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President Donald Trump speaks during an event on human trafficking in the East Room of the White House, Friday, Jan. 31, 2020, in Washington, as Vice President Mike Pence looks on.  (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Trump expands travel ban to six new countries

- The Washington Times

President Trump signed an order Friday expanding his travel ban to six new countries, targeting nations the government says pose a threat because they don’t issue electronic passports or don’t do enough to share information with American authorities to vet their citizens looking to travel.

This Feb. 2, 2020, photo provided by the Department of Defense shows empty lodging facilities at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. The Department of Defense says it is providing temporary lodging support for up to 1,000 passengers being evacuated from China to the U.S. in response to the coronavirus outbreak there. (Todd Holly/U.S. Air Force via AP)

Universities scramble in wake of spreading coronavirus

- The Washington Times

Packed dorms and globe-trotting students are forcing Washington-area colleges to reckon with the new virus from China, including canceling study programs abroad and recalling students from Beijing as fast as possible, as case counts climb in Asia, the U.S. and elsewhere.

Chinese companies raised $48 billion from American capital markets from 2013 through the end of last year, a Commerce Department official says. (Associated Press/File)

China raising billions in U.S. markets

- The Washington Times

A Commerce Department official warned Congress recently that China is raising billions of dollars in U.S. capital markets and the activity could undermine American security.