More US states challenge Trump travel ban

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The US states of Washington and New York have joined Hawaii in a legal challenge against President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban.

Mr Trump signed an executive order placing a 90-day ban on people from six mainly Muslim countries on Monday.

New York maintains the new directive is a ban on Muslims while Washington contends it is harmful to the state.

Minnesota and Oregon are reportedly also filing lawsuits seeking to block the ban, which begins on 16 March.

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