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Parts Of Trump’s Travel Ban Are Revived As Supreme Court Agrees To Hear Case – NPR

Monday, June 26, 2017

Muslims and supporters gather on the steps of Borough Hall in Brooklyn, N.Y., during a protest against President Trump’s temporary travel ban in February. Kathy Willens/AP hide caption toggle caption Kathy Willens/AP Muslims and supporters gather on the steps of Borough Hall in Brooklyn, N.Y., during a protest against President Trump’s temporary travel ban in February. Kathy Willens/AP The Supreme Court says it will decide the fate of President Trump’s…

Supreme Court sides with religious institutions in a major church-state decision – Washington Post

Monday, June 26, 2017

The Supreme Court concluded its work for this session on Monday siding with religious institutions in a major church-state decision and with no indication that pivotal Justice Anthony M. Kennedy is retiring. The speculation about Kennedy, who has served on the court for nearly three decades and is almost always the deciding vote in divisive cases on the nation’s biggest controversies, dominated the end of a relatively quiet Supreme Court…

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

Monday, June 26, 2017

The Supreme Court on Monday said it will consider next term whether a Denver baker unlawfully discriminated against a gay couple by refusing to sell them a wedding cake. 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. There are similar lawsuits from…

Philando Castile’s family reaches $3 million settlement with Minnesota suburb – NOLA.com

Monday, June 26, 2017

MINNEAPOLIS– The mother of Philando Castile, a black motorist killed by a Minnesota police officer last year, has reached a nearly $3 million settlement in his death, according to an announcement Monday by her attorneys and the Minneapolis suburb that employed the officer. The settlement to be paid to Valerie Castile, who is the trustee for her family in the case, will avoid a federal wrongful death lawsuit stemming from…

UK prime minister wins N Ireland party’s support govt – Washington Post

Monday, June 26, 2017

LONDON — Prime Minister Theresa May struck a deal Monday with Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party to support her minority government and ensure passage of her legislative agenda later this week. As part of the deal, the government will provide funds to boost Northern Ireland’s economy, while investing in infrastructure, health and education. The package includes 1 billion pounds ($1.27 billion) of new funding and 500 million pounds ($638 million)…

Arroyo Seco Weekend: Mom and Dad tackle music festival with toddler in tow. Someday, they’ll laugh about it – Los Angeles Times

Monday, June 26, 2017

It’s an enlightening experience, attending your first music festival as a parent after a lifetime of untethered fandom. Turns out you have to plan things. Do not improvise Baby’s debut festival, as my wife, Jenny, and I did Saturday when we took our toddler daughter, Liza, to the first day of Arroyo Seco Weekend, a two-day event featuring upscale food and drinks, and acts such as Tom Petty & the…

CBO score sure to add to McConnell’s headaches – Politico

Monday, June 26, 2017

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell can lose only two of his 52 members for the bill to pass when he holds a vote in a week. | AP Photo The budget office is poised to tell Senate Republicans their health bill will leave millions more uninsured than Obamacare. By Adam Cancryn and Dan Diamond 06/26/2017 05:26 AM EDT The CBO is poised to tell Senate Republicans this week that their…

Arroyo Seco Weekend: Mom and Dad tackle music festival with toddler in tow. Someday, they’ll laugh about it – Los Angeles Times

Monday, June 26, 2017

It’s an enlightening experience, attending your first music festival as a parent after a lifetime of untethered fandom. Turns out you have to plan things. Do not improvise Baby’s debut festival, as my wife, Jenny, and I did Saturday when we took our toddler daughter, Liza, to the first day of Arroyo Seco Weekend, a two-day event featuring upscale food and drinks, and acts such as Tom Petty & the…

Takata files for bankruptcy, overwhelmed by air bag recalls – Washington Post

Monday, June 26, 2017

Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. filed for bankruptcy protection in Tokyo and the U.S. on Monday, saying it was the only way to ensure it could carry on supplying replacements for faulty air bag inflators linked to the deaths of at least 16 people. Most of Takata’s assets will be bought by rival Key Safety Systems, a Chinese-owned company based in suburban Detroit, for about $1.6 billion (175 billion…

Pro-Trump group’s health care offensive warns GOP senators to get in line – Politico

Monday, June 26, 2017

A new campaign by top White House allies targeting the GOP’s most vulnerable senator over health care sends a loud message to those resistant to the Trump agenda: We’re coming after you. America First Policies, a White House-backed outside group led by the president’s top campaign advisers, has launched a $1 million attack against Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.), who on Friday announced that he opposed the Senate’s recently unveiled Obamacare…

At Least 6 Dead After Boat Carrying 160 People Sinks in Colombia – NBCNews.com

Monday, June 26, 2017

At least six people were dead and as many as 31 others were missing after a boat carrying about 160 people sank in Colombia on Sunday, authorities said. President Juan Manuel Santos, who visited the scene Sunday night at a reservoir in Antioquia near Medellin, told reporters that six people had died and that 31 others were missing. Authorities in Antioquia had earlier said nine people were believed to have…

Eid al-Fitr: What you need to know – CNN

Monday, June 26, 2017

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Man Catches Teen Falling From Amusement Park Ride: ‘It’s OK to Let Go!’ – NBCNews.com

Monday, June 26, 2017

NEW YORK — Matthew Howard Sr. was just leaving a New York amusement park Saturday evening when he heard someone screaming. He looked up to see a young girl dangling about 25 feet off the ground from a slow-moving gondola ride. Her little brother sat next to her in the green two-person pod, crying hysterically for help, saying he couldn’t hold on. Play Facebook Twitter Embed autoplay autoplay Howard, 47,…

Arroyo Seco Weekend: Mom and Dad tackle music festival with toddler in tow. Someday, they’ll laugh about it – Los Angeles Times

Monday, June 26, 2017

It’s an enlightening experience, attending your first music festival as a parent after a lifetime of untethered fandom. Turns out you have to plan things. Do not improvise Baby’s debut festival, as my wife, Jenny, and I did Saturday when we took our toddler daughter, Liza, to the first day of Arroyo Seco Weekend, a two-day event featuring upscale food and drinks, and acts such as Tom Petty & the…

Senate Republicans face key week as more lawmakers waver in support for health-care bill – Washington Post

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Senate Republicans are facing down an increasingly daunting challenge to secure the votes necessary to pass legislation to dramatically change President Barack Obama’s signature health-care law, and several senators said they would like more time to debate and tweak the plan as GOP leaders push for a vote this week. At least five Republicans have already come out against their party’s bill — which can only afford to lose two…

John McEnroe: Serena Williams would be ‘like No. 700 in world’ on men’s circuit – ESPN

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment Seven-time major champion John McEnroe, when asked, can confidently say Serena Williams has earned the designation as the greatest woman to play tennis. However, in an interview Sunday as part of the book tour promoting his new memoir “But Seriously,” McEnroe qualified her greatness by telling NPR that if Serena played on the men’s circuit she’d be “like No. 700 in the…

Music is at the very heart of one East End school – The Guardian

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Stephen Moss (Why not put music at the heart of education?, 19 June) argues that music education should not be limited to private schools and children of “thrusting middle-class parents”. He holds up Finland as an example. At Gallions primary school in Beckton, music is at the heart of the school. It is in a socially and economically deprived corner of east London, but the school is joyous and alive….

Science Is Unlocking The Secrets Of ‘Seeing’ Through Sound – Forbes

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Shutterstock Scientists are studying the notion of human echolocation with hopes that it may one day be possible to teach the visually impaired and others how to navigate the world through sound like a bat winging its way through a pitch black cave, but without the wings. Many people who were born blind or lost sight later in life learn to use a variety of sounds to make their way…

Seeing with your ears: Novel acoustics project aims to improve virtual reality, explore ear shape effects on 3-D sound – Phys.Org

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Screenshot of a visual rendering model of Notre Dame Cathedral, created based on plans, laser scan data and site visits. Credit: Ghost Orchestra Project/LIMSI Paris’ Cathedral of Notre Dame has a ghost orchestra that is always performing, thanks to a sophisticated, multidisciplinary acoustics research project that will be presented during Acoustics ’17 Boston, the third joint meeting of the Acoustical Society of America and the European Acoustics Association being held…

Gay pride parades sound a note of resistance – and face some – Fox News

Sunday, June 25, 2017

NEW YORK –  Gay pride parades Sunday in New York, San Francisco and other cities are spotlighting resistance to what participants see as new pressure on gay rights, while contending with the prospect of protests over the events’ own diversity and direction. In a year when leaders are anxious about new President Donald Trump’s agenda, both the New York and San Francisco parades will be headed by groups more…