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By Globe Staff 

Welcome to Trump Today, a one-stop entry point for the latest news on the 45th president of the United States.

Afternoon update

Over 100,000 visas have been revoked as a result of President Donald J. Trump’s ban on travel from seven predominantly Muslim countries, an attorney for the government revealed in court Friday.


A federal judge in Boston said Friday he wouldn’t rule immediately on the constitutionality of the Trump administration's controversial seven-country travel ban. Meanwhile, demonstrators and college officials gathered at Logan Airport where college students who became ensnared were expected to arrive.

Trump signed an order taking aim at the Dodd-Frank law, which was passed in the wake of the pains of the Great Recession.

Betsy DeVos cleared a major hurdle and is headed for a final confirmation vote to become the next education secretary, while Democrats vigorously oppose her.

Trump turned tough talk into action, imposing sanctions on Iran for test-firing a ballistic missile.

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Trump also warned Israel to curb construction of settlements and demanded that Russia withdraw from Crimea.

Good cop, bad cop? Trump has rattled world leaders. His Cabinet is trying to soften the tone.

Kellyanne Conway, a top Trump aide, cited a 2011 “massacre” in Kentucky that never happened as a reason for Trump’s immigration ban.

What’s he been tweeting?

Trump Friday morning continued his feud with former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

He made a veiled threat against Iran, apparently in advance of his sanctions move.

He thanked the Australian prime minister for his comments after a testy phone call between the two that made headlines. Malcolm Turnbull denied in a radio interview that Trump had hung up on him, saying the call had ended “courteously.”


Trump also posted a tweet criticizing “professional anarchists, thugs and paid protesters.” And he referred to the shooting of a man with a machete near the Louvre museum in Paris, concluding with “GET SMART U.S.”

On the schedule

Trump is expected to give his weekly address live on Facebook Live at 5 p.m. Trump is expected to depart in the afternoon for Mar-a-Lago, his Florida resort, which the administration has dubbed “the winter White House.”

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The mood was solemn, rather than festive, as a crowd of immigrants were sworn in as citizens at Boston’s Faneuil Hall.

Massachusetts’ most powerful political and religious figures met with Muslim leaders in an extraordinary display of a coalescing opposition to President Trump’s immigration ban.

In the Trump era, it’s as if TV series, as well as movies, books, and music, are revealing new facets of meaning, the Globe’s Matthew Gilbert writes.

Expecting Trump’s signature, Congress scrapped Obama administration rules on coal mining and guns.

Despite Trump’s suspension of the refugee program, they made it. A Congolese refugee family’s 20-year journey from unending war brought them to an airport in New Hampshire in the dead of night. Here’s a great photo by the Globe’s Craig F. Walker.

Quote of the day

“They’re not behaving,” Trump said when asked about Iran at a signing ceremony Friday afternoon.