May 26, 2017

Trump issues fewer visas to Muslim-majority countries

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New State Department data revealed the U.S. is issuing fewer non-immigrant visas to Muslim-majority countries, per Politico's Nahal Toosi and Ted Hesson.

The data showed that among 50 Muslim-majority countries, the number of non-immigrant visas granted in April decreased by 20% compared to the average monthly number in 2016. And for Arab countries, the number of non-immigrant visas declined by 30%.

The Trump effect: There was a 55% decrease in the number of visas granted among the six countries targeted by Trump's travel ban (Iran, Syria, Sudan, Somalia, Libya and Yemen).

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Teenager killed after shots fired at protesters in Detroit

Detroit police during protests on Friday night. Photo: Matthew Hatcher/Getty Images

A 19-year-old man was killed on Friday night after shots were fired into a crowd of demonstrators in downtown Detroit who were protesting the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody, per AP.

Details: The teenager was injured when shots were fired from an SUV about 11:30 p.m. and later died in hospital, reports MDN reports, which noted police were still looking for a suspect. Police said officers were not involved in the shooting, according to AP.

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In photos: Protesters clash with police nationwide over George Floyd

Police officers grapple with protesters in Atlanta. Photo: Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images

Police used tear gas, rubber bullets and pepper spray as the protests sparked by the killing of George Floyd spread nationwide on Friday evening.

The big picture: Police responded in force in cities ranging from Atlanta to Des Moines, Houston to Detroit, Milwaukee to D.C. and Denver to Louisville. In Los Angeles, police declared a stretch of downtown off limits, with Oakland issuing a similar warning.

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Supreme Court sides with California on coronavirus worship service rules

The Supreme Court has ruled 5-4, with Chief Justice John Roberts joining the court's liberal justices, to reject a challenge to California's pandemic restrictions on worship services.

Why it matters: This is a setback for those seeking to speed the reopening of houses of worship, including President Trump.