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FILE - The U.S. Supreme Court building at dusk on Capitol Hill in Washington.

The Supreme Court will decide whether President Donald Trump can end an Obama-era program shielding young immigrants from deportation.

The justices' order Friday sets up high-stakes legal arguments in the fall, with a decision likely by June 2020 as Trump seeks re-election.

Trump ordered an end to the program called DACA in 2017, resulting in protests and a failed congressional effort to salvage it.

Federal courts in California, New York, Virginia and Washington, D.C., meanwhile have blocked Trump from ending it immediately. A federal judge in Texas has declared the program is illegal, but refused to order it halted.

The program protects about 700,000 people who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children or came with families that overstayed visas.

FILE- Former President Jimmy Carter speaks during a news conference, in Plains, Ga., Sept. 18, 2018.

Former President Jimmy Carter says he believes President Donald Trump actually lost the 2016 election and is only president because of Russian interference.

Carter made the comments Friday, without offering evidence, during a discussion on human rights at a resort in Leesburg, Virginia.

The Democrat said he believed Trump ``lost the election and was put into office because the Russians interfered,'' while noting that the scope of the interference was ``not yet quantified.''

The U.S. intelligence community asserted in a 2017 report that Russia had worked to help Trump during the election and to undermine Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton.

But the intelligence agencies did not assess whether that interference affected the election or contributed to Trump's victory, and no evidence has emerged that votes were changed on Election Day.

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