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Supreme Court will hear religious liberty challenge to gay weddings

wedding cake court case to be heard by SCOTUSThe Supreme Court agreed Monday to reopen the national debate over same-sex marriage.

The court will hear a challenge from a Colorado baker who had lost lower court battles over his refusal to create a wedding cake for a gay couple. Like a New Mexico photographer three years ago, the baker cited his religious beliefs.

The justices -- who upheld same-sex marriage nationwide in a landmark 2015 ruling -- apparently decided that despite state laws barring discrimination based on sexual orientation, the merchants' obligation to same-sex couples was not necessarily baked in the cake.

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Supreme Court To Take On Trump’s Travel Ban

Justices of the supreme courtThe Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case on President Donald Trump’s ban on visitors from six Muslim-majority countries. The case will be argued in October.

Within two weeks of taking office, Trump issued an executive order restricting visits from seven Muslim-majority countries for three months and suspending America’s refugee resettlement program, arguing that federal officials needed to review the vetting process in the interest of national security.

The order fulfilled one of the new president’s most controversial campaign promises. But the chaotic weekend that ensued ― dozens of people detained at airports and protests nationwide ― also played an early role in defining the Trump administration as clumsy and disinterested in the details and process of policymaking.

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Partisan gerrymandering benefited Republicans in 2016 election – report

errymandering benefits GOP: AP ReportDonald Trump claimed the 2016 US election was rigged against him, alleging without evidence massive voter fraud. Democrats have said Russian interference stacked the odds against Hillary Clinton.

In fact, in a week in which the supreme court said it would examine whether gerrrymandering violates the constitution, a new analysis of boundary lines drawn before the race shows the Republicans had a real advantage in state and national contests.

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Chelsea Manning joins NYC Pride March

Chelsea Manning joins NYC Gay Pride paradeChelsea Manning celebrated her freedom from a military prison by joining the NYC Pride March on Sunday.

Manning, a transgender U.S. army soldier, beamed in front of a giant rainbow colored heart sashayed with an American Civil Liberties Union banner.  She was sentenced to 25 years in prison after admitting to leaking more than 700,000 classified documents in 2013.

President Barack Obama commuted her sentence and she was released from Fort Leavenworth prison in May.

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Trump breaks with tradition, forgoes Ramadan dinner

Chauncey TrumpPresident Trump issued a statement Saturday greeting Muslims as they celebrate the holiday of Eid al-Fitr, breaking with nearly two decades of tradition of holding an iftar dinner to commemorate Ramadan.

“On behalf of the American people,” President Trump said in the statement, “Melania and I send our warm greetings to Muslims as they celebrate Eid al-Fitr.”

The holiday marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting.

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Palestinians disappointed after 'tense' meeting with Kushner

Kushner and AbbasPresident Trump will reportedly receive a report about the Israeli-Palestinian peace process following a "tense" meeting between White House senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner and leaders about the issue.

The London-based Arabic daily al-Hayat reports that Kushner's meeting with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas was “tense,” according to a translation from the Jerusalem Post, and Abbas was reportedly furious at Kushner relaying the demands of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Israeli newspaper Haaretz also reports that Palestinian officials were “greatly disappointed” by their meeting with Kushner and Trump’s Middle East envoy Jason Greenblatt.

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Israel Nixes Plan for Mixed-Gender Prayer Spaces at Western Wall

Mixed gender prayer at Western Wall nixedIsrael's government formally suspended plans on Sunday for a mixed-gender prayer space at Jerusalem's Western Wall, bowing to opposition from Orthodox Jewish politicians to reforms at one of Judaism's holiest sites.

The decision will put Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at odds with the Conservative and Reform movements of Judaism that have large followings outside Israel but will smooth his relations with ultra-Orthodox parties in his ruling coalition.

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Dakota Access review to re-examine impact on tribe

Impact on Dakota tribe by pipeline to be reviewedA federal judge has ordered another review of whether the already-operating Dakota Access pipeline might unfairly affect the Standing Rock Sioux.

It's uncertain how the process will unfold, but there are two main possibilities. Federal officials who permitted the project to move North Dakota oil to Illinois could revise their analysis, or they could conduct a full environmental study.

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Scores killed in tanker fire near Bahawalpur

Tanker fire kills at least 146At least 146 people have been burnt alive and dozens of others injured after a fuel tanker overturned and exploded outside the eastern city of Bahawalpur in Pakistan's Punjab province.

The incident occurred on Sunday morning as a large number of people gathered to collect petrol from the vehicle, according to rescue services.

Residents could be seen walking past blackened and twisted bodies piled by the side of the road.

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