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Ted S. Warren / AP

Thursday afternoon, a federal appeals court in Richmond upheld the nation-wide block on President Trump's travel ban, which prevented citizens of several majority-Muslim countries from traveling into the U.S.

Chief Judge Roger Gregory ruled that the order, "speaks with vague words of national security, but in context drips with religious intolerance, animus, and discrimination."

This is administration's second attempt at a travel ban. The first was blocked in February after it caused chaos in airports across the country.

What's next: Trump has threatened previously to take the fight over the ban to the Supreme Court, and it appears that's where the final ruling will be made.

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Rep. Lou Correa tests positive for COVID-19

Lou Correa. Photo: Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images

Rep. Lou Correa (D-Calif.) announced on Saturday that he has tested positive for the coronavirus.

Why it matters: Correa is the latest Democratic lawmaker to share his positive test results after last week's deadly Capitol riot. Correa did not shelter in the designated safe zone with his congressional colleagues during the siege, per a spokesperson, instead staying outside to help Capitol Police.

Far-right figure "Baked Alaska" arrested for involvement in Capitol siege

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The FBI arrested far-right media figure Tim Gionet, known as "Baked Alaska," on Saturday for his involvement in last week's Capitol riot, according to a statement of facts filed in the U.S. District Court in the District of Columbia.

The state of play: Gionet was arrested in Houston on charges related to disorderly or disruptive conduct on the Capitol grounds or in any of the Capitol buildings with the intent to impede, disrupt, or disturb the orderly conduct of a session, per AP.