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Trump administration asks Supreme Court to revive travel ban

Passengers arrive from international flights on March 21, 2017 at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York.
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Passengers arrive from international flights on March 21, 2017 at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York.

President Donald Trump's administration on Thursday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to revive his ban on travelers from six Muslim-majority nations after it was blocked by lower courts that found it was discriminatory.

The administration filed two emergency applications with the nine Court justices seeking to block two different lower court rulings that went against Trump's March 6 order barring entry for people from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen for 90 days while the U.S. government implements stricter visa screening.