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Hawaii seeks chance to challenge travel ban

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(AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) Hawaii Attorney General Doug Chin listens to questions from reporters Monday, May 15, 2017, outside a federal courthouse in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) Hawaii Attorney General Doug Chin listens to questions from reporters Monday, May 15, 2017, outside a federal courthouse in Seattle.
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A federal judge is giving Hawaii an opportunity to make its case that it should be allowed to challenge the Trump administration's latest travel ban.
  
U.S. District Court Judge Derrick Watson said Friday that Hawaii would have until Tuesday morning to file a new motion. The government will have until Saturday, Oct. 14, to respond.
  
The latest travel ban removes Sudan from the list of affected countries and adds Chad and North Korea, along with several officials from Venezuela's government. It's scheduled to take effect Oct. 18.
  
State Attorney General Doug Chin said the new ban still discriminates on the basis of nationality, exceeds the president's legal authority, and seeks to implement his Muslim ban.
  
Chin has been challenging President Donald Trump on travel bans since February, after Trump sought to bar new visas for people from seven mostly Muslim countries.

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