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Officials: Iraq to be removed from travel ban ... Trump hints at relief for some in US illegally ... Widow of Orlando shooter asks judge to release her

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WASHINGTON (AP) — At the urging of the Pentagon and State Department, President Donald Trump is removing Iraq from his travel ban list. Trump is expected to issue a new executive order as soon as Wednesday, and U.S. officials say it would continue to call for keeping citizens from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen from entering the United States. The officials say the bans are effective for 90 days.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is pledging to vigorously target people living in the U.S. illegally who "threaten our communities" and prey on "innocent citizens." But also in his address to Congress Tuesday night, Trump said he believes that "real and positive immigration reform is possible," and he called on Republicans and Democrats to "work together to achieve an outcome that has eluded our country for decades."

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear is accusing President Donald Trump of planning to "rip affordable health insurance" from Americans and being "Wall Street's champion." In the Democratic response to Trump's speech to Congress, Beshear also accused Trump for "ignoring serious threats to our national security from Russia, who's not our friend, while alienating our allies."

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A judge in California will decide Wednesday whether to free the widow of the gunman who killed dozens of people at a Florida nightclub. Noor Salman faces trial for allegedly helping husband Omar Mateen in his attack, and for allegedly lying to investigators after the mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando. Prosecutors argue that releasing Salman as she awaits trial creates a danger to the public.

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — The California Department of Water Resources says the state is on track for one of the wettest winters on record after five years of drought. Water managers in the Sierra Nevada will manually measure California's snowpack on Wednesday. The snowpack is vital because it provides one-third of the state's water to homes and farms when it melts. On Tuesday, electronic monitors showed the snowpack was at 186 percent of normal for this time of year.

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