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President Donald Trump signed an executive order suspending all immigration from countries with terrorism concerns for 90 days. This set off a whirlwind of protests in major cities and in airports around the country where refugees and immigrants were being stopped by Customs and Border Protection agents. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

The Iraqi Parliament passed a measure banning Americans from traveling to the country in response to President Trump’s ban on travel from Iraq and six other countries.

The Associated Press reported the measure was passed Monday morning and would apply to all Americans entering Iraq. The Iranian government passed a similar measure in response to Trump’s executive order over the weekend.

The Friday executive order set off a whirlwind of protests in major cities and in airports around the country where refugees and immigrants were being stopped by Customs and Border Protection agents. The order became even more controversial when it was realized that it banned some green card holders from entering the country.

The travel ban presents a particularly thorny problem for Washington’s relationship with Baghdad. Iraq is a major ally in the fight against the Islamic State, and the ruling affects Iraqi interpreters who have risked their lives to help the U.S. military and now rely on the U.S. for help.

Federal judges struck down multiple parts of the executive order with stays during the weekend, though there was some confusion about which customs officials were abiding by the orders.

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President Trump is set to announce his Supreme Court pick Thursday — or maybe even earlier, if a rumor flying around Washington is to be believed. There have been reports that Trump, who during the campaign named 21 prospective nominees and promised his final choice would be one of them, has narrowed his options to three, all currently serving on federal courts of appeals: Neil Gorsuch from the 10th Circuit, Thomas Hardiman from the 3rd, and William Pryor from the 11th.

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