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  • Supreme court largely backs Texas Republicans over electoral maps

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday handed a victory to Texas Republicans by reviving electoral districts drawn by the state legislature that had been thrown out by a lower court for diluting the influence of black and Hispanic voters.

  • Supreme Court turns away 'Making a Murderer' case appeal

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear a Wisconsin man's challenge to his conviction in a 2005 murder in which he contends police coerced him into a confession in a case featured in a Netflix documentary series called "Making a Murderer."

  • Taliban rejects pleas by Afghan elders for a ceasefire extension

    KABUL (Reuters) - The Taliban on Monday rejected pleas by Afghan elders and activists for an extension of this month's ceasefire and said they amounted to a call for surrender to foreign forces.

  • Banksy paints Paris with murals about immigration

    PARIS, June 25 (Reuters) - Banksy has painted walls in Paris with murals on the theme of migration - a political act by the "hit-and-run" graffiti artist as governments row over how to treat people fleeing to Europe.

  • Supreme Court ducks dispute over florist who refused gay wedding request

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - After siding with a baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday sent back to lower courts a similar dispute over a florist who declined to create flower arrangements for a same-sex wedding based on her Christian beliefs.

  • U.S. prosecutors cancel meeting with Stormy Daniels: lawyer

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A meeting between adult film actress Stormy Daniels and federal prosecutors in New York investigating President Donald Trump's longtime personal attorney Michael Cohen scheduled for Monday has been canceled, a lawyer representing Daniels said late on Sunday.

  • Migrants 'knock at front door' for asylum after Trump crackdown

    TIJUANA/REYNOSA, Mexico (Reuters) - More Mexicans and Central Americans are lining up to make asylum requests at the U.S.-Mexico border as word spreads of a U.S. crackdown on families crossing illegally and the threat of brutal gangs lying in wait if they go it alone.

  • Trump says illegal immigrants should be deported with 'no judges or court cases'

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Sunday that people who enter the United States illegally should be sent back immediately to where they came from without any judicial process, likening them to invaders who are trying to "break into" the country.

  • Pentagon eyes temporary camps for immigrants at two bases

    EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska (Reuters) - The U.S. military is preparing to build temporary camps at two military bases to house immigrants, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Sunday, in the latest sign of a growing U.S. military support role for President Donald Trump's politically charged immigration policies.

  • South Sudan rivals say hope for peace at meet in Khartoum

    KHARTOUM (Reuters) - South Sudan's President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar said on Monday they hoped for a breakthrough in peace talks as they met in Khartoum, but there was no immediate indication that either side would make real concessions.

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