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Former President Trump leaves Trump Tower in Manhattan on Oct. 18. Photo: James Devaney via Getty Images

A federal appeals court on Thursday agreed to temporarily bar the National Archives from releasing some of former President Trump's records to the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection.

Why it matters: The National Archives was expected to turn over White House call logs, draft speeches and other related documents on Friday. Trump has repeatedly tried to block the release by pursuing a legal challenge that invokes executive privilege.

The latest: The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit set oral arguments in the case for Nov. 30.

  • Trump's lawyers requested an emergency stay while it considers the appeal. A district judge denied the former president's emergency motion to shield the records earlier this week.
  • Trump would "suffer irreparable harm through the effective denial of a constitutional and statutory right to be fully heard on a serious disagreement between the former and incumbent President," his lawyers wrote in the filing.

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Appeals court blocks order requiring COVID vaccines for California prisons

An aerial view San Quentin State Prison on July 8, 2020. Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

A federal appeals court has temporarily blocked an order requiring all California prison workers to receive the COVID-19 vaccine or have a religious or medical exemption.

Driving the news: The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday approved a request for a stay of the order pending appeal. The vaccination mandate was set to go into effect by Jan. 12, but the stay blocks enforcement until March, AP reports.

Schiff: Jan. 6 panel could decide this week whether to hold Meadows in contempt

The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot will likely decide this week whether to hold former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows in contempt for failing to appear before the panel, Rep. Adam Schiff told CNN's "State of the Union" on Sunday.

Catch up quick: Meadows is believed to have insight into former President Trump's role in efforts to stop the certification of President Biden's election win.

Storms pummel flood-hit Pacific Northwest as border river overflows

An image of the water-logged Sumas Prairie area taken last Friday. Photo: B.C. Ministry of Transportation/Twitter.

The latest ferocious storm system to hit the Pacific Northwest triggered fresh evacuation orders and at least one mudslide in flood-ravaged British Columbia, Canada, late Sunday.

Threat level: Flood sirens sounded in Washington state as the Nooksack River overflowed. Henry Braun, mayor of Abbotsford, B.C., told reporters the water flow was headed toward the Canadian border city later Sunday. "There's nothing to stop it," he said.