• The Slants Win Supreme Court Battle Over Band's Name In Trademark Dispute
The Slants Win Supreme Court Battle Over Band's Name In Trademark Dispute

While defending the First Amendment's freedom of speech protection, the justices did not remove all discretion from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. "It seems this decision will indeed open the floodgates to applications for all sorts of potentially offensive and hateful marks", said Lisa Simpson, an intellectual property lawyer in NY.

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  • European Union demands further United Kingdom guarantees for citizens after Brexit
European Union demands further United Kingdom guarantees for citizens after Brexit

Anyone with continuous residence of at least five years on the cut-off date will qualify for " settled status " - indefinite leave to remain , with access to healthcare, education, welfare and pensions. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn criticized the proposals as " too little, too late ", while accusing the government of using people as "bargaining c...

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  • CNN journalists resign over retracted story
CNN journalists resign over retracted story

CNN publishes a story on June 22 that connects Anthony Scaramucci , a longtime Trump supporter, to a $10 billion Russian investment firm, per the Washington Examiner . Despite the swift action by CNN to clean house after this major embarrassment, there still has been no official statement from CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker...

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  • Germany apartment building evacuated amid Europe fire-safety fears
Germany apartment building evacuated amid Europe fire-safety fears

Britain's prime minister said Tuesday there must be a "major national investigation" of potentially flammable cladding on high-rise towers, while a German city evacuated an 11-story building because of safety concerns prompted by the fatal fire in London .

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  • Arts Council England to spend £170m more outside London
Arts Council England to spend £170m more outside London

Pacitti Company has just announced that they have been successful in their bid to Arts Council England and will continue to be a National Portfolio Organisation for the period 2018-2022. Sir Nicholas Serota , the new ACE chairman, said the London institutions had taken a cut so "so that our money can be spread further". We present to you our 2018...

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  • Paswan lauds Nitish for backing Kovind, urges him to join NDA
Paswan lauds Nitish for backing Kovind, urges him to join NDA

The warning comes as tensions between the allies have risen after Mr. Kumar voiced his support for the NDA's presidential nominee, Ram Nath Kovind , breaking ranks with other Opposition parties. She said, the Constitution recognises the office of the president as the "final touchstone" for the passage of laws. "We had suggested the name of Gop...

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  • Ed Sheeran hits back at Glastonbury critics
Ed Sheeran hits back at Glastonbury critics

Ed, of course, wasn't using a backing track to accentuate his performance but was instead using a loop station, a method often used by musicians (and regularly employed by Sheeran ) to add additional layers of sound to their performance.

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  • US says Assad may be preparing chemical attack, warns heavy price
US says Assad may be preparing chemical attack, warns heavy price

In early reaction from Moscow, Franz Klintsevich, deputy chairman of the defense commission of the upper house of the Russian parliament, said the U.S. The U.S. attack on a Syrian air base came after years of heated debate and deliberation in Washington over intervention in the bloody civil war. In retaliation, Donald Trump ordered missile s...

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  • Trump and Irish PM talk migration, Brexit in phone call
Trump and Irish PM talk migration, Brexit in phone call

Trump was calling Varadkar to congratulate him on the "great victory" in the recent election. It remains unclear whether the United States leader's planned visit to Ireland will be discussed during the call. They also discussed the North's peace process. The Irish Independent reported that no press was in attendance at the Irish end of the call...

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  • Donald Trump says hola to solar to keep the Mexicans out
Donald Trump says hola to solar to keep the Mexicans out

Trump promised during his campaign that Mexico would be footing the bill for the border wall. Overlooking the fact that Mexico has ruled out paying for the wall's construction , it's slightly surreal to hear Trump praising solar power when in the past he's had only negative things to say about renewables.

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  • United States forces shoot down Iranian drone over Syria as fighting escalates
United States forces shoot down Iranian drone over Syria as fighting escalates

A US F/A-18E off the USS George H.W. Bush in the Mediterranean then fired an AIM-9 Sidewinder missile at the Syrian jet, but the Su-22 had deployed flares causing the missile to miss. Moscow said it would treat US-led coalition aircraft flying west of the River Euphrates in Syria as potential targets and track them with missile systems and mili...

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  • New Zealand promises to do 'right thing' with America's Cup
New Zealand promises to do 'right thing' with America's Cup

At 26, Burling supplants Spithill as the youngest helmsman to win sailing's greatest prize in a competition that dates to 1851. Team New Zealand's victory was sweet revenge for Kiwis, who watched in horror in 2013 as Oracle overturned a 1-8 deficit to win the Cup 9-8 - the biggest comeback in the event's 166-year history .

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  • Travel ban ruling leaves questions
Travel ban ruling leaves questions

While two federal appeals courts have ruled against the implementation of the ban, which would prevent foreign nationals from six Muslim-majority countries - Iran , Libya , Somalia , Sudan, Syria, and Yemen - from entering the United States for 90 days and suspend the US refugee program for 120 days, the high court Monday lifted parts of that ...

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  • Government rounds up schools plan votes
Government rounds up schools plan votes

The Turnbull government has won widespread crossbench support for its schools package in a Senate vote after making concessions including a purported promise that Catholic schools will not have their funding growth cut pending a review. The Government will need the vote of Senator Lambie, as well as another out of Lucy Gichuhi and David Leyonhjelm,...

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  • Supreme Court Revives Parts of Trump Travel Ban
Supreme Court Revives Parts of Trump Travel Ban

Those groups are regarded as unable to show a substantial and pre-existing tie to a person or institution in the United States . A statement from the Department of Homeland Security promised that it would provide additional details on the implementation of the ban after consulting with the Departments of Justice and State .

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  • FBI locates vehicle related to missing Chinese scholar case
FBI locates vehicle related to missing Chinese scholar case

Zhang's father, Ronggao Zhang, travelled to the university from the family's home in Nanping, China, to await word on his daughter. She was last seen getting into the auto earlier this month. Security cameras showed Zhang getting into a auto meeting that description on W. Clark St. and N. Goodwin Ave/ in Urbana about 2:04 p.m. on Friday June 9.

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  • Assad may be preparing chemical attack
Assad may be preparing chemical attack

Haley, speaking before Congress Tuesday, said that the U.S.is focused on defeating ISIS in Syrian , but must also recognize the brutality of Assad and instability he feeds in Syria . The U.N. has blamed three attacks on Assad's government and a fourth on the Islamic State group. "If you're concerned about USA credibility, I think mayb...

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  • Putin highlights economy, United States relations, regional conflicts in annual call
Putin highlights economy, United States relations, regional conflicts in annual call

At a congressional hearing this month, Comey said Trump asked him to drop an investigation into contacts between Trump associates and Russian officials, while the U.S. The prevalent Russia-phobia in the United States revealed the country's domestic political wrestle, said the Russian president. 'I do believe that could happen, an accident, and ...

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  • Trump wants more balance in US-India trade relationship
Trump wants more balance in US-India trade relationship

But Trump ignored them, turning to lead Modi back to the safety, and privacy, of the Oval Office. However, Nisha Biswal, the Indian-origin pointswoman for India as Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia under President Barack Obama , hoped "strategic continuity for the strategic partnership" started by the former regime will b...

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  • Supreme Court sides with church that was denied a grant
Supreme Court sides with church that was denied a grant

But the pro-school choice Center for Education Reform said that even without reviewing the constitutionality of Missouri's prohibition on the use of state funds at religious schools, the justices had bolstered the choice movement by condemning the denial of a public benefit to an otherwise eligible recipient exclusively on the basis of its reli...

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  • South Carolina mom gives birth to boy weighing more than 14 pounds
South Carolina mom gives birth to boy weighing more than 14 pounds

Colin Keisler's birth Friday set a record at Lexington Medical Center in West Columbia. Donna Hilton, a nurse present during the delivery, agreed with Dr. "When I went to the doctor three weeks ago he was about 10 to 11 pounds and I'm like, 'Oh, OK.' So he gained about a pound a week so this makes so much sense now why I was so uncomfortable".

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  • US Maersk terminals among those affected by massive new cyberattack
US Maersk terminals among those affected by massive new cyberattack

Russia's Rosneft oil company also reported falling victim to hacking , as did Danish shipping giant AP Moller-Maersk. Ukraine's deputy prime minister, Pavlo Rozenko , tweeted a picture of a computer screen, along with a message saying the government's entire computer system had been shut down.

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  • Conservatives agree pact with DUP to support Theresa May
Conservatives agree pact with DUP to support Theresa May

A £ 1 billion deal has been done between Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party and the Conservative Party to secure a majority for the government of Theresa May in Parliament. May was quoted by the Press Association as saying the pact was a "very, very good one" and that the two parties "share many values", including "the desire to ...

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  • Chinese Nobel Peace laureate freed on medical grounds
Chinese Nobel Peace laureate freed on medical grounds

According to Aljazeera , a short video of Liu Xia has emerged, where she crying and telling a friend that there was no treatment such as surgery, radiation, chemotherapy or radiation that would function for her husband. The 2010 Nobel Peace Prize Winner , who taught at the Beijing Normal University and written about democracy and human right...

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  • Trump says US-India relationship never better
Trump says US-India relationship never better

Addressing the top business executives of the United States, Pence appeared to be very enthusiastic about the future of the ties between the USA and India , which he said can work together for the development, peace and prosperity of the two countries and the world as well.

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  • Germany's BSI says Petya malware used in cyber attacks
Germany's BSI says Petya malware used in cyber attacks

Eugene Dykhne, director of Kiev's Boryspil Airport, said in a Facebook entry that "the official site of the airport and the flight schedules are not working". "It's fine, we've just had to switch everything off", said one WPP employee who asked not to be named. "The sophistication and consequences of ransomware attacks have reached a new leve...

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  • Qatar accused of
Qatar accused of "military escalation" as inter-Arab rift deepens

Tillerson called on Saudi Arabia and other nations last week to issue a list of demands that were " reasonable and actionable " after the State Department questioned the motives of the nations boycotting Qatar . Corker said Monday, June 26, 2017, that he'll withhold approval of USA weapons sales to several Middle Eastern allies until there is a cl...

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  • Boat sinks in Colombia reservoir leaving six dead and 16 missing
Boat sinks in Colombia reservoir leaving six dead and 16 missing

Eduardo Rivera, director of a hospital in Guatape , told Teleantioquia television channel that three people killed in the accident had arrived at the medical facility. "It's unclear what caused the boat to sink". Videos on social media show the multi-story ferry, El Almirante , sinking as recreational boats rushed to the scene to pull victims f...

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  • Brazil President Michel Temer formally accused of corruption
Brazil President Michel Temer formally accused of corruption

In recent years, investigators have uncovered sweeping corruption across Brazil's government and industry, much of it centered on graft at state-run enterprises in exchange for lucrative contracts. "I will not shirk the battles", he said. Temer has denied wrongdoing and said he refuses to resign despite numerous calls for him to do so and tanki...

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  • Pelosi: I 'Prayed' After First Meeting With Trump
Pelosi: I 'Prayed' After First Meeting With Trump

She vowed to be "a good co-worker and friend to each of you". Republican Ralph Norman, a staunch conservative, won a 3-point win last week in a far quieter SC race. I've always had trouble in the caucus from the start. This is historic. House and Senate Democratic and Republican leadership", Pelosi said, then explained the "first words out of his...

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  • IS fighters launch counter-attacks in west Mosul
IS fighters launch counter-attacks in west Mosul

As CTS units battled militants in the densely-populated maze of tiny streets of the Old City , which lies by the western bank of the Tigris river, Assadi said the area under Daesh control in Mosul was now less than two sq kms. The Iraqi offensive to remove IS from the city is in its final phase. The counterattacks occurred after about 20 Isla...

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  • The Senate Health Bill Really Is as Bad as You Imagined
The Senate Health Bill Really Is as Bad as You Imagined

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said that the vote, which was originally scheduled for Thursday, would be postponed until after the Fourth of July recess. That could be a particular concern to Sen. Those ages are just shy of when people begin qualifying for Medicare coverage. Collins, a moderate who has said her goal is to see ...

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  • Turkey summons United States ambassador over brawl arrest warrants
Turkey summons United States ambassador over brawl arrest warrants

Also sought by US authorities are nine Turkish security agents and three Turkish police officers, who face either misdemeanour or felony assault charges . Two people were arrested on site, and two members of Edrogan's security detail were detained by the Secret Service but released. Later it was reported that Recep Tayyip Erdogan's security deta...

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  • New cyberattack causes mass disruption in Europe
New cyberattack causes mass disruption in Europe

British and Ukraine firms are reportedly experiencing a major cyber attack. Officials said the Kenilworth, New Jersey-based company was investigating the incident but provided no further details. Spokesman Scott McConnell said DHS is "coordinating with our global and domestic cyber partners". He said he expected the outbreak to spread in ...

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  • Africa's largest refugee crisis now a 'children's crisis'
Africa's largest refugee crisis now a 'children's crisis'

For all of 2016, the UNHCR reported that a total of 65.6 million people worldwide had been displaced from their homes during the year. Twelve million people in the country were forced to abandon their homes in 2016 - that's more than half of the country's population.

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