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Jennifer Appel (left) and Tasha Fuiava are interviewed aboard the USS Ashland in the South Pacific on Oct. 25. They were rescued after reportedly drifting for months while trying to sail from Hawaii to Tahiti. Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Clay/AP hide caption

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Honolulu police officers direct traffic at an intersection. Honolulu is the first major U.S. city to ban texting while walking in a crosswalk. Kent Nishimura/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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We might all feel a lot better if we saw a view like this, from the North Shore of Oahu, every day. Vince Cavataio/Perspectives/Getty Images hide caption

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The Supreme Court left in place a lower court's broadened definition of close family members who could be exempt from the travel ban, including the grandparents and cousins of a person in the U.S. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Critics of President Trump's travel ban hold signs during a news conference with Hawaii Attorney General Douglas Chin on June 30 in Honolulu. Caleb Jones/AP hide caption

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U.S. Challenges Hawaii Judge's Expansion of Relatives Exempt From Travel Ban

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Hawaii's Democratic lawmakers are criticizing Attorney General Jeff Sessions after he expressed amazement on a radio show that a "judge sitting on an island in the Pacific" could stop the president's travel ban. Above, Sessions at the Department of Justice in Washington on Tuesday. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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President Trump's executive order restricting travel to the U.S. from six majority-Muslim countries was blocked indefinitely by U.S. District Judge Derrick K. Watson in Hawaii. The administration has appealed to the 9th Circuit Court to overturn Watson's decision. Kent Nishimura/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Hawaii Attorney General Doug Chin speaks at a news conference in Honolulu last month. On Tuesday, Chin filed a motion against Trump's revised ban. Audrey McAvoy/AP hide caption

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Republican and Democratic leaders in the Hawaii House discuss how to proceed with a vote to remove Rep. Beth Fukumoto (center right) as minority leader Wednesday. Once a rising star in her party, Fukumoto says she's asking constituents if she should switch parties. Cathy Bussewitz/AP hide caption

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