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Revised travel ban...Syrian war's impact on children...Missiles and warnings

By The Associated Press | Posted - Mar. 6, 2017 at 3:55 p.m.



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WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest version of President Donald Trump's travel ban calls for barring visas for many foreign travelers from six Muslim-majority nations. The revised travel order applies to Iran, Syria, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen and Libya. Iraq was dropped from the list. There was no fanfare today when the president signed the latest order. His first order was halted by federal courts. Critics say the latest still amounts to a Muslim ban.

BEIRUT (AP) — A report released by Save the Children says Syrian children show symptoms of "toxic stress" and are attempting self-harm and suicide in response to prolonged exposure to war. The report says children do not feel safe at school and are developing speech disorders and incontinence. Some are even losing the capacity to speak. The six-year-old war has killed thousands of civilians, including children.

WASHINGTON (AP) — There won't say where the information came from, but White House officials are defending President Donald Trump's claim that President Barack Obama tapped Trump's telephones during last year's election. The comments came even as FBI Director James Comey privately asked the Justice Department to dispute the claim because he believed the allegations were false.

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korea has fired four ballistic missiles and warned that U.S.-South Korean military exercises are driving the Korean Peninsula and northeast Asia toward what it called a "nuclear disaster." The North Korean ambassador to the United Nations said in a letter to the U.N. Security Council that the U.S. is using nuclear-propelled aircraft carriers, nuclear submarines, nuclear strategic bombers and stealth fighters in the joint exercises that began Wednesday. An administration official says there is no immediate U.S. response anticipated.

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Roman Catholic diocese in western Pennsylvania accused of a covering up of child sex abuse by clergy for decades has reached an agreement with federal prosecutors. The Altoona-Johnstown Diocese has agreed to reforms including new reporting requirements and the creation of an independent oversight board. Pennsylvania's attorney general issued a scathing grand jury report a year ago that detailed abuse by more than 50 priests and other clergy against hundreds of children going back decades.

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