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National Supreme Court rules for Missouri church in playground case
Author: 0 Supreme Court rules for Missouri church in playground case

Writing for the majority, Chief Justice John Roberts said excluding Trinity Lutheran from a public benefit for which it is otherwise qualified exclusively because it is a church is odious to our Constitution. The outcome is, in all likelihood, a few extra scraped knees. (Some 37 states have similar prohibitions on aiding churches.) So-called "Blaine amendments " date back to the 19th century and have a history of being rooted in anti-Catholic and anti-immigrant sentiment.

National China Releases Peace Prize Winner Liu Xiaobo From Prison After Cancer Diagnosis
Author: 0 China Releases Peace Prize Winner Liu Xiaobo From Prison After Cancer Diagnosis

His lawyer says he is being treated in hospital in northern Liaoning Province after being diagnosed a month ago. "He has no special plans". "The Chinese government's culpability for wrongfully imprisoning Liu Xiaobo is deepened by the fact that they released him only when he became gravely ill", said Sophie Richardson , China director at Human Rights Watch.

Author: 0 Bob Ferguson disappointed court narrowed travel ban freeze

Chief Justice John Roberts, a conservative, and Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy, another conservative who is often the court's swing vote, sided with the four more liberal members of the court in the majority decision allowing an interim compromise regarding the ban.

National Trump's son-in-law Kushner begins peace push with Middle East talks
Author: 0 Trump's son-in-law Kushner begins peace push with Middle East talks

His Middle East envoy Jason Greenblatt met Israeli and Palestinian leaders on Tuesday and White House senior adviser Jared Kushner was due in the region on Wednesday. Heavy machinery work on a field as they begin construction work of Amichai, a new settlement which will house some 300 Jewish settlers evicted in February from the illegal West Bank settlement of Amona, in the West Bank June 20, 2017 .

Author: 0 SCOTUS Decision on Travel Ban Leaves Local Refugee Aid Groups Scrambling

The Supreme Court agreed to decide the legality of Trump order in its next term, which begins in October. Chin said he always expected that the Supreme Court would be divided on the travel ban cases. A final judgement on the bans is to be issued in October. He said he was pleased about exceptions in President Trump's revised travel ban that the Supreme Court allowed to take effect.

Author: 0 Supreme Court To Rule On Drawing Election Districts

The court announced Monday they will consider a partisan gerrymandering case from Wisconsin. The dispute over Wisconsin's Republican-drawn election districts for the state legislature could enable Democrats to eliminate GOP-majority districts throughout the country, if challengers prevail.

National It makes no sense to have a poor person in some positions
Author: 0 It makes no sense to have a poor person in some positions

Most popular: Who Is Spying on the U.S.? During a meandering speech, the president, saddled in Washington with sagging job approval numbers, seemed to draw on the energy of his supporters as he made the case that his administration has made "amazing progress" in its first five months.

National Trump and Modi exchange hugs, herald stronger US-India ties
Author: 0 Trump and Modi exchange hugs, herald stronger US-India ties

After an Oval Office meeting mid-afternoon, Trump and Modi will dine together at the White House , though no press conference is scheduled. President Donald Trump said during a joint appearance at the White House with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi that the relationship between the countries "has never been stronger".

National Supreme Court will hear travel ban, allow some limits on immigration
Author: 0 Supreme Court will hear travel ban, allow some limits on immigration

Attorney General Jeff Sessions says the Justice Department looks forward to defending the travel ban when the Supreme Court hears arguments in the case in October. A foreign national who wishes to enter the United States to live with or visit a family member. clearly has such a relationship. That's because Trump's order only sought to halt travelers from the six countries for 90 days, to give the administration time to review the screening procedures for those visa applicants.

National Trump under investigation over alleged obstruction of justice
Author: 0 Trump under investigation over alleged obstruction of justice

Earlier this week the Washington Post released a story reporting Mueller is investigating President Trump for obstruction of justice . Mueller has requested interviews with senior intelligence officials about their conversations with Trump in an effort to investigate possible obstruction of justice , a former senior intelligence official with knowledge of the discussions confirmed to NBC News .

National Support for gay marriage surges, even among groups once wary
Author: 0 Support for gay marriage surges, even among groups once wary

The state Department of Health said it will take information from same-sex couples who want to amend a birth certificate, but was waiting on guidance from the state's high court. "Today's Supreme Court decision protects same-sex married couples and their children from discrimination and strengthens the rule of law", Hallward-Driemeier said.

Author: 0 Supreme Court partly restores Trump travel ban pending review

To borrow one of Trump's favorite phrases, the claim that the Supreme Court decided anything - let alone to a count of "9-O" (and not, say, "9-0") - is fake news. And they welcomed what they described as an implicit rebuke of the White House's assertion that Trump has unfettered powers to exclude arrivals based on purported national security concerns.

Author: 0 Kevin Harvick wins at Sonona for 1st victory of season

The points lead is something Truex will be chasing over the next few months to separate himself even further from the field. It was the first win on the winding wine country road course in 17 tries for the Bakersfield, California, native.

National Utah House map may give GOP advantage
Author: 0 Utah House map may give GOP advantage

A political map-making process controlled by Ohio Republicans resulted in the party winning almost two more U.S. House seats and five more Ohio House seats in the last election than would have been expected in neutral circumstances, an Associated Press analysis has found.

National Philando Castile's Family Reaches $3 Million Settlement In Fatal Police Shooting
Author: 0 Philando Castile's Family Reaches $3 Million Settlement In Fatal Police Shooting

The League of Minnesota Cities Insurance Trust will pay $2.995 million to Valerie Castile , Philando's mother and the family trustee. Robert Bennett , who along with attorney Glenda Hatchett is representing Valerie Castile , said a decision was made to move expeditiously rather than have the case drawn out in federal court, a process that would "exacerbate and reopen awful wounds".

National Draymond Green, Kawhi Leonard highlight NBA All-Defensive team
Author: 0 Draymond Green, Kawhi Leonard highlight NBA All-Defensive team

Gobert (Utah) was next in line with 97 first-team and two second-team votes, with Leonard (San Antonio) receiving 93 first-team and six second-team votes. Leonard averaged 1.78 steals and 0.74 blocks in his sixth season with the Spurs. Golden State's Draymond Green was the leading vote-getter for the All-Defensive team.

Author: 0 Watch College World Series online

LSU (52-18) and Florida (50-18) are familiar rivals, and the two teams tied for the SEC crown this year as both sported 21-9 conference records. Florida's Christian Hicks (9) reacts after reaching third base on a triple as TCU third baseman Elliott Barzilli, left, stands near the bat during the seventh inning of an NCAA College World Series baseball elimination game in Omaha, Neb ., Saturday, June 24, 2017.

Author: 0 Muslims react after Supreme Court reinstates part of Pres. Trump's travel ban

Berks reacts to Supreme Court 's. The court is allowing the ban to go into effect for foreign nationals who lack any " bona fide relationship with any person or entity in the United States ". It said that in the meantime, it would grant parts of his administration's emergency request to put the March 6 executive order into effect immediately while what is likely to be a lengthy legal battle continues.

Author: 0 Lewandowski: 'No White House shake-up coming'

Spicer acknowledged that he's personally seen the reports, but he apparently hasn't been able to gauge where Trump stands on the issue. Ingraham was among several candidates reportedly under consideration for succeeding Spicer in a possible shake-up in the White House's communications operation .

Author: 0 Limited Travel Ban Still Stokes Islamophobia, CAIR-MN Says

Three of the court's conservative justices said they would have granted Mr Trump's request in full, including his appointee Neil Gorsuch . The ban, which bars people from Iran , Libya , Somalia , Sudan, Syria and Yemen from entering the US for 90 days - outside of the "bona fide" relationship exception - could take effect in as little as 72 hours.

National Andre Roberson named to NBA All-Defensive Second Team
Author: 0 Andre Roberson named to NBA All-Defensive Second Team

Leonard topped Green in each of the past two seasons. This season, Utah's Rudy Gobert was named the first-team All-Defensive center and New Orleans' Anthony Davis was named the second-team All-Defensive center. The 2012 second round pick spent four years at Michigan State and averaged 16.2 points and 10.8 rebounds to go along with his 1.5 steals and 0.9 blocks per game during his senior campaign.

National Trump on Scalise's condition
Author: 0 Trump on Scalise's condition

Scalise is a proud LSU alumnus and great supporter of the university, and we are proud to help out even in this small way", said LSU President F. King Alexander. MedStar Washington Hospital, which is treating the congressman and Griner, said Scalise is suffering from fractured bones and injured internal organs.

National US high court looks to travel ban ruling and a possible retirement
Author: 0 US high court looks to travel ban ruling and a possible retirement

The cases include the rights of immigrants to court hearings while they face long periods of detention and the validity of a provision of immigration law that makes deportations easier. The Supreme Court is letting the Trump administration mostly enforce its 90-day ban on travelers from six mostly Muslim countries, overturning lower court orders that blocked it.

Author: 0 Case of gay couple's wedding cake heads to Supreme Court

Supreme Court reversed that position. The petition stated that Phillips faced a stark choice: "Either use your talents to create expression that conflicts with your religious beliefs about marriage, or suffer punishment under Colorado's public accommodation law".

Author: 0 Iran's Rouhani says siege of Qatar 'unacceptable'

Bahrain, Yemen and the Maldives have also said they are indefinitely severing ties with Qatar. "A productive next step would be for each of the countries to sit together and continue this conversation", Tillerson said. "The United States will continue to stay in close contact with all parties and will continue to support the mediation efforts of the Emir of Kuwait", the statement added.

National Arkansas inmate recaptured after 32 years on the run
Author: 0 Arkansas inmate recaptured after 32 years on the run

Dishman was taken into custody by local law enforcement officials and the Arkansas State Police. Steven Dishman , 60, was an inmate of the Cummings Unit in Arkansas who was originally sentenced to seven years in prison for theft of property and burglary in December 1984.

National Trump attacks Obama's handling of Russian meddling
Author: 0 Trump attacks Obama's handling of Russian meddling

Then candidate Donald Trump was "joking" when he publicly asked Russian Federation to hack Hillary Clinton during the 2016 election , White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Monday. I should be given apology! Due to ongoing allegations by the USA intelligence community of Russian interference in the US election and a scandal about possible collusion within Trump's team, not everyone in the White House thinks such a meeting is prudent.

National From Boston Area Injured in New Orleans Robbery
Author: 0 From Boston Area Injured in New Orleans Robbery

He suffered a fractured nose and had stitches in his face, the relative said. Paul and his accomplices now face second-degree robbery charges instead of simple robbery because of the severity of the injuries. One came back briefly and lifted the second tourist up off the ground for a moment, revealing what appeared to be a pool of blood on the sidewalk. "We're coming for you", Harrison said to the suspects in the assault.

Author: 0 Pharmacy head to be sentenced in deadly meningitis outbreak

Prosecutors are seeking at least 35 years in prison in his case. A prosecutor says 20 victims who were sickened and relatives of people who died will give victim impact statements before Cadden is sentenced Monday. Prosecutors are asking the judge to sentence Cadden to 35 years in prison. He must report to prison by August 7 but remains free on bond until then.

Author: 0 Country's Mayors Gather In Miami To Advocate For Cities

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Think Washington, D.C., and your statehouse are irredeemable and un... "Mayors, Democratic, Republican and Independent, are ready to follow Mitch Landrieu's bold leadership at this critical moment in American cities and defining moment in American history".

National Alphabet partners with Avis to manage self-driving car fleet
Author: 0 Alphabet partners with Avis to manage self-driving car fleet

Officials highlighted this partnership will allow Avis Budget Group to service Waymo's growing number of cars on the road, ensuring Waymo's self-driving vehicles are ready for riders around the clock. "We are excited to partner with Waymo , the self-driving technology leader that is changing the mobility landscape in a profoundly transformative and beneficial manner", said Larry De Shon, president and chief executive officer of Avis Budget Group .

National Man accused of driving car onto Missouri basketball court
Author: 0 Man accused of driving car onto Missouri basketball court

A 23-year old man was arrested Sunday for driving his auto onto the Mizzou Arena floor. He ran through a garage door and drove into a dock area where he damaged several golf carts that were stored in the area. 'The auto did make it to the court and back out, ' Weimer confirmed. Conant is a December 2016 university graduate, and had a job with the university until this incident.

National Vikings player Floyd expected to appear in Arizona court
Author: 0 Vikings player Floyd expected to appear in Arizona court

Having pleaded guilty February 17 to extreme drunken driving, with a police report of a blood-alcohol level more than 2 ½ times the legal limit in Arizona, Floyd was punished with 24 days in jail and 96 days of home confinement, plus counseling and a $5,000 fine.

National Meeting planned with students about missing Chinese scholar
Author: 0 Meeting planned with students about missing Chinese scholar

Yingying Zhang was last seen on a surveillance video getting into a black Saturn Astra on June 9. Assistant special agent in charge of criminal investigation at Springfield FBI office, Jon Holloway, said updates are being regularly sent to the FBI's acting director's office and 56 field offices.

Author: 0 Theme park rescue: Crowd catches girl in seven-metre fall from ride

The girl, from DE, was in one of the ride's two-person cars with her younger brother. A group of men managed to coax the girl into letting go and falling down into the arms of the group who stood underneath the ride. "I couldn't let that little girl die", Howard said. "She told us we were her heroes and I told her no, God put is in the right place at the right time", Winchell said.

National Young teen falls from ride at Six Flags
Author: 0 Young teen falls from ride at Six Flags

Howard and his daughter, Leeann Winchell, made their way underneath the gondola auto and called out to the girl, trying to calm her down and reassure her they'd catch her. Park staff stopped the ride after finding out a passenger was in distress. "We are reviewing our internal procedures to ensure the safety and security of our guests and team members".

National Supreme Court takes on new clash of gay rights, religion
Author: 0 Supreme Court takes on new clash of gay rights, religion

The couple filed a complaint with the Colorado Civil Rights Division, which found that Phillips had violated the Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act. This is a developing story. Arkansas began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples-but when these couples had children, the state refused to list both parents on the birth certificate.

Author: 0 Supreme Court reinstates Trump travel ban

The order's bans on travel from those countries, scheduled to last 90 days, and for all refugees, scheduled to last 120 days, are now allowed to take place with the court's exceptions. My number one responsibility as Commander in Chief is to keep the American people safe. Palestinian American comedian Amer Zahr, who is also an adjunct professor at University of Detroit-Mercy Law School, played down the significance of Monday's ruling.

Author: 0 Girl's actions caused her to fall from NY park ride

Witnesses first spotted the girl hanging from the chair by her arms and head. Video captured at Six Flags Great Escape in Lake George, New York on Saturday shows a teenage girl, who was dangling from a auto 25 feet above the ground, falling from the ride into the arms of bystanders below.

Author: 0 Man catches teen falling from park ride: 'It's OK to let go'

So, they created a small human safety net and Howard told the girl that he'd catch her. A short distance away, Howard saw what he thought were long legs dangling from the Sky Ride gondola attraction, but he realized it was actually a young girl, hanging from the ride.

National US Urges Qatar, Neighbors To 'Sit Together' To Ease Tension
Author: 0 US Urges Qatar, Neighbors To 'Sit Together' To Ease Tension

The diplomatic tiff, which some observers believe President Donald Trump might have encouraged through his full-throated support for Saudi Arabia during a recent visit, could threaten the future of a huge U.S. A number of other Muslim countries followed suit in the following days. Cavusoglu said he had relayed that message to his Saudi counterpart in a phone call.

National Foo Fighters pay tribute to cancer victim at Glastonbury
Author: 0 Foo Fighters pay tribute to cancer victim at Glastonbury

The Shape of You singer was forced to defend his performance after many festival-goers accused him of playing along to backing tracks. "Take your time leaving the site today and please listen to all cops, stewards and security - we all want you to get home safe and sound", the festival advised.

National Maryland And DC AGs Sue Trump For Constitutional Violations
Author: 0 Maryland And DC AGs Sue Trump For Constitutional Violations

The Justice Department has asked a federal judge to dismiss the complaint , arguing the emoluments clauses do not prohibit sitting presidents from owning businesses. Can states force President Trump to sell off his businesses? They say that Trump's leases, properties and other business "entanglements" around the globe have led to a conflict of interest under the so-called emoluments clause of the Constitution.

National AP analysis indicates Idaho district lines favor Republicans
Author: 0 AP analysis indicates Idaho district lines favor Republicans

Census once every 10 years. Political scientists say gerrymandering can cause a lack of competition, as party-friendly lines discourage challengers. Yes, observers note, it has contributed to the lopsided political numbers in a state where presidential elections are often seen as a tossup.

National New BMW X3 revealed - mid-sized SUV set for November release
Author: 0 New BMW X3 revealed - mid-sized SUV set for November release

It's big, it's German and it's an SUV - if current market trends are to be believed, the new , third-generation BMW X3 is the vehicle many have been waiting for. This is a sizable boost over the most powerful of the previous generation - the '17 X3 xDrive35i offered up only 300 hp and 300 lb-ft of torque. The latter will be employed in the upcoming X3 M40i variant.

Author: 0 Kellyanne Conway Lies About Medicaid, Says 'Able-Bodied' Can Find Work

Conway said those who became a recipient of Medicaid through the Obamacare expansion are "grandfathered in". And while its still unclear exactly how the GOP healthcare bills now in legislation will effect both sick and able-bodied individuals now covered by Obamacare's expanded Medicaid coverage , this clip feels like something we might see aired over and over again for the next few years.

Author: 0 White House says Trump tweet meets Comey tapes records request

Trump also claimed he had always told a "straight story" about whether he recorded his private conversations with Comey. His tweet came a day before he was required by Congress to hand over any such tapes . Trump's declaration that there are no recordings means the investigation is likely to be between the President's word and Comey's notes. Now Trump acknowledges his claim was a bluff.