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WASHINGTON (AP) — A report put together by the Department of Homeland Security challenges the core of President Donald Trump's insistence that the threat of terrorism justifies a travel ban on seven Muslim-majority countries. A draft document obtained by the AP concludes that citizenship in the countries is an "unlikely indicator" of terrorism threats to the United States. It also found that few people from the countries have carried out attacks or been involved in terrorism-related activities in the U.S. since Syria's civil war started in 2011.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Major news organizations and the White House Correspondents Association are expressing outrage that White House press secretary Sean Spicer barred certain reporters from a press briefing on Friday. Some of those blocked were with The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, CNN and Politico. Making the list was Breitbart News, formerly headed by Trump chief strategist Steve Bannon.

ATLANTA (AP) — National Democrats will elect a new chair on Saturday. The election comes as the party is reeling but is ready to capitalize on apparent widespread opposition to Republican President Donald Trump. Leading contenders in the vote are former Labor Secretary Tom Perez and Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison.

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A suburban Kansas City bar that was the scene of what may have been a hate crime shooting on Wednesday is set to reopen on Saturday. Witnesses at the bar, in Olathe (oh-LAY'-thuh), say a white male yelled "get out of my country" before opening fire. Two men from India, were wounded, one fatally. A man who tried to help was also wounded. A GoFundMe effort has raised hundreds of thousands for the victims. The FBI has joined state authorities investigating the incident.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin man has been sentenced to 3 ½ years in prison after pleading no contest last year to cutting off a woman's finger as part of a ritual to honor a fellow rap music fan. A complaint says Jonathan Schrap and his friends were staging a "ritualistic memorial" at his house in August to commemorate a deceased member of the Juggalos, the name given to fans of the rap duo Insane Clown Posse.

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