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9th Circuit Reviews Travel Ban Ruling:  A three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit will hear the government's appeal of a ruling by a district judge in Hawaii who held that the government's temporary halt on immigrants from seven primarily Muslim countries was intended to discriminate against adherents of that religion.  Lee Ross of FoxNews reports that a panel in Seattle will hear argument today supporting the judge's finding that the President's statements during the campaign, rather than the actual language of the executive order, were sufficient to determine that the order is unconstitutional. Update:  Video of the oral argument is available here.

Sex Offender Arrested for Rape of 11-Year-Old:  A habitual sex offender has been arrested for rape of an 11-year-old girl, after eluding Minneapolis police for three weeks.  Nick Ferraro of the Pioneer Press reports that Christopher Blair, 35, was arrested Sunday at a motel in South Minneapolis.  He has been charged with repeatedly raping the girl last September in St. Paul.  In February, a doctor reported that the girl was pregnant.  One of the rapes was in what the victim described as a "parole house."   Blair was released from prison in April 2015 and has a history of attempts to kidnap women while armed.

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