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8:50 PM ET, January 28, 2017

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New York Times:
Refugees Detained at U.S. Airports, Prompting Legal Challenges to Trump's Immigration Order  —  President Trump's executive order closing the nation's borders to refugees was put into immediate effect Friday night.  Refugees who were in the air on the way to the United States when the order …
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Marcelo Rochabrun / ProPublica:
Trump Executive Order Could Block 500,000 Legal U.S. Residents From Returning to America From Trips  —  When details leaked earlier this week about a spate of immigration-related executive orders from President Donald Trump, much public discussion focused on a 30-day ban on new visas for citizens from seven “terror-prone” countries.
Doina Chiacu / Reuters:
Green card holders included in Trump ban -Homeland Security  —  People holding so-called green cards, making them legal permanent U.S. residents, are included in President Donald Trump's executive action temporarily barring people from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States …
Kelsey Snell / Washington Post:
Facing intense criticism, some Republicans are speaking out against Trump's refugee ban.  Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell aren't among them.  —  Facing intense criticism and dramatic news coverage of chaos and protests at airports worldwide, several congressional Republicans …
Adrienne Mahsa Varkiani / ThinkProgress:
Here's your list of all the protests happening against the Muslim Ban  —  Resist.  —  On Friday, President Donald Trump signed an executive order severely restricting migration from seven Muslim-majority countries.  —  Under the “Protection Of The Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into The United States …
Mark Bergen / Bloomberg:
Google Recalls Staff to U.S. After Trump Immigration Order  —  Memo from CEO Pichai says more than 100 employees impacted  —  Pichai says President's move caused painful ‘personal costs’  —  Alphabet Inc.'s Google delivered a sharp message to staff traveling overseas who may be impacted …
Tamer El-Ghobashy / Wall Street Journal:
Trump Visa Ban Also Applies to Citizens With Dual Nationality, State Department Says  —  Citizens of the seven countries identified by President Donald Trump for a 90-day visa ban who hold dual nationality also will be barred from entering the United States, the U.S. State Department said in a statement Saturday.
David J. Bier / New York Times:
Trump's Immigration Ban Is Illegal  —  President Trump signed an executive order on Friday that purports to bar for at least 90 days almost all permanent immigration from seven majority-Muslim countries, including Syria and Iraq, and asserts the power to extend the ban indefinitely.
New York Times:
Full Executive Order Text: Trump's Action Limiting Refugees Into the U.S.  —  President Trump signed an executive order on Friday titled “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States.”  Following is the language of that order, as supplied by the White House.
Seung Min Kim / Politico:
Trump sued after Iraqis detained at airport
Discussion: Dallas Morning News and ABC News
CNN:
2 Iraqis file lawsuit after being detained in NY due to travel ban
Graham Rayman / New York Daily News:
Following President Trump's executive order green card, visa holders already blocked by airports
Discussion: Vox, The Verge and Axios
New York Times:
Trump Bars Refugees and Citizens of 7 Muslim Countries
Sam Altman:
Time to Take a Stand  —  It is time for tech companies to start speaking up about some of the actions taken by President Trump's administration.  —  There are many actions from his first week that are objectionable.  In repeatedly invoking unsubstantiated conspiracy theories …
Discussion: Politico, CNNMoney and NBC News
Mark Hensch / The Hill:
Secret Service agent critical of Trump put on paid leave: report  —  A senior Secret Service agent who suggested she would not take a bullet for President Trump has been placed on paid leave, according to a new report.  —  Kerry O'Grady is off her job with pay while the agency investigates …
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Jon Wilcox / Victoria Advocate:
Fire destroys mosque; cause undetermined (w/video)  —  Flames engulfed the Islamic Center of Victoria, destroying the building in the predawn hours Saturday as congregation members watched from the curb, overcome with emotion.  —  “It's a house of worship,” Shahid Hashmi, president of the center …
Erick Erickson / The Resurgent:
Donald Trump's Start is Rocky, But Far Better Than Many Skeptics Hoped, Which Brings Me to Evan McMullin  —  There have been problems, and I have publicly disagreed with several things the new administration has done this week, but Donald Trump's first week in office should reassure skeptics …
Discussion: IJR
Mike Giglio / BuzzFeed:
We Talked To People Who Fought For ISIS.  This Is How They Plan To Use Trump. … ISTANBUL — Abu Musab was finishing his night shift at an ISIS checkpoint in Raqqa early on Nov. 9 when the friend who came to replace him told him the result of the US election with a hysterical laugh.
Discussion: Political Wire
 
 
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Justin Glawe / The Daily Beast:
Refugee Family's Grandmother Detained on Trump's Orders
Discussion: Daily Kos
Iowa City Press-Citizen:
FedEx won't fire employee who intervened in Iowa City flag burning
James Delingpole / Breitbart:
Donald Trump is Going to Make the European Union History
Kyle Smith / New York Post:
After years of liberal hate, George W. Bush is getting the respect he deserves
Discussion: Power Line and Instapundit
Max Greenwood / The Hill:
Dutch commit $10M for abortion funding in wake of US ban
Discussion: RedState
CAIR:
CAIR to Announce Constitutional Challenge to Trump's ‘Muslim Ban’ Executive Order
 Earlier Items: 
New York Times:
The Voter Fraud Fantasy
Amber Phillips / Washington Post:
Republican redistricting is taking a beating in the courts, right now
Discussion: Oliver Willis
Jill Lepore / New Yorker:
The Atomic Origins of Climate Science
Ruth Marcus / Washington Post:
Trump's erratic first week was among the most alarming in history
David Frum / The Atlantic:
Advice for Those Weighing Jobs in the Trump Administration
New York Times:
Russians Charged With Treason Worked in Office Linked to Election Hacking
Discussion: AOL and Political Wire