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New travel restrictions; Bush picks top lawyer

The Department of Homeland Security announced new restrictions on short-term visitors to the U.S. from Japan and Western Europe.

New travel restrictionsThe Department of Homeland Security announced new restrictions on short-term visitors to the U.S. from Japan and Western Europe. The new rules require visitors to register with federal authorities at least three days before traveling to the U.S. They also must supply the same personal information that travelers currently provide when they board international flights headed for the U.S. “We’re not asking for new information,” one official said. “We’re just getting it earlier.”

Bush picks top lawyerPresident Bush this week nominated Gregory Garre to the post of solicitor general, the lawyer responsible for arguing the administration’s positions before the Supreme Court. If confirmed by the Senate, Garre would replace Paul Clement, who announced his resignation in May. Before serving as chief deputy to Clement, Garre worked with current Chief Justice John Roberts at a Washington law firm. Like Roberts, he clerked for Chief Justice William Rehnquist.

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