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The Trump administration is unveiling new visa restrictions aimed at restricting "birth tourism," in which women travel to the U.S. to give birth so their children can have a coveted U.S. passport.

The State Department plans to publicize the rules Thursday, according to two officials with knowledge of the plans who spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity. The rules would make it more difficult for pregnant women to travel on a tourist visa. In one draft of the regulations, they would have to clear an additional hurdle before obtaining the visa — convincing a consular officer they have another legitimate reason to come to the U.S.

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FILE - Federal agents enter upscale apartment complex where authorities say a birth tourism business charged pregnant women $50,000 for lodging, food and transportation, Irvine, Calif., March 3, 2015.

The effort to honor civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. with a federal holiday began four days after his assassination on April 4, 1968. However, it took more than 15 years for that to happen.

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FILE - The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in a steady rain in Washington, Jan. 18, 2015.

CHICAGO - Days after President Donald Trump killed an Iranian general and said he was sending more soldiers to the Middle East, about 100 protesters stood on a pedestrian bridge over Chicago's Lake Shore Drive with an illuminated sign that read "No War in Iran."

Some 200 people marched in the bitter cold near Boston, while a few dozen people demonstrated on the steps of Los Angeles City Hall and at similarly sized gatherings across the U.S.

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FILE - Protesters of President Donald Trump's military action in Iraq gather across the Chicago River from the Trump Tower in Chicago.

WASHINGTON - Demonstrators chanting "No war on Iran" rallied Saturday in Washington, New York and other U.S. cities to protest the assassination of a top Iranian military commander in a U.S. drone strike. 

Outside the White House, around 200 people gathered as part of a wave of rallies called by left-leaning organizations. They chanted slogans including, "No justice, no peace, U.S. out of the Middle East." 

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With the White House in the background, antiwar activists march in Washington, Jan. 4, 2020, to protest the U.S. drone attack that killed Iran's Qassem Soleimani in Iraq.

PASADENA, CALIFORNIA - Marching bands and floral floats took to the streets under mostly sunny California skies as the 131st Rose Parade drew hundreds of thousands of spectators on New Year's Day. 

Among the fanciful floats was an award-winning entry from the Chinese American Heritage Foundation that marked the 75th anniversary of the U.S. victory in World War II and honored the sacrifices of women and minorities in the military. 

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The China Airlines float was the winner of the International Award at the 131st Rose Parade in Pasadena, Calif., Jan. 1, 2020.

Christianity Today (CT) Editor in Chief Mark Galli simply can’t contain his outrage over the moral depravity of President Trump. Last Thursday, just weeks before his retirement, Galli unleashed a scathing editorial calling for Trump’s removal...

...What’s become abundantly clear is that Galli and CT’s outrage concerning immorality is extremely selective. If one happens to be an evangelical powerbroker, CT will give your indiscretions, and even blatant corruption, a pass. But if you’re Donald Trump—a figure despised by the Left and rejected by a significant minority on the Right—Galli and CT will unload both barrels...

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Julie Roys: "But let’s not pretend that this was all about righteous indignation. Galli and CT clearly only care about “justice and righteousness” and preserving the witness of evangelicalism when it suits them."

 

ORLANDO, FLORIDA - The past year's population growth rate in the United States was the slowest in a century due to declining births, increasing deaths and the slowdown of international migration, according to figures released Monday by the U.S. Census Bureau.

The U.S. grew from 2018 to 2019 by almost a half percent, or about 1.5 million people, with the population standing at 328 million this year, according to population estimates.

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FILE - Newborn babies are monitored in the nursery of a postpartum recovery center in upstate New York, Feb. 16, 2017.

White House adviser Ivanka Trump, also the president's oldest daughter, wouldn't commit to serving in the White House if her father is reelected in 2020, indicating that her presence in the administration was dependent on the needs of her family.

Her comments came during an interview with "Face The Nation," where CBS anchor Margaret Brennan asked Trump about staying in the administration.

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Ivanka Trump with her three children - Courtesy of nypost

PALM BEACH, FLA - President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump attended a music-filled Christmas Eve service at a Southern Baptist Convention-affiliated church before celebrating the holiday with dinner in the ballroom of his private club.

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U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump attend a Christmas Eve dinner with his family at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla., Dec. 24, 2019.

Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., sued CNN for defamation on Tuesday, accusing the cable network of publishing a “demonstrably false hit piece” about him amid his high-profile opposition to the Trump impeachment inquiry.

The 47-page lawsuit, filed in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, accuses the liberal network of publishing “numerous egregiously false and defamatory” statements about Nunes on Nov. 22, 2019 when journalist Vicky Ward reported claims that Nunes met with Ukranian prosecutor, Viktor Shokin, in Vienna in 2018 to dig "up dirt" on Hunter and Joe Biden.

Nunes, who has been leading GOP opposition to the House Democratic impeachment inquiry in the House Intelligence Committee, says he “did not go to Vienna or anywhere else in Austria in 2018” and “has never met” Shokin.

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Rep. Devin Nunes of Calif., is seeking at least $435,350,000 from CNN in compensatory and punitive damages. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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