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Top court declines to take up DACA, undercutting Trump's plan to reopen government

U.S. President Donald Trump’s bid to build a U.S.-Mexico border wall and end a month-long partial government shutdown suffered a blow on Tuesday when the U.S. Supreme Court left in place for now a program protecting young illegal immigrants from deportation. The border wall, government funding and immigrants known as Dreamers have become intertwined in an…

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Russia escapes punishment from WADA for missed deadline

The World Anti-Doping Agency says lab data handed over by Russian authorities is enough to avoid a new ban for the country’s anti-doping agency. Even though Russia missed a Dec. 31 deadline to hand over the information, WADA’s executive board ruled that the Russian agency would not be suspended again. WADA president Craig Reedie says…

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U.S. Supreme Court backs Trump's restrictions on transgender troops in military

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed President Donald Trump to enforce his policy barring certain transgender people from joining or staying in the military, despite litigation in the lower courts. The justices, in a 5-4 vote, put on hold the lower court rulings blocking the plan on constitutional grounds. The conservative majority granted the Trump…

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