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New Trump travel ban coming...Wiretap allegations to be looked at...Florida fires

By The Associated Press | Posted - Mar. 6, 2017 at 6:10 a.m.



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WASHINGTON (AP) — A much delayed revised executive order temporarily barring the entry of people from certain Muslim-majority countries and halting the nation's refugee program could spring to life shortly. A White House official says plans to roll out the order are on track for today. The administration has repeatedly pushed back the signing as it has worked to better coordinate with the agencies that it will need to implement the ban.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Barack Obama's director of national intelligence, James Clapper, is among those denying any wiretapping of Trump Tower happened during the election campaign as alleged by President Donald Trump in a series of angry weekend tweets. Trump has demanded an investigation but hasn't substantiated any of his claims. Key members of Congress say they will honor Trump's request.

MIAMI (AP) — South Florida has experienced a flurry of weekend wildfires and officials say at least one large brush fire is still burning. The area was beset by road closures as a result of all the smoke. Florida Forest Service spokesman Scott Peterich tells the Miami Herald that someone likely started a fire in southwest Miami-Dade County that spread to nearly 700 acres Sunday and jumped a road. Winds could cause the fire to flare today.

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The U.N. humanitarian chief says despite fighting and famine, obstacles to humanitarian assistance continue in South Sudan, including active hostility, access denials, and bureaucratic impediments. Stephen O'Brien, who just spent two days in South Sudan, is demanding immediate access for aid distribution. South Sudan's civil war began in December 2013 and roughly 100,000 people are experiencing famine.

BEIRUT (AP) —The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says U.S.-backed Syrian fighters have cut the main road between the northern Syrian city of Raqqa and the eastern city of Deir el-Zour, which is partially controlled by the Islamic State group. The Kurdish-led Syria Democratic Forces have been on the offensive under the cover of airstrikes by the U.S.-led coalition since November.

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