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Trump asks Supreme Court to block travel ban ruling

WASHINGTON: The U.S. Justice Department on Friday asked the Supreme Court to block a judge's ruling that prevented President Donald Trump's travel ban from being applied to grandparents of U.S. citizens and refugees already being processed by resettlement agencies. In a court filing, the administration asked the justices to overturn Thursday's decision by a U.S. district judge in Hawaii, which limited the scope of the administration's temporary ban on refugees and travelers from six Muslim-majority countries. The…

Legal setback for Trump travel ban as judge allows grandparents

WASHINGTON: A federal judge in Hawaii ruled Thursday that grandparents, grandchildren and other relatives of people in the United States should be exempt from the Trump administration's travel ban targeting travelers from six majority-Muslim countries. The decision by Judge Derrick Watson was a victory for opponents of the ban, which the Trump administration says is necessary to keep out terrorists. The US Supreme Court had allowed part of the ban to go into effect on June 30, putting an end, at least temporarily, to…