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Congress to probe Trump wiretap claim...Trump could soon sign revised immigration order...Ex cop links Philippine leader to killings

By The Associated Press | Posted - Mar. 6, 2017 at 1:53 a.m.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Key members of Congress say they'll honor President Donald Trump's request to investigate his unsubstantiated claim that Barack Obama overstepped his authority as president and had Trump's telephones tapped during the election campaign. A U.S. official says the FBI asked the Justice Department to dispute Trump's allegation, though no such statement has been issued. Obama's intelligence director also said no such action was ever carried out.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump could sign his revised immigration order today. A White House official says the new order still temporarily blocks citizens from Iran, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen, Syria and Libya from coming to the United States, but it takes Iraq off the list. Trump's original ban was blocked by a federal court.

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A lawyer for one of the women accused of poisoning the estranged half-brother of North Korea's leader says there are serious holes in the case. The attorney who represents the Vietnamese suspect tells Vietnam's state-run online newspaper Zing that allegations that Kim Yong Nam had existing health problems should be cause for a new autopsy. Two women are accused of wiping a nerve agent on Kim's face while he was at the Kuala Lumpur airport Feb. 13. Kim died some 20 minutes later.

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A retired Philippine officer has linked President Rodrigo Duterte (doo-TEHR'-tay) and his men to nearly 200 killings when Duterte was a mayor. Arturo Lascanas made the allegations at the start of a televised Senate inquiry, where pro-administration senators grilled him on his statements. Lascanas says those killings included foreign drug suspects and were carried out by himself and other members of a so-called death squad.

ZEEBRUGGE, Belgium (AP) — Families today are remember a European tragedy at sea that took 193 lives 30 years ago. On March 6, 1987, the British ferry Herald of Free Enterprise, capsized while sailing from Belgium to Dover, England. Water had rushed in the vessel's bow doors that had been left open. In minutes it tipped over and sank. Today, there's a tribute at sea, followed by a memorial service.

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