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Cameron heads to Brussels for summit over Brexit vote

Today 09:08 GMT

May, who backed the prime minister’s pro-remain stance in the referendum campaign but made few public appearances in support of the cause, hopes to be seen as a unity candidate to bridge the divide in the party.

He said he would stay on until a successor could be appointed, before the party’s annual conference in October – but under the new timetable, nominations will close on Thursday and the decision will be made by 2 September.

What the Supreme Court Ruling Means for Abortion Laws

Today 09:08 GMT

“We agree with the District Court that the surgical center requirement, like the admitting privileges requirement provides few, if any, health benefits for women, poses a substantial obstacle to women seeking abortions, and constitutes an ‘undue burden’ on their constitutional right to do so,” wrote Justice Stephen Breyer for the majority.

In 2013, Texas passed HB2, which contains the two provisions: one, a requirement that abortion providers have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital; and two, a requirement that abortion facilities comply with the requirements for ambulatory surgical centers.

Clinton hails Texas abortion decision a 'victory for women', Trump stays silent

Today 09:08 GMT

“It is beyond rational belief that H.B. 2 could genuinely protect the health of women, and certain that the law ‘would simply make it more difficult for them to obtain abortions,’” wrote justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who joined justice Stephen Breyer in his majority opinion. “When a State severely limits access to safe and legal procedures, women in desperate circumstances may resort to unlicensed rogue practitioners ... at great risk to their health and safety.”

Source: BBC

Brexit: Cameron to face EU leaders after vote to leave

Today 09:08 GMT

"Before setting the clock ticking, we need to negotiate a deal and put it to the British people, either through a referendum or through a Conservative manifesto at a fresh general election," he wrote.

Speaking in the Commons on Monday, former Chancellor Ken Clarke said it should be up to MPs to decide the terms of the UK's exit and the blueprint set out by the Leave campaign during the referendum - including quitting the single market - should not be sacrosanct.

Source: ABC News

What's Next for the UK After Brexit Vote

Today 09:07 GMT

Even though the vote clearly calls for the U.K. to leave the E.U., nothing can happen until a specific measure is taken.

On top of market uncertainty, a falling currency and the foreign investors who’re poised to pull out, there has been a leadership vacuum since Prime Minister Cameron Friday announced his intention to resign in the wake of the vote. Many who voted to leave are coming to terms with what that now means as those who promoted Britain’s departure from the E.U. struggle to explain the fallout amid unanswered questions swirl around them.

Source: Washington Post

Brexit is a reminder that some things just shouldn’t be decided by referendum

Today 09:08 GMT

Since British voters elected on Thursday to leave the European Union, signs have quickly emerged of the flaws in holding a referendum on such a messy, massive, far-reaching decision.

Martin Kettle, an editor at the Guardian in the U.K., argued last Thursday, before the final vote, that Brexit should itself be a referendum on referendums, "now the weapon of choice for populist parties of left and right":. There may, in certain circumstances, be an argument for referendums in our politics.

Source: The Guradian

Justin Timberlake on Jesse Williams's BET speech wasn't woke, just white

Today 09:08 GMT

We are not all one, Justin Timberlake, and if, as you tweeted following Jesse Williams’ radically spot-on speech about the centuries of whiteness using and abusing and stealing and co-opting blackness at the BET awards last night, you “really do feel we are all one”, then you should really stop feeling that way.

His acceptance speech, in which he addressed centuries of systemic racism, cultural appropriation and exploitation, was clear, critical and powerful.

Source: The Guradian

US stock markets sink again following Brexit vote

Today 09:08 GMT

US government-issued bonds and gold both continued to climb: the online gold sales website BullionVault said it had liquidated a quarter-ton of gold since the vote went through.

“There’s no question this has promoted volatility in the immediate term in the financial markets,” he told journalists Monday. But he added that the US administration was “confident that UK policymakers have the tools necessary to promote financial stability”.

Source: New York Times

'Get Out, We Voted Leave': Has Brexit Emboldened Racists?

Today 09:08 GMT

More than 100 alleged hate crimes have been brought to the attention of the Muslim Council of Britain since Friday's result.

Immigration was among the chief concerns of "Leave" voters, according to pollsters, and the "Remain" campaign accused some of its opponents of encouraging racist and xenophobic attitudes. In the wake of the "Leave" victory — 17.4 million votes to 16.1 million — dozens of people posted on social media that they had suffered or witnessed racial abuse by people apparently using the result to legitimize their views.

Source: The Guradian

Democrats' Benghazi report calls compound security 'woefully inadequate'

Today 09:08 GMT

Democrats on the House Benghazi panel said in a report on Monday that security at the Libya facility the night of 11 September 2012 was “woefully inadequate”, but former secretary of state Hillary Clinton never personally denied any requests from diplomats for additional protection.

The panel’s five Democrats said after a two-year investigation that the military could not have done anything differently on the night of the attacks to save the lives of four Americans killed in Libya.

Source: ABC News

Who Died and Who Lived in 'Game of Thrones' Season Finale

Today 09:08 GMT

In the season six finale of “Game of Thrones,” Jon Snow and the North plan for the future, Danarys plans to sail to Westeros and a popular fan theory is confirmed.

Cersei celebrates her victory by torturing Unella, a member of the Faith who tortured Cersei when she was kept in captivity. She doesn't have long to celebrate, however, as King Tommen, who watched the courtroom explosion from his room in Red Keep, jumped out of his window and killed himself.

Source: CBS News

Thanks, Brits: U.S. stocks lose 5.3% in just two trading days

Today 09:08 GMT

U.S. investors aren't the only ones who have lost big: London's FTSE has lost 5.6 percent over the past two trading days;. In the wake of the Brexit vote, ratings agency Standard and Poor's stripped the U.K. of its top credit grade, from AAA to AA. S&P said vote is a "seminal event" that "will lead to a less predictable, stable and effective policy framework in the U.K.". Standard and Poor's also cited "risks to the constitutional and economic integrity of the U.K." as Scotland's strong vote to remain in the EU could raise the prospect of another referendum on Scottish independence.

Source: Reuters

Supreme Court firmly backs abortion rights, tosses Texas law

Today 09:08 GMT

President Barack Obama, whose administration backed the abortion providers in the court challenge, said in a statement he was "pleased to see the Supreme Court protect women's rights and health" and that restrictions like those in Texas "harm women's health and place an unconstitutional obstacle in the path of a woman's reproductive freedom."

"It's exceedingly unfortunate that the court has taken the ability to protect women’s health out of the hands of Texas citizens and their duly-elected representatives," Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, a Republican, said in a statement.

Source: The Guradian

Spanish elections: Mariano Rajoy moves to build coalition

Today 09:08 GMT

Spain’s acting prime minister, Mariano Rajoy, has announced that he will try to build a coalition government after the country’s second election in six months once again produced a hung parliament.

Rajoy said it was only right that the Spanish people should have chosen to vote the PP and PSOE into first and second places given their leading roles in transforming the country over the past 40 years.

Source: Washington Post

Poll: Majority of Republicans Prefer Someone Else to Trump

Today 09:08 GMT

Just 45 percent of Republican voters say they are satisfied with Donald Trump as their party's presumptive presidential nominee, while 52 percent say they would have preferred someone else, according to results from the latest national NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.

Conducted June 19-23 - comes after Clinton became her party's presumptive nominee; after the tragic terrorist attack in Orlando, Fla.; and after a rough three-week stretch for Trump's campaign, which included a renewed effort by some Republicans to deny him the nomination next month.


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