Trump travel ban partly reinstated; fall court arguments set

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is allowing the Trump administration to go forward with a limited version of its ban on travel from six mostly Muslim countries, a victory for President Donald Trump in the biggest legal controversy of his young presidency.

  • Written by By MARK SHERMAN , Associated Press

GOP senator to block arms sales over crisis with Qatar

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — An influential Republican senator said Monday that he'll withhold approval of U.S. weapons sales to several Middle Eastern allies until there is a clear path for settling a diplomatic crisis with Qatar.

  • Written by By RICHARD LARDNER , Associated Press

Supreme Court rules for Missouri church in playground case

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Monday that churches have the same right as other charitable groups to seek state money for new playground surfaces and other non-religious needs.

  • Written by By MARK SHERMAN and SAM HANANEL , Associated Press

AP analysis shows how gerrymandering benefited GOP in 2016

The 2016 presidential contest was awash with charges that the fix was in: Republican Donald Trump repeatedly claimed that the election was rigged against him, while Democrats have accused the Russians of stacking the odds in Trump's favor.

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  • Written by By DAVID A. LIEB , Associated Press

Gay pride parades sound a note of resistance _ and face some

 

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tens of thousands of people waving rainbow flags lined streets for gay pride parades Sunday in coast-to-coast events that took both celebratory and political tones, the latter a reaction to what some see as new threats to gay rights in the Trump era.

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  • Written by By OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ , Associated Press