State Dep’t Says Trump Travel Ban Fully Implemented

The State Department says President Donald Trump’s travel ban on citizens of six mainly Muslim countries, North Korea and Venezuela is now fully operational. The announcement follows the Supreme Court’s decision earlier this week to allow enforcement of the ban as it is challenged in lower courts.

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American Charged with Subversion in Zimbabwe Goes to Court

An American woman charged with subversion in Zimbabwe for allegedly insulting the president on Twitter as a “sick man” made her first court appearance on Saturday as her lawyers disputed the charges that carry up to 20 years in prison.

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State Department Observers Welcome Move to Ditch Special Envoys

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s decision to eliminate or downgrade special envoy positions at the State Department – against the backdrop of still-unfilled jobs and a summer-long spate of resignations – has caused concern that the department is fast becoming a shell of its former shelf.

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Trump Taps Kansas’ Brownback for At-Large Ambassadorship

Weeks after the Kansas Legislature rejected his long-term tax plan, Gov. Sam Brownback will step down after the White House said Wednesday that President Donald Trump intends to make Brownback “Ambassador-at-large for International Religious Freedom” under the State Department.

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Endangered Torture Report Sparks Shock, Anger and Suit

Hours after the New York Times uncovered the Trump administration’s steps to hide a Senate investigation into CIA torture, a law professor transformed his “shock and anger” into a lawsuit seeking the secret 6,700-page history.

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