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Texas and six other states filed a lawsuit against the federal government Tuesday calling for an end to the DACA program, which provides legal status to hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children.

Why it matters: The lawsuit is technically against the Trump administration, but it has already tried to end the DACA program, only to be met with nationwide injunctions. Even if the judge rules in Texas' favor, those injunctions remain in place. Only the Supreme Court can change things now, according to immigration attorney Leon Fresco.

Who's suing: Texas, Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, South Carolina and West Virginia.

Where it stands:

  • The two injunctions by California and New York judges have allowed DACA recipients to continue renewing their status.
  • At the end of last month, a third federal judge from D.C. ruled that if the Department of Homeland Security can't offer a better reason for terminating DACA, it will have to begin accepting new applications for the legal protections as well — effectively reinstating DACA.

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NOAA warns of potential for "extremely active" Atlantic hurricane season

Hurricane Isaias makes landfall in Garden City, South Carolina. (Photo by Sean Rayford/Getty Images)

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration forecasters warned Thursday of the potential for an "extremely active" hurricane season in the Atlantic.

The big picture: The agency expects 19 to 25 named storms — with three to six major hurricanes — during the six-month hurricane season, which ends Nov. 30. The average season produces only 12 named storms.

New York AG files lawsuit to dissolve NRA

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New York Attorney General Letitia James filed a lawsuit Thursday to dissolve the National Rifle Association, alleging the group committed fraud by diverting roughly $64 million in charitable donations over three years to support reckless spending by its executives.

Why it matters: The NRA is the most powerful gun lobby in the country and receives a huge amount in donations each year, but New York's investigation claims that CEO Wayne LePierre and other top leaders undermined the organization's mission for their own personal benefit.

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How 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate were stranded in Beirut

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On Sep. 23, 2013, a Russian-owned, Moldovan-flagged ship departed Georgia en route to Mozambique bearing 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate, a material used in fertilizer as well as explosives.

Why it matters: The Rhosus made an unscheduled stop in Beirut, apparently due to engine problems. The ammonium nitrate never left the port, but destroyed it nearly seven years later, along with much of the city.