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Supreme Court to take case on baker who refused to sell wedding cake to gay couple - Washington Post

The Supreme Court announced Monday that it will consider whether a Denver baker acted lawfully in refusing to sell a wedding cake to a gay couple, setting up a major test next term weighing religious freedom against discrimination based on sexual orientation.

Lower courts had ruled that Jack Phillips, the owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop, had violated Colorado’s public accommodations law, which prohibits refusing service to customers based on factors such as race, sex, marital status or sexual orientation.

Also Monday, on the second anniversary of the court’s decision finding a constitutional right for gay couples to marry, the justices overturned an Arkansas court’s ruling that allowed different treatment on birth certificates for married heterosexual couples and same-sex ones.

The plaintiffs were two lesbian couples who conceived children through artificial insemination.

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Poll shows US tumbling in world's regard under Trump - Washington Post


President Donald Trump gestures to members of the media gathered in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, D.C. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)

BERLIN — President Trump has alarmed citizens of the nation’s closest allies and others worldwide, diminishing the standing of the United States in their eyes, according to a wide-ranging international study released Monday.

But in the survey of 37 countries, Russia is a bright spot for Trump. As beleaguered as the president is at home, a majority of Russians say they have confidence in him. And Russians’ attitudes toward the United States have improved since Trump took office.

Elsewhere, though, and with remarkable speed, Trump’s presidency has taken a toll on the United States’ image abroad.


The international survey by the Pew Research Center found that favorable ratings of the United States have decreased from 64 percent of people...


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Trump Meets India's Leader, a Fellow Nationalist Battling China for His Favor - New York Times

Mr. Modi returned the favor, praising Mr. Trump’s “vast and successful” business experience, which he predicted would galvanize relations between the United States and India. He also invited Mr. Trump’s daughter Ivanka to a conference of entrepreneurs in India.

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Yet the mutual admiration masked a more complicated dynamic between India and the United States. While ties between the two have grown steadily closer over the last two decades, India faces new uncertainties with Mr. Trump, who has shown less interest than his predecessors in maintaining a web of trade and security alliances in Asia.

India, like other countries in the region, has watched Mr. Trump’s cultivation of Mr. Xi with concern. His trade and immigration policies, particularly limits on visas commonly used by technology workers from India, have added to the jitters, as did his...


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Senate Health Bill Reels as CBO Predicts 22 Million More Uninsured - New York Times

But the budget office put Republicans in an untenable position. It found that next year, 15 million more people would be uninsured compared with current law. Premiums and out-of-pocket expenses could shoot skyward for some low-income people and for people nearing retirement, it said.

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The legislation would decrease federal deficits by a total of $321 billion over a decade, the budget office said.

Mr. McConnell, the chief author of the bill, wanted the Senate to approve it before a planned recess for the Fourth of July, but that looks increasingly doubtful. Misgivings in the Republican conference extend beyond just a few of the most moderate and conservative members, and Mr. McConnell can lose only two Republicans.

At least some of Ms. Collins’s concerns could be shared by Senators Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia,...


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Evacuations urged as 1200-acre fire burns at 'critical rate' in Riverside County - Los Angeles Times

A car crash ignited a fire Monday in a remote Inland Empire canyon, and the blaze quickly spread to 1,200 acres, triggering evacuations.

At 6:15 p.m., the fire was 0% contained as it burned in the dry hills between Beaumont and San Jacinto, about 80 miles east of Los Angeles, according to the Riverside County Fire Department.

The blaze, dubbed the Manzanita fire, was reported about 3 p.m. after the accident near Lamb Canyon ignited brush. Two people were taken to the hospital with unknown injuries, officials said.

By 3:30 p.m., flames had burned 80 acres on both sides of Highway 79, which cuts through the hills and connects Beaumont and Gilman Hot Springs, an area famous for its sprawling Church of Scientology compound.


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CNN accepts resignations of 3 involved in retracted story - Washington Post


FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2017 file photo, Anthony Scaramucci, a senior adviser to President-elect Donald Trump, talks to reporters in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York. CNN isn’t commenting Monday, June 26, as to what led it to retract a story about a supposed investigation into a pre-inaugural meeting between an associate of Trump and the head of a Russian investment fund. The story posted Thursday on CNN’s website said Senate investigators are looking into the meeting between Scaramucci and Kirill Dmitriev, whose Russian Direct Investment Fund guides investments by U.S. entities in Russia. Scaramucci, in the story, said he exchanged pleasantries in a restaurant with Dmitriev. (Evan Vucci, File/Associated Press)

By David Bauder | AP

NEW YORK — CNN accepted the resignations Monday of three journalists involved in a retracted story about a...


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Syria Will 'Pay a Heavy Price' for Another Chemical Attack, White House Says - New York Times

While the White House’s motivation in releasing the highly unusual statement is uncertain, it is possible that Mr. Trump or his advisers decided a public warning to Mr. Assad might deter another chemical strike.

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Any intelligence gathered by the United States or its allies — notably Israel, which keeps a robust watch on unconventional weapons in the Middle East — would by nature be classified. But any American president has absolute power to declassify anything he chooses to release.

Brian Hale, a spokesman for the director of national intelligence, referred questions to the White House. Marc Raimondi, a spokesman for the White House’s National Security Council, said, “We are letting the statement speak for itself.”

Nikki R. Haley, the American ambassador to the United Nations, made clear that the United States was taking the latest threat...


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The work is just beginning for Oklahoma City and its MVP - ESPN

11:27 PM ET

NEW YORK -- The last nominee to show up, Russell Westbrook turned the corner with his wife and rolled his eyes at the bank of waiting cameras and reporters.

With a simple white shirt, a gray tie, purple shades and jacket slung over his shoulder -- Westbrook's understated outfit was the biggest upset of the night -- he glanced at the red carpet and shook his head. The man of the night skipped the cameras, the posing and the questions and headed inside.


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Trump's travel ban still doesn't make any sense - Washington Post

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It's not surprising that President Trump was "very pleased" following the Supreme Court's decision on Monday to partially reinstate the White House's travel ban on refugees and citizens of six Muslim-majority countries. Two iterations of the controversial executive order prompted protests at airports and legal challenges, and both were thwarted by injunctions issued by federal courts. For a president short of significant political victories and surrounded by scandal, the high court's announcement felt like a win.

Very grateful for the 9-O decision from the U. S. Supreme Court. We must keep America SAFE!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 26, 2017

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States Must Aid Some Church Programs, Justices Rule - New York Times

Justice Sonia Sotomayor summarized her dissent from the bench, an indication of deep disagreement.

“This case is about nothing less than the relationship between religious institutions and the civil government — that is, between church and state,” Justice Sotomayor wrote in her dissent, which was joined by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. “The court today profoundly changes that relationship by holding, for the first time, that the Constitution requires the government to provide public funds directly to a church.”

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The Missouri Constitution bars spending public money “directly or indirectly, in aid of any church,” and the state Supreme Court has called for “a very high wall between church and state.” Thirty-eight other states have similar provisions.

The Missouri recycling program was not available to all applicants. But the church ranked fifth among 44...


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McEnroe vs. Serena: 44 years after 'Battle of the Sexes,' the same dumb debate - Washington Post

Here we are in 2017 discussing whether Serena Williams can beat the 700th-ranked male tennis player or a 58-year-old guy with a big mouth. Why is it that we’re still framing a battle of the sexes as the ultimate test, as if until a woman athlete proves she can beat a mediocre man, she won’t have wrested control of the clicker, the thermostat, and the wheel? Like one stunt by Williams could make up for the whole imbalance, every crummy dollar and cent.

John McEnroe has been baiting Serena and Venus Williams into a match for years, to try to drum up business for himself. Remember, this is a guy who won the last of his major championships back in 1984, but has managed to stay on some sort of screen ever since with his glib jaw. So understand that when he rambled to NPR that she would rank no better than 700th on the men’s circuit, it was just part of a media tour to huckster his new...


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62 seconds of Sean Spicer not answering a simple question - CNN

"We'll see," he said. "We'll continue to mix things up."

Pressed by Acosta -- and other reporters -- Spicer again refused to answer. "Some days we will have them," he said of cameras. "Some days we won't."

Riiiiiiight.

Here's the thing: According to CBS News' Mark Knoller, the White House has held 15 daily press briefings in June. Ten of those 15 -- including Monday's -- were held off-camera.

This matters. Not only is it it a break with long-held tradition, it's also an attempt by the Trump White House to kill off the daily briefing -- or, at least, fundamentally weaken its relevance -- through benign neglect.

The on-camera press briefing is something that has long marked the daily back and forth between the White House and the reporters who cover it. Past administrations have occasionally offered up an off-camera press gaggle here and there but nothing anywhere close to what this...


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Supreme Court allows limited version of Trump's travel ban to take effect and will consider case in fall - Washington Post

The Supreme Court on Monday permitted a scaled-back version of President Trump’s ban on travelers from six mostly Muslim countries to take effect, deciding to hear the merits of the case in the fall but allowing Trump for now to claim a victory in the legal showdown.

The court’s unsigned order delivered a compromise neither side had asked for: It said the government may not bar those with a “bona fide” connection to the United States, such as having family members here, or a job or a place in an American university.

But the justices indicated that lower courts had gone too far in completely freezing Trump’s order banning new visas for citizens of six countries — Libya, Iran, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen — for 90 days and putting the refu­gee program on hold for 120 days.

“The Government’s interest in enforcing [the executive order], and the Executive’s authority to do so, are...


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The Latest: Trump says US-India relationship never better - Washington Post

WASHINGTON — The Latest on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s meeting with President Donald Trump (all times EDT):

7 p.m.

President Donald Trump says the U.S. relationship with India has “never been better” as he hosts a dinner for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the White House.

Trump says it is “such an honor” to have Modi at the White House, where the two held several hours’ worth of meetings and events.

Trump says Modi had been scheduled to visit Washington earlier in the year but had postponed the trip for a local election.

Modi called his party’s March win in India’s largest state the “icing on the cake.”

Trump, who often touts his own election win, is praising the victory, telling Modi, “You won by a lot.”

It’s the first dinner Trump and first lady Melania Trump have hosted for a foreign dignitary at the White House.

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5:55 p.m.

India’s Prime Minister Narendra...


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Ivanka Trump has a lot to learn - CNN

It's a strange thing, for a woman whose current job title is "adviser to the President of the United States."

To be sure, Ivanka Trump must have felt that she was in a safe space to make such a surprising statement. "Fox and Friends" is, at this point, basically state propaganda. And Ainsley Earhardt, the "Fox and Friends" anchor who conducted the interview, did indeed toss Trump a series of softballs, interjecting a few times to voice her own support for Trump's father.

But Trump couldn't even answer the easy questions, including when Earhardt asked where she and her father disagree. Instead of listing actual issues where that might be the case-- reproductive rights, perhaps, or LGBT rights, or refugee policy or climate change -- Trump offered a series of platitudes about how her father listens to different opinions and that it's normal for children to disagree with their parents.

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Three journalists quit CNN in fallout from retracted Russia story - Fox News

Three CNN journalists who worked on a now-retracted story about Russia and a top Trump adviser are leaving the network.

CNN is casting their departure as resignations in the wake of the fiasco, but the network has come under substantial criticism since apologizing for the story. The move would also help CNN’s legal position in case of a lawsuit.

Anthony Scarmucci, the Trump adviser who is the target of the story, told me that he has no plans to sue. He said he has accepted CNN’s apology and wants to move on.

But Scaramucci also told me in an earlier interview, “I was disappointed the story was published. It was a lie.”

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FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2017 file photo, Anthony Scaramucci, a senior adviser to President-elect Donald Trump, talks to reporters in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York. CNN isn't commenting Monday, June 26, as to what led it to retract a story about a supposed investigation into a pre-inaugural meeting between an associate of Trump and the head of a Russian investment fund. The story posted Thursday on CNN's website said Senate investigators are looking into the meeting between Scaramucci and Kirill Dmitriev, whose Russian Direct Investment Fund guides investments by U.S. entities in Russia. Scaramucci, in the story, said he exchanged pleasantries in a restaurant with Dmitriev. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)Expand / Collapse

In this Jan. 13, 2017 file photo, Anthony Scaramucci, a senior adviser to President-elect Donald Trump, talks to reporters in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

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A 20-Pound Lobster Impresses Airport Security, but It's No Record Breaker - New York Times

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A T.S.A. agent with the 20-pound Atlantic lobster at Logan International Airport in Boston. Credit via Transportation Security Administration

On a conveyor belt of bags, purses and laptops at Boston Logan International Airport on Sunday, one meaty package was clamoring for an additional security screening. Next to the rest of the luggage that morning, it was a fish out of water and appeared overstuffed, perhaps too big to fit under an airplane seat.

“I don’t know what would have triggered what we call an alarm, whether it was the size of the container or how it appeared on the X-ray image,” said Michael McCarthy, a spokesman for the Transportation Security Administration.

The it? An approximately 20-pound Atlantic lobster that was transported through Terminal C of Logan Airport. Like...


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Senate Health Bill Reels as CBO Predicts 22 Million More Uninsured - New York Times

But the budget office put Republicans in an untenable position. It found that next year, 15 million more people would be uninsured compared with current law. Premiums and out-of-pocket expenses could shoot skyward for some low-income people and for people nearing retirement, it said.

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The legislation would decrease federal deficits by a total of $321 billion over a decade, the budget office said.

Mr. McConnell, who is the chief author of the bill, wanted the Senate to approve it before a planned recess for the Fourth of July, but that looks increasingly doubtful. Misgivings in the Republican conference extend beyond just a few of the most moderate and conservative members, and Mr. McConnell can lose only two Republicans.

The loss of Ms. Collins could bring along Senators Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia, whose rural...


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Philando Castile's family, Minnesota city reach nearly $3 million settlement in his death - Washington Post

Valerie Castile, mother of Philando Castile, speaking last year after the police officer who shot her son was charged. (Stephen Maturen/Getty Images)

The family of Philando Castile, the Minnesota man fatally shot by a police officer during a July 2016 traffic stop, reached a settlement of nearly $3 million with the city that employed the officer at the time, both sides announced Monday.

The announcement marks the latest financial settlement to follow a deadly police shooting that spurred criminal charges but not a conviction. It was announced a week and a half after the officer, Jeronimo Yanez, was acquitted in the fatal shooting, the aftermath of which was streamed on Facebook Live and seen worldwide.

Valerie Castile, the driver’s mother, will receive $2.995 million as part of the settlement, she said in a joint statement with the city of St. Anthony, Minn.

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Justice Neil Gorsuch supports President Trump's travel ban after refusing to say where he would stand on it - New York Daily News

He’s with Trump.

After dodging questions about where he would stand on President Trump’s travel ban, Justice Neil Gorsuch — Trump’s recently appointed Supreme Court pick — was one of three justices on Monday to fully support it.

Gorsuch’s endorsement of the ban is his first major decision that could answer long-running questions about where the young conservative judge will stand on some of Trump’s most controversial ideas.

If Monday's ruling is any indication, Trump can count on his new guy on the bench.

What lies ahead for the Supreme Court travel ban battle

When Trump nominated Gorsuch in January, he said he saw the federal judge from Colorado as an heir to the seat of Justice Antonin Scalia, the court’s most stalwart conversative and Constitutional originalist.

That raised questions on how Gorsuch would handle Trump’s far-right policy proposals. At 49, it was hard to gauge the...


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