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Immigration order playing well to Trump’s fans around nation

In this Nov. 3, 2005, file photo, Butler County, Ohio, Sheriff Richard Jones stands next to a sign with an arrow labeled “Illegal Aliens Here” that he had installed in the sheriff’s office parking lot in Hamilton, Ohio. President Donald Trump’s supporters could not be much happier with his executive order temporarily banning refugees and immigrants from seven mostly Muslim countries. (David Kohl / Associated Press)
President Donald Trump’s order temporarily banning refugees and immigrants from seven mostly Muslim countries is playing well in Trump Country, those places that propelled him to the White House. The New York businessman and reality TV star promised to put America first during the campaign, his supporters say, and he’s doing it.

Did DeVos questionnaire include plagiarized responses?

In this Jan. 17, 2017, file photo, Education Secretary-nominee Betsy DeVos testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Carolyn Kaster / Associated Press)
President Donald Trump’s nominee for education secretary, in written responses to questions from senators, appears to have used several sentences and phrases from other sources without attribution – including from a top Obama administration civil rights official.

Iran refuses to confirm conducting missile test

Iran’s foreign minister on Tuesday refused to confirm whether his country recently conducted a missile test, saying the Iranian missile program is not part of a 2015 nuclear deal with world powers.

GOP forced to delay Senate committee votes on Price, Mnuchin

Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee, center, accompanied by, from left, Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.Y. and Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., speaks in the hallway on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017, to discuss opposition to Human Services Secretary-designate, Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga. (Andrew Harnik / Associated Press)
Democrats intensified their opposition to President Donald Trump’s executive order banning immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries on Tuesday by further delaying the confirmation of several of his Cabinet nominees amid strong Republican objections.

U.K. pardons thousands convicted under past anti-gay laws

The British government has passed a law granting posthumous pardons to thousands of men who were convicted under now-abolished anti-homosexuality laws, and allowing those who are still alive to have their criminal records wiped clean.

Fueled by protest, liberals push for blockade of Trump picks

In this Jan. 29, 2017, photo, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., tries to calm the audience after shouting matches erupted during his community meeting at Nathan Bishop School in Providence, R.I. (Kris Craig / Associated Press)
Democrats are racing to respond to the wave of liberal outrage triggered by President Donald Trump, jumping into protests, organizing rallies and vowing to block more of the new president’s nominees – including, possibly, his pick for the Supreme Court.

GOP pushing Price, Sessions, DeVos a step toward Senate OK

In this photo taken Jan. 10, 2017, Attorney General-designate, Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala. testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Andrew Harnik / Associated Press)
Republicans are muscling more of President Donald Trump’s Cabinet nominees to the cusp of Senate confirmation over Democratic objections, with committees poised to advance his picks to head agencies in the thick of partisan battles over health care, legal protections, education and the economy.

Democrats force delays in votes on three Cabinet nominees

Interior Secretary-designate, Rep. Ryan Zinke, R-Mont. testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. (J. Scott Applewhite / Associated Press)
Republicans pushed President Donald Trump’s nominees to head the Energy and Interior Departments through a Senate panel on Tuesday while other committees moved toward votes on his picks to head agencies in the thick of partisan battles over health care, legal protections, education and the economy.

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