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U.S. top court leaves in place California concealed guns curbs

U.S. top court leaves in place California concealed guns curbsThe U.S. Supreme Court on Monday sidestepped one of the most hotly contested gun rights disputes in years, declining to rule in a California case on whether a person's constitutional right to keep firearms for self-defense extends outside the home. Gun owners had taken aim at a California law that bars them from being granted a permit to carry a concealed gun in public places unless they show "good cause" for having it, with county sheriffs making the determination. The justices let stand a lower court's ruling upholding a San Diego County sheriff's policy of denying such permits unless the gun owner documents a need for self-defense.

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 09:45:44 -0400
U.S. top court to hear baker's religious objection to making cake for gay couple

U.S. top court to hear baker's religious objection to making cake for gay coupleThe U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to decide a major case on whether business owners can refuse to service gay couples if they oppose same-sex marriage on religious grounds involving a Christian baker in Colorado who declined to make a wedding cake for two men. The court took up an appeal by Jack Phillips, a baker who runs Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood, just outside Denver, of a state court ruling that his refusal violated a Colorado anti-discrimination law. Phillips contends the law violated his rights to freedom of speech and free exercise of religion under the U.S. Constitution's First Amendment.

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 09:49:03 -0400
Family reaches $3 million settlement with Minnesota city in death of Philando Castile: CNN

Family reaches $3 million settlement with Minnesota city in death of Philando Castile: CNNThe family of Philando Castile, a black motorist who was shot five times during a traffic stop in Minnesota last year by a police officer, reached a $3 million settlement with the city of St. Anthony, according to media reports. St. Anthony Police Department officer Jeronimo Yanez, who testified that he feared for his life when he shot Castile, was acquitted last week in the death of the 32-year-old.

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 09:25:11 -0400
U.S. court hears challenge on Texas law to punish 'sanctuary cities'

U.S. court hears challenge on Texas law to punish 'sanctuary cities'A small border town and some of the largest cities in Texas will ask a federal judge on Monday to block a new state law to punish "sanctuary cities," arguing it promotes racial profiling, diverts resources from police and is unconstitutional. The Republican-backed law in Texas, the U.S. state with the longest border with Mexico, takes effect on Sept. 1. It is the first of its kind since Republican Donald Trump became president in January, promising to crack down on illegal immigration.

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 06:50:35 -0400
New York Pride marchers target Trump as San Francisco parties

New York Pride marchers target Trump as San Francisco partiesBy Riham Alkousaa and Lisa Fernandez NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Large crowds turned out for Pride marches on Sunday in New York City and San Francisco, the two U.S. places most associated with the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights movement, with the East Coast city bringing a more political flavor to the event sparked by events there almost 50 years ago. Participants included Chelsea Manning, the transgender U.S. Army soldier who served seven years in prison for leaking classified data before former President Barack Obama granted her clemency. "Honored to represent the ACLU at this years NYC Pride March," Manning said on Twitter, posting a photo of her riding in a red convertible.

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 23:33:05 -0400
Fast-growing California wildfire triggers evacuations

Fast-growing California wildfire triggers evacuations(Reuters) - Firefighters in Southern California were battling a fast-moving wildfire on Sunday that closed a highway and forced residents from their homes around the area of Santa Clarita, a city north of Los Angeles, authorities said. The fire broke out in the early afternoon after a traffic collision caused a tree to catch fire, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said in a statement. The blaze swelled to roughly 800 acres (324 hectares) but firefighters had managed to contains about half the blaze by 6 p.m.(0100 GMT), the Los Angeles County Fire Department tweeted.

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 22:04:59 -0400
New York Pride marchers target Trump as San Francisco parties

New York Pride marchers target Trump as San Francisco partiesBy Riham Alkousaa and Lisa Fernandez NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Large crowds turned out for Pride marches on Sunday in New York City and San Francisco, the two U.S. places most associated with the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights movement, with the East Coast city bringing a more political flavor to the event sparked by events there almost 50 years ago. A group of marchers heading down New York's Fifth Avenue carried photographs of U.S. President Donald Trump and his press secretary, Sean Spicer, as others waved banners bearing the word 'RESIST' and the rainbow flag of the Pride movement. In contrast, a smattering of anti-Trump signs in San Francisco was drowned out by a desire to let loose.

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 18:07:32 -0400
Conservative activists hold muted rallies in Washington

Conservative activists hold muted rallies in WashingtonBy Julia Harte and John Whitesides WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Conservative activists held a pair of rallies in Washington on Sunday to decry the handful of celebrities who have joked about violence against President Donald Trump and to protest efforts to stop contentious speakers at colleges. Both rallies attracted only a few dozen supporters, with nearly as many counterprotesters at one of the events on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. Richard Spencer, an avowed white nationalist and founder of the so-called "alt-right" movement, drew about 100 supporters to the rally at the Lincoln Memorial, a monument to the president associated with the end of slavery in the United States.

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 15:50:55 -0400
U.S. top court to rule on last cases as talk about Kennedy swirls

U.S. top court to rule on last cases as talk about Kennedy swirlsBy Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court is set to issue the final rulings of its current term on Monday, including one on religious rights, amid talk that swing voter Justice Anthony Kennedy is considering retirement. The court in the coming days is also expected to act on President Donald Trump's emergency request seeking to revive his travel ban on people entering the United States from six Muslim-majority countries, which was blocked by lower courts. Although there are no firm indications that Kennedy, 81 in July, will step down, some of his former law clerks have said he is considering it.

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 14:09:10 -0400
U.S. judge asked to expand order blocking Iraqis' deportation

U.S. judge asked to expand order blocking Iraqis' deportationThe advocacy group filed an amended complaint seeking to keep Immigration and Customs Enforcement from deporting Iraqis from anywhere in the United States while a federal judge weighs the case of the Iraqis in Michigan. U.S. District Judge Mark Goldsmith on Thursday ordered a stay in the Michigan Iraqis' deportation for at least two weeks while he decides whether he has jurisdiction.

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 22:33:54 -0400
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