to pray when plane violently shakes midair

The pilot of an Air Asia flight told passengers to say a prayer when the plane started to violently shake.

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One passenger said the cabin was shuddering like a washing machine.

The Airbus A330-300 aircraft with 359 passengers headed to Malaysia turned back to Australia Sunday, about 90 minutes into the six-hour flight.

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"Lots of people crying. Lots of people pulling out the life jackets and stuff, pretty much preparing for that sort of thing. We thought there was a good chance that we were going down," one passenger said.

"We were asleep and heard a loud bang around the 1 hour and 15 minute mark," another passenger, Damien Stevens, told CNN. "It shook for the whole ride back, close on two hours."

Stevens said the pilot asked passengers to pray at least two times during the flight.

According to Fox News, the pilot, who has 44 years of flying experience, also asked passengers to “keep an eye on” the engine outside their windows because he didn’t have clear visibility from the cabin.

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The plane landed safely in Australia and no one was hurt.

Investigators are trying to determine what caused the "technical issue."

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"We are aware of the incident and will be working closely with relevant partners to understand the cause of the issue," said a spokesman for Rolls-Royce, the company that manufactured the plane’s engine.

Brianna Chambers contributed to this report.

Prince Harry almost left the royal family behind | Rare People

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Colombian Tourist Boat Sinks In Deadly Ferry Incident

Colombian Tourist Boat Sinks In Deadly Ferry Incident

Girl Scouts can now get a badge in cybersecurity

There are a ton of badges Girl Scouts can attach to their vests, and the organization is now adding one dedicated to fighting computer crime to the collection.

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Girl Scouts of the United States of America and Palo Altho Networks, a security company, have teamed up to introduce a series of cybersecurity badges for girls in grades K-12. 

The goal is to expose them to opportunities , including careers, in science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, to help prevent cyberattacks.

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More than 60 percent of women who don’t have jobs in information technology attribute their choice to not knowing what opportunities are available to them, according to a study mentioned in a Girl Scouts press release.

“At Girl Scouts of the USA, we recognize that in our increasingly tech-driven world, future generations must possess the skills to navigate the complexities and inherent challenges of the cyber realm,” Sylvia Acevedo, chief executive officer of Girl Scouts of the United States of America, said in the statement.

The new badges aren’t available yet, but the program will launch in September 2018.

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5 guys, one bench, same pose contribute to lifetime of memories

A 35-year tradition continues with the same five guys, on the same bench in the same location.

John Wardlaw, Mark Rumer-Cleary, Dallas Burney, John Molony and John Dickson have been friends for more four decades, CNN reported.

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Wardlaw and Dickson were the first two to meet. Wardlaw’s family rented a home from the Dickson family in 1977. The others joined the pair in high school.

After they graduated, some went off to college, while others joined the military. 

But every year, they reunite at the Copco Lake cabin of Wardlaw’s grandfather, who built the home in 1970, CNN reported.

In 1982, the five guys sat down on a bench and snapped their first photo. 

Five years later, they did it again, repeating the pose to make the photo as close to the original as they could.

Two rules apply to every photo they’ve taken. Molony must have a glass of some sort in his right hand and Rumer-Cleary must have a hat in his lap, CNN reported

According to CNN, Wardlaw turned his teenage passion for making Super 8 movies into a career. He’s a filmmaker and photographer in Bend, Oregon.

Rumer-Cleary works as a hardware and systems engineer in Portland.

Burny is a teacher in Antioch, California.

Molony lives in New Orleans and is a photographer.

Dickson runs a tourism website in Santa Barbara, California.

Missing Teen Found Safe More Than A Year After She Vanished

Missing Teen Found Safe More Than A Year After She Vanished
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