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Grenfell Tower: Cladding firm ends global sales for tower blocks

The US firm that supplied cladding thought to have been used on London’s Grenfell Tower has ended global sales for use in high-rise blocks, it says. Arconic said it was “discontinuing” global sales of the product for use in high-rise blocks after “issues” were identified in the wake of the ...

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'It's not a lie': Kellyanne Conway called out by GOP senator on Medicaid talk – Philly.com

Is this just another “alternative” fact? During a rare appearance on a non-Fox News network, White House adviser Kellyanne Conway told ABC This Week host George Stephanopoulos that despite significant cuts to the Medicaid program, the Senate health care bill does not actually cut Medicaid funding. “These are not cuts ...

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

By Robert Barnes, 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 ...

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

By Robert Barnes, The Supreme Court agreed on Monday to allow a limited version of President Trump’s ban on travelers from six mostly Muslim countries to take effect, and will consider in the fall the president’s broad powers in immigration matters in a case that raised fundamental issues of national ...

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Trump travel ban injunction lifted in part

The US Supreme Court has partially lifted an injunction against President Donald Trump’s travel ban. America’s highest court also granted an emergency request from the White House allowing part of the refugee ban to go into effect. The justices said they would consider in October whether Mr Trump’s policy should ...

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Supreme Court Will Rule On President Trump's Travel Ban – NPR

Enlarge this image 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 The nation’s highest court says it will decide the fate of President Trump’s travel ban, ...

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

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 ...

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Supreme Court Rules Religious School Can Use Taxpayer Funds For Playground – NPR

Enlarge this image Children play on the playground at the Trinity Lutheran Child Learning Center in Columbia, Mo. Courtesy of Alliance Defending Freedom hide caption toggle caption Courtesy of Alliance Defending Freedom The Supreme Court ruled Monday that taxpayer-funded grants for playgrounds available to nonprofits under a state program could ...

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Why the US and India Need to Have Each Other's Backs – Fortune

When Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a joint meeting of Congress last year, he called the U.S. an “indispensable partner” and referred to the U.S. and India as “natural allies.” But one year later, as Modi prepares to return to Washington on Monday, the partnership confronts uncertainties—including nationalist groundswells ...

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Justices to Hear Case on Religious Objections to Same-Sex Marriage – New York Times

By ADAM LIPTAK June 26, 2017 WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court agreed on Monday to hear an appeal from a Colorado baker with religious objections to same-sex marriage who had lost a discrimination case for refusing to create a cake to celebrate such a union. The case will be a major test ...

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