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Meet The Three Federal Judges Who Will Decide The Fate Of Trump's Immigration Ban

Today at 6pm ET, three federal appeals judges will step into the spotlight in a highly anticipated oral argument over whether to reinstate President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration and refugees. During the brief, hour-long session in which the two adversarial sides will be given 30 minutes to argue their position by phone, the DOJ will ask the judges to reverse a restraining order issued by a Seattle judge last week that blocked enforcement of the travel ban. The famously liberal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, based in San Francisco, is the largest federal appeals court, whose jurisdiction stretches over nine western states. It is also the most overturned court: a startling 79% of its cases were reversed before the Supreme Court. 

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"When Trade Stops, War Starts" Jack Ma Warns As China Protests US Sanctions On Iran

Having recently accused the US of 'wasting $14 trillion on war instead of its people', China's second richest man, Jack Ma, continued to voice his concerns to President Trump on a recent trip to Australia, warning retreat from globalization will only result in trouble.

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Mainstream Media Awakening? Reuters Tells Reporters Covering Trump To "Get Out Into The Country And Learn"

"This is our mission, in the U.S. and everywhere. We make a difference in the world because we practice professional journalism that is both intrepid and unbiased," explained Reuters Editor-in-Chief Steve Adler to his pool of reporters this morning in a message to staff about covering Trump the Reuters way. But, in a strange twist, it appears the mainstream media is waking up to reality as Adler says: "Get out into the country and learn more about how people live, what they think, what helps and hurts them, and how the government and its actions appear to them, not to us."

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Trump Team Digs In: "We Wont Apologize For Keeping America Safe"

Under assault from foreign governments, domestic CEOs, and thousands of protesters across the nation, members of the Trump administration were stern in their refusal to budge, and were unified in their support of the president's sweeping executive order that bars refugees and people from seven nations from entering the U.S. 

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Trump Unveils Three More Executive Orders

On Saturday, president Trump signed three more executive orders aimed at fighting terrorism and corruption. They follow yesterday's order for a temporarily ban on immigrants from certain countries entering the U.S. Today's actions are as follows:

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Make Stocks Volatile Again

The general sentiment on the Convergex trading desks continues to be bearish, so today Nichaolas Colas reviews seasonal patterns for the CBOE VIX Index going back to its starting point in 1990 to see what that math says about current market risk.

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