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WH wants expanded election probe by Congress...New Trump executive order could be coming soon... Lawyers" Release Afghan family

By The Associated Press | Posted - Mar. 5, 2017 at 4:40 p.m.



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WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says Congress should expand its investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 election to include President Donald Trump's claim of wiretapping at Trump Tower by the Obama administration. And lawmakers appear to be heeding that request. House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes (NOO'-nehs) says Trump's allegation will become part of his panel's investigation.

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions likely discussed a new executive order over dinner last night. The White House is expected to release a new executive order on travel soon. It would replace the one barring people from seven predominantly Muslim countries.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Attorneys have filed a petition that seeks the release of an Afghan family of five that were detained by immigration officials when they arrived at Los Angeles International Airport. Lawyers say the mother and father and their three children landed at LAX on Thursday for a connecting flight to Seattle, where they planned to resettle. But they were detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Defense Department is investigating reports that some Marines shared online naked photographs of female Marines, veterans and other women, some taken without their knowledge. The Center for Investigative Reporting says the photographs were shared on a secret Facebook page, "Marines United." The center says it learned about the secret site from a nonprofit news organization run by a Marine veteran.

BARRINGTON, R.I. (AP) — A sad story out of Rhode Island. Authorities say twin 97-year-old sisters apparently froze to death after falling down outside a Barrington home Friday night, one of them while coming to the rescue of the other. They had just arrived at the house Police say Jean Haley, of Barrington, and Martha Williams, of East Providence, were found by a neighbor Saturday morning and died later that day.

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