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US judge halts mother-daughter deportation,threatens to hold AG in contempt

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WASHINGTON — A federal judge in Washington has ordered a plane carrying two undocumented immigrants who had just been deported to El Salvador be turned around on Thursday because they are witnesses in a lawsuit against the Trump administration.

US District Judge Emmet Sullivan of the District of Columbia ordered the government to temporarily stop future deportations of all witnesses in the American Civil Liberties Union’s lawsuit against the federal government for revoking asylum criteria that includes people saying they are in danger of domestic or gang violence in their home country.

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“This is pretty outrageous,” Judge Sullivan said after being told about the removal. “That someone seeking justice in US court is spirited away while her attorneys are arguing for justice for her?”

“I’m not happy about this at all,” the judge continued. “This is not acceptable.”

He also threatened to hold Attorney General Jeff Sessions in contempt after learning that the Trump administration started to remove a woman and her daughter while a court hearing appealing their deportations was underway.

A plane carrying the mother-daughter pair landed in El Salvador but they returned to the United States on another flight.

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7 killed after Delhi-Bound train derails in Bihar

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NEW DELHI — At least seven people have died and 14 others injured after a Delhi-bound train derailed early Sunday morning in Bihar’s Vaishali district.

Eleven coaches of 12487 Seemanchal Express derailed near Sahadai Buzurg at around 3:52 am. Three of the coaches overturned and the high force of the impact destroyed them completely.

The injured are being transported to local hospitals.

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The superfast train from Jogbani in Bihar to Delhi’s Anand Vihar Terminal was running at full speed when the accident took place, officials said.

Bodies are believed to be trapped inside one of the affected coaches and the number of dead is likely to rise, local police official said.

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