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WH plans travel ban rollout Monday...WH wants probe to determine if Trump was wiretapped

By The Associated Press | Posted - Mar. 5, 2017 at 6:40 p.m.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is preparing to sign a revised executive order barring the entry of people from certain Muslim-majority countries and halting the nation's refugee program. A White House official says plans to roll out the order are on track for Monday. The new version was written in an effort to address problems raised by the courts and clear confusions, like explicitly exempting green card holders.

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 that the Obama administration tapped his phones at Trump Tower. House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes (NOO'-nehs) says Trump's allegation will become part of his panel's investigation.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI is asking the Justice Department to dispute allegations made on Twitter by President Donald Trump that Barack Obama as president ordered the tapping of Trump's phones during the presidential campaign. That's according to U.S. official who isn't authorized to discuss the situation and spoke on condition of anonymity. Neither the Justice Department nor the FBI is commenting on the matter.

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's military says North Korea has fired "several" banned ballistic missiles into waters off its east coast. The North has staged a series of missile test-launches of various ranges in recent months The ramped-up tests come as leader Kim Jong Un pushes for a nuclear and missile program that can deter what he calls U.S. and South Korean hostility toward the North. Huge military drills by Washington and Seoul are now underway.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Four members of the Bandidos motorcycle gang have been indicted on charges they conspired to kill a man who was attempting to launch a Texas chapter of the Hell's Angels in Austin. Federal authorities say 47-year-old Johnny Romo, who holds a national position with the Bandidos, and the others conspired to kill Anthony Benesh in a 2006 sniper attack as he stood outside an Austin restaurant.

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