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The Sift -> Travel ban guidelines going into effect

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Thursday, June 29
 
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Wildfires
A thick blanket of moist air moved overnight into areas of California, Utah, and Arizona where wildfires are raging, helping firefighters get an upper hand on the blazes. … MORE
Iraq
Iraqi forces on Thursday captured the site of the al-Nuri mosque in Mosul, where Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared a caliphate in 2014. … MORE
Hong Kong
Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived Thursday in Hong Kong for a three-day visit to mark 20 years since China took control of the former British colony. … MORE
Travel Ban
After months of court delays, part of President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration goes into effect Thursday. … MORE
Vatican
Cardinal George Pell, a senior Vatican official, on Thursday took a leave of absence after authorities from his native Australia filed multiple sexual assault charges against him. … MORE
North Carolina
The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday in favor of a North Carolina religious liberty law protecting county magistrates. … MORE
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