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President Trump has signed a revised executive order, once again barring travel to the United States from six majority-Muslim countries and suspending the U.S. refugee program.

It's similar to the president's January order that was blocked by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. But this latest order leaves Iraq off the list of barred countries. The White House cites more cooperation with the Iraqi government in vetting people who apply for U.S. visas.

Private colleges that don't cooperate with federal immigration authorities would lose state funding for scholarships and research under a bill approved by the Georgia House.

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The chamber voted 115 to 55 on Wednesday, sending the bill to the Senate.

Closer Look: Welcoming America; 'We Stood Up'; And More

Feb 14, 2017
Protesters stand outside of the South Domestic Terminal at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport Sunday. The Atlanta airport protest was among several that occurred in airports across the country.
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Tuesday on "Closer Look with Rose Scott and Jim Burress":

Closer Look: Immigration Raids; Refugees; And More

Feb 13, 2017
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Monday on "Closer Look with Rose Scott and Jim Burress":

Protesters stand outside of the South Domestic Terminal at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport Sunday. The Atlanta airport protest was among several that occurred in airports across the country.
Alison Guillory / WABE

In this "Medical Minute" segment, WABE senior correspondent Jim Burress and medical analyst Dr. Ford Vox discuss the impact of the Trump Administration's temporary executive order affecting travel from seven majority-Muslim countries.

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