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March 16, 2017

Daily News Roundup: Immigration Groups Hail Travel-Ban Rulings

Advocates Move on Resettlements as Judges Block Travel Ban: Nonprofits working with refugees and immigrants hailed federal-court decisions blocking implementation of President Trump's revised restrictions on U.S. entry for people from six Muslim-majority countries, The Wall Street Journal (subscription) reports. Groups said they would seek to usher in migrants who would have been affected by the White House order. Islamic and immigrant-rights organizations are among the plaintiffs in the Hawaii and Maryland suits that produced Wednesday's rulings, notes The New York Times.

Clothing Moguls' Monumental Land Gift Moves Forward: Former Patagonia CEO Kristine Tompkins and Chilean President Michelle Bachelet outlined plans to expand the country's national parkland by 10 million acres, National Geographic writes. The effort includes more than 1 million acres of wilderness Ms. Tompkins and her late husband, North Face co-founder Doug Tompkins, pledged to Chile in what has been reckoned the world's largest gift of private property.

N.Y. Philharmonic Lures L.A. Orchestra Leader Back: Deborah Borda will leave the Los Angeles Philharmonic in September after 17 years as president to take the same post at the leading orchestra in her native New York, the Los Angeles Times reports. Ms. Borda spent eight years as executive director of the New York Philharmonic before moving west.

Museums Develop New Breed of Programs to Draw Teens and Tweens: With traditional school field trips on the decline, art, science, and history institutions are exploring new ways to make themselves more relevant to adolescent audiences, The New York Times writes, highlighting examples from a recent report on museums' teen-focused efforts. The article is part of a Times special section on museum trends and innovations.