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SATURDAY, JAN. 28, 2017

SATURDAY, JAN. 28, 2017, 9:28 P.M.

Syrian troops take control of water facility from rebels

Syrian government troops gained control of the main water source for Damascus on Saturday, as the military worked to secure it and remove land mines in a major development that caps weeks of fighting with rebels in the area, according to Syrian state TV and opposition media.

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SATURDAY, JAN. 28, 2017, 9:23 P.M.

Iraqi forces discover chemical warfare agent in Mosul

MOSUL, Iraq – Iraqi forces discovered a mustard chemical warfare agent in eastern Mosul alongside a cache of Russian surface-to-surface missiles, an Iraqi officer said Saturday. Iraqi and U.S. officials have repeatedly warned of Islamic State group efforts to develop ...

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Protesters gather at O’Hare International Airport after more than a dozen people were detained, including green card holders, Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, in Chicago. (Chris Sweda / Chicago Tribune)

UPDATED: SATURDAY, JAN. 28, 2017, 11:50 P.M.

U.S. judge bars deportations under Trump travel ban

WASHINGTON – A federal judge issued an emergency order Saturday night temporarily barring the U.S. from deporting people from nations subject to President Donald Trump’s travel ban, saying travelers who had been detained had a strong argument that their legal ...

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SATURDAY, JAN. 28, 2017, 3:58 P.M.

Trump, Putin discuss ‘mutually beneficial’ trade, security

President Donald Trump had an hourlong discussion Saturday with Russian President Vladimir Putin – the first since Trump assumed office last week – raising questions over the fate of U.S. sanctions against Moscow and whether the two will look to enhance military cooperation against the Islamic State group.

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White House press secretary Sean Spicer speaks during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017. (Susan Walsh / Associated Press)

SATURDAY, JAN. 28, 2017, 11:26 A.M.

A short investigation into the mysterious tweets from press secretary Sean Spicer

In 2017, being press secretary for the White House means that you (or someone working for you) control the verified @PressSec account on Twitter. Most of the tweets from the account so far have been pretty run-of-the-mill: tweeting about President Trump’s schedule, accepting an apology from a reporter for a corrected mistake, and releasing pictures of the president at work. But a couple of his tweets have been a bit more mysterious.

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SATURDAY, JAN. 28, 2017, 10:53 A.M.

Growing fallout from Trump’s new immigration crackdown

WASHINGTON – The fallout grew Saturday from President Donald Trump’s immigration crackdown as U.S. legal permanent residents and visa-holders from seven Muslim-majority countries who had left the United States found they could not return for 90 days. It was a period of limbo for an unknown number of non-American citizens from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia or Yemen now barred from the country where they were studying or had lived, perhaps for years.

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Malak Sheik, 8, smiles next to her brother Hassan, 5, in their family home next to their father Nasser, recuperating from a stroke. The six-member Sheik family fears U.S. President Donald Trump's halting of the nation's refugee program leaves them with few options after fleeing Syria, scraping by in Jordan, and dreaming of a better life outside of civil strife and poverty. (Sam McNeil / AP)

UPDATED: SATURDAY, JAN. 28, 2017, 10:43 A.M.

Refugees detained at U.S. airports challenge Trump’s executive order

Refugees who were en route to the United States on Friday evening have been detained at U.S. airports and restricted from the country as a result of President Trump’s executive order banning their entry. Lawyers for two Iraqi refugees detained at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport filed a middle-of-the-night lawsuit in federal court challenging Trump’s executive order as unconstitutional and seeking the release of their clients.

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SATURDAY, JAN. 28, 2017

Trudeau says Canada welcomes refugees

TORONTO – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has a message for refugees rejected by U.S. President Donald Trump: Canada will welcome you. He says he also intends to talk to Trump about the success of Canada’s refugee policy. Trudeau reacted ...

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Parting Shot — 2.20.17

People participate in a protest Monday in Portland, Ore. Thousands of demonstrators turned out Monday across the U.S. to challenge President Donald Trump in a Presidents Day protest dubbed Not ...