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New travel ban order expected Monday...Clapper: No wiretaps of Trump ordered... NKorea fires new missile volley

By The Associated Press | Posted - Mar. 5, 2017 at 7:40 p.m.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A new round of lawsuits and protests is expected after President Donald Trump signs 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 they're on track to roll out the order tomorrow. The revised order is expected to remove Iraq from the list of countries whose citizens face a temporary U.S. travel ban.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper says no wiretapping of Donald Trump or his campaign was carried out on his watch. Clapper tells NBC he would have known about any surveillance ordered under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. Other representatives of the former president also denied Trump's tweeted allegation that phones at Trump Tower were tapped last October.

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea is apparently reacting to the huge joint military drills now being held by Washington and Seoul. Pyongyang insists the drills are an invasion rehearsal. According to South Korea's military, the North has fired "several" banned ballistic missiles that flew about 620 miles into waters off its east coast. It's not clear what type of missile was fired on Monday or the exact number.

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago nearly went a full week without a fatal shooting. The Chicago Sun-Times and the Chicago Tribune reported the city had passed that milestone this morning for the first time in more than five years. But by afternoon, the Cook County Medical Examiner's office reported the fatal shooting of a 22-year-old man, whose bullet-riddled body was found Saturday. Before that shooting, the last one had occurred Feb. 26.

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Officials say a 21-year-old woman has been killed by a falling tree at Half Dome Village in Yosemite National Park. A Park spokesman tells Sacramento television station KCRA the accident happened Sunday in the area formerly known as Curry Village. No other information about the victim was made public. A windy, cold storm with hail has been sweeping through Northern California.

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