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Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring, right, accompanied by Virginia Solicitor General Stuart Raphael, speaks outside the federal courthouse in Alexandria, Va., Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, following a hearing on President Donald Trump's travel ban. (AP Photo/Jessica Gresko) ** FILE **

Federal judge upholds travel ban, but earlier rulings leave it blocked

- The Washington Times

The Trump administration scored a victory Friday in its effort to enact a temporary ban on refugee resettlement and travel of foreign nationals from six countries, with a federal judge in Virginia siding with President Trump over a Muslim civil-rights group that challenged the legality of his revised executive order.

In this Feb. 1, 2012, file photo, miles of pipe ready to become part of the Keystone Pipeline are stacked in a field near Ripley, Okla. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

State Department approves Keystone XL oil pipeline

- The Washington Times

President Trump signed permits Friday for construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline that had been blocked by the Obama administration, saying the reversal is part of his efforts “to do things right” for American jobs and energy production.

In this photo taken Feb. 7, 2017, released by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, an arrest is made during a targeted enforcement operation conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) aimed at immigration fugitives, re-entrants and at-large criminal aliens in Los Angeles. The Trump administration is wholesale rewriting the U.S. immigration enforcement priorities, broadly expanding the number of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally who are priorities for deportation, according to a pair of enforcement memos released Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017.  (Charles Reed/U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement via AP)

Half of all federal arrests related to immigration

- The Washington Times

Immigration arrests and border-related cases have swamped the federal government, the Justice Department said Thursday, pointing to new statistics that show half of all arrests made by federal authorities in 2014 were for immigration offenses.

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In this image provided by Jordan Geary shows the side of a New Jersey Transit train that is damaged, Friday, March 24, 2017 in New York's Penn Station. The train clipped an Amtrak Acela Express during the morning rush at Penn Station, jolting commuters and creating major travel disruptions but causing no serious injuries. (Jordan Geary via AP)

Snarled commute looms after passenger trains collide in NYC

Associated Press

Commuters to both New Jersey and Long Island faced a difficult journey home Friday evening after two passenger trains clipped each other during the morning rush at Penn Station, jolting riders and creating major travel disruptions but causing no serious injuries.