U.S. Supreme Court rules for pipeline in Appalachian Trail dispute

U.S. Supreme Court rules for pipeline in Appalachian Trail dispute

FILE PHOTO: Runners exercise on the empty front steps of the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, U.S. May 8, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Ruling against environmentalists, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday decided that the federal government has the authority to allow a proposed $7.5 billion natural gas pipeline to cross … Read more

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Turkey eyes Libya bases for lasting military foothold: source

Turkey eyes Libya bases for lasting military foothold: source

ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey and Libya’s internationally recognised government are discussing possible Turkish use of two military bases in the North African country, a Turkish source said on Monday, with a view to a lasting Turkish presence in the south Mediterranean. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu speaks during a news conference in Istanbul, Turkey June … Read more

At least seven Minneapolis cops quit in wake of George Floyd’s death

At least seven Minneapolis cops quit in wake of George Floyd's death

At least seven Minneapolis Police Department officers have quit — and another seven are in the process of resigning — citing lack of support in wake of George Floyd’s police-involved death. Several officers said in exit interviews that they didn’t feel supported by the department or City Hall as protests over Floyd’s death escalated, the … Read more

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U.S. Supreme Court rejects cases over ‘qualified immunity’

U.S. Supreme Court rejects cases over 'qualified immunity'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a number of cases involving a legal defense called qualified immunity that can be used to shield government officials from lawsuits including police officers accused of excessive force. FILE PHOTO: The buliding of the U.S. Supreme Court is pictured in Washington, D.C., U.S., … Read more

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Germans off to sunny Spain as Europe loosens border lockdown

Holidaymakers and cigarette runs: Europe starts reopening its borders

BRUSSELS/MADRID (Reuters) – European nations eased border controls on Monday as coronavirus cases declined after three months of lockdown, with German tourists heading for Mallorca and French bargain-hunters streaming into Belgium to buy cheap cigarettes. Greece allowed more international flights as it sought to salvage the summer season, German tourists flocking to neighbouring Denmark caused … Read more

‘Gone with the Wind’ returning to HBO Max with race lecture

'Gone with the Wind' returning to HBO Max with race lecture

“Gone with the Wind” is coming back. HBO Max will again start streaming the controversial slavery-era movie — with a lecture about the racial themes that first got it pulled, according to the scholar providing the intro. “I will provide an introduction placing the film in its multiple historical contexts,” cinema professor Jacqueline Stewart wrote … Read more

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U.S. Supreme Court endorses gay, transgender worker protections

U.S. Supreme Court endorses gay, transgender worker protections

FILE PHOTO: A general view of the United States Supreme Court in Washington, U.S., May 3, 2020. Picture taken May 3, 2020. REUTERS/Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday delivered a watershed victory for LGBT rights, ruling that a landmark federal law forbidding workplace discrimination protects gay and transgender employees. The … Read more

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U.S. Supreme Court declines to hear gun rights cases

U.S. Supreme Court declines to hear gun rights cases

FILE PHOTO: A police officer is seen on the plaza in front of the U.S. Supreme Court building during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Washington, U.S., April 15, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up a series of new cases seeking to expand gun rights. … Read more

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