Month: September 2017

 By MARK SHERMAN,  Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) 09/13 — The Supreme Court is allowing the Trump administration to maintain its restrictive policy on refugees.

The justices on Tuesday agreed to an administration request to block a lower court ruling that would have eased the refugee ban and allowed up to 24,000 refugees to enter the country before the end of October.

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By DEB RIECHMANN,  Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) 09/12 — A government backlog of 700,000 security clearance reviews has led agencies like the Defense Department to inadvertently issue interim passes to criminals — even rapists and killers — prompting calls for better and faster vetting of people with access to the nation’s secrets.Read more »