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President Trump has signed a revised executive order, once again barring travel to the United States from six majority-Muslim countries and suspending the U.S. refugee program.

It's similar to the president's January order that was blocked by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. But this latest order leaves Iraq off the list of barred countries. The White House cites more cooperation with the Iraqi government in vetting people who apply for U.S. visas.

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A Davenport resident is inviting people to support raises for members of the military. Tomorrow, Maria Dickmann will host a letter-writing session, asking congress leaders and the president to give a bigger raise to soldiers, sailors, marines, and others. 

Dickmann, who's a member of the Davenport City Council, especially wants people who call themselves progressives to write letters of support for troops and veterans.

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On Midwest Week, the mayor of Muscatine and the city council have not been getting along - in fact the council is preparing to remove Diana Broderson from office. 


Government Bridge will be closed to all traffic Saturday. The closing will be from 6 am until 7 pm, and affect vehicles, pedestrians, and train traffic.

Supporters of President Trump will hold rallies across the country Saturday, including one in Davenport.

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Mayors who live along the Mississippi River are asking the federal government to spend nearly $8 billion dollars on its infrastructure. 

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Hoping to be included in the Trump Administration's future spending on infrastructure, mayors from cities and towns along the Mississippi River are meeting in Washington. The group includes Davenport Mayor Frank Klipsch and Roy Buol from Dubuque.

Voters in the Illinois Quad Cities went to the polls Tuesday for municipal primary elections.

Shortly after the president concluded, Former Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear delivered the Democratic Response to President Trump’s address.

Beshear was chosen by Democratic Party leaders for his record, expanding affordable health care.

Journalists across the NPR newsroom annotate Beshear's remarks in this live transcript. 


President Trump addressed a joint session of Congress for the first time on Tuesday evening at the Capitol, around 9:00 PM Eastern Time. The address came a day after Trump gave an outline of his budget plan for Congress, which would increase defense spending and make cuts to domestic programs.

Following tradition, House Speaker Paul Ryan invited the president to make the speech to lay out his agenda in the early days of his new administration.